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Prince of Alasia (Annals of Alasia) by [Douglass Lima, Annie]
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"The author does an admirable job of painting pictures with words and she injects a lot of life into the two boys at the core of the story. I recommend the book for the privilege of spending time with Jaymin and Erik, for enjoying their friendship, and for getting away into the world of Alasia."
-Brad Francis, author of The Savvy Demon's Guide to Godly Living, christfictionandvideogames.blogspot.com

"I enjoyed reading this action-packed adventure. It is just the kind of story that would appeal to middle grade young people ....  In addition to the creation of believable circumstances, the author writes warm three-dimensional characters with dialogue that fits the historical context yet easy for a young reader to be comfortable with."
-Beverly Terry, beverlylynnt.wordpress.com

About the Author

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published ten books (one YA action and adventure novel, four fantasies, a puppet script, and four anthologies of her students’ poetry). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1914 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Annie Douglass Lima; 1 edition (December 15, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 15, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051UNBAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The young prince Jaymin's life is turned upside down when his parents are killed by invading troops, and he is whisked away into hiding in a small town disguised as a poor street boy. With only his body guard (also a youth) and his father's friend to help, he must stay alive and figure out a way to save his country and return to the palace to claim his rightful place as King.

And what a king he will be. There are so many reasons that I like Jaymin!

#1 This is the first time that I've read a story about a youth who lost his parents that actually dealt with the grief. Too many times, the kid is orphaned and thrust into an adventure and never seems to look back. Not Jaymin. This young prince feels real. Without getting broody, we get to mourn with him and watch him come to grips with loss in a very meaningful way.

#2 He is introspective, yet looks forward, scared yet determined, and I love how he takes in everything through the lens of "How can I make this better when I am in power?" It really makes you cheer for him through all the difficulties because, despite his age, he's got a great head on his shoulders. He isn't just whining about his lost palace life. He's seeing his country suffer and making plans to bring about positive change.

#3 Although he is young, he has been well-educated. I really appreciated that there were discussions of strategy and diplomacy and the economic systems of the country. It wasn't oppressive, but it was realistic, and it made me believe that this kid, although young, had really been prepared to take the throne some day. He had also been trained in physical skills of battle and horsemanship. When I stopped to consider the descriptions of his daily routine, it felt believable.
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By Sparta on November 12, 2013
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The story is a familiar tale about a young prince on the run and wanting to restore his position in the kingdom. I would say the dialogue and level of character development fit well for a young adult novel. If your an adult with YA story tastes then you will be happy too-uncomplicated plot and clean as a Disney movie. For me this type of story is a nice change of pace from my normal reading but it is not my preference as a whole.

Twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin, heir to the throne of Alasia, barely escapes with his life when invaders from neighboring Malorn attack. Accompanied by Erik, his young bodyguard and friend they have the normal kid adventures you would expect in a PG-13 movie.
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Very good book. Well written! make sure that you give it a shot. Great mix of fantasy and adventure. Awesome
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I read this series backwards, but it didn't matter. The books tell the same basic story but from completely different characters. This one plugged in the last few missing pieces for me so I could see the whole picture. I love that! The third book, Prince of Malorn, was my favorite, but I especially enjoyed the friendship between Jaymin and Erik in book one.

I said this for the first (er, last) two books, and I'll say it again now: I highly recommend this series for its clean, crisp prose, fabulous story, and the totally unique three-way perspective. I judge these at about a fifth grade independent reading level, though they'd make excellent read-aloud adventures for second or third graders. The series never gave me incredibly high or low emotions, but it did deliver solid, steady entertainment. A job well done.
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In the Prince of Alasia, all I want from the author is MORE!!!! This story is about how the Prince of Alasia, Jaymin and his loyal bodyguard Erik(who would do anything to protect his prince). Suddenly one night the Malornians attack and the boys flee to a poor town and live like the poor. All in all this was a great book and ot does have a bit of a surprising end. I will recomend this to anyone who likes realistic/historical fiction.
The whole point of writing this book is to show what happens when your neighbors turn against you for no apparent reason, and why you shouldn't trust reginals.
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I got this book as a freebie for my kindle. This is a youth book but still enjoyed this as an adult. A great coming to age book. It's a story of a prince that wakes up and realizes he has nothing and has to find out how to get back his kingdom.
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By A Customer on August 9, 2013
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This book was very well written and was enjoyable to read. The author's way of describing things brought the story to life, without weighing it down with too many words. I look forward to reading another of her books.
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I downloaded this book a couple of days ago and just blew through the pages! It is a simple and sweet story, but marvelously written. In the post-Harry Potter age, we are in need of great literature that appeals to both children and adults alike, and Annie Douglass Lima has hit it with Prince of Alasia. It is a page-turner full of believable characters and good moral values. It's the first book I've read in a while that I really didn't want to put down. Well done. Now we just have to wait for book two!
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