Title: The Prince’s Consort
Series: A Tale of Tournai, #1
Author: Antonia Aquilante
Genre: High Fantasy
Length: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 16, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: A Tale of Tournai
Legends tell of large cats defending the principality of Tournai, but such creatures have been lost to time.
Or have they?
Prince Philip inherited the throne at a young age, and since then, his life has centered on ruling his country and resisting those pressuring him to take a wife and conceive an heir—forcing him to hide his attraction to men.
When kind-hearted Amory is offered to the prince in exchange for more time for Amory’s father to complete a commission, both Philip and Amory are horrified. But Philip agrees to keep Amory at the palace, where they gradually become friends, then lovers.
For the first time in his life, Philip is free to share not only his heart, but the magical shape-shifting ability that runs in the royal bloodline.
Neither Amory nor Philip imagined falling in love, and they certainly don’t expect the lengths those who oppose their relationship will go to keep them apart—maybe even resorting to murder.
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Review: This is the first book in A Tale of Tournai series.
Phillip, a crowned prince, meets Amory and falls for him. Amid everyone against the two and trying to keep them apart, they are blindsided by the lengths some go to.
I liked the story as it was light and cute. Phillip and Amory seemed to develop a little fast though. I also didn’t understand the fast forward throughout as it was hard to follow at times. Would have been so much better had the author not fast forwarded so much.
The secondary characters were cute but I could never understand why they were mention unless they are to be in another book. I loved all the details of the terrain and countryside. Made me feel like I was there witnessing what was happening.
All in all it was an o.k. read.
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