I received this book via Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.The Lost Prince by Michelle Bryan
Series: Power of Fae #3
Published by Harris Publishing on 2021-03-07
Length: 270 pages
Reviewing eARC from Author
My worst nightmare just came true.
I'd lost Starke to the darkness of blood magic. My rock. My mentor. The man I loved had suddenly become my mortal enemy.
And worse, I'd made a promise to my grandmother and the clan leaders to eliminate him if I couldn't bring him back from the abyss. I didn't have a choice. It was the only way to lift the kill on sight order on his head. Still, not one of my smarter decisions.
But one thing at a time. First we needed to find the last elemental, convince him he was a magical being, get him to jump with us to another world, and fight in a war for the multiverse. Easier said than done since Starke was determined to stop us every step of the way, and we were running out of time.
If I couldn't convince Starke of who he truly was, and soon, our worlds would never be the same.
Oh my! I don’t even know where to begin. The Lost Prince by Michelle Bryan picks up a few weeks after the events of The Lost Magic. If you haven’t read the previous books in the series, there may be spoilers to them in this review. Consider yourself warned 😉 Jette is living her worst nightmare. To save her from the evil queen, Starke used blood magic, and now he is just as evil as the queen hunting Jette and the other elementals. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Jette and her new found friends have to convince the Earth elemental that he is magical and teach him magic if they are going to restore the prism and bring balance to all their worlds.
Jette has firmly cemented herself as one of my favorite characters. I love her attitude and spunk and how she refuses to give up even with the odds stacked against her. She made a promise to her grandmother that she would stop Starke if he ever turned, but now faced with that reality she finds she can’t do it. She still sees the good behind the evil consuming him. Jette is determined to save Starke and then do the job she was born to do.
Starke….oh my heart! I didn’t think he could worm his way in any further, but he did. I loved him before, but evil Starke may have won my heart. Like Jette, I couldn’t find it in me to dislike him. Instead, I saw past the evil and found the good that still lived in him, even when Jette had almost given up.
There are two plots that take place in this book. The first is Jette saving Starke. We all know she has too. She loves him too much, even if she hasn’t admitted it to herself yet. She won’t let herself give up on him, even if it costs everything. The second is the series plot coming to a head. The elementals are finally all together, and now it is time to restore the prism and save all the worlds in the process. At first, this second plot point felt a little rushed, but it made sense in the end. Trust me 😉 I loved this conclusion, and I am highly hopeful for more from this multiverse of worlds.
Overall I really enjoyed The Lost Prince. Michelle Bryan is one of my favorites. Her ability to weave a story is unlike anyone else I’ve read, and this series is no exception. If you enjoy fantasy with a bit of sci-fi mixed in and a dose of romance, I highly recommend it!