Book One of the Captive Prince trilogy
Captive Prince – Australian Edition
From global phenomenon C.S. Pacat comes the compelling first adventure in her critically acclaimed trilogy.
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. . .
“Pacat’s powerful debut, a blend of intense erotica and political fantasy, is disturbing and intriguing in equal measure . . . The intricacy of the political entanglements gives depth to the novel’s erotic turmoil . . . Fans of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series will eat this up with a spoon.”
– PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY (Starred Review)
“This book lives up to every word of praise it has garnered. The lush setting, full of intricate historical detail, engaging decadence and ruthless scheming will draw many, but it’s Pacat’s characters . . . who’ll surely keep readers captive.”
– RT BOOK REVIEWS, Top Pick
“You will be completely enthralled and on edge.”
– USA TODAY