The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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


So, the lady, who wrote this book, also wrote ‘The False Prince’ and since I loved that book soooooooo much, I decided to give this one a try… AND I LOVED THIS ONE TOOOOOOO!!!!!

The book is about this girl who gets kidnapped and is forced to return to her home and try to find a very, special dagger. The dagger, apparently, can kill the the evil king who is ruling/destroying the land.

The entire book was awesome but there was a lot of sword fighting and magic too. The violence wasn’t too bad, but there was mentions of executions and swords being stabbed into… things. The magic though… eh! There was really weird magic stuff going on, and the evil king had a lot of magic that he apparently stole from his people. (The people he killed off, mind you!) Oh! And there was this ‘magical’ forest filled with ‘spirits’. It was like, if you died there you would forever float around trying to find your way home?

Over all, I really liked the book, but I could have done with a little less magic. And I want to suggest this book, but you might want to ask your parents first. P.S. 12 and up. Thank You!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • AMAZING plot line!
  • A great book for teens


  • There is some magic
  • And lots of violence

Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s second-in-command to the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this — and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. One of the rebels, Simon, has his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both have to decide what — and who — it is they’re fighting for.

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