A Confusion of Princes

  • by Garth Nix
  • Narrated by Michael Goldstrom
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You'd think being a Prince in a vast intergalactic empire would be about as good as it gets, particularly when Princes are faster, smarter, and stronger than normal humans. Not to mention being mostly immortal.
But it isn't as great as it sounds. Princes need to be hard to kill - as Khemri learns the minute he becomes one - for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor, and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken.
There are also mysteries. Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and is dispatched on a secret mission. 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.
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....

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Loved Nix's previous fantasy, but let down by this

When I saw this latest piece of fantasy fiction by Mr Nix, I rushed over to my basked, bought and downloaded the title. I found the story rather hard to get into, follow and had no real motivation to continue listening. This is rather surprising for me as I adored the Abhorsen trilogy and his Keys to the Kingdom series greatly. This however really disappointed me. I just wasn’t gripped by the story. The narration was superb, as is the case with all of Audible's modern releases, however the story did not tick my must have boxes. I recommend, before rushing to listen to this book, you perhaps search for an in-depth review, as the story may or may not be your 'cup of tea'.

Perhaps the next instalment will improve upon the tale?
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- Michael

Brilliant space opera fiction

Garth, author of my favourite - the Abhorsen series, surpasses himself with this self contained one off story.
It's So good that it really deserves an extended run and expansion into a fully fledged fictional universe.
Mr. Nix at his Very best.
Superbly read too, thank goodness
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- Patrick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2012
  • Publisher: Listening Library