Very similarly to the first book in the Ascendance trilogy, The False Prince, The Runaway King is a great book that is suitable for most ages. However, there tends to be a touch of violence, so it might be a tad more appropriate for ages 12 and up. Even though it contains a lot of action, it does have a few parts that will make you laugh. It is a good book that combines adventure, mystery, and a good bit of humor.
If you have read the first book (see my review), you will know that the characters- mainly our hero, Sage- always managed to get into quite a bit of trouble. In this amazing sequel, their lives are in so much more danger than in the first book. Allies may be enemies and vice-versa! Secrets will be unveiled! The story unfolds quickly, not letting you escape, and things, whether good or bad, may be hiding around every bend!
I highly praise the author of the Ascendance trilogy, Jennifer A. Nielsen, for the wonders she has created for us in the way of a book. It would be a real shame to miss out on this thrilling sequel. If you liked the first book, then you’ll love the second one. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you hungry for more!
-Linna C., 6th grade