The kingdom is full of discontent and on the brink of civil war. If only, the king's long-lost son had not died in the accident so many years ago. If only there was a person who could come in and unite the kingdom. What if there was? What if he did not die after all? That is the lie that Conner, a nobleman of the court, hopes to spin when he finds someone who will act as the prince. Conner finds 4 young men that look like the prince, but he must choose wisely. He must choose the one that can carry off the look and actions of the prince. As the 4 boys are with each other every day, they soon become aware of the fact that once Conner makes his decision--only 1 will get to be the prince. No witnesses can be left of this high act of treason.
I listened to this book on a road trip with a couple of teenage boys. We all loved it, and if we had to make a pit stop--we had to agree not to turn on the book until everyone was in the car. It was action packed, and I loved it. Don't miss this first book--then of course you will want the second one, The Runaway King.