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Prince of Ice (Tales of the Demon World, Book 2) Mass Market Paperback – November 7, 2006
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Orphaned and sent to Madame Fagin's training house for pillow girls, Xishi can't believe her good fortune when her long-lost friend, Prince Cor, buys her and takes her back to the Forbidden City. But Cor has changed from the happy boy she once knew. Determined to master his emotions, he's grown into a cold, collected man. It's fitting that Holly conjures an alternate Victorian world, since the story has a Dickensian style as she starts at the beginning of her star-crossed lovers' lives and works her way forward. In our time, when fast-paced, right-out-of-the-gate stories are gospel, Holly takes a risk, but it pays off. Lavish settings, palace intrigue, and hidden agendas add dimension and suspense to her elegant, erotic romance. FollowingThe Demon's Daughter (2004), Prince of Ice is the sultriest entry yet in Holly's Demon World series. Nina Davis
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About the Author
Emma Holly lives in Minnesota where the winters are long and people will use any excuse to warm up. According to Emma, humanity’s best inventions are hot showers, the printing press, coffee, chocolate, and bicycle shorts for men. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 2591, Minneapolis, MN 55402-0591.
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Prince of Ice offers great intrigue and characterization. Though expelled and excluded all of her life, Xishi remains gentle, compassionate and expressive, uncommon qualities that emotionally nourish Corum. The characters' personalities really come through and make the story touching and personal. There's a great deal of smex throughout the novel, but it blends well and doesn't overwhelm the story.
There are also a few things that can confuse readers;
1) Prince of Ice "A Tale of the Demon World": There are no demons. The "yama" are a different species of human, with minor biological differences and significant cultural ones. Within the book, it says that humans call the yama demons.
2) The world has futuristic aspects such as pulse guns and hover cars, but with old world mores and clothing. Most of the characters names sound Chinese, but yama royalty refer to themselves as "daimyo", a Japanese word for feudal vassals (lords). Yama sexual differences are fictional, though they do go into heat. I finally stopped struggling and pictured the setting and culture as old China and that worked for me.
3) The first three chapters are a bit complex, because they're a recap of the previous books. Each is about a different woman, but all their names begin with X. The resulting confusion might discourage one from continuing, but, once beyond this, it becomes more engaging and even riveting.
Flaws aside, I greatly enjoyed Prince of Ice and I plan to read more of Holly's work.
Xishi is an orphan living in the palace of the Midarri prince, her mother was a maid and committed suicide. she is the close friend of the Prince Corum, he is a child and like her he finds comfort in their friendship. When his mother finds out they are closer than she likes she sends Xishi to an orphanage.
Corum is the heir to the Midarri, he also has a problem controlling his emotions. In his world emotions are never to be shown and all of his kind claim not to have any. But somehow Corum is abit different from his peers. Losing Xishi is very traumatic for the child he is. But finally he finds his way and earns the title of Prince of Ice.
Several yrs later when Xishi is 17 she is contracted to the Purple Crane House, a house that trains and sells pillow friends to the aristocracy. After three yrs she is sold, because she has become friends with a Prince held captive in the house.
Corum is the buyer, his family, worried about his sexuality have decided that maybe he needs help to find his sexual preferences and then to find a mate among the royalty. Corum purchases Xishi and unknown to both there is a mystery about her and some one is determined that she suffer and die.
The story is interesting, the intense and graphic love scenes are done in a romantic way and this world looks at sexuality in a different way due to the facts of their physical make-up. I loved the book and hope for a sequel.
By far, I believe Prince of Ice blows away Demon's Daughter in providing the reader with an intense understanding of the "Yamish" demon world. Not only is this race of people brought to life in Prince of Ice, it shines in a way I have not felt about a series in a long time.
I feel the author has penned a truly original background that very few other authors can compete with in such a sparkling manner. Perhaps the closest I can think to compare is Nalini Singh's Psy-Changelings series. This series also to me seemed a truly inspired world building backdrop.
While the first of the series Demon's Daughter left me feeling a little light in understanding of what the future of this series might hold. I am more then happy that I took a chance and read Prince of Ice. Without a doubt, I will read the third of this series, and likely this authors other books as well.
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Prince Corum was conceived with a "genetic defect" (the constellation of genes which would enhance his ability to restrain his emotions was not functioning...Read more