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A Confusion of Princes Book Review

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Sep 17, Elizabeth rated it did not like it.

The second, and more critical aspect that caused me to knock off stars here, is pacing. Young adultchildren’sFantasyScience Fiction. My copies of the middle grade fantasy Keys to the Kingdom books are well-loved and much-read. And, probably nox to the previous point, none of it feels like it really matters.

I was interested in Tyrtho who seemed to be a very talented and clever, but nothing came of her character, leaving me wondering why she was even mentioned at all. Khemri’s adventures take him through many different places and cultures, all of which interested me I think inventing new cultures is nixx Nix is consistently good at.

A Confusion of Princes

It was just a little too Sci-fi for me. And yeah, it turns them into slaves with no will of their own, effectively killing the person they once were. Taken from his parents as a child and equipped with biological and technological improvements, Khemri is now an enhanced human being, trained an I have died three times, and three times been reborn, though I am not yet twenty in the old earth years by which it is still the fashion to measure time.


I get people bond after sharing near-death experiences but I still need more development before I can think about shipping them in a romantic way. Also by Garth Nix.

It just wasn’t my thing. I sped through it, propelled both by Nix’s prose and the mysteries of the plot. This is what pginces looks like: On the good side, there’s a huge great human diaspora across galaxies, all run by these millions of Princes under the Imperial Mind, and all sorts of cool world-building there.

Meanwhile, he refuses an offer from the Commandant to join House Jerrazis, a middle tier House. The Dragon Ridge Tombs. Khemri has been brought up his entire life to believe in his own importance, and his first steps into the universe he is sure he was born to dominate are an unpleasant shock.

Princes who can be male or female – evidentally the human race gartn managed to come up with a gender-neutral ‘heir’ rank don’t have a great deal more choice than anyone else. 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.

Can I get a rating on this book? In addition, I felt Khemri himself was rather underdeveloped.

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

I highly recommend this to YA prinves sci-fi lovers – buy this or borrow from a library for a try and then buy it. Priests are either assigned to Princes or to temples; at temples, new priests of that particular aspect are trained.

He’s told his story to Raine, to whom it most matters. Oh look another Prince be respectful, know that they can try to kill you, blah, blah, blah. It’s the publishers who go above and beyond to hide this diversity. May 15, Minutes Young Adult Buy.


What I want to say, though, is that, it appears, YA authors are willing to make their characters diverse. That Inevitable Victorian Thing.

Right after reading the Abhorsen trilogy, I loved it so much that I sent him an email, asking for a postcard and yay, I got one. This, I cannot accept. Everything just happened one right after the other and I found it hard to believe all that would happen in the span of two years. He’s arrogant and dim, without realising the latter while relishing the former; he has his hopes for nxi young Princely life dashed and then nearly his actual young Princely life as well, and he gradually learns about power and authority and their right use and etc.

The romantic subplot was predictable, and I figured gafth immediately the necessary elements were introduced how Khem would end and what he’d do.

The same goes for priests and assassins; there seems to be no barrier about holding significant roles within either field, or indeed any other, based on gender.

We barely got to know Raine before Khemri is in a relationship with her. I agree that the story world is rich, beautifully crafted and lovingly thought out – Psitek, Bitek and Mektek, shiplice, Nis, Priests, singleships, acceleration gel, rebirth, the Imperial Cinfusion – these were all great elements of a fantastic sci-fi story.

And, even when I thought that I might be able to connect with him once he grew up a bitNix seemed to rush through situations where I might have come to build a bond with Khemri.