The Runaway King (Ascendance Trilogy Series #2)

The Runaway King - Jennifer A. Nielsen I read this in one day mainly because I love the main character, Sage. I was able to guess pretty well what was going to happen plot-wise, but Sage's unexpected wit and sarcasm are hugely entertaining. He even did a few things that suprised me on the way. I read this right after the first book, but there is a very well done recap at the beginning if it's been a while since you've read the first book in this series (I love it when author's do that!).Sage is annoying, stubborn and sometimes just plain foolish but I can't help admiring him. Way to go to the author for pulling that off. And I loved seeing the double meaning of the things Sage would say this time around and understanding it. Sage is honest to a fault, but he's terribly smart. In fact, Sage's character reminds me a lot in this book of the Dread Pirate Roberts from Princess Bride. Here's one of my favorite examples of Sage's humor.[Erick] tried again. “Take this sword.”“I want the one I came here with." [said Sage]“Why that one?”“The stones in the handle match my eyes.”-Jennifer A. Nielsen, The Runaway King (p. 161)Overall, this was just a delightful as the first book with a ton of wit and sarcasm that was so fun to read. A page-turner that I couldn't put down.This book is also reviewed on my blog Books: A true story