Captive Prince, an original slash fiction series by author S. U. Pacat is being released in ebook and paperback format JUST OVER A WEEK FROM TODAY! February 4th, 2013, these wonderful novels will be released for your reading pleasure.
I just found out about this story this week, and I have been reading almost nonstop ever since then. You, followers, all know that I love fantasy, I love well crafted, well thought out and well written stories. This story is all of the above.
Set in a fictional land, these stories concern the capture of Prince Damianos of Akelios by his half-brother, who sells Damen into slavery as personal pleasure slave to enemy country Vere’s Crown Prince, Laurent. But, as does tend to happen in the poisonous court of Vere, a murderous plot is stirring. Damen must survive in this dangerous land and, against all odds, team up with the incorrigible Prince Laurent in order to save his own life and, whether he likes it or not, Laurent’s as well.
Now the story does start out as a general slash slavery fic. But it develops into much more than that. If you are expecting PWP, then you will be surprised. This story has a full fleshed-out plot, characters who are strong, likeable and well thought-out, and all the political and court intrigue you could ever dream of. (If you know me and the way I continuously plug Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series, then you know I am a sucker for court intrigue and backhanded, glittering, aristocratic drama.)
This story is far more than your conventional slash fiction.
Go forth now and:
a) Check out the website. It will give you more information about the book release and everything you want to know.
b) Read the story. The author has been posting the first two books as a WIP for the past while, and it is still available for those of you who want to read it. Linked above is the prologue to Book 1, you can continue from there.
I for one highly recommend that you do. You will not be disappointed.