Prince's Gambit - C. S. Pacat review


The second novel in the critically acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy from global phenomenon C. S. Pacat with an all-new chapter exclusive to the print edition.

With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot.

Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow...

I wasn't really excited after the first book in this series, because of the raping scenes and all. But my cousin kept saying I should continue reading because it gets better. She told me that the second and third book are really amazing and that they are worth reading. So I decided to give the second one a chance and I started it.

It was a fast read for me. I think I had it finished in two days or something. The second book is indeed way better than the first one. It is also overloaded with plot twists which keep the story really interesting and mysterious. You never know what's going to happen next.

The storyline in this book is a little more flatly and has a lot of politic aspects in it. This made it a little less intense for me and I wish there were less political details in the book. This sometimes made me lose my concentration and I started to get a little bit bored sometimes. But the story of the connection and bond between Damen and Laurent made up for everything.

I sometimes hated Laurent a little. He can be verry annoying and mean. Even cruel sometimes. This made him less lovable in my opinion. But I do loved how he could talk back to other people.

I really liked the book and I think it's so much better than the first one. I hope to read the third one soon.

Book Specifics:

  • Author: C. S. Pacat
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Themes: LGBTQ+, Politics, Slavery, ...
  • Publisher: Penguin US, Berkley Publishing Group
  • Published: 24/07/2015
  • ISBN-Code: 9780425274279
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Rating: * * * *