The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Young King Jaron has had nothing but trouble with his advisors and regents since he ascended the throne of Carthya, and now King Vargan of Avenia has invaded the land and captured Imogen--and Jaron must find some way to rescue her and save his kingdom.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545284172
Branch Call Number: JF NIELS-J
Characteristics: 317 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


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Dec 21, 2019

So so so good! Words can’t describe how amazing this trilogy is! No matter your age, if you love action, trickery, romance, self reflection, and best of all getting duped you will treasure this series! Please please read!

Sep 26, 2019

On page 71, I was literally in tears, when Imogen died. I'd only cried reading a book two other times before. It took me along time to pull myself together afterwards, and I almost put the book down, but I'm very glad I saw it through to the end. Seeing Jaron so broken in the following chapters was heart-rending. I'd been shipping Imogen and Jaron early on in the series and I was devastated when it was all over.
When Jaron asked Mott if there was any possibility that Imogen still lived, I was crushed. I'd been hoping the same thing before, but Mott's answer really didn't look good.
When it turned out the girl still lived, my mood really improved. I wasn't really surprised, but I was elated. I was so happy for Jaron, but saddened by the fact that he was to hang the next day. Imogen just rose from the dead, now Jaron was going to die?

I am very happy with the whole trilogy and will definitely recommend it in the future. I found the plot so riveting, that I inhaled all three books in less than two weeks.
The end felt a little rushed, and I would have liked more with the two newlywed couples. I also missed a reunion of Roden and Harlowe. If anyone else missed the same things, there a few fanfictions that aren't too bad. They do a decent job of filling in those empty spots.

Jun 14, 2018

This was the best trilogy I have ever read because the whole book had a lot of action. It was really sad though because Sage had lost lots of his best friends throughout the chapters but at least they were all rescued. I recommend this book to lots of people who enjoy fantasy and action. Nielsen has lots of other books that are great like "A Night Divided". If you are looking for other great trilogy's I recommend "The Mark of the Thief" by Jennifer A Nielsen.

This is the best trilogy I've ever read!

Sep 03, 2017

This is the best trilogy i have ever read in the 13 years of my life. jaron is the best charecter ever and readers will follow him in an Awsome trilogy. great job Jenn

Apr 03, 2017

Bravo to Jennifer Nielsen for this third installment of the Ascendant Trilogy. The situation looked more and more dire, but Jaron is able to come up with a happily ever after with the help of his clever tricks and faithful friends. I loved this trilogy and highly recommend it!

Jan 21, 2017

These books are so much fun; you know there will be a twist, but it still takes you by surprise. I really like King Jaron's character and the way he always has a plan. I highly enjoyed and would recommend this series.

Jul 29, 2016

This is the best trilogy I ever read. King Jaron is a perfect character.

Jun 24, 2015

Honestly probably some of my fave books ever! The Ascendance trilogy is the BEST!!!!!

gogirl1313 Mar 14, 2015

Beyond anything I'd ever imagined! Five stars is belittling for this book. Jaron is as clever and foolish (it seems like a contradiction but as anyone who read the books knows, it's the perfect description of our mischievous hero) as ever, and his sense of humor throughout his first-person narration only grows. Jen Neilson wound up the story perfectly, as only an expert and an exceptionally talented author can manage. She has a knack of drawing people into the story so that they feel they're in it. When it got to some really perilous situations, I got so terrified for Jaron it's no wonder my hand was trembling as I held the book. My mouth literally fell open in shock at a point (whoever's read the book will know the moment I'm talking about). I can only gape at Jen's pure talent in writing such an ingenious book. And when I say ingenious, I meant it in every sense of the word.

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Aug 13, 2015

Thus was a time when I was an idiot, I still am.

Jul 14, 2014

over the past several months I have come to understand that love can only expand to allow any number into it's circle.
- Jaron


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