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The Lost Prince

(Guardians of Aandor #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Edward Lazellari brings you The Lost Prince, and the race to find the missing prince is on . . .

In Lazellari’s debut fantasy, Awakenings, New York City cop Cal MacDonnell and photographer Seth Raincrest found themselves stalked by otherworldly beings intent on killing them. The two had to accept the aid of a mysterious woman to unlock their hidden pasts, and what they disc
Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Tor
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Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent follow-up to "Awakenings". Ending of this book left you wanting to read the next without the TV style cliffhanger of the first book. The characters have grown and an interesting twist was added. Very nice work. I look forward to #3! ...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Back when I reviewed the first Guardians of Aandor novel, I recall that one of my biggest concerns with the story was that the eclectic mashup of high fantasy and contemporary urban elements would play havoc with reader expectations. However, with this sequel, the series may have finally found its feet, thanks to clever storytelling by author Edward Lazellari.

The Lost Prince picks up immediately after the events of Awake
Dan Smyth
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a great sequel, and probably would have gotten a full rave review from me if not for the very strong sexual content involving a 13-year old. Even if the kid doesn't act like like one, in the story he still is one. If you've read the first in the series, this is a direct pick-up from the end of it and does a really good job of upping the stakes while everyone, good and bad alike, are trying to find the prince of Aandor before anyone else. Lots of great story here. Excited to see where it ...more
Dan Phillips
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Way more entertaining than the first what a ride I loved it its what I look for in urban fantasy the final battle was beyond epic and the characters were more fleshed out and developed. This is what a sequel should be I hope the last one is coming soon.
Susan Haseltine
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Aside from my constant annoyance at yet another *and *ond fantasy kingdom name, and a very tell not show approach to the marriage of Cat and Cal as well as Cal's relationship with his betrothed, the kitchen sink of alternate world/fantasy game tropes is pretty well blended and ultimately works as it's own thing - though it does end up feeling over-packed with alternative agendas.
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
An improvement on Book 1, this sequel is full of what Mr. Lazellari does best: scenes of people being people (even those pesky non-humans).

I really enjoyed seeing Seth's transformation over the course of this novel. Daniel's tentative acceptance of his role brings out his leadership qualities, but he still comes across as a teen just trying to roll with the punches. Even the bad guy's henchmen are well-rounded characters. I was saddened to see Cal's slow emotional collapse into an inflexible as
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lazellari's engaging series continues with the solid addition of The Lost Prince. Tension gets higher in this sequel as the race to find the missing prince begins in earnest. Dorn's sanity wanes the longer he remains in this world, and he is at the end of his patience, willing to risk forbidden magic in order to turn the tide.

The guardians have been living their own lives for these past thirteen years, and not everyone is able to drop what they were doing to run to their prince's aid. This adds
Pamela Fuhst
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Lost Prince continues, and ratchets up, the action begun in Awakenings. You have to get through the first third of the book, which has a lot of set up and introduces several new characters, before it kicks into high gear, but the Butcher-esque high octane payoff is worth it. Although Lost Prince is the second book in the series, it has a more solid ending than its predecessor; more like Harry Potters 4 or 5 than Game of Thrones (no cliffhangers, but lots of promise of future tales). This lit ...more
Seth Kramer
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away. What a great, great, great read. I love fantasy. I love stories where the land of magic bleeds into our modern world and carves away the day to day boredom we all sometimes feel. That you could turn a corner, you could find a box, you could look at a picture, you could pick up a book and the world suddenly expands and you are something more than you ever were before. You are part of two worlds. You are walking the streets of New York and the around the corner there is the ...more
Raven Black
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. Malcolm, and Scott were my favorite characters. The Jester was interesting. I really liked reading about him because he reminded me of the Shakespearean Jesters that I read about especially in the book Troilus and Criseyde, and King Lear. This book was not slow, and it sucked me in the moment I picked it up. The Epilogue just made me want to scream because I knew this no third book yet, and I really need to read the third book. Seth grew a lot in this book, an ...more
Lexie Miller
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Take our normal real life and turn it upside down with witches and a secret land of Aandor in current time in the United States. What started off slightly confusing with the various story lines and characters created one very interesting plot. I wish I should have read Awakenings by Edward Lazellari first to get more of a background on the characters and main story though I was able to pick up where I presume that novel left off.

Very well written book that kept me interested down to the very la
... Perhaps what impressed me most about this book was how well Lazellari blends fantasy and reality. Our world is still our world, but he weaves in the promise of something more so realistically that the reader can’t help but wondering, “What if?” This, combined with his realistic, engaging characters, really makes The Lost Prince is deliciously complex. Lazellari keeps things interesting, and the ending is a perfect culmination of adventure, action, and growth. Furthermore, his blend of answer ...more
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've always liked books that remind me in some way or ways of other books I've enjoyed in the past. The Lost Prince definitely reminds me of some of my favorite fantasy, but is different enough so it doesn't feel derivative of any particular book or series.

