en-Captive Prince - C.S. Pacat review
Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful 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...
My cousin made me read this book. She is obsessed with the Captive Prince trilogy and made me read it. So I finally started with the first book. And I'm not sure what to think of it If I have to be honest.
The story itself is so good and well written. And even some characters are inspiring in a way. But there are things I really don't like. There are a couple of raping scenes in this book, and they are beyond disgusting. I'm not kidding. These scenes are very detailed and disturbing. This gave me sort of an aversion of the book for quite a while. My aversion slowly faded as the story went on. So aside from these scenes I really liked the story itself. But I had to put away the book for a while after reading these disturbing and disgusting scenes.
So based on the story and the characters, I want to continue this series even though the first one wasn't what I hoped it would be. I'm too curious of how the story will end and what will happen to some of the characters. It ended with a giant plot twist and a cliffhanger and this makes me want to read the second book. My cousin promised me the second and the third one are way better than the first one. She also said that there aren't any disturbing scenes in the next books as there were in the first one. I will read the next book, but not immediately.
- Author: C.S. Pacat
- Genre: ADULT fantasy
- Themes: Kingdom, Ruling a kingdom, family tragedies, surviving behind enemy lines
- Publisher: Berkley
- Published: 2013
- Pages: 290
- Rating: * * *