Title Profile & Character Information

The False Prince

Annotation
In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.
An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

Awards
2013-2014  Beehive Young Adults' Book Award
2012  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2014  Grand Canyon Reader Award
2015  Sequoyah Book Award
2015  Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award
2015-2016  Golden Sower Award
2014-2015  California Young Reader Medal

Characters
NameSage
GenderMale
OccupationThief
TraitOrphan

GenreYoung adult fiction
Fantasy
Adventure
TopicsDeception
Hidden identities
Orphans
Impersonation
False identity
Lies
Treachery
Princes
Missing persons
Thieves
Fraud
SettingKingdom