Publisher's Note:  

Jennifer A. Nielsen takes readers on an extraordinary journey in this final installment of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Ascendance Trilogy.

War is coming. . . . Join Jaron as he embarks on his final adventure!

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Scholastic Press (A Scholastic Imprint)

The Shadow Throne

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Overall Review:  

Readers anticipating the release of Jennifer Nielsen's conclusion to the Ascendance Trilogy will not be disappointed in The Shadow Throne. The trilogy started with the witty dialogue and intricate plotline of The False Prince, then added swashbuckling action and adventure to the mix in The Runaway King; all these elements culminate in The Shadow Throne, and finish with a delightful flourish of romance.  Reading this trilogy is like sitting down to a rich and savory banquet that ends with a sweet and refreshing dessert, leaving one satiated yet longing for another taste.  The only thing left wanting is more. Lightning-quick in wit and pace, this tale is addicting, amusing, and absolutely satisfying.   

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Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore: Secondhand report of battle and men killed; battle scene, little to no description; a character is jabbed in the gut; rocks fall on group of soldiers; explosions and army supplies destroyed; Several soldiers shot with arrows; character stabs another; battle; character shot in the chest, blood described; character beaten; several verbal death threats; character hit in the head, unconscious; bodies thump to ground, inferred sword wounds; battle action; men wounded by fire; huge explosion, men gone; battle violence, wounded described; character swings a mace into head; characters chest pierced with sword; characters stabbed, blood; 2 characters violently killed with swords; bloody wounds with some description.


Sex/Nudity:  One character desires to kiss another; characters embrace; characters kiss.

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Battle violence, Death.

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Reviewed By Kristen
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