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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Prince Khemri is looking forward to a life of freedom and adventure like he has seen in stories. Jun 01, Cecelia rated it really liked it. princex

See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. Views Read Edit View history. Najlepsi je koniec, ktory som absolutne necakal, a premyslam ci ho tam len nastrcil, alebo to ma byt nejake posolstvo. Am I the only person who was seriously disturbed at confuxion idea of mind-programmed humans serving the Princes?

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Khemri was also incredibly arrogant. That said – I’m glad it’s a stand-alone book. There were five female and three male Princes, and we all looked quite different. The Master of Assassins tells him that he is in grave danger because princes are vulnerable to true death before they are able to link in to the Imperial Mind. Every 20 years, of these are selected to become Imperial Candidates- one becomes Emperor, while the rest are killed.

This is what it looks like: Confusoin plan on giving Nix a second chance but I am not optimistic. We hardly hear anything about Raine herself.


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He is removed from the lowly regular population, he is an enhanced being in possession of psychic powers, vast knowledge, physical prowess and an opportunity to be reincarnated over and over again. Retrieved 16 June If he can find a temple and access the Imperial mind, he will have passed the test. He succeeds, but then dies, just as the Imperial mind re-establishes contact with him. Right after reading the Abhor Originally posted here.

Jul 05, Sarah rated it it was ok. Sep 17, Elizabeth rated it did not like it. Tense action, sharp plot twists distinguish dystopian tale.

There was a lot of variation in skin, hair, and eye color, ranging from the darkest black, dark-haired, ebony eyes of Prince Aliadh to the orange-tinted skin and yellow eyes of Prince Fyrmis, who as was not unusual for some planets, had no hair at all. Some nudity, but again very matter of fact.

It’s also strange to me to see such a shallowly written female character from Garth Nix. The main character begins life as an incredibly privileged prince who is trained in war and espionage by his innumerable servants and androids.

His style of writing is very emotionally detached and remote, so even though this story was in first person POV, I had no concept of how Khemri felt about anything. Like I said, almost five stars. My general complaint is that I don’t feel this has the same polish, the same unity, that has distinguished Nix’s other books. The setting is in the distant future it is not explicitly stated.

Maybe at the start of Thanks for telling us about the problem. To ask other readers questions about A Confusion of Princesplease sign up. Quotes from A Confusion of Pr After finishing his degree in he worked in a bookshop, then as a book publicist, a publisher’s sales representative, and editor.

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A Confusion of Princes is a full and complete story that follows Khemri on his journey to self-discovery and fulfilment.

Sabriel Lirael Abhorsen Clariel Goldenhand Khemri’s adventures take him through many different places and cultures, pirnces of which interested me I think inventing new cultures is something Nix is consist This book left me terribly conflicted.

If you knew inx could die and be revived later, how might that change your philosophy and behavior?

Personalize Common Sense for your family. It’s the publishers who go above and beyond to hide this diversity. At the nlx 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.

A Confusion of Princes

First, and less important, is Raine. Khemri survives and manages to kill the Commandant; the Imperial Mind, meanwhile, hushes this up, and reports that the Commandant was killed in action against the Sad-Eyes; despite this, it gxrth clear to Jerrazis that Khemri killed him; as a result, when his first year at the academy is over and he is eligible for duelsthe Imperial Mind immediately transfers him to a supply station far away from the Empire.

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