Series Review: Captive Prince Series by C.S. Pacat

Captive Prince Series by C.S. Pacat

Rating: 5 Stars

Praise for the series

“The Captive Prince books by C. S. Pacat are ingenious and romantic.” – #1 New York Times bestseller, Rainbow Rowell

“Captive Prince and Prince’s Gambit raised high hopes and expectations;

this volume surpasses them.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A conclusion that will keep fans enthralled until the final scene.” – RT Book Reviews, February 2016 Top Pick

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Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1)

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Captive Prince, #1
Release Date: April 7, 2015

Rating: 4 Stars

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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!

Prince's Gambit (Captive Prince, #2)

Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat
Captive Prince, #2
Release Date: July 7, 2015

Rating: 5 Stars

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The second novel in the critically acclaimed 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…

Includes a bonus chapter (print edition only)!

Kings Rising (Captive Prince, #3)

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Captive Prince, #3
Release Date: February 2, 2015

Rating: 5 Stars

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Damianos of Akielos has returned.

His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.

On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.

Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity – can it stand against the Regent’s final, deadly play for the throne?

Series Review

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with copies of all 3 books in this series for an honest review.

The Captive Prince series is an epic political fantasy that is so dark, raw and romantic!!! I was on the edge of my seat to see where all the twists and turns would take these two kingdoms. I have not been so torn-up and excited about finishing a series in awhile. I read all 3 back-to-back and could not put them down. I will say that these are very adult and not for the faint of heart.

The first book has more disturbing material, in that is building the world. It is showing the hate and differences between Akielos and Vere. There is abuse, rape, and pedophilia. The first book was shorter and could have had a little more descriptions of the scenery or things around Damen. I would have liked it a little more flushed out. I overall really liked the first and am giving it 4 out of 5 Stars.

The second and third book were more enriched with world building for me and I was just in love. I am giving both of them 5 out of 5 Stars. The slow build in the relationships. The scenery, I could envision everything. It was truly amazing. I was hung on every word. The relationship between Damen and Laurent is so amazing, and so complex. The twists and turns it constantly takes. Damen is always so straight forward but he never really knows what to expect from Laurent, and why he is so guarded.

Will both Damen and Laurent be able to save their kingdoms? Will they have to betray each other in order to have the throne? With family as your enemy who will Damen be able to trust? You have to read this amazing series to find out!

I will say if you have a hard time with the content of the first book please continue, it really is an amazing series. This series just tugged at me, and I want more!!! I hope that we get another book in the future! 😉 I am giving the overall series 5 out of 5 Stars and would definitely recommend to any adult readers!

C.S. PacatAbout Author:

C.S. Pacat is the author of the best-selling Captive Prince trilogy. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, she has since lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. She currently resides and writes in Melbourne.

Her first series, the Captive Prince trilogy began its life as an original-fiction web serial, which attracted viral attention before being acquired by Penguin USA. The Captive Prince trilogy went on to become a USA Today bestseller and has been published in over six territories to commercial and critical acclaim.

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