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[PDF] Captive Prince By C.S. Pacat – serv3.3pub.co.uk [Reading] ➾ Captive Prince By C.S. Pacat – Serv3.3pub.co.uk From global phenomenon C S Pacat comes the first in her critically acclaimed trilogy—with a bonus storyDamen is a warrior hero to his people and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos But when h From global phenomenon C S Pacat comes the first in her critically acclaimed trilogy—with a bonus storyDamen 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 slaveBeautiful 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 countryFor Damen there is just one rule never ever reveal his true identity Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has reason to hate him than anyone elseIncludes an exclusive extra story.


10 thoughts on “Captive Prince

  1. Maraia Maraia says:

    Slavery isn’t sexy Corporal punishment isn’t sexy Rape isn’t sexy and it certainly isn’t entertainment This book is utterly disgustingThere are so many things wrong with Captive Prince it’s hard to know where to start I’m having trouble understanding how this book can be praised by so many people especially by those who promote LGBT relationships in books consider themselves feminists and are outspoken against violence against women being used as a plot device I love seeing LGBT relationships in books but the characters in Captive Prince are either sex slave owners or sex slaves themselves Personally I don’t think that’s the kind of “relationship” we should be promoting regardless of whether it’s LGBT or not I fail to see how a book with graphic same sex rape scenes is beneficial to the “We Need Diverse Books” campaign We need positive portrayals of LGBT characters yes but we don't need degrading ones There has been a lot of criticism in recent years of gratuitous sexual violence against women in books movies and TV shows as it is both offensive and harmful to the feminist movement But apparently sexual violence is only a problem when directed against women while it’s fine to have graphic scenes that serve no purpose other than to “entertain” the reader as long as men are the ones getting raped? Although how someone could find these scenes entertaining is beyond me When I define feminism I think of women being valued as highly as men and being treated with as much respect — not Since I’ve seen people argue that the book isn’t that bad because the main character doesn’t actually get raped himself I’d like to point out that forced oral sex is still rape I’m not sure why this is such a hard concept but my guess is that it’s connected to the fallacy that men can’t be raped in the first place In Captive Prince Damen has oral sex forced on him and although he does have an orgasm that doesn’t change the fact that as a sex SLAVE the act is in no way consensual It is rape any way you look at it Orgasming does not eual consent and that’s a dangerous idea to perpetuate Rape isn’t the only thing trivialized by Captive Prince I also find the portrayal of slavery uite offensive As far as I can tell all the kingdoms in C S Pacat’s world support slavery and the slaves are used for sex At one point Damen compares slavery in his home country of Akielos to that in Vere where he himself is a slave According to him slaves in Akielos know that they’re trading their personal freedom for “perfect treatment” by their masters as if this somehow makes it okay Not only that but the life of a sex slave is glorified in the short story included in the paperback which gives the background story of a minor character from the book Claiming that slavery is “not that bad” because the slaves are “treated well” they “enjoy their work” and it’s “for their own good” is complete bullshit That argument didn’t work when the US had slaves and it doesn’t work here Just like rape is rape slavery is slaveryThe first two thirds of the book essentially has no plot but instead features explicit rape scenes alludes to even and throws in a beating or two to mix things up All of a sudden C S Pacat seemingly changes her mind and decides she wants to write a real fantasy novel rather than rape erotica At this point the book actually does become captivating — the good kind The potential for a solid fantasy is definitely there I found the book hard to put down despite my revulsion and I can see why people are uick to let themselves “forget” how the story starts Unfortunately no amount of engaging plot or world building can make up for the rape and sexual slavery in the first two thirds of the book nor can a slave owner suddenly become a believable love interest for the slave I’m assuming that’s where the story is headed at least Laurent has a tragic back story; he’s not really a bad guy he’s just misunderstood; he doesn’t actually rape his slaves himself but lets others do the raping for him; he secretly has feelings for Damen etc Let’s stop right there Shipping Laurent and Damon is the euivalent of shipping a Nazi concentration camp guard with a Jewish prisoner I know this is a current trend in the romance genre but how much justified outrage has there been at these novels? I fail to see how the upcoming “romance” in the Captive Prince trilogy is any different and to be honest I’m horrified by all the praise it has received The fact that Captive Prince is being touted as a romance novel is the worst of a long list of faults and is incredibly insulting and insensitive to real victims of both rape and slavery I’m giving this book one star but only because zero stars would make it look as if I just forgot to rate it


  2. Navessa Navessa says:

    WARNING I'VE BEEN DRINKINGhiccupYou know gestures with wine glasssloshes some over the sideI mean this book licks wine off fingerstries to refocusWhat was I saying? Oh yeah This fucking book man takes another sipThere's Damen A prince betrayed by his bastard of a brother Sold into slavery to an enemy nation stumbles up to standingAnd do you know what? You know who he's fucking sold to? raises voiceTo an even bigger bastard than his brother sits back downA prince named Laurent Who may or may not be the best written villain I've ever read He's as beautiful as he is brilliant As manipulative as he is sadistic As enigmatic ashiccupI hate his face I want to do terrible things to him Dirty lascivious debauched terrible terrible things wanders off in search of appropriate memeAH HA FOUND ONE The world surrounding these characters is just as harsh Brutal seductive violent depraved I want to write myself into it with a sword and carve my vengeance from the flesh of Damen and God help me even Laurent's enemies brews pot of strong coffeehiccupstarts second bookBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    I am firmly of the belief that this series will one day become a classic in the MM romance genre


