Saturday, May 7, 2016

Captive Prince Series

 
Captive Prince Series by C.S. Pacat

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Dark, Adult

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review by: Tina

Synopsis

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the truthful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...

Review

This is such a drastically new genre for me. It seems a lot of readers are jumping on the bandwagon and I wanted to put in my two cents. Boy was I in for a ride.

Captive Prince Vol 1:

The story is a complex web of politics, strategies, and deceit. Underlying lays strong graphic content and violence that goes hand in hand with manipulation and power struggle. It has a slight Game of Thrones feel.

Captive Prince Vol 2:

The pace of the story is fast. Damen is an asset to Prince Laurent and the unstoppable team plans battle tactics and strategies to out-maneuver their enemies.

Captive Prince Vol 3:

The mind play is brilliant. An ambitious uncle manipulates the Council to drag his nephew's name through the dirt so he can ascend to the Throne. And the nephew thinks four steps ahead to out maneuver the uncle.

Then there's another country's illegitimate son who sold his younger brother into slavery and assassinates his father so he can take the Throne. And this brother finds his way home and does a lot of growing up and sees things through fresh eyes for the first time. Learns he needs to be a different kind of King instead of the head strong aggressive being his father wanted him to be.

Thoughts

Very clever. The writing is impeccable. I can do without the graphic oddities but nevertheless very enjoyable read. Each hardship is well thought out and exciting. I can't believe this series hasn't made on the top selling list.

0 comments:

Post a Comment