Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Review: Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

Captive Prince 
(Captive Prince #1)
by C.S. Pacat
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Genre: Historical M/M Romance

From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first in her critically acclaimed trilogy—with a bonus story.

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…

Includes an exclusive extra story!

I finally bit the bullet after spending an hour looking through the fan art shared in Todd's review. OMG! Now I know why this series is so popular. I started reading at 11.30pm after finishing a book, thinking I might just wanna have a little tease of what this is all about. In the end, I read till 4am. 

There are lot of wrongness in this book that is totally deprave and not for the faint of heart. One of the hero is a total villain in the beginning and questionable during the end. But seeing that this is sorta a historical fantasy, it just work and I'm not really bothered by it. However, I do appreciate that this book isn't very graphic when it comes to all the abuses. 

There isn't any romance per se, but I find myself captivated by every interaction between Damen and Laurent. Not missing any gesture or words spoken, looking for all the hidden meaning behind their mask of indifference and rebelliousness.