A major standalone space opera, this is Garth Nix’s first novel for older readers since the conclusion of the Old Kingdom trilogy and it’s worth the wait. A grand. Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Keys to the Kingdom series and Shade’s Children, combines space opera with a coming-of-age story in his YA novel A Con. A grand adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes, A Confusion of Princes is From the fertile imagination of Garth Nix, internationally bestselling author of.

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Sabriel Lirael Abhorsen Clariel Goldenhand It seemed to flatten his character out a little, and because the story is told in the first person, some scenes seemed to revolve around conveniently invented plot devices. I disliked how Khemri would pause the plotline to prattle off relevant information in god awful info-dumps.

Not necessarily a bad thing – I really enjoyed the world I found myself unexpectedly in the midst of and the first section of the novel was extremely promising, as Prince Khemri navigated his way through the world of Princely politics and greater plans.

Still, A Confusion of Princes is a good read, quick and absorbing.

The first pages were the worst but the whole story was just so crammed with technical jargon and ridiculously complicated technical details that I troubled following what was what. Barbara Douglas Certainly no worse than PG 12 in the British systemand a good book for young teens to read as they try to sort out what love and responsibility …more Certainly no worse than PG 12 in the British systemand a good book for young teens to read as they try to sort out what love and responsibility really mean.

As I mentioned before, there is no indication of how Khemri felt about anything, so I was often left puzzled over why he suddenly changed his mind. Khemri begins to fall in love with a young woman named Raine, and they embark jix a sexual relationship, but no intimate details are given. The Master of Assassins tells him that he is in grave danger because princes contusion vulnerable to true death before they are able to link in to the Imperial Mind.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. I think I might prefer his fantasy work, but still, I found this very enjoyable and I liked the concept of the world he First thing to note: Khemri’s journey is fascinating. What attracted me to all these stories and why reading A Confusion of Princes was such a positive experience for me, was, first and foremost, space travel and space military schools these settings just never get old for some reasonthen mild interplanetary politics and intrigue, and, finally, rich world-building you know, the type where everything is described in long words and titles and you feel smarter just by learning what Mektek is or what the Aspect of the Emperor’s Discerning Hand does.

And yet, some of Khemri’s dreams come true. He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books. View all 5 comments. Can I get a rating on this book? It is also about what it means to be human.

A Confusion of Princes Book Review

A Confusion of Princes. But the best barometer of its appeal to me remains the fact that my year-old brother called to discuss how much he enjoyed it. Who is the character on the front cover? I expect nothing less from Nix. In the ruins of space battle he meets a young woman, called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself. I have never read a Nix novel before so all you fans don’t rip me up for not liking this book.

So nixx, I was really happy with the way this one turned out. A Confusion of Princes, doesn’t it just beg italics in the pronunciation? If you like science fiction, give it a chance.


Sadly, it was an aspect of the world building that really, really grated on me and meant that even if the story had pginces glorious, I would still not have been in love with this book.

Chosen to be a prince in the vast intergalactic Empire, teen Khemri figures that his life will be full of adventure, leisure, and acclaim. I was really looking forward to this book, so perhaps that’s why I was a bit disappointed: Thank you for your support.

A Confusion of Princes

Khemri’s sent to a set of four artificial environments to learn important survival skills, including humility. In order for the story to charge on, not much can be described about Khemri’s love affair; the reader just has to trust that Khemri fell in love, and found another life to be desired rather than that of the coveted Emperor. Some nudity, but again very matter of fact.

He is making a recording of the story of his three deaths, to be accessed only by a non-Prince. As the novel progressed, he did improve slightly, orinces which I was grateful, but I still never found myself actually liking him.

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

Aug 27, Lydia rated it it was amazing. Looking for More Great Reads? The book has a long build-up and an abrupt resolution, a particularly frustrating combination. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Honestly, I didn’t really end up enjoying this book. That said – I’m glad it’s a stand-alone book.