Topic: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I am reading a new book called The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen.
The book starts off with "For Mom, Every great thing I ever learned from you was taught by example."
Then we have a map of Carthya and the neighboring lands.
This brings us to the first chapter.
A boy is running away from a butcher with a stolen roast.
He trips and falls onto the ground. 
The butcher catches up and kicks him in the side three times.
A gentleman sees and stops the butcher, paying him for the stolen roast.
The butcher leaves and then the gentleman picks up the boy.
The boy and gentleman walk to the orphanage.
They meet a woman and she continues the gossip to the gentleman about the boy.
The gentleman decides to take the boy in as his servant.
The boy refuses to go with him and tries to run.
The boy is stopped at the door and knocked out cold.
This is the end of chapter one.

Re: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I am starting the second chapter of my book.
The boy's name is Sage.
He was taken away by a gentleman named Conner.
Sage is tied up inside a moving wagon.
Sage slowly and carefully opened his eyes to see.
He sees a few other boys and possibly Conner's vigilantes.
They are so different from each other.
One boy notice's Sage is awake and tells Conner's vigils.
Conner's vigil beats Sage up a little bit before stopped by Conner.
Conner introduces Sage to the other boys.
The other boy's names are Cregan, Mott, Latamer, and Roden.
Conner throws Sage an apple to eat but Roden steals it.
The boy's, Conner, and Sage have a small conversation.
The wagon stops in a small town called Gelvins.
Conner leaves the wagon for a little bit.
Sage convinces Latamer to loosen the ropes on his hands.
Sage ties a noose around Latamer's neck.
Roden jumps up surprised and glares at Sage.
Roden allows Sage to leave if he wants.
Sage spares Latamer's life and gives Roden a ceremonial bow.
Cregan jumps into the wagon and threatens to kill Sage.
Conner stops Cregan and introduces a new boy to the group.
The boy's name is Tobias.
Conner explains that they are all going on a quest.
This end chapter Two.

Re: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I have started and finished reading the third & fourth chapter in my book.
The new orphans name is Tobias.
Tobias is educated and can read books.
Tobias points out that Sage is bleeding.
Sage and Tobias know each other a little.
Connor is hiding the orphans.
They begin to unload the wagon and set up camp.
Cregan starts to make a fire.
After the fire is built everyone starts to sit around the fire.
Connor starts to talk to them about their quest.
He needs one orphan that is the best fitting for his plan.
Anyone who wanted to leave could without and regrets.
Tobias, Roden, Sage, and Latamer politely ask a few questions.
Latamer asks if he can leave, for he is not fit for the quest.
Conner allows him to leave and says that Cregan will take him to the nearest town.
Sage notices that Cregan is not with them at the fire.
Sage tries to warn Latamer but is too late.
Latamer is shot with an arrow and is killed.
Sage attacks Cregan out of rage.
Sage takes Cregan's pocket knife.
Mott stops Sage from killing Cregan.
Tobias, Roden, and Sage are frozen in shock from what had happened.
Once Conner finishes talking to them he suggests they eat.
Tobias, Roden, and Sage can barely look at the food.
After they've eaten something Conner asks them about their swordsmanship.
Tobias can't fight so he says he would ask for mercy.
Roden can fight so he says he would fight till the death.
Sage says he would beg for mercy, wait for them to let their guard down, then attack.
They finish their talk and go to sleep.
Roden and Sage talk a little about Connor.
They think he is trying to start a revolution.
This ends chapter three and four.

Re: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I have started and finished reading chapter five and six.
Sage wakes up to a tug on his leg.
Sage's leg is chained to Mott's leg.
Connor doesn't want Sage to run away so they chained him up.
Sage wakes up Mott because he needs to go to the bathroom.
Mott takes him over to the bushes and waits.
Once he's done Mott chains them up again.
In the morning Connor tests the orphans knowledge on Carthya.
Connor asks them questions about the King and Queen.
Asks them about the King and Queens son.
Teaches them about the regents.
If the answer the questions correctly or ask an excellent question they are rewards with a piece of bread.
Connor plans on turning Sage, Tobias, and Roden into gentlemen in two weeks.
Sage questions why he is in a rush to turn them into gentlemen.
Connor replies with "That's when I will choose one of you.
Tobias, Roden, and Sage realize that Connor will more than likely kill the two he doesn't choose.
They get into the wagon and continue their journey.
This ends chapter Five and Six.

