A Confusion of Princes (Paperback)
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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.

'Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies, sex and True Love! What more can anybody ask for?' (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

'Nix's fantasy has enough gadgets, escapes, battles, duels, deaths, and near-death experiences to keep die-hard adventure story readers enthralled. Happily, Khemri is also a thoughtful, winsome, and somewhat complex character, and his cheerfully self-deprecating tone and unpredictable choices make this romp entertaining on multiple levels' (Horn Book (starred review))

'Nix once again proves his mastery of speculative fiction [as] he manages to tell a tale that is grand in scope with vivid characters and imaginative technology' (School Library Journal (starred review))

'Khemri's first person point of view, along with a fast-paced, action- and plot-driven story, is sure to appeal to fans of the Star Wars universe and any number of first-person shooter video games' (ALA Booklist)

'Garth Nix's A CONFUSION OF PRINCES is YA FOUNDATION meets DUNE' (Tor.com)

'Exuberant and insightful. The rocket-powered pace and epic world-building provide an ideal vehicle for what is, at heart, a sweet paean to what it means to be human" (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473231306
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


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Enough gadgets, escapes, battles, duels, deaths and near-death experiences to keep die-hard adventure story readers enthralled * Horn Book *
Nix once again proves his mastery of speculative fiction * School Library Journal *
Garth Nix's A Confusion of Princes is YA Foundation meets Dune * Tor.com *
Exuberant and insightful. The rocket-powered pace and epic world-building provide an ideal vehicle for what is, at heart, a sweet paean to what it means to be human -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies, sex and True Love! What more can anybody ask for? -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Enough gadgets, escapes, battles, duels, deaths, and near-death experiences to keep die-hard adventure story readers enthralled. Happily, Khemri is also a thoughtful, winsome, and somewhat complex character, and his cheerfully self-deprecating tone and unpredictable choices make this romp entertaining on multiple levels -- Horn Book (starred review)
Nix once again proves his mastery of speculative fiction [as] he manages to tell a tale that is grand in scope with vivid characters and imaginative technology -- School Library Journal (starred review)
[An] exciting space opera * Publishers Weekly *
Garth Nix's A CONFUSION OF PRINCES is YA FOUNDATION meets DUNE -- Tor.com
Khemri's first person point of view, along with a fast-paced, action- and plot-driven story, is sure to appeal to fans of the Star Wars universe and any number of first-person shooter video games -- ALA Booklist

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“Love it!”

Have just finished reading this and it is one of the best books i have read in a while. Am a fan of Nix's but haven't read any of his stuff in a while when i saw this in the library, i am so glad i picked it... More

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“loved it”

I will admit I am a Garth nix fan and this is a great new book by a fantastic author. This is a story using the principles of cloning and assuming we can save the thing that is ourselves and transfer into a brand new... More

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“A Confusion of Princes”

Khemri is taken from his birth-parents and brought up to become on of ten million princes. All genetically altered and implanted with advanced technology, these princes (male and female) seek to improve their status... More

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