  4. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    I don't read mm fiction It's not because I'm homophobic in any way julio would beat my ass down if I were it's just that it's not a genre to which I gravitate For example I don't read new adult I don't read chick lit I don't read mm It's simple as that I prefer the romance in my books to be something that I can relate to and I feel that for me a romance would be realistic if it's mf A book has to be completely amazing to change my mind about an mm romance and this book while not selling me on the genre did a tremendous job of engaging my attentionThis is due to the fact that the character building is so amazing Let's make it clear this book contains torture sadism rampant displays of sex generally things that I don't care for because despite my rampant use of profanity I am a prude at heart blushes Despite those facts I really liked this book The characters are so well writtenDamen is the Captive Prince When his half brother usurped the throne he found himself a slave shipped off to Vere A prince now a slave he has to learn to completely change his personality his will his natural instincts in order to be survive He forces himself into submissiveness He knew what he had to do Against every rebelling instinct he forced himself forward and dropped to his knees before Laurent‘I fight in your service Your Highness’ He searched his memory for Radel’s words and found them ‘I exist only to please my Prince May my victory reflect on your glory’ Laurent Damn What can I say about Laurent? Oh how about the fact that he makes Jericho fucking Barrons look like Prince Charming? ‘You look like a whore’ The soft words barely stirred the air by Damen’s ear inaudible to anyone else Laurent murmured ‘Filthy painted slut Did you spread for my uncle the way you did for Kastor?’ There are many words that can be used to describe Laurent Words like raging asshole ginormous douchebag sadistic motherfucker and other endearing phrases The fact that I grew to like Laurent and sympathize with him is a testament to the author's skillsNo I will not be reading mm all my days No I still do not enjoy rampant amounts of sex and debauchery but I enjoyed this book and that's enough


  5. Emily May Emily May says:

    For Romance month at my blog I decided to take the opportunity to read something I wouldn't normally pick this highly praised MM Fantasy RomanceThe first thing you should know this is a character driven story I think you will enjoy it as long as you don't go into it expecting a lot of grand world building The focus of this book indeed the whole series it would seem is on the relationship between two men and their relationships with other royals guards and slaves around themAs romances go it has everything I could ask for1 A really slow burn that makes a nice change from all the instant gratification NA romances I've read2 Characters that grow and develop with the plot3 Chemistry both sexual and otherwise Plus a nice bit of hatred turned to reluctant partners in crime turned to?The main story goes like this Damen is a prince and the heir to the throne of Akielos But when the king dies Damen is captured and bundled off to Vere disguised as a slave while his half brother takes the throne Vere is an enemy to Akielos and Damen must continue pretending to be a slave if he wishes to liveEnter Prince Laurent heir to Vere and a pampered spoiled and vindictive brat who becomes Damen's new master Laurent is extremely unlikable at first but Pacat manages to successfully grow him into a well rounded and eventually likable character I loved how our perception of him changes graduallyNot surprisingly the two princes despise each other at first But what starts as an attempt to break one another eventually becomes a reluctant partnership and a mutual understanding and respectThe book is uite dark at times and is definitely an adult novel The romance in this first book is pretty much non existent but the tension is set up nicely to deliver on that in the next two books However romancesex aside the book contains some graphic descriptions floggings and rape scenes that could be upsetting for some readersI enjoyed it though and will be picking up Captive Prince Volume TwoBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest


  6. Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥ says:

    I’m aware that “Captive Prince” is a highly controversial book and I know that many people have a lot of mixed feelings about it As it seems you either hate it or you love it There is no in between I think most of that is due to the fact that it deals with subjects we feel very uncomfortable with Our modern minds have a tendency to shy away from those kinds of things but just because a book makes you feel disgusted and angry this still doesn’t automatically mean that it’s a bad book Sure CS Pacat confronts us with a lot of heavy topics And I’m not going to sugar coat them Just to make that perfectly clear There is rape slavery sexual abuse torture violence and even the mention of paedophilia Just to name a few of them and there are scenes that no doubt will revolt you immensely view spoilerFor instance the moment with Ancel and Damen in the gardens I’ll never ever be okay with that scene hide spoiler


  7. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    Little flummoxed by this one It's an epic fantasy but focuses on sexual slavery than any sort of active plot I don't feel the sexual slaveryrape culture was promoted as good or acceptable but just underlining the depraved society buuuuuut Mine eyes are too young for this Plus if your master orders you orally raped and then later slave master start having a thinglet us just say no


  8. Victoria Schwab Victoria Schwab says:

    LOVED


  9. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    ONLY 199 TODAY AT US This is not a drill 9319 This book owned me today completely owned meI just have to give S U Pacat a huge round of applause I was 100% drawn into Captive Prince It is going to be hard to write a review of just Volume 1 because I read them back to back like a rabid fan girl so I'll just review them together It was like my eyes were glued to my phone today I wouldn't and couldn't stop reading I won't rehash the plot because the overview doesn't sound terribly interesting or new It is the masterful smart writing that sets this book apart The writing is so crisp and fan freaking tastic that it gives each word the power that it is due Details sing in all the right ways The way the author portrayed Laurent in the beginning made me think I could never sympathize with him It is through truly skilled writing that little facts play out just as they should over time and reveal Laurent's character in new lights We learn hard truths along with Damen and I felt my point of view morphing as his did I was entwined with Damen and felt deeply connected to his story and his emotional and physical journey The book is a study in deception and human emotion It grips you until the very end Book 1 set the stage for book 2 which just brings everything to a head There are no missteps It is like a ballet dance of words and I don't think I'm being too complementary or over exaggerating Book 3 will be my most anticipated release of next year if that is when it will come out


  10. Caz (littlebookowl) Caz (littlebookowl) says:

    TRIGGER WARNING rape physical abuse pedophilia I am so excited to continue with the next book the way things ended I can tell that things are going to pick up and get REALLY intense


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