The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.7 Llamas


Ok, so this book was awesome! I was a little hesitant to read this book, cause the author wrote another book I got and it talked a lot about gods, and spirts that can give you power… (The book is called ‘Mark of the Thief’. I do NOT suggest it cause it has wayyy too much weird spirt-magic.) But ‘The False Prince’ was AMAZING!!!!!

The book is about a plot to take over the throne by making a orphan into the lost Prince Jaron. The story was soooooo cool and I was hooked on every word. I am telling you, you will love this book; there are sooooo m any awesome plot twisters and it is mostly kid-friendly.

I believe that the book is kid-friendly, but it does have some violence in it and it mentions several times devils. There aren’t any weird demon/devil monsters or anything, just mentions of selling your soul to the devils or cursing somebody’s name too the devils… I found this VERY strange, but has far as I could tell it wasn’t ‘voo-doo’ or any creepy magic. Sooooooo, kid-friendly?

Over all, I loved this book!!!!!! I want to own the entire series!!!!!!!!!! I highly suggest this book, but again, there is violence and apparently ‘devils’. (So weird…) Hope this review was helpful! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Funny (at least to me) and kid-friendly


  • Some violence
  • And mention of selling your soul to the devils

Choose to lie…or choose to die.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

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