The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy #2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Released: March 4th 2013
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Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King! (from Goodreads)
The False Prince was one of my favourite books of 2012, so I am very, very excited about The Runaway King. I adore Sage/Jaron, he's just so hilarious and awesome and ah! But this book definitely suggests that not everyone is happy with him being king and lots of scary and dangerous things are going to happen. When I first heard the title back when it was just released, my immediate thoughts were, "Noooo, Sage! But everything was going so well!" Poor guy, he can't get a moment's rest, can he? I seriously can't wait to see what happens and to get more of Sage's witty and sarcastic comments! And it's out in March, so not too long to wait, luckily.
What are you waiting on this week?