The Captive Kingdom(The Ascendance Series #4)by Jennifer A. Nielsen

In a peaceful Carthya, Jaron leads as the Ascendant King with Imogen beside him — but the peace he fought so long for is not destined to last.

On a routine sea voyage, Jaron’s ship is brutally attacked, and he is taken hostage. The mysterious captors and their leader, Jane Strick, accuse Jaron of unthinkable acts. They are also in possession of some shocking items — including the crown and sword that belonged to Jaron’s older brother, Darius. The items unearth a past Jaron thought he had put behind him.

Though it seems impossible, Jaron must consider: Could Darius be alive? And what does Strick want from Jaron? Against his will, Jaron will be pulled back into a fight for the throne — and a battle to save his kingdom.


This series a holds a special place in my heart cause it one of the first series my son who now 16 remembers listening to as an audiobook. He was hooked from the first book all the way to the last. We also had the great honor of meeting Jennifer in Kennewick Wa a few years back.

I had to do a whole re read for the series before i read the fourth one as it been awhile since i hung out with sage and refresher was due. This continuation of the story did not disappoint me at all. In fact it made me cry yep tears running down my face. It also enlightens you even more how much Sage lost, uncovers and regains as he steps more into his role as king.

When i reached the end the first thing i did was find out if we truly are getting more story. I instagrammed Jennifer asking if Sage was coming out to cause more mischief as i really need to know what he discovered at the end. Jennifer is a talented author and if your fan of the first three books you really need to pick this one up.

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