In this book about political intrigues, space battles and engineered warriors, Khemri, an enhanced human is being trained and prepared to become the Prince of the Empire. Equipped with biological and technical enhancements, Khemri can get the ultimate glory - should he die, and if he is considered worthy - he will be reborn. But itís not as simple as it sounds. No sooner has Khemri become Prince he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire - that there are ten million princes and all of them want each other dead!
A major standalone space opera, this is Garth Nixs first novel for older readers since the conclusion of the Old Kingdom trilogy... and its worth the wait.
A grand adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes, A Confusion of Princes is also a page-turning action adventure. These are the three deaths of Prince Khemri. Told in his own words, we follow him as he trains to become a Prince of the Empire, an enhanced human being, equipped with biological and technological improvements that make him faster, stronger and smarter than any ordinary person. Not to mention the ultimate benefit: should he die, and be deemed worthy, he will be reborn... Which is just as well, because no sooner has Prince Khemri graduated to full Princehood than he learns the terrible truth behind the Empire: there are a million princes, and all of them want each other dead, because there can only be one Emperor.
About the Author
Garth Nix (born 19 July 1963) is an Australian author of young adult fantasy novels, most notably the Old Kingdom series, The Seventh Tower series, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. He has frequently been asked if his name is a pseudonym, to which he has responded, "I guess people ask me because it sounds like the perfect name for a writer of fantasy. However, it is my real name."
Born in Melbourne, Nix was raised in Canberra. Subsequent to a period working for the Australian Government, he traveled in Europe before returning to Australia in 1983 and undertaking a BA in professional writing between 1984 and 1986 at the University of Canberra. He worked in a Canberra bookshop after graduation, before moving to Sydney in 1987, where he worked his way up in the publishing field. He was a sales rep and publicist before becoming a Senior editor at HarperCollins. In 1993 he commenced further travel in Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe before becoming a full time marketing consultant, founding his own company Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd.
In addition to his work as a fantasy novelist, Nix has written a number of scenarios and articles for the role playing field, including those for Dungeons & Dragons and Traveller. These have appeared in related publications such as White Dwarf, Multiverse and Breakout!. He has also written case studies, articles and news items in the information technology field, his work appearing in publications such as Computerworld and PCWorld.
Nix lives with wife Anna, a publisher, and son Thomas Henry in Sydney in Australia.