The False Prince
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In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
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"'You are the biggest fool of a boy I've ever known,' Mott said. Then his tone softened. 'But you will serve Carthya well.' 'I wish I felt ready to do this,' I said. 'The closer we come to the moment, the more I see every defect in my character that caused my parents to send me away in the first place.' 'From all I'm told, the prince they sent away was selfish, mischievous, and destructive. The king who returns is coragoeus, noble, and strong.' 'And a fool' I added. Mott chuckled. 'You are that too.'"
"What I think, if you forgive me of my blindness before, is that I was never looking at Sage the orphan. I kneel before the living prince of Carthya. You are Prince Jaron."
"And from then on, I became Sage of Avenia. Orphaned son of a failed musician and a barmaid. Who knew little of the king and queen of Carthya, and cared even less.
“A person can be educated and still be stupid, and a wise man can have no education at all.”
"Carthya's not my country," I said, reaching for the doors to leave. "Frankly, I hope Avenia destroys it."
“She was too fat to credibly claim she starved along with the rest of us, but strong enough to beat anyone who complained about that fact.”
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sage has to go on a long quest to become a false prince. one his quest he meets enemys and freinds who will help him to become who he is ment to be.
Sage has never been keen on the fact that he was an orphan but usually the trouble he got into was something he could handle. No longer. When Sage finds himself essentially sold to a nobleman named Conner it doesn’t take long for him to discover that he is now a pawn in a dangerous game. Alongside three other orphans of similar age and build Sage is in the competition of a lifetime. If he wins he will be crowned as prince (the real ruler having died years ago). If he loses he will be killed. It’s the ultimate competition and the stakes are as high as they can be. Part mystery novel, part psychological war, you may see where the book is going at times but you’ll never forget the journey.