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. Read Common Sense Media’s A Confusion of Princes review, age rating, and parents guide. Garth Nix ยท Science Fiction; Save.

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On the good side, there’s a huge great human diaspora across galaxies, all run by yarth millions of Princes under the Imperial Mind, and all sorts of cool world-building there.

These are used as a ‘Trinity’ by the empire to defeat their enemies; the Sad-Eyes which control beings mentally; they are called Sad- Eyes because the only part of the body they cannot control confusipn the tear ductsthough stronger in Psi-tek, have limited Bitek and Mektek, and are defeated thus; the Naknuk rebels, former Imperial Princes presumably of House Naknuk focused entirely on Bitek, shunning the other two, as a result they are defeated; the Deaders, meanwhile, never allow themselves to be captured, if they are defeated, they self destruct- at the same time, they never take njx.

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Khemri has learned to despise the Empire, and yet finds himself in the position to rule it. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix. The story begins as Prince Khemri finishes his training and reaches adulthood.

Do governments, such as the Empire in A Confusion of Princesalways act with their subjects’ best interests in mind? That is, they really exist to live dashing but pinces lives so that their exploits can gafth watched by the unglimpsed bazillions the empire rules.


Meanwhile, he refuses an offer from the Commandant to join House Jerrazis, a middle tier House. Overall, I was somewhat disappointed: Honestly, I didn’t really end up enjoying this book.

He’s arrogant and dim, without realising the latter while relishing the former; he has his hopes for his young Princely life dashed and then nearly his actual cofusion Princely life as well, and he gradually learns about power and authority and their right use and etc. He also goes through a huge transformation in the second half of the book and I had a hard time believing that something like that could happen so fast.

And eventually, view spoiler [he turns against the empire he once hoped to rule. This is also princez the book doesn’t take place on Earth.

Is this a stand alone novel? It was completely underdeveloped. Continue reading Show less.

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The story is that of Khemri learning that much of what he knows about being I was really looking forward to this book, so perhaps that’s why I was a bit disappointed: Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks gath your kids. Apr 13, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: This book starts by throwing the reader into the deep end of cultural and technological immersion.

Upon arriving, Prince Khemri enlists in the Imperial Navy. It is also about what it means to be human.

Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. The academy as a whole is caught unawares; but Khemri is doing extras drills due to his demerits with Mekbi Troopers – the principal and pseudo-autonomous ground forces of the Empire. I love Garth Nix; I didn’t adore this book, but it’s just my personal preferences video games tend to bore me. A large portion of the princes are killed within an hour of leaving their training temples – a wasteful piece of idiocy which seemed nonsensical to me, until Prinfes realised this pginces be in itself a kind of ‘winnowing’ of unsuitable potential commanders, facilitated by the quality of assassin assigned to protect them.


To ask garty readers questions about A Confusion of Princesplease sign up. He is seemingly very formal and to the point but all of the sudden the author tries to sneak in a colloquialism.

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A Confusion of Princes

The story follows Khemri, a newly inducted Prince of a vast galactic empire. Ale hlavne, ja chcem sequel!!!

Even though he was kind of annoying at first, I liked Khem’s character. Personalize Common Sense for your family. Refresh and try again.

It had to be first person narration, I think, for the characterisation to work, but there were some info-dumpy bits that felt clunky and Khemri doesn’t start out as the nicest person to know — and unless I missed something, the reason why he narrates the story in the way he does isn’t explained.

From the very beginning, I knew that I was going to have a problem with the protagonist.