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“Next Time I checked on him, he’d got over the fever on his own and was a good deal more humble.”
Conner looked at me again. “He doesn’t look so humble now.”
“I got over that too,” I said.

(Quote taken from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen)

*First, so sorry I’m a teensy bit behind on comments. I plan to get them all caught up by tomorrow*

NOTE: I don’t believe today’s post will have any spoilers, but if it does, I will definitely prewarn you. 

Alright, so today Alexa and I are bringing you a fun trivia post!!! But first, if you’ve missed any of the other posts, you can check them all out here:

Countdown begins

Six Days Left

Five Days Left

Four Days Left

Three Days Left

Two Days Left

So, guys there’s only ONE DAY LEFT, literally less than twenty-four hours, before this treasure releases out into the world. The excitement is running high. At least, I know I can’t stop thinking about it!!!! We’ve had so much fun chatting about our favorite characters, who introduced us to this series, finding fun easter eggs in the books, and giving our predictions (some of which are making me kinda scared… I mean, it’s terrible how a lot of us are agreeing that someone IMPORTANT is going to die)… maybe we’re not so ready for this release. Either way, for those of you who are probably going to get to read the book before me, let’s just go ahead and say you’re not allowed to tell me AnYtHiNg about it. Not even if you thought it was good or bad. I have to say that, cuz I feel like a lot of y’all are assuming I’m going to get my hands on a copy asap, when in all honesty, I probably won’t get it till like Christmas (though I am seeing about trying to snag a copy sooner), so I just want to be clear on that before I’m spoiled. ;P Literally, don’t even tell me if it’s good or bad. Nothing! BUT once I do get a copy and read it, I definitely plan to write a review post on it, so ONLY THEN will you be allowed to talk about The Shattered Castle around me. ONLY THEN. 

Wow, I suddenly sound like a mother or something. XD

It’s just, y’all would be surprise how many times I’ve been spoiled for books, and the one thing I can’t do, is let that happen for The Shattered Castle. So that’s what’s up with the firmness. Sorry in advance if I made someone upset. (I can’t image how I’d do that, but it seems you always run that risk when you’re being serious. XD)

Now let’s get right on into the fun stuff of this post. Alexa and I quizzed each other’s knowledge on the books in a fun trivia!!!! My answers to her questions are below and her answers to my questions will be on her post tomorrow. I guess Alexa will spill the correct answers to her questions tomorrow??? Honestly, we didn’t plan that far out, so you might not ever know which ones I was right on. *evil laughter*

So, I’m sure we’re all wondering? How well do I know my all-time favorite series?????? pretty well, I’d say. Well, we’re about to find out!!! (Also, I will not be looking into the book’s for the answers. It’s tempting, but I’m pulling this all off top my head, so we can really see how well I know the books!!!!)

#1. What kind of stone was embedded in Prince Jaron’s sword?

Uhhh. It was a ruby right? Or was that the jewels on his crown? Maaaann, this is hard. It was either a ruby or an… emerald? I really think it’s a ruby. 

#2. Sage wanted the bed nearest to the window but it was assigned to Roden. What did Sage do to claim the bed? (The False Prince)

Ah, easy, he spit on Roden’s pillow. 

*sighs* That’s mah boy. 😝


#3. What was the name of the boy who pretended to be dead Darius at Darius’ funeral? (The Captive Kingdom)

Um… Okay, so I know exactly where to find this question. Like… it is waaaay too hard not to go take a peek at my book right now.


*thinks really hard*

Why did I not study up for this? XD You know, the moment someone tells me, it’s all going to click. But right now…? I got nothing. Lemme think for a sec. *a second passes* Okay, I give up. I don’t know. BUT in my defense, I’ve only read The Captive Kingdom once and that was over a year ago!! 😉 

#4. Which character does Sage describe as having a poisonous tongue? 

Ummm. I have no idea. My best guess? Vargan. I’m probably wrong. Wait! Maybe it was Veldergrath. Eh I have no idea. this was a REALLY good question!

#5. Finish this line: “Flee the throne to keep…”

To keep the crown!

#6. Who is Harlowe’s oldest son?

