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You’d think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets. Particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal.

But it isn’t as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill—as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one—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. . . .

Synopsis:

You'd think being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire would be about as good as it gets.

But it isn't as great as it sounds. For one thing, Princes are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Khemri discovers that the moment he is proclaimed a Prince.

He also discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire. Dispatched on a secret mission, Khemri comes across the ruins of a space battle. In the midst of it all he meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.

This extraordinary coming-of-age tale by storyteller nonpareil Garth Nix is original, thrilling, and triumphant.

About the Author

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world. Look for more on audio from Garth Nix by Listening Library.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739368268
Publisher:
Listening Library
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Author:
Nix, Garth
Author:
Goldstrom, Michael
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.2 x 1.18 in 0.535 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
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Product details pages Listening Library - English 9780739368268 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , You'd think being a privileged Prince in a vast intergalactic Empire would be about as good as it gets.

But it isn't as great as it sounds. For one thing, Princes are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Khemri discovers that the moment he is proclaimed a Prince.

He also discovers mysteries within the hidden workings of the Empire. Dispatched on a secret mission, Khemri comes across the ruins of a space battle. In the midst of it all he meets a young woman named Raine, who will challenge his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.

This extraordinary coming-of-age tale by storyteller nonpareil Garth Nix is original, thrilling, and triumphant.

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