The False Prince (Ascendance Trilogy #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

It is inevitable to compare this book to Megan Whalen Turner’s "The Thief", due to their very similar plot twist, never mind that I was reading the books almost concurrently. And sadly, Jennifer Nielsen’s "The False Prince" suffers with the comparison.

Needless to say, the twist was better handled in the former. While "The Thief" was more flippant in tone (Gen being such an irreverent son of a bitch), I actually preferred that to "The False Prince" taking itself too seriously. Sage was almost too knowing, too pompous for me to stomach. Yes, yes, we know you have a deep, dark secret. Get over yourself already. All his emoshit, wishy-washying whether or not to take hold of his destiny, had me wanting to scream at him to make a decision, any decision. Anything to end his endless furtive moping along windowsills and ledges.

Despite all that, I did enjoy the book and am actually looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Hopefully, the future books will diverge from "The Queen’s Thief" series or any other series with which the "Ascendance Trilogy" will make a poor showing.


Speaking of Daine and Numair, this piece was commissioned by kytesandfairies on dA a while back and I finally got around to finishing it today (and it has a background!)

I was reading.”
“You’re always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt.”
“Then maybe they shouldn’t talk to me.

Tamora Pierce, Briar’s Book (via fictionalheroine)

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"He’s a little fighter. He kind of, he wriggles around quite a lot.” - Prince William

look at this baby what even was his name

rename him royal wiggles 







Imagine stabbing someone with this knife. 

It would instantly cauterize the would, so the person wouldn’t bleed, so it’s not very useful.

if you want information it is

and above, in order, we see a gryffindor, a ravenclaw, and a slytherin

why would you stab a PERSON when you can have TOAST?

There’s the hufflepuff


It’s date night. Aren’t you, forgetting something?

do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general

I think I’m allowed to tell you that Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on as a producer for the ‘Sandman’ film, and I had a fantastic day spent with Joe talking ‘Sandman,’ and his knowledge and commitment to it impressed the hell out of me.

Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed comic book ‘Sandman’ returns after 25 years, (via clickthefrog)

It’s true.

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I feel this in my soul.