The kingdom has
lost its royal family and in order to prevent civil war a nobleman has
taken up the task to train four young orphans to become the kingdom's
"long lost prince". But there can only be one winner to claim the
throne and the boys' endurance, strength, and wits are tested. The novel
centers on Sage, a highly sarcastic, intelligent, and talented young boy.
A lot of action and deception (even from Sage's first person narrative) will
keep children 10 + reading and guessing.
This is a well-written
story and its plot moves smoothly. It is the first in a series, and apart
from the medieval setting, there are no magical or fantasy elements. I could
however, see the sequels dealing with more of these things.
-Kelly, Books Inc. Laurel Village