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The Prince's Man by Deborah Jay
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really liked it

This exciting and enchanting novel is very approachably written. Jay follows the basic format of a fantasy tale but he story itself is extremely unique. You can’t help but get caught up in the amazing world that Jay presents to her readers. At times I felt like I was watching a reel, I was so caught up in Jay’s descriptions of each and every scene. Not only that, but this novel is extremely well written and edited, allowing you to flow seamlessly into this world. Jay neither talks up nor down to her audience. Her story balances perfectly in that margin in between. Her very in-depth and intricate plot is told in a very captivating manner. It is gripping even through the battle scenes, which are suspenseful without being gory or dirty.

This novel presents a well-developed cast that is full of interesting individuals who carry the story forward very well. Jay’s unique character names make it easy to remember everyone and who did what. The natural interactions between the characters make everything very easy to relate to. Jay also incorporates some very eloquent dialogue into this story, but it always fits with the characters in question. Although it isn’t the everyday language that one typically encounters it is fluid and enhances the characters in question. It also helps to differentiate between the different classes of the very well defined social structure within this tale, where everyone has their place even if they don’t necessarily accept it fully. Through this, court intrigue makes a play that definitely keeps you wanting more.

Overall, this was a captivating fantasy with just a touch of reality. It’s the perfect escape from the everyday.

Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

September 22, 2013 – Shelved
September 22, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
November 19, 2013 – Started Reading
November 22, 2013 – Finished Reading

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