Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ARC Review: The Prince (The Florentine 0.5) by Sylvain Reynard

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Expected Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: E-ARC (NetGalley)
Rating: 5 Stars 

The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.

Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …

Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.

“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.”

The writing is superb as usual, so much so that it doesn't even feel as if I'm reading. The words just fork such beautiful images in my mind. The story was engaging throughout and I definitely can't wait until the The Raven! The Prince is a character I know I'm going to like, despite the fact that he's kind of evil. Professor Emerson and Julieanne make some seriously sexy appearances. Love them both!!

As you know, this is a prequel novella to the novel, The Raven, which comes out soon. The Prince had some valuable stolen from him and now he wants it back. How, you may ask? By revenge. And it just so happens he wants revenge on the Emersons. The Prince has paranormal elements but if you aren't a fan of that genre, I highly suggest you still try out the book! The storyline is dark and exciting!

Make sure you pick this baby up today. You don't want to miss out on being in such an enchantingly scary underworld.

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About the Author:
I am honoured to have had all three of my novels appear on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists. I was a Semifinalist for Best Author in the 2011 and 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.
I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.
I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Charities page.

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