A Confusion of Princes

A Confusion of Princes

eBook - 2012
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Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Keys to the Kingdom series and Shade's Children, combines space opera with a coming-of-age story in his YA novel A Confusion of Princes.

Superhuman. Immortal. Prince in a Galactic Empire. There has to be a catch....

Khemri learns the minute he becomes a Prince that princes need to be hard to kill--for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken.

There are also mysteries. Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and is dispatched on a secret mission. In the ruins of space battle, he meets a young woman, called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself. But Khemri is a Prince, and even if he wanted to leave the Empire behind, there are forces there that have very definite plans for his future.

Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2012
ISBN: 9780062213563
Characteristics: 1 online resource : 337 p


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Mar 12, 2015

I first read this last year, but recently decided to read it again and I looooved it all over again. I like the fact that it was a story that fit within one book, what with all the series/trilogy type books that are coming out lately, and still took you on an adventure.

Jul 09, 2014

this book is very good.

Set in a time where inter-galactical travel has been opened to thousands of inhabitants from Terra Firma, A Confusion of Princes definitely brings out some interesting plot twists on top of a creative new world.

Jun 07, 2013

Another great read by Garth Nix. He truly creates a world in every novel that is both believable and interesting. The basic idea and goals are nice, with good character growth and movement.

Apr 19, 2013

The story and the concept was interesting enough at first. Until I realized that it was going to go through all of his lifetimes. And then the story gets to the crucial point. Really well done and surprised to see it end as a romance. Worth the read.

Aug 26, 2012


Jun 04, 2012

Absolutely beautiful story, but only to be expected from Garth Nix. He's a god, I swear. A surprisingly good plotline, despite my doubts in the beginning that it would be nothing but boring recountings, especially since it takes place over a very long course of time. Beautifully portrayed theme of what it means to be human. Recommended with all my heart.


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Khemri is a Prince. Yet, being a Prince in an Empire with millions of Princes is not feat to brag about. Only by becoming Emperor, will any Imperial principality ever achieve absolute power. On his journey for this twenty year long post, Khemri faces unexpected challenges that life throws even in the faces of royalty.


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Aug 12, 2012

"I have died three times, and three times been reborn. This is the story of my three deaths and my life between..."

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