Title: The Shadow Throne
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy
Author:Jenifer A. Nielsen
Date Published: February 25th 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Too many deadly battles.
Can a king save his kingdom, when his own survival seems unlikely?
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 neighbouring 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?
Rousing and affecting, Jaron's adventures have thrilled and moved readers in The False Prince and The Runaway King. Journey once again with the Ascendant King of Carthya, as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings his story to a stunning conclusion with The Shadow Throne.
This review contains spoilers
Things I liked
-Imogene not being dead!! I admit this was a little predictable but at the same time I breathed a huge sigh of relief since I have always liked her character.
-It was nice to see all the boys and their relationship grow up from random orphans they were int eh beginning to young men with a purpose.
Things I didn”t like
The writing overall felt poor compared to the other books in the series. Most of the time Jaron didn”t feel charming like in the previous books instead he was the annoying little brother you get sick of after five minutes of being with him.
-The King of Pirates storyline: it felt kind of forced to me.
-The ending felt a little too perfect for this series, sure I like happy endings but for this specific series I expected something a little more bittersweet.
All things considered I really enjoyed this series and would love to see more stories that take place in Carthia or int it”s neighboring countries.