Author: C.S. Pacat
Publisher: Berkley Books
Cover Artist: Diana Kolsky
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/02/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Drama, Historical, M/M Romance
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?
Wow! I am overwhelmed by the experience of Kings Rising! It had me wanting to tear my hair out and yet I couldn’t put it down. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. The tension in this book is unbelievable and yet the resolution is so satisfying. This book was truly EPIC! I am so glad I continued with this series! You see, I wasn’t hooked with book one. It left me confused and lukewarm. I really enjoyed book two however and book three… well, it is now on my favourites list.
Laurent is as twisty and manipulative as ever; Damen as strong. There is intrigue, treason, fighting, and suspense. But there is also humour, camaraderie, loyalty, and a deepening relationship. I loved the setting, I loved the language, I loved the characters. They all had a depth and nuance that gripped me from page one.
I can’t really say much without giving anything away, and I don’t want to spoil this for anyone. This book left me feeling amazing, even though there were times I feared the outcome. So, if you’ve gotten this far in the series, you have to read this soon! If you haven’t read the series give it a try and start with Captive Prince.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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