Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (140): The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: March 1, 2013
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Publisher's Description
A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen's blockbuster The False Prince!

Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?

The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King! 

*Why I want to read this: I adored the first book in the series and have been waiting for the follow-up to continue the adventure! - Jessica  (Read my review of The False Prince.)

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  1. I still really really need to pick up the first book-it got a lot of buzz but I didn't have a chance to grab it. I think it sounds just awesome and I liked your review of it,

  2. I have an ARC of The False Prince that I haven't gotten to yet. But it sounds like I really need to remedy that! This sequel sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my WoW. Happy Wednesday!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my WoW! I never heard of this series, but I'm intrigued. New follower by the way =)

  4. I still haven't read False Prince yet but I've heard it's amazing!! I can't wait to read both of them :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  5. OOh interesting! Haven't heard of this one, also haven't read the first one! Hope you love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Haven't read this series but it sounds good :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  7. Great pick, I just discovered the first book not too long ago, must definitely give this series a try soon!

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  8. I haven't heard of this one yet.

    Hope you get to read it soon! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  9. I've wondered about The False King, even looked at it a few times in the book store, but fantasy is hit or miss with me. I'll have to read your review and see if it's something I'd like. Thanks for letting me know about the series.


  10. This sounds great! It's a new series to me that I definitely need to check out! Thanks for sharing! :)


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