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Ascendance Series
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Number of Books in Series: 3
Age Group: 9 - 14 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 5.0-5.6
GLE 4.4-5.0
DRA 60
Lexile® measure 710L-810L

Book 2 Summary: Young King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after enemies attempt to assassinate him, and a neighboring kingdom threatens invasion, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, princess Amarinda--and his regents think it would be better for Carthya if he just disappeared again.

Ascendance Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: The False Prince
Ages 9-14. April 1, 2012.
AR: 5.1 (12.0 Points, Quiz #150554);  GLE: 4.4
F&P/GRL: X;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 710L

Book 2: The Runaway King
Ages 9-14. February 1, 2013.
AR: 5.0 (12.0 Points, Quiz #157422);  GLE: 4.4
F&P/GRL: Y;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 710L

Book 3: The Shadow Throne
Ages 9-14. February 25, 2014.
AR: 5.6 (12.0 Points, Quiz #164857);  GLE: 5
F&P/GRL: Y;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 810L

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 3 Books

List of Awards:

New York Times Notable Children's Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" Children's Book Selection
Chicago Public Library "Children's Books for Year-Round Gift Giving" Selection
Cybils Award for Middle–Grade Fantasy & Science Fiction

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New York Times best-seller list

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Jennifer A. Nielsen


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