About the book: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 neighbouring 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?
Rousing and affecting, Jaron's adventures have thrilled and moved readers in The False Prince and The Runaway King. Journey once again with the Ascendant King of Carthya, as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings his story to a stunning conclusion with The Shadow Throne.
My review: Wow! I loved this book. I have loved reading about Jaron and all of his adventures in Carthya, he is such a great character. I have loved watching him grow from a naughty boy to a man in this series. I love the way that you see things through his eyes, but Jennifer Nielsen is always able to hide a few surprises from the reader for the ending. This book is full of action and adventure. There is war, pirates, sneaky tricks by King Jaron as well as treachery and cunning. The plot is fast paced and interesting and I loved the ending. This is one you won't want to miss! This is a really great book to have be the end of the series. Make sure to read the other two books first or you will be completely lost. I am so sad to see this series ending, but I know that anything else that she writes will be amazing.
I was able to borrow this book from my local library.
Labels: Ascendance trilogy, Jennifer A Nielsen, middle grade book