C. S. Pacat
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About C. S. Pacat
C. S. Pacat is the author of the Captive Prince trilogy. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, she has since lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. She currently resides and writes in Melbourne.
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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 political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.
For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...
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 Regents final, deadly play for the throne?
With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot.
Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them a final devastating blow...
Il devait être roi, il est devenu esclave.
Damen est un héros pour son peuple et le légitime héritier du trône d'Akielos. Mais lorsque son demi-frère s'empare du pouvoir, Damen est capturé, dépouillé de son identité et offert comme esclave de plaisirs au prince d'un royaume ennemi. Beau, manipulateur et létal, son nouveau maître, le prince Laurent, incarne ce qui se fait de pire à la cour de Vere.
Mais dans la toile mortelle de la politique vérétienne, les apparences sont trompeuses, et lorsque Damen se retrouve pris dans un jeu de pouvoir pour le trône, il doit s'allier à Laurent afin de survivre et sauver son royaume. Sans jamais oublier une règle vitale : cacher sa véritable identité à tout prix.
Car l'homme dont il a besoin est celui qui a le plus de raisons de le haïr...
« Histoire d'amour ou intrigues politiques et stratégies guerrières, d'une intelligence si remarquable que George R.R. Martin en sifflerait d'admiration ? Le résultat est bien meilleur que tout ce que vous aurez projeté. » - Lanfeust Mag
« Vous serez captivés. » - USA Today
Cette nouvelle édition collector regroupe les deux premiers tomes de la trilogie, L'Esclave et Le Guerrier.
* Instant New York Times Bestseller * Indie Bestseller *
In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, and the Red Queen series.
Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. Then an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, who have sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns. Will is thrust into a world of magic, where he starts training for a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark.
As London is threatened and old enmities are awakened, Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.
Like V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove, Dark Rise is more than just high intrigue fantasy—it’s fast-paced, action-packed, and completely surprising. Readers will love exploring the rich setting of nineteenth-century London. This thrilling story of friendship, deception, loyalty, and betrayal is sure to find a passionate audience of readers.
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