A major standalone space opera, this is Garth Nix’s first novel for older readers since the conclusion of the Old Kingdom trilogy and it’s worth the wait. A grand. 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 Con. A grand adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes, A Confusion of Princes is From the fertile imagination of Garth Nix, internationally bestselling author of.

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Though honestly, I did want more information on the female Princes — I think that would have really improved the book to over-the-top awesome. The dust jacket makes it sound like Khmeri’s ‘secret mission’ is the inciting incident – in fact, the book is half autobiography of his early life.

Talk to your kids about Khemri, the main character of this story, is a Prince genetically and mechanically engineered to be a superhuman race of Princes.

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Should he die, and garht deemed worthy, he will be reborn. Which is just as well, because no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Or than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: A lot or a little? Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.

On the not-good side, there’s the casual use of some kind of psychic powers coupled with technology to create mind-controlled servants for the Princes, which made me twitch the first time Our Hero mentioned such, and, well, I didn’t get any happier about the notion as the story went on. I beg to differ.

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Garth Nix is a writer whose books I want to like. Read it Forward Read it first. For those who have read it, just imagine more time spent confudion the space cowboy world. My biggest complaint regarding A Confusion of Princes is the main character and narrator, Prince Khemri.

As an aside, I am glad this isn’t a part of a series, since many of those incorporate needless distractions that do not serve the main story at all, but exist merely to increase the length of it and increase the author’s title numbers. This may have been his training and genetic gartg to a certain o but I do not think that can account for every aspect of his unlikable personality. This one is no exception. It’s only mentioned a couple of times, and the cover obscures this fact, but I’m pretty certain of it.

I found that kind of set-up intriguing. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. Do governments, such as the Empire in A Confusion of Princesalways act with their subjects’ best interests in mind? prunces

A Confusion of Princes

I expect nothing less from Nix. Jan 03, rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: This book left me terribly niix. I’m a lot more disappointed with it than I would normally be with that feeling because it’s Nix, but it wasn’t a particularly terrible reading experience – it just didn’t meet my expectations for his work.


Obviously a pinces character is harder to characterize than a primary protagonist like Lirael and Sabriel, but Suzy Blue of Keys to the Kingdom is just as secondary as Raine and feels much more vivid and interesting. No Saints in Kansas.

Od zaciatku som vedel k comu to speje, mnoho veci bolo predvidatelnych, ale to suvisi so zanrom, ale na mnohych miestach ma Garth Nix prekvapil. It seems to me that he could have done a lot more good had he kept his Princely abilities and gifts – could have done something to protect people in the long term, instead of ensuring just his own happiness.

The novel takes place in an intergalactic empire, run by an aristocracy of highly trained and telepathic individuals called princes. Aug 27, Lydia rated it it was amazing.

At the start of the novel, Khem was arrogant and clueless but that’s mostly caused by how he was brought up as a Prince of a powerful Empire. Garth Nix has been a full-time writer sincebut has also worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales confusio, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. So overall, I was really happy with the way this one turned out.