Title: Kings Rising (Captive Prince #3)
Author: C.S. Pacat
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Genre(s): Historical Fantasy
Page Count: 385
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
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?
Edge of my seat, stayed up until 2 am reading this book! So many twists! I don’t care if you don’t normally read this genre – read this series!
Damen and Lauren’s final chapter of their story has been anticipated for years now. And it didn’t disappoint. Historical Fantasy is not my favorite subgenre of m/m romance, but this series is a must read for everyone! There’s not much I can say that won’t spoil either this story or the 2 first books. Lauren’s devious and manipulative mind is still alive and well. But as he falls harder for Damen, it’s tempered by his feelings. This is an EPIC story that I’m begging you to read!
Lust, love, hurt, betrayal, family ties, and starting over. It’s all here! ‘Nuff said. The only thing I could recommend to make it better is an epilogue. I was dying for one.
***I even bought the paperbacks of the whole series. That’s how much these books are worth your time!