Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Alpha Prince
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Kingdom of Askara #3
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 209 Pages
Publisher: Victoria Sue
Release Date: October 9, 2017
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: The Askaran desert can no longer sustain the secret hybrid population of wolves bred from those sent there to die for their crimes. Justice knows the time has come to lead his wolves to a new life, but soon realizes his pack could never be governed by nor swear fealty to the cruel and despotic Alpha of Solonara—Darius—so he hatches a plan to fight and ultimately kill the Alpha, his heir, and take over the territory.
Cashel should not exist. It was unheard of for an Alpha-heir to be born an omega, and Darius has made every day a torment for his son. After spending years failing to breed another heir, and desperate not to have to give his territory away to another pack, he finally turns his attention back to Cashel and a whole new nightmare begins.
Justice’s whole life has been about righting a wrong and delivering the very thing he was named for. Meeting Cashel, and finding out he is his true mate, sends his carefully constructed plans and promises up in flames. When he discovers Darius’s cruelty runs deeper than any of them imagined, he is faced with a last desperate choice between his love for Cashel or his loyalty to his people.
Review: As with the previous installment, this one follows the same general path. It is set in the same world, but rather than a continuation, it is a tale of a different area of Askara. It could be read on it’s own, but I definitely recommend starting with book 1 in order to get all the details and history learned from starting at the beginning. I should also note that while there is an mpreg theme throughout this series, it plays a more substantial role in this book, as it did in book 1.
Cashel is an Omega, which, as we have learned, usually have special abilities and are to be cherished. Unfortunately, he has not had that kind of life. His evil, greedy, power hungry alpha father cares little for Cashel, aside from the belief that he can produce an heir. He has put Cashel through unimaginable horrors by having healers try to alter his body so he could reproduce. He was experimented on, forced to endure pain, forbidden to shift, given to countless males in attempts to impregnate him, etc. In a last ditch effort, his father has called for an open tournament, the winner gets to breed Cashel as the prize.
Meanwhile, Justice is following his own path to lead his people to a better life, as their land is running dry on resources. By doing that, he plans to kill the Alpha and the Alpha Prince gaining entry by entering the tournament, taking over as Alpha. Plans chance when he sees the Alpha Prince and how he is treated. He knows something isn’t right, that he isn’t the cruel man his father is, and above all, recognizes him as his mate.
This is a fabulous series. There are many details that come into play about the land, the people, the ancestry, etc. Ms. Sue manages to make each story feel fresh while at the same time bringing us back to the same interesting place. This story ends similarly to the last in that the Alpha King and his Omega, Luca and Kit from book 1, make an appearance tying everything together. This series feels a little like pulling strings to form a knot. Each story is a side string, but they feel as though they are being joined together to make one bow in the end. Perhaps there are more strings to come or there will be a final book bringing everything together for a finale – I can only imagine and hope there is more to come and definitely recommend you give this series a try.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*