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C. S. Pacat

Teoksen Captive Prince tekijä

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Sisältää nimet: Pacat S, C, C.S. Pacat, C. S. Pacat

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Tekijän teokset

Captive Prince (2013) 1,368 kappaletta
Prince's Gambit (2013) 865 kappaletta
Kings Rising (2016) 745 kappaletta
Dark Rise (2021) 544 kappaletta
Fence, Vol. 1 (2018) 408 kappaletta
Fence, Vol. 2 (2019) 233 kappaletta
Fence, Vol. 3 (2019) 198 kappaletta
Fence, Vol. 4: Rivals (2020) — Tekijä — 159 kappaletta
The Summer Palace (2017) 100 kappaletta
Green but for a Season (2016) 69 kappaletta
Fence, Vol. 5: Rise (2022) — Tekijä — 66 kappaletta
Dark Heir (2023) 66 kappaletta
Fence #1 (2017) — Tekijä — 62 kappaletta
Pet (2018) 46 kappaletta
Fence #2 (2017) — Tekijä — 36 kappaletta
Fence #4 (2018) — Tekijä — 36 kappaletta
Fence #5 (2018) — Tekijä — 34 kappaletta
Fence #3 (2018) — Tekijä — 34 kappaletta
Fence #9 (2018) — Tekijä — 30 kappaletta
Fence #6 (2018) — Tekijä — 29 kappaletta
Fence #10 (2018) — Tekijä — 28 kappaletta
Fence #8 (2018) — Tekijä — 28 kappaletta
Fence #11 (2018) 28 kappaletta
Fence #7 (2018) — Tekijä — 28 kappaletta
Fence #12 (2018) 25 kappaletta
Fence, Vol. 6: Redemption (2024) 12 kappaletta
Prince captif - L'intégrale (2017) 10 kappaletta
Die Prinzen (2017) 5 kappaletta
livro fence vol 3 Ed. 2023 (2023) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Fence: Striking Distance (2020) — Creator — 135 kappaletta
Fence: Disarmed (2021) — Creator — 65 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Muut nimet
Pacat, S.U.
Freece
Syntymäaika
11-09
Sukupuoli
genderqueer
Kansalaisuus
Australia
Asuinpaikat
Tokyo, Japan
Koulutus
University of Melbourne
Agentti
Adams Literary
Lyhyt elämäkerta
As of 2020, Pacat identifies as genderqueer and uses both she/her and he/him pronouns.

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was fine i guess
 
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salllamander | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 11, 2024 |
Some ambivalence here, but I'm giving it a 4 anyway.

I quite enjoyed the romantic arc in this final volume. In my review of the first book I observed that fictional romance is driven by conflict, but in Kings Rising the romantic narrative changes direction, is no longer energized by conflict but by healing, trust, resolution. The result is tender and sexy and psychologically raw, and it only works because Pacat has created such compelling, well-drawn characters. Damen is still a bit of a doormat, but he's a kind and muscular doormat and I am pretty much okay with that.

But oh man, the plot! Obviously I showed up for kissing and not political machinations, but I do wish that the author had made some different choices here. The book is well-paced and has many fun and exciting moments, as well as a satisfying ending. However, it relies on a LOT of hand-waving, concealed information, and strategically terrible decisions.

I could shrug off some wibbly-wobbly plotting, but I think there's an underlying problem: the trilogy's villains are not nearly as strong as its heroes, and they end up behaving like caricatures. Scenes where they could deliver a real emotional punch feel overblown and mustache-twirly instead. For all the darkness in this trilogy, the narrative seems to avoid looking directly at human evil. Perhaps this was a strategic decision on the author's part, but it felt like something was missing.

Overall, I loved the heck out of this trilogy. 4/5, would fangirl again.
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raschneid | 54 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 19, 2023 |
Exiled prince Damen has every reason to hate underdog prince Laurent—except maybe he doesn't know Laurent at all. What better way for them to get to know one another than to embark on a sexually tense buddy-cop adventure across Vere, full of surreptitious glances and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements?

After the trauma-fest that is Captive Prince, this novel is an absolute romp. Prince's Gambit matches the first book's tense pacing, gritty action, and general atmosphere of skulduggery, but this is no longer a story of toxic power dynamics. Instead, the novel follows Damen and Laurent as they learn to relate to one another as leaders, and as equals.

We finally leave Vere's capital, and wacky hijinks ensue against the backdrop of the country's rugged borderlands. Pacat has created a serviceable little grimdark fantasy world, with plenty of intrigue, credible descriptions of military life, and fun thumbnail sketches of the intersecting border cultures. Vere doesn't seem to have much in the way of an economy, or weather, but for light fiction it's not bad.

Prince's Gambit also gives us the romance we were waiting for(?), although not the romance I expected. For better or worse, Pacat absolutely sells us on the chemistry between Damen and Laurent. They are well-drawn, charismatic characters, and their courtship is such an unusual one. For all the talk of forbidden love and the physicality on the page, this is not a Brontëesque celebration of unbridled passion, or of love as aggression. Instead these characters are brought together by respect and trust and tenderness (and enthusiastic consent!! It's so great!!)

Now, I have some issues with the treatment of Damen. The poor guy spends the first book experiencing all sorts of awfulness under Laurent's watch, but as soon as you hand him a sword, he feels empowered again. I'm glad we don't revel in his trauma, but I definitely felt like that his empathy for Laurent comes at the expense of his own right to have negative feelings about his experience. It bothered me that during the otherwise wonderful, emotionally raw sex scene near the end, there's no reference to the scars on Damen's back—or any hint of discomfort about Laurent's participation in his one experience of sexual assault. Damen is maddening because he never tries to square up the various aspects of Laurent's character; he's too much of a softie to even be bothered about whether his love interest is chaotic neutral or chaotic evil.

For all that—I loved this book. My cup of LAURENT FEELS continues to runneth over. Looking forward to being emotionally gutted by the finale.
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raschneid | 64 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 19, 2023 |
i read this because i loved the author's dark rise/dark heir series and i wanted more written by them whilst waiting for the third book. this series is... very different lol.

first off, as other reviewers have said, there is graphic sexual slavery. also this is not a romance, i'm sure they'll get together eventually but in this book the two main characters hate each other, and the one who is enslaved gets tortured by the other.

but... it's well written and i like the characters and i want to find out what happens with all the political machinations and i'm kind of hoping maybe being enslaved helps the main character realize that oh hey slavery is wrong? i'm not holding my breath but i'm probably going to read the next one anyway.

and also really hope the author writes more ya because for real dark rise and dark heir are so good.
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oceancat | 88 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 12, 2023 |

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