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A Confusion of Princes

Magazine article NATE Classroom

A Confusion of Princes

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A Confusion Of Princes

Garth Nix

Harper Collins 2012

ISBN 9780007298358

Paperback 6.99 [pounds sterling]


It has been a long wait for fans of the Old Kingdom, Garth Nix has just written his first book aimed at older readers since his bestselling trilogy, and for some readers it will definitely have been worth the wait. A Confusion of Princes is however a very different novel to some of his earlier works, it has its feet firmly planted in the realm of science fiction; space travel, genetically modified humans, and mind controlling aliens all feature. It is not necessarily what Old Kingdom fans were expecting, but it is very good at what it does.

It follows the story of the three deaths of Khemri, a newly crowned Prince of a vast interstellar empire, an enhanced being, faster, stronger and smarter than the average person, he has powers of reincarnation. …

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