Review: Captive Prince: Volume Two by C.S. Pacat

Review: Captive Prince: Volume Two by C.S. PacatSeries: Captive Prince #2
on November 25, 2013
Pages: 343
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The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy.

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 . . .
five-stars

If you like a good political intrigue novel, this one would fit the bill.
It picks right up where book 1 ended.
Prince Laurant and his Uncle matching wits for the throne, with everyone picking sides. Damen torn from trying to gain his freedom, and figuring out that enigma of a prince–Laurant.

I loved watching the power struggle between Laurant and Damen. Laurant initially tried to master Damen because he is used to ferreting out his uncle’s moles. Slowly, he saw that Damen didn’t have a slave’s mentality. there was nothing submissive about Damen as Damen gave Laurant the harsh truths everyone else was scared to say. Respect grew on both sides as they began working together to protect Laurant.

Initially, in book 1, I thought Laurant was just a naive pampered lazy arrogant pretender. But boy, underneath the mask is a master tactician. Anything less and he would have been dust under his Uncle’s heel. Also, Damen began to melt the ice and I saw Laurant really does care, he just doesnt want anyone to know, lest it be used against him.

What will Laurant do when he finds out the truth about Damen? AWWWW MAN! I can’t wait for book 3.

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