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 ofDamianos 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
Kings Rising 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
THE MOST PERFECT ENDING TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY ON PLANET EARTH.
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 [...]
CRYING FOREVER TEARS OF JOY. OMG.
DAMN NEAR PERFECT.
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 [...]
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 seriesFirst 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 not alway [...]
No rating. For now. Up until the 80% mark this was five stars all the way. But that endingI 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 neat. [...]
Dear Author,First of all I would like to compliment you on book 1 and 2 of this saga, because they not only were written exceptionally well, they also bespoke of an acute, detail/oriented, forward/thinking mind. Unfortunately, these are also the reasons behind my poor rating: while your writing ability remains intact, the carefully planned strategies you had shown us in the past two books quite simply disappear, and are replaced by sheer luck. SPOILERS AHEADChapter two: Laurent wakes up bound to [...]
* 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 TrilogyPicking 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 ar [...]
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. before this book i was all for the gays but after this book i am ALL! !!!! FOR !!!!! THE ~!!!!! GAYS !!! ! !!! It has seriously inspired me to want to read every single LGBTQ+ book on the market and this was so touching yet interesting and the characters were just so well-built and intricate even though I could predict some [...]
i don't quite know what just happened, but i'm pretty sure it happened directly to my faceview to come, after i've consulted my cats. d a healthcare professional.
► 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. I [...]
4.5 estrellas*****************Luego de 3 años de espera, POR FIN TENGO KINGS RISING EN MIS MANOSSSSSSS.Y LO LEERE APENAS QUE regrese del trabajo TTT-TTT.
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?”Deviantart by: chiihunBecause no series is this vividly detailed yet deceptively good. From the onset, Pacat had created this intricate web – so perfectly woven and exquisit [...]
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 s [...]
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.
‘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 y [...]
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 [...]
OMG. I finally read it!And it was amazing!And perfect!And now I'm going to die from happiness.
#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 muc [...]
➦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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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 [...]
"Damianos of Akielos has returned."My name is Norah and I officially say that this is my favourite love story (damn right it is) of all time. How can you read about Laurent and Damianos and not cry of pain and happiness at the same time? How can you finish this book without lying in pool of your own tears? Damen not ever doubting Laurent and Laurent thinking that there aren't those who would fight alongside him or even for him And that ending. I thank God every day that C.S.Pacat decided to publ [...]
4 StarsThe time for pretense is over. Damen's secret is out and the conflict between Laurent and the Regent is coming to a head. The only way to win this war and get both their kingdoms back? Learn to trust each other enough to work together. But can they get over their past, the hatred and the prejudice? In a world filled with treachery and debauchery can two young princes beat their usurpers?I've been (im)patiently waiting for this book since reading the first two. That was two years ago. SC P [...]
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 [...]
Spoiler FreeTo gain everything and lose everything in the space of a moment. That is the fate of all princes destined for the throne.I'm going to write this review spoiler free, because to spoil anything about this book would be a true disservice. This will probably be the most non-review I've ever written. Let me also say, you can not just jump into this series with book three. You must read the first two, and trust me you want to.Back in March of 2013 some twitter friends told me I must read C [...]
~~~Buddy Re-read with Ele and Renee!~~~Wow. Just wow. This series was every bit as good the second time around. Brilliant!---------Original review 17 Jan 2017-----------This is kind of a review for all 3 books, overall. I don't go into the plot at all, so no spoiler worries.This series first came onto my radar when my friend Renee spoke so highly of it. I marked it TBR and decided I would read it soon-ish. Then, the second book was on sale for $1.99, so I bought it. Then, my (not so) secret Elf [...]
IF I DIE YOUNG, BURY ME IN SATIN, LAY ME DOWN ON A BED OF ROSES,
3.5-4 stars My ratings of the full series: 1. Captive Prince = 3 stars2. Prince's Gambit = 3 stars3. Kings Rising = 3.5-4 stars So I've been in the minority when it comes to this trilogy. So many people love it but I always found myself thinking differently. I enjoyed this final book a lot more than the first two. Mostly because I rarely skimmed when reading this one, but books 1 and 2 I skimmed A LOT. And I realized this book was different because I felt they actuallygot to the pointfairly quic [...]