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Summary

The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy.

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.

©2013 C. S. Pacat; "Chapter 19 1/2" Copyright 2015 by C. S. Pacat (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A very character lead story. But I love that. Was stronger than the first too.

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interesting story

The concept is interesting and reasonable well written. The narration is good though not to my taste.

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Great story well narrated

read these books years ago and audio books were just as good. narrator was well picked which is not always the case. would recommend

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Identifying rather too closely with Laurent!

I found this to be a perfect union . . . of book and performance!

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  • Johanna
  • 07-08-18

Stunning and tender

I loved how we got to explore the world more and are introduced to more characters; I loved watching the complex development of all the characters!
Seeing the Vere politics and backstabbing from Damien's point of view is really intriguing, especially since he is so unused to it and so appalled.

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  • L. Antoine
  • 03-07-17

My absolute favourite!

Would you consider the audio edition of Prince's Gambit to be better than the print version?

No! It is good in its own way, I've read the book more than once but I love how the narrative is holding my attention

What did you like best about this story?

The unfolding plans

Which scene was your favorite?

Laurent destroying the captain assigned to him

Any additional comments?

I want more

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  • Cat
  • 11-12-21

Best of the Triology

This book is more than likely the best book in the trilogy. Where the first book is set up, this book gives you encrypting you want. The slow burn and full realization that these two would have been perfect for each other, if only in a different time. But you also realize just how hard the next book is going to be too.

Also the spice 🌶 is simply perfect!

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  • Jason E.
  • 09-06-21

The best adventure romance ever written.

Lacks nothing. Complex and intriguing, exciting and unexpected, scintillating and smoldering yet avoids being trashy. The characters charm, endear, anger, and grieve the reader. Their motivations ring true and the many layered plots are a mystery until fully revealed. The hints keep you guessing even to those of us grown bored with contemporary writers. A masterwork of adventure romance and intrigue. Perfect.

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  • Jennifer Romero
  • 18-02-21

BEST SLOW BURN EVER

I already read all three books but book 2 is probably my favorite. You really get to see the two male leads develop throughout the book and really allow themselves to feel emotions for eachother that they never expected to feel.

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  • LauraSt
  • 02-12-20

Amazing, brilliant perfection

Wow wow wow!
This series needs to be filmed! What an amazing adventure Laurent and Damen have taken us in. We have even more examples of Laurent’s brilliant mind and Damen’s commanding and steadying presence. Finally sparks start to fly, and get consumed! The ending made me one-click book 3! It’s so good!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-20

love it so much!!!!

loveeeeee it so much woow can wait for the next book which I ready to start.

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  • JustAnotherPerson
  • 03-09-20

Again, Phenomenal

Just two days ago I finished the first book, Captive Prince. Today, I finish the second after two days of listening. There wasn’t a moment of my day where I wasn’t itching to continue listening to the journey of Damon and Laurent. Somehow, Pacat managed to further engage and world build masterfully and effortlessly. Nurturing the relationships and delving deeper into the lives of the characters without losing the voice of Damon. There were many twists and turns and shocking discoveries. I shared laughter, anxiety, heartache, and a multitude of the various emotions Pacat was able to describe in a realistic and relatable manner. Not for those under sixteen at least as it deals with heavy nsfw content.

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  • Evie Drae
  • 06-07-20

You won't be able to stop "reading" / "listening"

This series. Lord, where to start. This is definitely one of those books that latches onto you and doesn't let go. It requires some trigger warnings, because one of the leads is captured into sexual slavery, but it's handled so very, very well. Honestly, it isn't one of those books out there that feels like it was written as kink porn. Every heart-wrenching moment and plot point has a purpose that drives the story forward and draws the characters together.

The first time I read this series, I read all three books in less than 24 hours and didn't sleep a wink during that time. Or eat. I barely even used the bathroom. It's one of those soul-sucking stories that you can't fathom putting down until every last scrap of plot is resolved. And, thankfully, not only does Ms. Pacat do exactly that, she also provides a few novellas to provide that added dose of much-needed closure to those areas where she hinted at the answer, but us broken and bleeding readers thirsted for more. Thankfully, she gave it to us.

Every single book in this series is a must-read. I'm not going to go any deeper into the plot than that because I would give damn near anything to read these books, blind, as I did the very first time. Just once more. It's an experience like no other, and one that simply cannot be replicated once you've read them once. Trust me, I've tried. Many times.

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  • H. Chandler
  • 27-06-20

loved this beyond words

I have not gasped and felt genuinely upset over the loss of a secondary character in 20 years. Possibly more. I'm totally taken by this story and I appreciate it's existence. Thanks to the creator.