Prince of Alasia

Twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin, heir to the throne of Alasia, barely escapes with his life when invaders from neighboring Malorn attack. Accompanied by Erik, his young bodyguard and friend, Jaymin flees to a nearby town to live in hiding. There, coming face to face with the hardships suffered by the poor, he determines to improve his people’s lives someday when he takes the throne, assuming he can reclaim his kingdom. 

In his struggle to retain his identity and yet blend in with children in the local school, Jaymin’s life depends on his ability to protect his secret from both enemy troops and unsuspecting townsfolk. Meanwhile, Erik must resort to his skills in unarmed combat to defend Jaymin against everyone from a gang of schoolyard bullies to the Malornians who regularly patrol the streets looking for trouble – and for the missing prince.

As the search intensifies and his enemy’s suspicions grow, Jaymin seeks desperately for a way to save his kingdom and himself. Then he stumbles upon a startling discovery that will challenge his assumptions and forever change his view of Malorn and the events that altered his life.
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Confused about some of the vocabulary?  Click on the links below to access free PowerPoint presentations explaining the key vocabulary from each chapter with pictures and definitions.  Especially recommended for younger readers or English language learners.  Also an excellent resource for classroom use!

Zip File with Vocabulary PowerPoints for Chapters 1-18

Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 1
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 2
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 3 
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 4
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 5
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 6
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 10
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 11
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 12
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 13
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 14
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 15
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 16
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 17
Vocabulary PowerPoint for Chapter 18

Reviews for Prince of Alasia

"I have nothing to say except that this book was Brilliantly written. I could not put it down!"

"The plot and characters are rich, meaningful, memorable and believable. I found it difficult for me to put the book down!"

"This is a great book with a fantastic story line, and it will keep your attention. You can't stop with this one, however, for the amazing way that the author intertwines the sequel (In the Enemy's Service) with the story presented in this book is truly amazing!"
-Family Oriented

"Enjoyed this book very much! A great adventure! Will soon read the second second book! Hope more will soon follow!"

"This book was very well written and was enjoyable to read. The author's way of describing things brought the story to life, without weighing it down with too many words. I look forward to reading another of her books."
-A. Customer

"I really enjoyed reading Prince of Alasia. I am so hoping that the author continues this series, as I didn't want the story to end. The characters seemed so lifelike and experienced emotions like us all. This story kept a good pace and definitely had moments where I wondered what would be the outcome next."

"I really enjoyed this book. I liked how the author mixed things that are universal - friendship, bravery, and honor - with unique details about the location, time, and place where the story takes place. Alasia seems to be a familiar place, but yet foreign and different as well. That really keeps the reader guessing and makes the story interesting. I loved the friendship between Jaymin and Erik and I look forward to reading more about Alasia in books to come!"

"I purchased this book with high hopes, and I wasn't disappointed. The characters are not just believable but engaging; the action is exciting; and the setting is intriguing and rich and leaves you wanting to know more."

"This book inspires hope in people, deals with drama that is believable, and has one waiting to find out what is next. Well worth the read!"
-S. Chambers

"The author has done a great job of weaving a story that draws you in quickly and keeps you there. My daughters enjoyed it immensely, and so did I."

"This book had me hooked from the first page! Prepare to finish this book in one sitting! It was adventurous and had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. I would recommend this to everyone who loves a great adventure."

"This was a very good book. The struggles the boys go through and survive are very touching. Just the right amount of action and suspense."

"The whole Annals of Alasia series is awesome. I think they would make an absolutely amazing movie. The details and the painstaking depth that Annie Douglass Lima puts into her works are admirable."
-V. Howard

"In addition to the main character, I liked the story in which he moved. There are some good plot twists. Sometimes I could almost hear the creepy soundtrack music warning that something was about to jump. Other times, I was totally taken by surprise, and at other times I kept fearing that someone I trusted would suddenly prove to be a traitor.... I stayed up way too late on several occasions because I wanted to read just one more chapter…. just one more!"
-London Fog

"This is a wonderful, well-written, deeply moving story of a twelve-year-old prince and his journey through grief, great peril, and unexpected education. Since I was a teen I've had the same favorite fantasy, but Prince of Alasia is now my #2 favorite. I highly recommend this book to boys and girls, and anyone who wants to share in a journey of discovery with a likeable and sympathetic young prince and his best friend and bodyguard. (Makes me wish I had a bodyguard like Erik when I was their age!)"


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