Imposter Prince 

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Title: Imposter Prince


Author: Wendy Rathbone

Publisher: Self Published

Published April 24th 2018

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Length: 209 pages

Keywords : fantasy, royality, romance, torture, prisoner, impersonitor 

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His love for an enemy prince threatens his very life. 


Dare does not mind serving the spoiled and cruel Prince Darius. Growing up with him, Dare does everything for Darius including homework, bed play demands, and even doubling for him as the prince grows too paranoid to face even the smallest of crowds. 


But everything changes in a single moment when Dare, while posing as Darius, is abducted by the enemy. 

A captive in a new and hostile land, Dare meets another prince who seems just as indulged and rotten as Darius—until Dare gets to know him, until they fall in love. Against his will, Dare must continue to play the role of Prince Darius for real, or risk everything: his love, his land, and his very life. 


His only chance for survival is to keep a secret from the one he loves, a secret that is also killing him. 

A male/male, enemies to lovers novel of mad kings, troubled princes, abduction, fevers, cold dungeons, warm hearths, comfort, wine, and true love.




This historical fantasy, takes place in two kingdoms, As war is brewing. I found the story world vivid and well described; I felt part of the story. 

At the start Dare is a servant for a spoilt prince that liked to humiliate Dare. With Dare being a lookalike of the prince, he would have Dare take his place at royal dinners and dances, etc. 

When the king of the kingdom where Dare lives, receives a request of a royal marriage between the kingdoms two sons, The king rejects the idea, and both sides plot against each other. 

The King sends the prince and Dare off to a country retreat in safety of the impending war. They are attacked mid journey and all but Dare (who had dressed as the Prince, as a decoy) killed in the ambush.   

Dare's taken to the foreign king and kept as a prisoner. Dare and the Prince of the new kingdom cross paths, and they both feel a mutual attraction. But they are from different kingdoms, with different customs and laws. They have to navigate the sea of obstacles, not least the threat of Dare’s death when his King attacks Prince Malory’s, Kingdom. 

Dare's sent to the dungeon master, who starts to break Dare’s will. The description of the Dungeon was rich with detail. I could feel the cold and damp of the dungeon. 

Can Prince Malory, save Dare, and can they keep Dare’s real identity a Secret. 
The story is well written and entertaining; It drew me into the vivid world, and I wanted to find out what happened to the two main characters.







 Author Bio


 Wendy Rathbone has had dozens of stories published in anthologies such as: Hot Blood, Writers of the Future (second place,) Bending the Landscape, Mutation Nation, A Darke Phantastique, and more. The book "Dreams of Decadence Presents: Wendy Rathbone and Tippi Blevins" contains a large collection of her vampire stories and poems. Over 500 of her poems have been published in various anthologies and magazines. She won first place in the Anamnesis Press poetry chapbook contest with her book "Scrying the River Styx." Her poems have been nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling award at least a dozen times.


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