Shadow Throne is book three in Jennifer Nielsen’s Ascendence Trilogy (which is expanding – more on that later!) . The story picks up shortly after the ending of Runaway King. The neighboring countries are taking full advantage of Carthya’s weakened state and throws young King Jaron in the center of a war. Jaron thinks he’s ready until things go horribly wrong on a rescue mission. And things just get worse for him by the minute. The one thing he often has going for him is that people always underestimate him.
This was a great read. I usually don’t enjoy reading about war, but the book held my attention. I really love the main character and just had to find out how he would get through everything. I did find a few spots sort of slow, but I highly recommend paying full attention to those parts.
In this third installment of the trilogy, I was not disappointed. And, as mentioned above, there seems to be a book 4 in the works. Jaron has another story to tell. Jennifer Nielsen posted here with all the juicy details!
Over all, I give this a 5 star rating.
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