Re: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I've started and finished chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
Chapter 7: Connor welcomes Roden, Tobias, and Sage into his home.  Connor sent the boys to their assigned servants.  Sage asks his servant what his name is, his name is Errol.  Connor instructs the boys to go bathe before they come down to eat.  Sage follows Errol to his room.  Sage asks Errol questions along the way.  Once they get to Sage's room Errol prepares a bath.  Errol leaves and Sage takes his bath and eventually falls asleep. 
Chapter 8: Sage wakes up hearing Errol calling his name repeatedly.  The water is freezing so Sage jumps out to get inspected for dirt.  Errol finds some dirt and gives him a second bath washing him.  Once Errol is finished washing Sage, he gives Sage a new, clean pair of clothes.  Sage asks for his old clothes to be returned.  After Sage gets dressed he is sent down to go eat with the others.  The servants come in with the food and begin to dish up Connor and the boys.  Connor teaches Sage, Tobias, and Roden how to eat correctly.  The servants are told to leave.  Once the servants are gone, Connor is ready to tell them his plan. 
Chapter 9: Connor begins to tell Tobias. Roden, and Sage his plan.  Connor wants one of the boys to pretend to be the dead Prince Jaron and take his place to become king.  Connor explains how the Royal family was murdered. 
Chapter 10: Connor asks Tobias to stand and compares him to what Prince Jaron would have looked and been like.  Connor asks Roden to stand and compares him to Prince Jaron would have looked and been like.  Then Connor asks Sage to stand and compares him to what Prince Jaron would have looked and been like.  Sage doesn't want anything to do with Connors plan and storms out. 
Chapter 11:  Sage storms out and is stopped by Mott.  Mott leads him to a courtyard and asks him to pick a sword.  Sage chooses a heavier one.  Mott helps Sage out with the sword.  Mott teaches Sage how to fight with a sword.  Mott and Sage sword fight for a little bit until Sage stops and decides that he doesn't want to fight anymore.  Mott points out the truth about Sage, Then they go inside.  This ends chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.

Re: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I've started and finished reading chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16.
Chapter 12: Mott brought Sage back to the estate.  Mott told Sage to go take a bath then go to sleep.  Mott and Sage talk about Connor and his plan.  Mott leaves then Errol comes in to help Sage get dressed for the night.  Errol and Sage talk while Errol is dressing him.  Sage picks his bed and asks Errol to leave.  Sage looks out the window and breaks down thinking about Connor's plan and what he plans on doing with the boys he doesn't choose. 
Chapter 13: Roden and Sage both wake up and talk about Connor's plan.  Tobias wakes up because of Roden and Sage's talking and asks them to be quiet.  The servants come in and help get the boys dressed for the day.  Rodan and Sage are taken to a room where their first lesson will be taught.  Master Graves teaches Sage and Roden how to read and write.  Sage argues with Master Graves for a while before falling asleep.  Once the lesson finishes Mott comes in and wakes Sage up to take him and Roden to their next lesson. 
Chapter 14: Tobias, Sage, and Roden are taken to their next lesson with Mistress Havala.  Mistress Havala teaches them all about Carthya.  She leaves for a bit and the boys start discussing what will happen to her at the end of their two weeks.  Once their lesson finished two servants came in and served their lunch.  Mott escorted the boys to the stables for their next lesson with Cregan.  Cregan teaches the boys how to horse ride.  Sage challenges Cregan telling him he can ride.  Cregan laughs and brings Sage out and a wild horse named Windstorm.  Sage manages to get on but then Cregan hits the horse and the horse takes off running.  Sage grips onto the horse for dear life while it runs. 
Chapter 15: Sage wakes up to Mott calling him.  Sage responds and finds himself in a river.  Relieved Mott grabs Sage and takes him back to the estate.  Mott helps tend to Sages wounds and give him a bath to clean up. 
Chapter 16: After Sage takes his bath one of Connor's servant brings him his meal.  Sage opens the door not realizing that its the quiet girl.  Her name is Imogen.  She sets down the food and tries to leave but Sagee stops her and starts to talk.  Another servant comes in and hits Imogen.  Sage freaks out and almost kill the other servant.  Mott comes in and takes the knife away.  The servant and Imogen leave.  Mott talks to Sage.  After Sage calms down he goes to bed.

Re: The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I have started and finished reading chapter 17.
Chapter 17: The other boys come into the room to go to bed as well.  Tobias asks the servants to build a fire so he could burn the notes he's been taking to become the prince.  Tobias doesn't want Roden or Sage to become the prince.  The boys go to sleep and wake up in the morning.  They go to their classes to get more educated on Prince Jaron.  After their first few classes, they go to the stables to get taught their next class. horse riding, with Cregan.  Cregan gets upset with Sage and gives him a lecture.  The other boys get upset and Cregan starts to rethink his plan.  After horse riding the boys go to their next lesson with Mott on how to sword fight.  Mott works on helping Tobias while Roden and Sage sword fight with wooden swords.  Roden and Sage get a little rambunctious and get a lecture from Mott.  Mott brings the boys to Connor to discuss how the replica of Prince Jaron's sword went missing.  Sage was in the woods, Roden was in his room, and Tobias was in the library.  No one admitted to taking the replica so the conversation ended and Connor dismissed them.  That's the end of chapter 17.