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The Runaway King (Ascendance Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Within the first few pages of Runaway King, Nielsen creates a tense atmosphere. We can feel the weight that has fallen on Jaron's shoulders and the loneliness with which he aches. He is still struggling with coming to terms with his father's dealings with him for the past four years while mourning the loss of his family and the fact that he will never be able to reconcile with them. He also hugely feels the differences between himself and his brother, finding himself lacking. On top of his personal struggles, Jaron also has to watch his back in a court the doubts his abilities as King and openly scorns him. Jaron has few he can truly trust, and he desperately needs friends to help him fight for his right to be king and for his country.Read more ›
I should not have doubted.
The Runaway King was even better than The False Prince. Sage is back and better than ever. He's stubborn and cocky and daring. He's got big, king-sized shoes to fill and a bunch of old guys telling him what to do. Luckily he's not one to blindly obey, and takes matters into his own hands, resulting in an unforgettable adventure!
Sage has such a distinct voice. Often, the voices in so many of the great books I've read tend to blend together in my mind after a while. But not Sage's. His personality shines through and makes for a memorable experience.
One thing I was excited about going into things was the prospect of the budding romance between Sage and Imogen finally blossoming. While things didn't go quite the way I'd hoped, we still got to see Imogen, who's a lot stronger than she initially appears. Their interactions were some of my absolute favorite parts.
The Runaway King has a darker, more mature tone than its predecessor, and that definitely contributed to my overall enjoyment. The country is on the brink of war, the stakes are even higher, and there are Pirate Assassins! This is one I will not soon forget, and will be endlessly recommending to readers of all shapes and sizes.
Jaron is attacked by pirates, and an old "friend" Roden while his family's funeral is being held. Roden informs Jaron that the pirates look at his survival as an insult, and that the pirate king Devlin intends to finish the job he started 4 years ago, he will kill Jaron.
Carthya seems to be moving closer to war as well, the king of Avienia has ties to the pirates, and the regents agree that Jaron should be removed from the throne for a while, and that a regent should take his place.
Jaron responds in what could be considered typical for him - he runs off to join the pirates intending to put a stop to the threats one way or another. He's aided by a few new characters, Fink, a young street thief, and Erick the head of the thieves. Additionally he's got help from some old allies - Imogene, Mott and Tobias.
Once again I was surprised at the resolution Jaron came to, and the conclusion leads to the third book which will deal with the war that is to be waged against Carthya. I found Jaron to be more mature and less arrogant in this book. I had a hard time liking him in book one, but he's grown on me, and I am going to finish the trilogy to see what happens next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jaron faces a threat from the pirate king. And so he does what no one expects (as usual) and joins them to infiltrate from within. Fast paced with fun surprises. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Scott Wozniak
A simple and fun story with a mail character like Tony Stark from Iron Man. Good stuff and looking forward to the next one.Published 18 days ago by ABSKujawski
An entertaining narrative that moves quickly. Fourteen more words and this will be an acceptable review of this great book.Published 21 days ago by FB
This was a more action packed book then the first. The first was a great builder for the rest of the series. Read morePublished 24 days ago by LoveBooks
I really enjoyed the second part of this trilogy. Jaron is unpredictable and a fun and well thought out character.Published 28 days ago by Ashley Barrett
This is a great series and easy read. I have read it several times.Published 28 days ago by Katherine Dewett
I could not put the book down. Each chapter drew me deeper into the story. I found myself saying, "One more chapter and I'll put it down"Published 1 month ago by Kathy
This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time trying to guess what would happen next. It's a fantasy with suspense and a little romance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SNDickinson
Another well written story. Like the first book in this series, it was written to pique your interest and kept me turning pages wanting to know what happened next. Read morePublished 1 month ago by V Munoz
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