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A Confusion of Princes

by Garth Nix

Published by Harper / HarperCollins, 2012
337 pages
ISBN: 978𢠢60096946

Ages 13 and older

揙ne of the ten million Princes who rule the Empire that spans much of the universe, Khemi enjoys the power and privilege accorded his Imperial status. At seventeen, he leaves the sheltered existence he抯 known for years, and with his Master of Assassins assistance, he enters the adult world. It抯 not quite the glamorous adventure he imagined, as Khemi finds himself vying with the other Princes to find a field of work and build a loyal retinue of priests who relay knowledge from the Imperial Mind梐ll while trying to avoid assassination by his peers. When Khemi is singled out for extra priests and a highly experienced Master Assassin, he believes he抯 achieving his destiny as the next Prince to ascend to the Imperial Mind. In fact, Khemi抯 path leads to the discovery that being a Prince is really being a pawn. When an apprenticeship takes him to a human world, Khemi discovers his humanity梐nd the difficult choices that come with it梬hen he falls in love with Raine. Khemi抯 humorous narration blends seamlessly with the political intrigue, action, and futuristic technology in this novel about coming of age, science fiction style.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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