Wait, I know this one!!!! Why is it that I’m suddenly forgetting it? I know his name… argh, why does this brain of mine never work right. XD It started with an M. Was it Matthias? I’m pretty sure it was that. (I could be spelling it slightly wrong because I had a character with a similar name but spelled differently so I get confused now.) I’m just going to go check to see if I had the name spelled right. But I won’t change my answer. Okay, so I was right and the correct spelling is Mathias. I think that should still count since I had it mostly right. ;P 

#7. What are the names of the countries that surround Carthya?

Avenia, Gelyn, and Mendenwal. Do we count Bymar? I don’t think we shouldn’t count Bymar since as far as knowledge serves, it doesn’t actually touch Carthya. 

#8. List the names of the two archers who helped Sage get into the Avenian camp in The Shadow Throne?

Man, these names stuff is going to kill me. Okay, so there was definitely a henry type name I think. Or maybe it was like Hervell? It started with an H, that’s what I know. And I’ve got nothing on the other guy. 

#9. What was the first thing Sage said to Imogen?

Better question? HOW ON EARTH, ALEXA, DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS???? I feel like you’ve personally given me very hard questions to see me roasted like this  I know the scene. They were eating at Farthenwood. And then he says something. XD That’s the best I’ve got. It was like an, are you okay. Or some kind of concern he expressed??? *checks in the book because I give up but I’m REALLY curious now* Aw, man, I had the whole scene wrong. But anyway, his first words to her were “I though you were Errol.” 

Alexa, I do not believe for a second you knew that off top your head. (Tell me if I’m wrong, cuz I’m curious now.) Also, I don’t think anyone else reading this did either. Man, I should’ve quizzed y’all on it. 

#10. (Harder Question) What is the name of the plant Sage chews up to help numb his leg?

Ummm it was like Arvak or something. (For some unknown reason, I’m wanting to spell aardvark. XD) I know the word when I see it, but I should’ve told y’all I’m not great at spelling. So I memorize the spelling of words weirdly. Hence, why in HTHC everyone’s names spelled a million different ways in the first draft. XD

Phew, I’ve never been happier to finish a trivia XD. Okay, guys, I just feel like I’ve been roasted. Alexa… girl, those were some crazy hard questions. I’m actually regretting trying to give you easier ones now. XD 

Alright, y’all, I’m not going to be the only one who suffers like this. So now YOU have to tell me: Which character did Sage describe as having a poisonous tongue? What were the names of the two archers in The Shadow Throne? What is the name of the plant Sage chews to help numb his leg?

Who thought I did a good job at this? *glares at y’all till you raise your hands* XD

And don’t forget to catch Alexa trying to answer her trivia questions on A Fangirl’s Hideaway tomorrow!!! AND check back here tomorrow for a fun, exclusive celebration post because THE SHATTERED CASTLE RELEASES TOMORROWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep on being awesome and never stop writing,

~Issabelle Perry

Issabelle Perry is a proud Jesus follower, an extroverted writer, and a homeschool graduate. When she's not writing, you can find her reading, jamming to Skillet, studying history, hunting for Narnia in wardrobes, or envisioning herself wielding a magnificent sword (but due to her clumsiness, let’s hope that never happens). This self-proclaimed exclamation mark enthusiast can be found hanging out at Teen Writers’ Nook, a community of teen authors Issabelle co-founded in 2020. She is the author of Don't Let Me Go (Sky's the Limit Press 2024), May We Make Them Proud (2023), and a co-editor for two anthologies. What she’s probably doing right now is fangirling about her favorite books to random people or scanning the pantries for chocolate.


  • Alexa

    Oh my gosh!!!!!! ISSABELLE! I am so sorry for roasting you! XD For some reason, I had the idea in my head that you would get to use the books for help with this trivia! Gah! XD But now that I think about it, I realize then it wouldn’t be as much as a trivia. Girl, now I got to give you better questions! *slaps forehead several times* But anyway, I LOVED your answers! You were almost correct on all of them so I’ll give you an A+ for effort! Seriously though, I feel sooooo bad. *hides in corner* All that stuff aside, I LOVED doing this trivia with you!!!! I can not wait for my post tomorrow!!!

