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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,787 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Michael Goldstrom Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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You’d think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets. Particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal.

But it isn’t as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill—as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one—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 a 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…

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sabrina | 2/10/2014

    " First of all, I can't believe I am only giving 3 stars to a Garth Nix book. I waited FOREVER for this author to write something new and probably psyched myself up for this too much. It was good, but I did not enjoy it as much as Nix's other stuff. I am not a fan of first person narrative and this definitely affected how much I enjoyed this book. The futuristic world Nix creates is pretty interesting, but the characters are a little flat, I wasn't really emotionally invested in what happened to them. If you are interested in a fun, space adventure/coming of age story, give this a go, but don't expect more than a quick, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by The Wordsmith | 2/6/2014

    " I liked it, but for some reason about three-quarters of the way through I suddenly became bored with the entire thing. I still finished it, but it was weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brenda Kahn | 1/31/2014

    " SEveral fifth graders recommended this one highly and they were absolutely right. The world-building was vivid, the action entertaining, the mystery intriguing, with a bit of humor thrown in as well. The narration was engaging and well-paced. So satisfying and, though I wouldn't have minded returning if this were the start of a series, I'm happy that it is a stand-alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robyn | 1/25/2014

    " I've always liked Garth Nix's books and really wanted to like this one but it's so dry and frequently boring during much of the endless dialogue. It's hard to believe it was written by the same author that wrote the Keys to the Kingdom series, which I loved. I would have given it only two stars, but I liked the ending. "

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