Prince of Shadows Paperback
by Rachel Caine
From the author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series comes an exciting retelling of the classic love story, Romeo and Juliet 'A plague!
A plague on both your houses!' In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power.
The boys are born to fight and die for honor and - if they survive - marry for influence and money, not love.
The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born. Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him.
At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona - and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet.
In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona -
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 04/02/2014
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9780749015138
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Review by wyvernfriend
Taking Romeo and Juliet as an inspiration and telling the story from Benvolio (one of the survivor's) point of view this is an interesting look at the story, and one I actually really liked. The only characterisation I didn't really like was Mercutio, he was my favourite character in the play, but it's a minor quibble, and not because he's gay.I enjoyed the read, liked the characters and liked the resolution and Rosaline also appealed to me. I want to re-read the play now.