In this first book in a remarkable trilogy, an orphan is forced into a twisted game with deadly stakes.
Choose to lie…or choose to die.
In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.
An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.
When does the motion picture come out???? Although, I doubt they could find an actor to play Sage, as well as he is written…..
I absolutely loved this book from start, to nail-biting finish.
The author did an excellent job of keeping the reader guessing and not knowing who to root for the entire way. There were so many twists and turns and surprises along the two week journey this book covers. My daughter and I had to fight over who got to read the book when, we both loved it so much and did not want to hand it over to the other one before we got finished.
I seriously hope that the author can keep the intrigue and incredible story line going into books two and three. I think there is plenty of potential for this to be one of my favorite series ever. Onward to book two, The Runaway King which is available now.
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