The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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


Ok, I have been saving this book since my birthday; and I finally read it and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! The plot line, the amazing characters, the twists through-out the story! I’m in love. (Seriously, this series is one of the best series I have ever read!)

Now the book does have violence in it… BUT IT’S ABOUT WAR!!! OF COURSE IT HAS VIOLENCE! People do get shot with arrows, stabbed with swords and there was a hanging… (Ouch!) But it’s not that bad…  I would call it kid-friendly…maybe…

The only thing I didn’t really like was the whole ”devil” thing. There was mention of sending people to the “devil’s lair” and the usual “devil” weird stuff. I don’t think it’s supposed to be actual “devil” references, but they are in the book.

Over all, I LOVED THIS SERIES!!!! And I am totally suggesting it! the series is clean and I think it is also ok for chistians to read. -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Funny… at least to me


  • Violence, and a lot of it.
  • Mention of the “devil’s” again

War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.

His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighboring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya’s throne?

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