Original Title: Prince’s Gambit
Year Published: 2015
Published by: Berkley
Number of Pages: 404
First Sentence: “The shadows were long with sunset when they rode up, and the horizon was red.”
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
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 the crowning death blow…
I absolutely loved this book! My emotions concerning book number 1 were a little mixed (as you can read here) but this one is just freaking fantastic. The plot in this books is very well developed and is perfectly paced throughout the book, which it wasn’t in book one. The plot is entertaining and interesting, and it will most definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.
I love seeing how both Damen and Laurent develop as characters and how their relationship changes and develops. We also get more background information about both of them and also get to know them so much better than in book one. I loved that.
We also see the emergence of some minor characters that will play important roles. Jord is my absolute favourite. I loved how Pacat used some of these characters (but not the ones you expect!) to further the intrigue of the book. The female ruled tribes are just badass.
Do I recommend it?