Author: Meg Harding
Publisher: MLR Press
Pages/Word Count: 286 Pages
At a Glance: A Price for a Kingdom held my attention thoroughly. It was fast paced and highly entertaining.
Reviewed By: Lana
Blurb: Ripped from his homeland, Adrian must fight to adjust to an entirely new way of life.
Once a prince, now a slave, Adrian must struggle to readjust and survive in a world unknown to him. He’s got escape on the mind, but his new Master is proving to be a bit of a distraction. What happens when you find yourself falling for the elf who took everything from you?
Magnus is over being overlooked and Prince Adrian is the key to all of his problems. He’s just a bit more than Magnus was expecting. Well, a lot more. Adrian is turning his entire world upside down and he might be more than just a means to an end.
Review: A Prince for a Kingdom is my second fantasy in a row, and I was blown away how good it is. For me, fantasy is either a hit or a miss, but this one was definitely a hit.
The story is set in a world of Elves. And what do I love besides werewolves, vampires, witches and mermen? Elves! The plot revolves around two warring kingdoms and their respective princes. Adrian is the youngest son of Merish’s king. He’s described as being not the fighter but the thinker in his family. Merish is invaded and he’s captured and will be the gift for Prince Magnus of Kitar. Magnus is a king’s son but for some reason, the king and the court despise him. We are not told why, but I would liked to have known. I’m sure it would have made an interesting back story. Magnus takes possession of Adrian, who is not his type at all but for some reason, he falls for him. His general also has a hand in pushing Magnus into a relationship with Adrian, but I’m not going to say more.
We get to see court intrigue and activities, which Magnus wants no part of but must participate in and use Adrian. Mostly, Magnus wants out from under his father, and he sees Adrian as his ticket. But, he gets much more in Adrian.
This book has overtones of Dom/sub but it’s pretty mild. The relationship between Adrian and Magnus was fun to read. Magnus was the Alpha male and always got his way. Adrian, on the other hand, is not the typical twink who just rolls over. He’s very independent and assertive and is in a constant battle of wills with Magnus. The outcome was always explosive in a good way.
A Price for a Kingdom held my attention thoroughly. It was fast paced and highly entertaining. Any fan of fantasy will greatly enjoy it. I did, and more would be greatly appreciated.
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