The Ascendance Series

by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Author)

Book Cover for the Ascendance Series
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Books in series: 5
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Oct 2021
Tags: action  medieval  mystery  royalty  fantasy  comedy & humour  boys  adventure 

An extraordinary historical series brimming with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will engross readers from start to finish.

Sage, an orphaned thief, is one of four boys chosen to participate in a lethal contest. After being plucked from the streets by a nobleman named Connor, Sage learns that Connor plans to choose one of the orphans to impersonate a long-lost prince in the hopes of averting a civil war.

As the boys are remade to enhance their resemblance to the long-lost Prince Jaron, they must compete to assume their new identities as well as the throne. But deceit and treachery face Sage at every turn, and he will learn that a dangerous truth can be more destructive than all of the royal court's lies combined.

Ascendance Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

1. The False Prince  (2012)
2. The Runaway King  (2014)
3. The Shadow Throne  (2014)
4. The Captive Kingdom  (Oct 2020)
5. The Shattered Castle  (2021)