It's almost a cliche to say that book X is the love child of books A & B, but that doesn't do this justice. I think of this as more of a witches' brew of the Harry Dresden books, high fantasy like A. Merritt & Stephen R. Donaldson, comics like
Brian Palmer
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought it took the promise of the first novel and took it a step up. This takes seriously the premise of a group from a fantasy universe that entered our world, fleeing a military invasion of their kingdom. Time passes differently there than here -- here, 13 years have passed, while things have barely changed back home. And although misadventures have passed where they need to reunite with the now teenaged prince the party ostensibly serves, they have 13 years of life here to confront. Is the ...more
Peter Fiske
Great fantasy! Enjoyed immensely & very hard to put down. I think it's even better it's predecessor Awakenings. I will be waiting for
Lazellari's next book.
I have read this and it's predecessor for the 2nd time and my opinion has not changed. It is now Aug. 30, 2015,
and I am still waiting for the conclusion.
Need some updates!
Okay, 7/05/2017 - read again!

Still waiting for the third book. When oh when?
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I'm torn about this one. The story is excellent, the battle scenes are top-notch, and I really like the character growth.

But the only scene I remember well about this one is a torture scene that was gruesome enough that I don't think I'll be following this series. We'll see if time changes my mind (it's been just three days since I finished the book).
Rebecca Hughes
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received a copy of this book in the goodreads giveaways. I really enjoyed this book. I liked the story very much of the young boy being hunted and trying to be saved by his guardians of another universe. Action packed and really keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next.
Cf Cooper
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a terrific follow-up to Lazellari's AWAKENINGS. Stay with it as it builds, because the payoff is satisfyingly spectacular, in a very cinematic way. Both books are fun reads, but this one has a more satisfying conclusion (even though there's a third book yet to come; looking forward to it!) ...more
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Full review here:

Even if the characters follow D&D archetypes, seeing that reinterpreted is terms of Earth translations is quite a bit of fun. Really, it's kind of like a reverse of Brook's Magic Kingdom of Landover.
Carlos Jr.
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok this quickly grabbed my attention. Beautiful cover and mouth watering description. Two thumbs up.
Jacklynn Sizemore
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book gets you and you just can't put it down. It's differ form anything that I have read this year!! I love that it has witches and wizards and other great things in this book!!! ...more
Sol Rose
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent follow up to Awakenings. Plot was well developed and there is excellent interplay between the characters. Can't wait for the sequel! ...more
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Way better than the first book (which I liked). Better ending. Can't wait for book 3. ...more
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Saving a missing prince from an alternate universe using swords, magic, modern weapons and technology, I loved it and can't wait to read the next book in this exciting crossover fantasy series! ...more
Southern Today Gone Tomorrow
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Written by Edward Lazellari, this novel picks up were Awakenings left off; our heroes of Aandor now all have their memories back, those that survived, and we have an expanded cast of characters.

This is definitely a book of growth for the characters, and I think this paints a better picture of just how different the entire groups lives have been. We get to meet far more characters in the first, and get to see real growth in our wizard, prince, and get to see the struggle of having to choose betwe
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Continuation where we have a typical dungeon crawler team of good guys (knight, cleric, mage, dwarf, etc.) racing a team of bad guys (half-giant, mage, half-troll, insane killer) across the modern USA in search of a lost prince. Battle culminates in a magic war in the middle of New York City.

The battle/action sequences are thrilling, among the best I've read. The stand off at the farm.... Wow really good. But 13 year old trailer park sex.... nope, no bueno. And there is some very gruesome tortu
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now knowing who the prince is, Cal and his band must find him before the others do. Stashing the kid in a safe place, Dredge tries to make a deal with Dorn but realizes Cal is the better option. Both sides find the prince and battle for him.

This was a good read. Cal has a lot of secrets he is hiding from Cat and, unfortunately, they are exposed. Cat becomes a pawn between the two groups. Betrayal rears its ugly head. Lives will change but how. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Cannot wait to read
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ripping adventure. Fun mix of action and magic
Christoph Weber
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
I loved the first book in the series, but this one was a bit disappointing. The pace is fine, but the story moves too far into the kingdom af Aandor which we don't know even at the very end. ...more
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ncc-books
In The Lost Prince, the race to save the Kingdom of Aandor, which has been invaded by the war-happy nation of Farrenheil, continues. The only way for Callum MacDonnell to do so is to find his prince and keep him safe. Thirteen years ago, the infant prince Danel, along with a company of protectors, was sent to this realm in the hopes that he could be protected and raised up to take back his kingdom. However, danger followed closely behind. Farrenheil’s had its own company sent out with a strong w ...more
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Edward began his career as a storyteller writing and illustrating for Marvel Comics. He turned his attention to prose fiction and earned his BA in English literature at Rutgers University. His first prose story, "The Date" appeared in Playboy Magazine. The first Guardians of Aandor series, Awakenings (Tor Books), debuted in August 2011, and the second novel, The Lost Prince, dropped on Aug. 20, 20 ...more

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