Forsaken Prince by Andrea Pearson

In a matter of minutes, Jacob goes from just a typical kid getting ready to start his junior year of high school to embarking on a quest in another world – a world where he is somehow a prince – to save his father and sister from the evil Lorkon and retrieve the key of Kilenya. Joining him on the way are Seden, a soldier, Aloren, a rather irritating girl Jacob’s age, and Akeno, a Makalo. Along the way, they encounter an infected forest, mud bubbles, eetu fish, Lirone and his storm bombs, a seemingly impenetrable wall, and much more.

Forsaken Prince is a significant rewrite of The Key of Kilenya. The basic story is the same and most of what the travelers encounter is the same, but it happens at a faster pace with more sophisticated vocabulary as it is intended for a more mature audience (young adult vs. middle grades). From the very first page, the story just takes off. Even though I basically know what was going to happen having read The Key of Kilenya a few months ago, I was still sucked right in and could barely put the book down. The editing is perfect. I didn’t notice a single typo or other mistake. I very highly recommend reading Forsaken Prince even if you’ve read The Key of Kilenya in the past. It’s totally worth it!

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 144
Pages Read in 2017: 39,223
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: I really enjoyed the “younger” version

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