Monday, March 12, 2012

The Pauper Prince

Title: The Pauper Prince
Author: Sui Lynn
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN: 9781920502225
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

After becoming an orphan, Lance ends up in the system and is shifted from one foster home to another.  Lance no longer remembers much about his earlier life.   He ends up in a foster home that gives the word abuse a whole new meaning.  When his foster father ends up dead, Lance goes on the run, fearing he was the one that killed the man. While looking for supplies to borrow from an old barn, Lance runs into Andrew who changes Lance’s life in more ways than one. 

I became a big fan of Ms. Lynn’s with her first book, Blue Rose.  When I saw that she had a new story out, one that was going to be the start of a series, I was thrilled.  A paranormal book told in the first person, from Lance’s point of view, The Pauper Prince is a little different from her previous books.  At first, I was a little uncertain about the book as I was having some trouble getting into the story.  Yet the more I read, the more I began to realize that this was really the only way Ms. Lynn could properly portray Lance’s story.  To say that Lance has had a troubled childhood would be an understatement.  The abuse he’s suffered may be hard for some to read about.  The effects of that abuse come through so realistically and I believe a big part of that is due to the fact that this story was written the way it was.  While Lance’s abuse plays an important part in this story, it is not all there is to The Pauper Prince.   

From the moment Andrew is introduced into the story, he begins to change Lance’s life.  The connection is strong but there are many things in the way of the men having a happily-ever-after.  Not only must Andrew help Lance deal with his past, but he also has to help the younger man come to terms with being a shifter, something Lance did not know.  But Lance is not your average shifter and soon it appears as if the men may have more problems heading their way.  

In The Pauper Prince, Ms. Lynn’s werewolves have become enslaved to the vampires, a result of a war that almost wiped out the werewolf race.  When it looks like Lance may be the descendant to one of the original shifters behind the start of the conflict, some aren’t happy and try to throw a monkey wrench into the mix.  While The Pauper Prince had a satisfying ending, the fact that it is the first story in the Changing Moon series meant that there were, of course, many unanswered questions when everything was wrapped up.  By the end of this story I was hooked, not only by the variety of characters but also by the story line and I can’t wait to see what is next for all involved.

1 comment:

Sui Lynn said...

Thanks so much Critter Nymph. I really appreciate the kind words.

Sui Lynn