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Published by InterMix on January 20th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
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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.”
Angy’s Book Review: 5 stars
The prince was not only an introduction to The Florentine Series, and the dangerous and enigmatic Prince, but also an introduction to Sylvain Reynard’s books. Yeah yeah, I know, I know, I haven’t read Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy, but I sure will read it now that I’ve read a little bit about The Professor and his beloved wife Julianne in this novella. I was as captivated as The Prince with them, their love, their passion. But first, I’ll read The Florentine Series.
I was surprised with the first two lines of this book:
And I wondered how this book would connect with Gabriel’s Inferno, if that one was a contemporary romance, but I kept reading… Historical isn’t my thing, but I decided to keep reading. For my good surprise, only the Prologue was set in 1800’s, and the connection with The Professor and his beloved wife started.
The Prince wanted revenge because Emerson possessed the Botticelli illustrations, that were stolen from him over a hundred years ago, and now the illustrations were back in Florence, The Prince wanted them back, and the thief would pay for his crimes. But an attack from The Venetians would interrupt the assassination of The Professor and gave a warning about a future war against The Prince and Florence.
This was an awesome book, flawlessly written, with a great introduction of a plot and amazing characters, especially The Prince. He is a very complex, very intriguing and very powerful supernatural being. I want to know more about him, this war that is about to start, his commanders and of course, I want to know if he will get to The Emersons to recover his illustrations. I really hope he won’t kill Gabriel, but I trust Sylvain wouldn’t do anything to damage the beloved Professor.
Bring The Raven to me! I am ready!
Claudia’s Book Review: 5 stars
I love mistery, love paranormal and of course I love Sylvain Reynard.
Oh god I really missed this beautiful writing, the way the author describes the scenarios and transported me to Florencia.
And of course I also missed Gabriel. I’m so glad we could have a glimpse of the Emersons.
The prince is the prequel from the Raven the first book of the Florentine series. As I told you this prequel is connected to Gabriel’s Redemption the third book from the Gabriel’s Inferno series. But is enough said that The Prince was written by Sylvain Reynard to make it a MUST read.
The Prince is looking for revenge and he wants Gabriel Emerson to pay for being the current owner of his priceless illustrations that were stolen a century ago.
He’s planning his revenge but suddenly he was attacked by some unknown underworld enemies.
If you love paranormal you definitely must try this series the outstanding writing of Sylvain will lead you to an amazing paranormal world. As I said its Sylvain Reynard #nuffsaid.
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