Book: Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Series: Captive Prince #1
Date Published: February 4th, 2012
Date Started: May 2nd, 2016
Date Finished: May 4th, 2016
Other Books Reviewed: N/A
“This was Vere, voluptuous and decadent, country of honeyed poison”
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…
Captive Prince is one of those books where you say “What. The. Hell. Did. I. Just. Read?” But in a good way. After reading so slowly lately, I was surprised and ecstatic that I finished this in under two days. Its seriously that good.
Where Am I?
When I started reading this, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Was it going to be Medieval influenced? Ancient Greek? Knights of the round table? All I knew was that it was heavy on politics and war. I felt as though there weren’t as much world building details as I would have liked. But at the same time, it allows you to build the world to your own liking. As for me, I made a mix of Medieval and Ancient Greek historical influences. Togas for everyone.
Oh Damen. You god.
This is a story where the characters are the main focus. The character development of both Damen and Laurent is amazing. Their storyline is so complex and messed up, you’ll be on the edge of your seat anticipating everything to blow up in a glorified mess. I love Damen and Laurent and want everything to work out peacefully. But who am I kidding? That’ll never happen with them.
JUST KISS ALREADY!
Oh. The sexual tension. Its intense. Enough said.
This is definitely not a book that is light hearted. Its rough, its dirty, its brutal, its violent. The list goes on and on. But its a book that sucks you in. Thank you to my friend Matthew for telling me about this book and thank you to my friend Paige for telling me to hurry up and read this!