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The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Narrated by Charlie McWade


The Shadow Throne

Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Narrated by Charlie McWade

ratings:
4.5/5 (124 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Mar 1, 2014
ISBN:
9780545640077
Format:
Audiobook

Description

War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.

His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighboring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya's throne?

And don't miss the highly anticipated fourth book in the series, The Captive Kingdom, coming October 2020!

Released:
Mar 1, 2014
ISBN:
9780545640077
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Jennifer Nielsen lives at the base of a very tall mountain in Northern Utah with her husband, three children, and a naughty puppy. She wishes to make it clear that most Yetis are not as threatening as the one in this book. Sadly, she cannot say the same for Centaurs. Visit www.jennielsen.com


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  • (5/5)
    Great trilogy

    I really loved all three books. The story was very engaging. I also loved that it was completely appropriate for my preteen to read.
  • (4/5)
    So...I noticed something during this book - the compulsive habit that was such a part of Jaron's personality his whole life that it identified him as the true prince in the first book got absolutely no other mention once if failed to be a plot device. Kinda annoying really. But then again, everything about Jaron was pretty obnoxious. Even still, I inexplicably enjoyed this book, and - indeed - the entire series...
  • (5/5)
    What a series!

    The ascendance trilogy is captivating and the twists and turns have you on edge beginning to the end!
  • (5/5)
    fantastic! the writing the characters the descriptions! i couldn't put it down.
  • (4/5)
    {Third of 3: The Ascendance Trilogy children's, fantasy}This is the third book of the [Ascendance trilogy] with events following on soon after those in the second book, much as that follows months after the events in the first book. The threat of war has hung over the landlocked country of Carthya since the previous king’s reign. King Jaron has been making preparations ever since he came to the throne and now it is upon them. Things look desperate for Carthya with her troops outnumbered and enemies approaching from all sides but that is when Jaron is at his best. Jaron has always been clever, mischievous, impulsive and a little reckless but has always managed to pull off his daring plans. How is he going to manage this time, though, especially when his friends’ lives are put in danger?I like Jaron; he cares for his friends and his people though I find his habit of running headlong into danger to rescue them, as though he couldn’t command anyone else to and against advice, a little disconcerting. He always claims to have a plan even when he doesn’t actually have one - but sometimes that’s a double bluff. He seems to be an eternal optimist and is willing to go through physical pain to pull off his plans. Sometimes I did find the coincidences in the plot a little too fortuitous despite his forward thinking. On the whole, the plotting was well done and this is a nicely written children’s book. I like the way politics and strategy shows through in Jaron’s duty to his country and his forward planning. I must confess that there was an event that was foreshadowed that I could see going badly but it was handled quite well in the end. All the loose ends were tied up - but perhaps a little too neatly. 4 stars ****
  • (3/5)
    Though after reading the other two books, I felt I knew what might happen with Sage and his band if characters. Only 3/5. Here's looking at her new series