The Secret Prince
Knightley Academy is back in session, and Henry Grim is confident that nothing else can prevent him from earning his knighthood. But Henry and his friends quickly discover that their professors have made some troubling changes to the curriculum—and there’s an old classroom filled with forgotten weapons. It is the discovery of this classroom that prompts Henry and Valmont t...more
Now, I just want to add my two cents in to the whole Harry Potter comparison nonsense. The Harry Potter series happens to fit very neatly ...more
What I already love about the KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY books is the way they’re evolving in a fashion similar to HARRY POTTER. Those books grew up ...more
I enjoyed the story quite well. A lot of it is Henry discovering new things that will lead up to a possible conflict between Nordland and the Britonian Isles. This includes f ...more
Speaking of pages I actually had to turn them th ...more
This second book of the Knightley Academy series continues the story of Henry Grim, who is now slightly less out of place at a prestigious boarding school in a alternative late Victorian style Britain on the brink of war with their mysterious neighbors to the north. The boys at the school are nervou ...more
"What I would truly like to see in the next books is for Violet/Robyn to pull away from the Harry Potter story arc and build her own non-referencing world. Honestly, no story which mimics Harry Potter will end up coming out well in the comparison so I wouldn't recommend it."
Well, past me, there is still a h ...more
The Secret Prince was like I was reading a re-hash of The Order of the Phoenix set in a steampunk England with a touch of The Diary of Anne Frank. Of course Henry is a prince. I only wished that ...more
The characters developed so well, and the relationships between them changed so much! I love how, not only do they bleed the good side of a bad character through, but they also show the bad side of a good one. It really makes the story interesting, and keeps you guessing. And boy was I guessing. I kind of saw what was revealed at the end, but, at the same time, I really didn't. The next book was set up bea ...more
This is a FANTASTIC sequel! Holy crap it blew my mind! Especially that once scene in a library, my eyes just went O.O. The story is so well written, expanding on the world that was created, the characters were also well developed, even though I thought Rohan kind of became a butthead. Valmont shocked me in so many ways, all of them wonderful.
If you're a fan of Knightley Academy, and are also a Nerdfigh ...more
Hilariously charming, these characters captured my heart! A must-read for adventure fans, especially of Harry Potter and/or Ranger's Apprentice!
Ms. Haberdasher, I need closure on the friendships/relationships! As it is, I'm going to have to write my own epilogue, and I know it could never be as good as yours!!!!
At the very least, I need to know whether or not any main characters die in the upcoming rebellion and/or war!!!!!
It was basically a copy of Harry Potter. Many of the characters where like those in Harry Potter and so was plot line. i think the ending is were it began to differ. if it wasn't for the ending, I probably would have rated the book 2 stars but the ending was really interesting .
But that's just my opinion
So many of the story beats were taken from Order of the Phoenix, I felt I might as w ...more
Henry and co. at Knightley are concerned about the Partisan school. When Henry was there months earlier he discovered a secret, illegal combat room. Worried that the Nordlandic students are planning a war the students at Knightley form a secret battle society ...more
Our intrepid heroes are still trying to figure out whether the traditional enemy to the north (an alternate-world Scotland) are going ...more
I also think Secret Prince bridges the gap between middle reader and YA very nicely. (Especially in the context of the first book, I still ...more