Genre: Fantasy, Romance
My Ratings: 2/5 stars
About this book:
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…
Okay so, many people have read and loved this book and even suggested it to me. Yeah, this book has a good fantasy setting.
War, violence, betrayals, politics. All interesting stuff. Then there are the characters. Strong characters- your usual rough brute strength protagonist, a sly Prince (cruel but with a good heart), people who want to overthrow him. Same old same old.
It was interesting to read about but that’s all. It didn’t capture my interest for long though. I would flip through a few pages and think, yeah this is entertaining but then I would shut the book and not think about it, until a few hours later when I’ll try to read it again.
Now the main thing that totally killed it for me (ruined it) was the slavery portion. Can’t stomach it. No, thank you.
Still maybe I’ll give the next book a chance. It is volume 2 and I’m not known to abandon books easily but now I don’t have high hopes for it.