A Confusion of Princes

Young Adult Science Fiction

Superhuman. Immortal. Prince in a Galactic Empire. There has to be a catch…

Khemri learns the minute he becomes a Prince that princes need to be hard to kill—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.

What others are saying...

“Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies, sex and True Love! What more can anybody ask for?”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Nix’s fantasy has enough gadgets, escapes, battles, duels, deaths, and near-death experiences to keep die-hard adventure story readers enthralled. Happily, Khemri is also a thoughtful, winsome, and somewhat complex character, and his cheerfully self-deprecating tone and unpredictable choices make this romp entertaining on multiple levels.”

— Horn Book (starred review)

“Nix once again proves his mastery of speculative fiction [as] he manages to tell a tale that is grand in scope with vivid characters and imaginative technology.”

— School Library Journal (starred review)

“[An] exciting space opera.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Khemri’s first person point of view, along with a fast-paced, action- and plot-driven story, is sure to appeal to fans of the Star Wars universe and any number of first-person shooter video games.”

— ALA Booklist


— Tor.com

The Details

Publisher: HarperTeen / HarperCollins
Published: March 2012
ISBN-10: 0060096969
ISBN-13: 978-0060096960

A Confusion of Princes audiobook by Garth Nix

A Confusion of Princes audiobook available from these online booksellers:

Format: Unabridged
Narrator: Michael Goldstrom
Time: 9h 44m

Young Adult Science Fiction