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Kings Rising

(Captive Prince #3)

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4.47  ·  Rating details ·  26,668 ratings  ·  3,979 reviews
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
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ebook, 385 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Penguin Group Australia
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Tina Koran I will die if it's not going to be until 2015. I check every day to see if there's updates on it and I die a little inside every time there isn't a…moreI will die if it's not going to be until 2015. I check every day to see if there's updates on it and I die a little inside every time there isn't a release date posted. At this rate, it looks like it won't be released until 2015 unfortunately. *Cries*(less)

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Lola

THE MOST PERFECT ENDING TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY ON PLANET EARTH.
Kat
I didn't think it possible, but Pacat has outdone herself. I literally finished this book 2 minutes ago and I'm breathless and flushed, and my heart pounds too fast. Don't expect a cool and collected review from me yet, for now I'll just go with: epic conclusion to a magnificent series.

Review probably to come. :')


Update 9/7/15:

Aaaaaand we have an anticipation increasing blurb! And according to Penguin CP 3 will be 384 pages.:D

Update 6/26/15:

Official publication date for CP 3: 02-02-2016.

I'm
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Claudia Ramírez
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
CRYING FOREVER TEARS OF JOY. OMG.
Victoria Schwab
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
DAMN NEAR PERFECT.
Whitney Atkinson
OM G YM God

ok this is fine I'M FINE EVEYRTHIN GIT S FNIE

at first i was like o shit this probably isn't going to be gr8 but it was so gr8 i feel so gr8 after finishing this.
This was so touching yet interesting and the characters were just so well-built and intricate even though I could predict some of the backstory that went behind their angstiness.

I remember reading this book and thinking "I only have one issue with it" but now that I'm done with the book and i'm typing this I literally don't
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Candace
Like earlier books in this series, 'Kings Rising' had my rapt attention from beginning to end. This book was action-packed and full of emotion. It broke my heart, only to piece it back together slowly. I loved every minute!

This book sees both Damen and Laurent fighting to reclaim their kingdoms. Despite their differences, the two are forced into a tenuous alliance. They need one another, if either of them hopes to succeed. This makes for plenty of emotional highs and lows along the way as the tw
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”To gain everything and lose everything in the space of a moment. That is the fate of all princes destined for the throne.”

I. N. T. E. N. S. E.!!!

If I had to describe “King’s Rising” with one word it most certainly would be this one! This book was so damn freaking intense the tension was physically palpable in the air. It dripped from every single page, it consumed me, made me feel uncomfortable, giddy and so excited I could barely keep it in.
Gosh this was actually so damn intense it will tak
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Judith












It's official....Laurent and Damen are up there as one of my favourite M/M couples.This series was everything I hoped it would be and this book is definitely the best in the series.....

First thing,a MASSIVE thank you to Em for lending me this series.The price definitely put me off.
I really can't explain how much I loved this story.So,with 3 books in the series it's the ultimate slow burn.
Enemies to lovers that's so compelling and captivating.The scene setting was beautiful,the characters(while n
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Navessa

No rating. For now. Up until the 80% mark this was five stars all the way. But that ending...



I feel like I should add more here, so I will. If I were forced to rate this now, based on the series as a whole, this would be a solid four stars. I guess what I'm saying is don't let this review concern you or keep you from reading these books. This ending is perfectly satisfactory. For most books. But after the level of brilliance in the second one in this series, it just can't compare. It was too nea
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Jackeli08
Feb 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Rachel
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
* For anyone looking for the Timelines of this series, here are the links:
Kings Rising Timeline
Complete Captive Prince Series Timelines
I also posted them on GR in the Timeline and Cliffnotes section of Captivated.

As gratifying as I hoped it would be and well worth the wait.

Kings Rising Fulfilling a Trilogy

Picking up exactly where Pacat left us in Captive Prince: Volume Two at Ravenel, we are swept into the whirlwind of action, intrigue and romance at a stallion’s pace. Feeding into his arch
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Julio Genao
i... don't quite know what just happened, but i'm pretty sure it happened directly to my face.

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review to come, after i've consulted my cats.

...and a healthcare professional.
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
No rating so far, possibly forever. I AM TOO CONFUSED.



Involvement : I just binge read the three books in two days. I'm pretty sure that it speaks for itself. If not, DUH, these books are more addictive than Nutella.

Exhilaration : You can't even imagine how deep I fell for Laurent. Give me a tortured, complex end borderline psycho heart, I'll be intrigued. Add a twisted and convoluted mind, I'll lose my breathe. Make him genuinely smile and I'll love him forever. God, how he made me laugh.
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Lucía
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 estrellas




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Luego de 3 años de espera, POR FIN TENGO KINGS RISING EN MIS MANOSSSSSSS.

Y LO LEERE APENAS QUE regrese del trabajo TTT-TTT.
wesley
Disclaimer: This is a combined review of all three books because I had to read everything in one go; else, I wouldn’t survive.

My first thought after I slightly recovered (heavy emphasis on ‘slightly’) from the Captive Prince magic was, “This deserves a movie series!”

And, “Why isn’t there a movie series yet?”

damen and laurent
Deviantart by: chiihun

Because no series is this vividly detailed yet deceptively good. From the onset, Pacat had created this intricate web – so perfectly woven and exquisitely crafted tha

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jessica
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i really dont want to spoil anything but i am beyond happy with the conclusion of this trilogy. which rarely ever happens - usually i lose interest as a series progresses, but this was the opposite for me - it only got better! i enjoyed how the story was wrapped up nicely (not without a few twists here and there) and loved that everything fell into place for the better. the ending was a little abrupt in my opinion (which left me wanting more), and i still believe all three books should have been ...more
Simona Bartolotta
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-english
One of my favourite series ever, one of the most touching and intense love stories I've ever read. It has and will always hold an exclusive place in my heart.

“Hello, lover.”

Let it be known that the Captive Prince series is something beautiful, precious, heady and spectacular. I want the whole world to read this, and people, I'm going to do it. I'm going to rave about this series so much that everyone will end up reading it just to shut me up.
(I won't stop even then, though.)

I have already spe
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 Captive Prince ★★★★★
#2 Prince's Gambit ★★★★★
#3 King's Rising ★★★★★

Spoilers ahead for the first two books!

A kingdom, or this.

Holy hell. I was not ready for this series to end. What I wouldn't give for a fourth book, even if it was just full of domestic fluff and precious, tender little moments. I would pay good money for a limitless supply of Laurent's wicked snark and Damen's kindness. When I began this series, I never could have guessed that it would mean so much to me. I expected a fun,
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
Holy.

Shit.


That moment when you JUST finish book 2 and want to jump into book 3, only to discover it's not out yet???!!!

Oh, the horror.

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‘Laurent of Vere. They say you’re frigid. They say you rebuff all your suitors, that no man has been good enough to prise your legs apart. I believe you thought it would be brutish and physical, and maybe a part of you even wanted it that way. But you and I both know that Damen does not make love like that. He took you slowly. He kissed you until you started to want it.’

Laurent said, ‘Don’t stop on my account.’

‘You let him undress you. You let him put his hands on you. They say you hate Akie
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Midnight
Jan 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016
After reading this final installment, I didn't feel like writing a review because I realized I had very little nice to say about it. The writing itself is great, as far as style goes and there was not a moment where I felt bored. It sure kept me at the edge of my seat, however, not in a good way. Most of the book, I've found myself frustrated, hastily reading to reach a point where my hopes would be fulfilled and I could go, "Yes! Finally justice!" Alas, that moment never came. I have to say, th ...more
Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
“I would court you, with all the grace and courtesy that you deserve.”

Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐
For centuries wars were won this way - two countries fighting for one cause - to destroy their real enemies.
War is caused by several things but the most common is the hunger for power.
If you get a taste of it there is a craving, a longing that destroys your soul.
It makes you ruthless, makes you lose your loyalty and makes you forget that there is something other than power - like family or love.
Being betrayed
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Shile
Re-Read March 2019

I was clearly asleep when i rated this book 4.5 stars. After the best giant buddy (re) read, i have seen the errors of my rating.

Bumping it up to:

7+++++++ STAN stars

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This series is so good i can't even express how good it is.. I can't EVEN!!!!

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The Characterization and character development is out of this world.

The story - every word written in this series has a meaning and a deeper meaning.

The world building and everything else in this series.

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The MC's - Damen and Laurent, they a
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The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
WHAT THE FUCK. WHAT THE FUCK. WHAT THE FUCK. WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK!!!!
THAT'S IT??? ARE YOU SERIOUS? WHHHHHYYYYYY!!!!

Trisha Harrington
OMG. I finally read it!

And it was amazing!

And perfect!

And now I'm going to die from happiness.
Shin Mon Thway
Reread: 13th June 2018

Can I just say I'm simply drunk on love for these two? As amazing as ever! Seriously, the greatest trilogy of all time when it comes to MM romance. If you still haven't this one, you are seriously missing out! You know why I love rereading my favorite books? Because you always realize new things, new depths of emotions the characters develop for reach other and new perspectives. I saw more of Laurent's way of thinking and unspoken words this time I reread. He really is a so
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, m-m

➦I've been meaning to read this trilogy for a long time and now, finally, I've read all three books back to back. This will be a quick review of the trilogy as a whole.

➦My overall impression was positive. But I was surprised by a couple of things. I've expected this fantasy to have, well, more fantasy?


➦This felt a bit like... like... Game of Thrones pumped full of testosterone and minus the dragons. Or magic. Ok, forget it, it wasn't like GoT. But there was a battle for the throne (or two) and i
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes:
- 6. The highest rated book on your TBR
LenaLena
Feb 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, mm
The first third of this book was 5 stars. Laurent and Damen as we've come to know and love them. Laurent with his mind like a nest of scorpions, juxtaposed by straightforward and honorable Damen, who can read him so well. It's dramatic, it's complicated and it's heart warming, this first third. In the second third the niggles of doubt started to set in. I honestly don't mind suspending disbelieve in a romantic fantasy novel, but it was starting to get strained. Both men are crowding into superhe ...more
☆☽Erica☾☆
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A stunningly perfect ending to one of my favorite love stories of all time.

I am just so wowed. Stories like this are why reading is the greatest thing ever. Like how can words create so much magic? It's incredible.

This whole series was so slow burn and delicious from start to finish. I want to rant and rave about how amazing it is: The characters blew me away. The writing was phenomenal. The plot added the necessary tension to truly make the story evolve in unforeseen ways. The author astonishe
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C.S. Pacat is a Melbourne writer. Her first series the Captive Prince trilogy began its life as an original web serial. Self-published in 2013 to critical and commercial success and acclaim, the Captive Prince trilogy was acquired by Penguin, and will be published worldwide in 2015.

Other books in the series

Captive Prince (3 books)
  • Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1)
  • Captive Prince: Volume Two (Captive Prince, #2)
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