Captive Prince: Volume One
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 politic...more
Sexual slavery isn’t sexy. Corporal punishment isn’t sexy. Rape isn’t sexy, and it certainly isn’t entertainment.
There are so many things wrong with Captive Prince, it’s hard to know where to start. I’m having trouble understanding how this book can be praised by so many people.
I love seeing queer relationships in books, but the characters in Captive Prince are either sex slave owners or sex slaves themselves. Personally, I don’t think that’s the kind of “relationship” w ...more
*gestures with wine glass*
*sloshes some over the side*
I mean, this book-
*licks wine off fingers*
*tries to refocus*
What was I saying? Oh, yeah. This fucking book, man.
*takes another sip*
There's Damen. A prince betrayed by his bastard of a brother. Sold into slavery to an enemy nation.
*stumbles up to standing*
And do you know what? You know who he's fucking sold to?
To an even bigger bastard than his brother!
*sits back down*
A prince name ...more
For example, I don't read new adult. I don't read chick lit. I don't read m/m. It's simple as that. I prefer the romance in my books to be something that I can relate to, and I feel that for me, a romance would be more realistic if it's m/f. A book has to be completely amazing to change my mind about an m/m romance, and this book, wh ...more
The first thing you should know: this is a character-driven story. I think you will enjoy it as long as you don't go into it expecting a lot of grand world-building. The focus of this book - indeed, the whole series, it would seem - is on the relationship between two men, and their relationships with other royals, guards and slaves around them.
As ro ...more
This book owned me today, completely owned me.
I just have to give S. U. Pacat a huge round of applause. I was 100% drawn into "Captive Prince". It is going to be hard to write a review of just Volume 1 because I read them back to back like a rabid fan-girl so I'll just review them together. It was like my eyes were glued to my phone today. I wouldn't and couldn't stop reading.
I won't rehash the ...more
Well... I don’t know what the fuck to make of this book but suffice it to say I finally understand why many find it polarising.
The characters were boring and one-dimensional as shit. The plot was profoundly lacking. Or more like, there was NONE. What the fuck is a story without a well rounded, well constructed plot anyway? And if you can’t deliver on a good plot at least have some interesting characters to keep the reader engaged.
This was just... please excuse my l ...more
I don't recommend this if you feel uncomfortable reading about:
Pedophilia (view spoiler)[ Nicasius is only 13 and he's used as a sex slave. The worst is that he is supposed to be willing to be forever a sex slave because the king, his master, gets tired of children when they grow up and Nicasious is ...more
The rest is history! I blew through all three audiobooks in a couple of days, listening to them back to back until I had devoured the entire series. This ...more
there are so many sensitive and taboo topics, but i dont think its done distastefully. this is seriously the slowest of slow burns, and i think thats important. had the relationship between damen and laurent developed more quickly, it probably would have been off-putting.
as far as the story goes, its intriguing and unlike anything i have read before. there is a nice ...more
I was so disappointed in this book.
I've been meaning to write a review for this for a while because there is an OVERWHELMING amount of positivity surrounding the series and I just...
The plot was vapid beyond belief. The first 3/4 of the story goes practically nowhere and is made up of lots of weird sex and torture.
Contrived elements that were meant to make you feel desperation & sadness? They only succeeded in making me feel bitter and unconvinced.
The big reveal at th ...more
If you haven't been seeing/hearing the buzz surrounding THE CAPTIVE PRINCE by C.S. Pacat, you've probably been living under a rock. I'd seen it EVERYWHERE, even before one of my favorite authors recommended it in her newsletter (<------why I finally caved).
My impression before reading it was that it was some kind of pseudo-fantasy/MM/BDSM mashup . . . and that impression was fairly accurate.
Not my typical choice of reading material, but HYPE. And CURIOSITY. *shakes fist a ...more
#1 Captive Prince ★★★★★
#2 Prince's Gambit ★★★★★
#3 King's Rising ★★★★★
3rd read update, june 2019: I love this series more and more every single time I read it. ♥
original review, december 2017:
Let me begin this review by saying that these are just my opinions and I am, in no way, about to glorify rape or abuse. I am a survivor myself, and I'm fully aware that this book bothered a lot of people. I would never question another reader's rating of this book, though, and I'm just going to ask you guys ...more
Captive Prince, literally captivated me! this is amazing storytelling and I can honestly say I picked it up to read and did not put it down until both book 1 and book 2 were finished.....it was 5am, but I was hooked! These 2 books are FREE, yes, can you believe it, such a great story is free to read. The only down side is that there is no news on book 3 yet, however I have noticed that she will be publishin ...more
Oh dear Lord, Zeus, Poseidon and Thor forgive me because I actually loved this book. The book does not shy away from sensitive subjects like rape, slavery, flogging, public humiliation. And yet I could not stop reading it, and the writing was sooo goood!, this book got my attention from page 1.
Before you read just know that when they refer to a pet, they don’t mean a cute dog or a sassy lazy cat that sleeps all day and looks at you with ...more
Readers,what do I say about this book??