    • Issabelle Perry

      Hahahahaaha, awwww, Alexa, it is TOTALLY 100% okay!!!! And, in all honest, my brain needed the challenge. Lol, oh, yeah, I had to go all out for this one. It was fun testing my memory to see how I did. I mean, I’ve taken a lot of false prince trivia before, and let’s say most of them are pretty easy for me. This is literally the ONLY one I’ve ever flunked. Hahahaha, seriously, girl, it is totally okay!!!! I didn’t mind it at all!!!! Awww THANK YOU!!!!!! Lol YESSSSS!!!!! I DEFINITELY deserve that A+ XDD Girl, do NOT feel bad ONE BIT! Okay, I mean it. Seriously, it didn’t bother me at all, and I was really just picking on you in the post. (Like, you should rarely ever take me serious cuz 95% of the time I’m joking and not being serious.) Awwww, girl, I REALLY LOVED doing the trivia with you too, and I am SOOO STOKED to see your answers to my questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katherine

    Which character did Sage describe as having a poisonous tongue? Hmm, I’m not sure. But since you guessed Vargan and Veldergrath, I’m going to guess Conner. (LOL, love the gif you included there btw!!!🤣)

    What were the names of the two archers in The Shadow Throne? I’m guessing one started with the letter “h” and the other started with the letter “r.”

    What is the name of the plant Sage chews to help numb his leg? (I feel like this question is easier than the archer one.🤔) It absolutely, DEFINITELY started with an “a.”

    Who thought I did a good job at this? Yeah, girl, you did a good job!!!!! *pats you on the back*

    Also, I LOOOVVEE that quote you shared!!!!!!!!! 😀 It’s a really great one!!!!!!!!!!

    • Issabelle Perry

      Ooooo, that’s smart. We have to make sure we’ve cleared out all the choices after all. 😉 I mean, outside of those, who else could it even be? (Awww THANK YOU!!! I saw it and was like OH THIS IS PERFECT!!!!)

      Close. One did start with an H, and the other started with an E. (Yes, I went back to check.)

      Lol, SAAAME!!!!! It did. I was pretty close, but my spelling was slightly off.

      WOHOOOO!!!!! *pumps fist in the air* Glad someone agrees. ;P THANK YOU!!!!!!

      AAAAA THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaah, yessss, it is!!! Definitely one of my all-time favs. Sage is just so sassy!!!

  • Blue

    Woah, your excitement is making me excited, and I haven’t even started reading this series. XD
    And I am a bit scared of your post because… spoilers. (/▽\)

    • Issabelle Perry

      Hahahahaha, well, I am SO glad to hear that. *whispers* You really, really, REALLY need to read the series! It’s AMAZING!!!!

      Lol, oh, yeah, it might be best to keep your distance till after you’ve read the books. XDD

      THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by Teen Writers’ Nook!!!!!

  • Lily

    *wildly raises hand at Issabelle’s glare and says it was a great job*

    *blanks when I see the questions*

    *wonders who really knows/remembers all these details??!!*

    *realizes I need to reread all the books and take notes* XD

    Wow, this was so fun and so hard and now I realize I am nowhere close to being and TAS fanatic (I wonder if my sister would know more than me…??) AND super excited for the Shattered Castle’s release! I Promise no spoilers!! (I also loved to be surprised when reading a new book or watching a new movie, so I feel ya!)

    • Issabelle Perry

      Hahahahahahaha, I KNEW my glare would scare someone. XD I can be a bit feisty when I want to, lol.

      *also wonders who really knows those details*

      Lol. And please, share those notes with me. We might even have to form False Prince study groups before doing stuff like this. XDD

      Awwww THANK YOU SO MUCH, Lily!!! Gotta say, this was the most fun post to write in the countdown, even though I was completely roasted. XD Aaaaahhh, giiiiirl, I feel you. (Oooo maybe she does! You should quiz her on these questions!!) YESSS ME TOO!!!!! Awww thanks, girl. 😉 I really need to read this book soon so we can fangirl over it!!!! (Yeah, I don’t normally mind spoilers, but NOT on a Jennifer Nielsen book. She’s the only one I set my foot down on. XD)

      Thanks for stopping by!!!!

    • Rose

      Tbh I knew all the answers off the top of my head except the archer one so. But to be fair I read each book in the series over 27 times so I can literly recite it from memory.

      • Issabelle Perry

        Wow, WAY TO GO ROSE!!!! *high fives* *gives you chocolate* I think you might beat me in a challenge of who’s the biggest false prince fan. 😂 Whoa, girl, that is INCREDIBLE!!!! I am seriously impressed!!!

        And THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by Teen Writers’ Nook!!! We’re so glad to have you. 🙂

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