By Garth Nix
You'd imagine being a Prince in an unlimited intergalactic empire will be approximately nearly as good because it will get. quite whilst Princes are quicker, smarter, and improved than general people. let alone being normally immortal.
however it isn't as nice because it sounds. Princes must be challenging to kill—as Khemri learns the minute he turns into one—for they're constantly at risk. Their maximum danger? different Princes. each Prince desires to develop into Emperor, and the best method to achieve this is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any strength competitor. There are ideas, yet as Khemri discovers, principles should be bent or even damaged.
quickly Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and dispatched on a mystery challenge. within the ruins of house conflict he meets a tender girl known as Raine, who demanding situations his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself.
yet Khemri is a Prince, or even if he desired to go away the Empire in the back of, there are forces that experience very yes plans for his destiny. . . .
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A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix