A Confusion of Princes, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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 adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes, A Confusion of Princes is also a page-turning action adventure.

These are the three deaths of Prince Khemri. Told in his own words, we follow him as he trains to become a Prince of the Empire, an enhanced human being, equipped with biological and technological improvements that make him faster, stronger and smarter than any ordinary person.

Not to mention the ultimate benefit: should he die, and be deemed worthy, he will be reborn...Which is just as well, because no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Princehood than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: there are a million princes, and all of them want each other dead, because there can only be one Emperor...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9780007298358



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Finally managed to pry it from my husband. I really did enjoy the read, a universe where ten million princes fight for the right to be emperor, being trained and moulded into a certain mind-set. Into this world comes Prince Khemri, who dies three times and from these deaths learns how to live.Very much in the tradition of the older SF it does seem to come abruptly to a halt after a roller-coaster ride to that point.

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