- File Size: 987 KB
- Print Length: 93 pages
- Publisher: InterMix (January 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: January 20, 2015
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NUMIOY4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,688 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Prince: A Gabriel's Inferno/Florentine Series Novella Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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The Prince is intent on recovering his most prized possession: a series of Botticelli's illustrations from Dante's Inferno, stolen from him over a century ago and subsequently purchased (as "replicas") decades later by Professor Emerson. The Emersons are in Florence to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of the series, oblivious to the danger that lies in wait. Believing that Gabriel stole from him, simply recovering the works from the Uffizi will not be enough: he plans to avenge the theft by torturing and murdering our beloved Professor in front of his beautiful wife. His plans are thwarted when a rival faction from Venice attempts an assassination and a coup, an act of war; but he never forgets. As an immortal with centuries behind him, human time holds little meaning in his world...thwarted twice during their visit, he patiently waits for their inevitable return.
And so it begins...the stage is set for the inevitable conflict to unfold in The Raven, and in true Sylvain Reynard fashion, it begins with a fast-paced, action-packed, suspenseful and often fatal game of predator and prey, beautifully described as only this author can. The politics and power struggles of the underworld are introduced - full of the usual deception, betrayal, spies, secrets and lies. The Prince is very dark, tormented by his journey from human to immortal being, struggling with concepts of morality that he cannot easily shrug away, despite his darker instincts and powerful anger. His conflict will no doubt prove to be internal and external, making this character utterly compelling. How will the struggle affect his plans for the Professor and Julianne? No one knows. Will it lead to his own destruction? Not right away. Redemption? If it's even possible, it's a long way forward.
Fortunately, there is also the so-familiar, so-beloved Gabriel and Julianne, with all of the passion, devotion, excitement and tenderness we have come to recognize as their own immortal bond...and experiencing them together again is a feels like a warm blanket for the soul. A sense of foreboding pervades every encounter with the Prince as their fate hangs in the balance. (Thank you, Mr. Reynard, for keeping these beautiful characters in our lives for awhile longer, even if their future is anything but certain.)
Be prepared for many unanswered questions as the Florentine Series unfolds. Expect heart-stopping action, breath-taking moments of romance, unbearable suspense against a background of ancient history, darkness and light, good and evil, twisting and turning the story in all directions...as it can only be told by this master story-teller.
I read "The Raven" first and it did me no wrong :) and let me tell you, I'm more curious now.
I welcomed the dark and all those stars in the sky, they look very appealing.
As well for the Professor. Is it me or Florence makes Gabriel naughtier?
Loved all those dark characters and I, now, need to know more about Niccolo, Lorenzo, Ibarra and Aoibhe.
The Prince is a dangerous creature full of angst and shows no mercy, that inner battle worried me then and now, but would he change in the future?
Ride on your Triumph and see your old friend Hope as much as you need!
The last battle, the physical one on the roof scared me.
I know there is that hint of righteousness in him and I hope the sequel to "The Raven" will make him peace.
How could I forget Sylvain Reynard's writing style, never!
It's tattooed in me.
This Novella like any other work of art that Sylvain writes was beautifully crafted.
Thank you Sylvain!
Don't leave us hanging! I need the sequel!
We start to see a mysterious man(the prince of the underground in Gabriel)Gabriel never knew but he has a big part on this story the same as Julianne and the paintings of Boticcelli(one of my fav with monet)every pages just leave you with the need to know how the prince lost his paintings and how Gabriel after centuries of being lost he was the new owner,mystery,drama and the touch of sylvain reynard..you must read this so you will see that nothing it is like you see..specially at night in Florence..
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story. Thanks for writing. Continue the story and life of the Prince.