Review – Cursed Prince

Cursed Prince book cover


Cursed Prince


Night Elves Trilogy #1


C. N. Crawford




My heart hasn’t beat in a thousand years. I haven’t uttered a word in prison, and the guards keep their distance. If they get too close, they die–until at last, my magic binds my soul to another.
Unfortunately, the person destined to save me is a Night Elf–the enemy of my kind. And yet, when I see her in the cell across from mine, an ember starts to burn in my chest. When we escape together down the palace walls, it’s almost like I can feel again.
As we journey to find the magic that will save us both, attraction simmers between us. But I keep my secrets close. Because if she finds out what I am, she will find a way to kill me–even if it means sacrificing herself to do it.


4stars rating

Oh, how I enjoyed this book!


Was great! Well okay, I’m biased cause I love Norse Mythology, but still! We don’t really have a lot of setting the stage in this instalment, we know the parts of what is important to us right at the start (bad High Elves!!!) and we learn more about the world(s) as we go. All scenes and environments were clear and described in detail without overdoing it.

Character development:

Was really good. Ali is a kickass assassin and thief who will do everything to set her people free from the terrible caves they are forced to live in. Marroc is a lich who consumes blood and souls for power, but he wants his soul back and Ali is his ticket to that if only he can resist this primal need.
While there is a great deal of distrust and subterfuge going on, Ali and Marroc are again and again drawn to each other. I liked how the author wrote them, they felt real and believable. We have met a few other races and characters, though at this point it isn’t sure if or when we will see them again.

Pacing & Flow:

Were good, there weren’t any parts that dragged on, nor were there parts that felt rushed. Some parts, especially Vanaheim, I wished we could have explored a bit more… but certain circumstances busted that idea, maybe in another instalment *fingers crossed*.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors.

Final Thoughts:

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and I loved it! Such an easy and enjoyable read. Oh, and the music references KILLED IT!!! Hahaha, it was absolutely hilarious!! 😀