Power. Brilliance. Excellence. All delivered in one perfect package.
This is fiction at its finest!!!
This is what they mean when they say that a book has the ability to transport you to worlds beyond!!
And was I ever???
This one gripped me in it's powerful clutches,and did not let go.This is what I look for in a book.
This book entranced,enchanted and devoured me.
And I loved every minute of it!!
I'm going to be doing a full review on this book, but wanted to touch on a few things here since it is such a controversial read.
Firstly, I've always planned on reading this entire series regardless of if I hated the first book. Especially because this series should honestly just be one book. All of the books are short enough to combine.
Secondly, yes OBVIOUSLY trigger ...more
review to come; the bonus story at the end of this edition has rendered me completely useless.
watch me twerk it to da left! twerk it to da left! twerk, twerk, tw-twerk it to da left!
dafuksit with these ozzie writers kickin' ass? lisa henry, s.u. pacat... (also: supacat. niiiiice. [ETA: author has since chosen the pseudonym C.S. Pacat]).
can't even be troubled to write a full review. i've got volume two to read.
This has been on my radar for so long.The ridiculous price but me off,so I was so happy when a friend lent me this series.
I read a few reviews and a lot mentioned sex slave so I was expecting maybe a bit of bondage?....maybe a bit of sexual coercion?
Well,there's none of that,in fact there's ..
It's not erotic
But there is a very hedonistic feel to the book.
I'll keep this brief because there are already some fantastic reviews out there.
Damen is the heir to the throne of Akielos an ...more
A burn so slow, it'll have you screaming at your Kindle! I loved it....more
Now, this is what I expected from Sanderson's Warbreaker. This is political intrigue at it's finest. Think Gladiator or Hamlet (sans ghost). The plot was multi-faceted, with characters who were authentic and perfectly placed.
Damen aka Damianos, the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos finds himself serving as a slave to, Laurent, the beautiful Prince of Vere. How did he get there? Well, you need to read the book.
Laurent is o
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to relive this story for the very first time again. 😌 Laurent and Damen are the perfect epitome of my book boyfriends’ standards. 😍 The plotting, scheming, treachery, spying, danger, love, romance, suspense and a mystery, this trilogy has it all. No wonder it was considered one of the greatest MM fantasy romance trilogy of all times. 👏 D&L still certainly is my all time favorite couple. If I could only wish one thing and it would come true, I’d certa ...more
This will be short because my laptop is dying and, quite frankly, I'm feeling lazy as shit.
I went into this knowing it was more political intrigue and less m/m romance... I just didn't think it would be ALL political intrigue and NO m/m romance.
Obviously, the seeds have been planted for future shenanigans, but anyway, that's my onl ...more
TRIGGER WARNING : graphic violence, rape, slavery
4.5 stars. Oh, the dilemma. Review it? Jump on book 2? Review it? Jump on book 2? Review it? Jump on book 2?
Eenie meenie miney mo
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollars let him go
Eenie meenie miney mo
Oh, screw it. I swear that I'll write a real review of Captive Prince: Volume One because Helloooo, it deserves ones, but for now my excitation and eagerness to freaking KNOW what will happen leads me to shorten my ramble and only give you reduced info ...more
“For a prince, learning the words of an enemy was as important as learning the words of a friend.”
Why didn’t I read this FANTASTIC book before??
OMG, I’m in love. ❤️
IS SO FUCKING GOOD!!!
The story, the writing, the characters, the romance, the friendships, the politics, the development, how everything was dealt with and literally everything else was PERFECT.
Oh man, I’m in love. This is definitely on the list of my FAVORITE trilogy of all bloody freaking time.
“Trying to imagine Kastor plot...more
“A golden prince was easy to love if you did not have to watch him picking wings off flies.”
If this book was a person it would be:
I mean. This book was full of depravity and brutality and cunning characters. And just plain ol'fucked up.
And what's worse?
I enjoyed it. A lot.
And at times, it was even quite funny. I laughed. Some parts were so twisted I really just couldn't help myself.
Let's get something straight. I don't enjoy the topics of slavery, torture, rape, sadism ...more
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This was a buddy read with my friends Heather (review here) and Sarah (review here).
C.S. Pacat does with CAPTIVE PRINCE what the bodice rippers of yore did with historical romance, the differences being that (1) this is a fantasy novel and not historical (and not really a romance) and (2) it is about two men. Apart from that, the structure is eerily similar to bodice rippers, from the plot to the role that the characters play to the way ...more
Captive Prince (Vol. 1) took the sharpest hook it could find and dug it deep into me and just pulled me along wherever it wanted to go.
The writing: phenomenal
The world-building: detailed & fascinating
The characters: deliciously layered
The story: political intrigue and mind-fuckery at its best
I was in a mild haze of confusion some of the time…there are a LOT of characters and countries and deceptive alliances and loyalties. But, if you just play along, it all starts to make sense a ...more
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