A Confusion of Princes
By Garth Nix
The story of an eventful period in Prince Khemri’s life – one prince of ten million in a huge galaxy.
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Display. I love this cover: really nice blues, planet behind and those manta ray spaceship things. You could actually be seen reading this; it’s more grown up and less cheesy.
From the first chapter, I liked the main character. He thought he was awesome but only because he was naïve, he was easy-going and he fought back, not letting others walk over him. It was definitely a book you had to concentrate on as there were lots of weird names and contraptions and ships, but it wasn’t difficult to understand. There were so many different parts and places and you had no idea where it was heading, which is always fun. Also, things didn’t take minutes (like a journey from a ship down to the planet) it would take over a day. Others things would take hours and hours, and this made it seem like the universe was huge. I got a little confuzzled at one point at the end, but I’m sure when I reread it it’ll be fine.
This book was so different to all the others I’ve been reading recently – quite a few debuts. You could tell he was an experienced writer and it was the character and story that was the main focus; it wasn’t based solely around (in this case) a girl. There was romance, but it wasn’t overly dramatic.
This is a standalone novel (although hopefully he changes his mind).
I highly recommend The Old Kingdom series by him. I love them!
4.5 out of 5