The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Book - 2014
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Young King Jaron has had nothing but trouble with his advisors and regents since he ascended the throne of Carthya, and now King Vargan of Avenia has invaded the land and captured Imogen--and Jaron must find some way to rescue her and save his kingdom.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545284172
Branch Call Number: J NIE
Characteristics: 317 pages : map ; 22 cm


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Jun 14, 2018

This was the best trilogy I have ever read because the whole book had a lot of action. It was really sad though because Sage had lost lots of his best friends throughout the chapters but at least they were all rescued. I recommend this book to lots of people who enjoy fantasy and action. Nielsen has lots of other books that are great like "A Night Divided". If you are looking for other great trilogy's I recommend "The Mark of the Thief" by Jennifer A Nielsen.

This is the best trilogy I've ever read!

Sep 03, 2017

This is the best trilogy i have ever read in the 13 years of my life. jaron is the best charecter ever and readers will follow him in an Awsome trilogy. great job Jenn

Apr 03, 2017

Bravo to Jennifer Nielsen for this third installment of the Ascendant Trilogy. The situation looked more and more dire, but Jaron is able to come up with a happily ever after with the help of his clever tricks and faithful friends. I loved this trilogy and highly recommend it!

Jan 21, 2017

These books are so much fun; you know there will be a twist, but it still takes you by surprise. I really like King Jaron's character and the way he always has a plan. I highly enjoyed and would recommend this series.

Jul 29, 2016

This is the best trilogy I ever read. King Jaron is a perfect character.

Jun 24, 2015

Honestly probably some of my fave books ever! The Ascendance trilogy is the BEST!!!!!

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jun 13, 2015

A solid conclusion to an enjoyable trilogy. The first book remains my favorite, but this final installment had the same political maneuverings and strategies that made the previous two volumes so enjoyable, and Jaron is a great narrator. Everything ties up quite neatly, but I can't really complain about that in a middle-grade novel, and I'd recommend this trilogy to kids who are looking for a new middle grade fantasy series that sacrifices the supernatural elements of fantasy in favor of exciting battles and strategizing.

gogirl1313 Mar 14, 2015

Beyond anything I'd ever imagined! Five stars is belittling for this book. Jaron is as clever and foolish (it seems like a contradiction but as anyone who read the books knows, it's the perfect description of our mischievous hero) as ever, and his sense of humor throughout his first-person narration only grows. Jen Neilson wound up the story perfectly, as only an expert and an exceptionally talented author can manage. She has a knack of drawing people into the story so that they feel they're in it. When it got to some really perilous situations, I got so terrified for Jaron it's no wonder my hand was trembling as I held the book. My mouth literally fell open in shock at a point (whoever's read the book will know the moment I'm talking about). I can only gape at Jen's pure talent in writing such an ingenious book. And when I say ingenious, I meant it in every sense of the word.

sunilbeena Nov 27, 2014

Really awesome Adventure packed and interesting I highly recommend this book!!
(p.s pls don't read this book if u havent read the first one which is "The False Prince" it will mess up the series and won't be as good)

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Aug 13, 2015

Thus was a time when I was an idiot, I still am.

Jul 14, 2014

over the past several months I have come to understand that love can only expand to allow any number into it's circle.
- Jaron


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