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- Print Length: 434 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942365470
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evil Toad Press (November 18, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 18, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0187TP37A
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #860,845 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Black Prince part II provides a satisfactory conclusion to The Black Prince trilogy and doesn’t leave any loose ends – although one can certainly wonder what happens to the characters going forward. I gave the final installment 4 stars rather than the 5 which I gave the previous 3 installments (4 1/2 really based on Amazon definitions) – based solely on personal preference. TBP part II was certainly as well crafted, interesting and entertaining as the preceding volumes. There was still the same action, intrigue, drama, romance and subtle humor. It just…didn’t go the way I thought it would.
The Black Prince trilogy utilizes an ensemble cast of complex, developed characters. That may be stating the obvious, but I really didn’t realize this was to be the case 2 volumes in. I thought it was primarily Isla’s story, perhaps co-starring Tristan and supported by a cast of secondary characters. As a reader I made some assumptions, based on how I interpreted what I was reading – and I was wrong.
I started to suspect something was amiss in The Black Prince part I. I was surprised at how much “air time” Hart was getting. Not complaining – it was a page turning story – just surprised. TBP part II like part I picks up with Hart off to fight another battle on behalf of Tristan and ultimately the King; which gains him an earldom (which he wanted) and a crazy wife (which he didn’t) and also provides Rudolph with an opportunity to experience a transformation of his own.
Meanwhile back at the home front there’s a good amount of drama – due in no small part because Isla suffered the fat, stupid one to live – which led me to lose some respect for her. Then there’s the matter of Isla – the source of my disappointment. I wanted her to kick ass (and in all fairness, she kind of did – but not in the way I wanted her to). She has magic in her blood. Her ancestor was the powerful necromancer who tutored Tristan in the dark arts. Throughout the series there are references to her having the capacity for great power. In book 2 The White Queen Eir comments that Isla “has the eye” and that “That was, I assumed, the basis of your union with Lord Tristan. The same magic runs in your veins”. And then again in TBP part 2 that witch (literally and figuratively) Ariadne comments regarding Isla that “with proper training she could be far more powerful than all but Tristan”. But Isla…isn’t interested. Well color me flabbergasted.
Isla’s story goes off in a whole different direction than I anticipated (wanted). She is a multi-dimensional and very strong character (and perhaps exactly what is needed to balance Tristan) – and I still like her – I just lost my admiration for her – because I guess – at the end of the day – love is grand – but she could have had that and so much “more” but for Isla love is enough. I want the heroine who wants more.
As a whole, this was a unique and interesting series. I got all 4 books for free some December ago (2016, I believe?) when they were normally quite pricey. Since then the price has dropped to be more reasonable, so if you're in the mood for a very dark fantasy with medieval vibes, I recommend! There are a SLEW of triggers, however, so I would caution you against this tale until vetting them properly.
I rate the overall series a solid 4/5 for enjoyment, originality, and writing. It loses a star for personally not expanding in all the ways it ought to have and for losing a bit of momentum with the plot points.
This book was all over places it didn't need to be. The author placed too much emphasis on certain things and characters only for them to mean absolutely nothing. Half the time the author didn't make any sense. There were so many typos and please, don't even get me started on dialogue. Why it took four books to explain all this garbage, I haven't a clue.
I should've stopped after the disaster that was book one. This serves me right.
I did not like Hart at all. He falls in love with a woman who was sold by her parents into a life of a servant and whore. The part of the story where he finds his love's "first" and rapes and kills him was crude. Why not kill her parents who sold her in the first place? Then he has to marry and, you guessed it, this woman was mean and said nothing but mean things to everyone. Oh and she was trying to kill her sister, but we don't know why. We are never told. So the sister is taken to Isla and she is now a hostage? Why is she a hostage? She is Hart's ward.
The ending was so lame I felt like the author was just trying to get this story over with. The dialogue was awful. No one said anything nice to each other. The last two books could have been condensed if the author did not go into in-depth explanations about almost everything. I felt myself skimming over a lot of these.
Everyone in this book were mean and said horrible things to each other.
There were quite a few typographical errors in this book. The author used too many modern day words and when Quinn took care of Asher? Sounds like he operated on him.
I really did like the first two books. But the last two books were just not good. Neither are worth purchasing and reading. Yes, they were that bad.
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The first two books held so much promise, but the series never reached its potential in the end. Still a worthwhile read