Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book review - The Lost Prince

Title: Seaborne #1: The Lost Prince
Author: Matt Myklusch
Genre: adventure, mild fantasy
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clever, better than I expected

Summary: For as long as he can remember, Dean has been a spy for the pirate king One-Eyed Jack. An assignment to spy on captain Gentleman Jim gets complicated when they cross paths with men who claim to be Seekers from the hidden country of Zenhala. These men think Dean is their lost prince. He goes along with them to gather treasure for One-Eyed Jack, but as the trials go on Dean begins to question his mission.

My Opinion: This is one of those books that I could easily imagine as a movie. Loads of action, death defying stunts, treachery, plots, and other assorted adventurous doings. It began to lose me a little when they arrived at the island. There was a little too much description without enough payoff. And things seemed a little too exotic for no particular reason. If you can set aside disbelief, both in setting and some slightly logic defying plot points, this is a fun read. Additionally, the ending is far more successful than I expected, taking a somewhat surprising turn. Great for fans of secrets and pirates.

More Information: The Lost Prince releases April 14th.
Advance Reader Copy provided by NetGalley

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