Review ~ The Prince by Sylvain Reynard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a great introduction/crossover to the new series and linking the old series. It gave us a good idea of what to expect in The Raven and the paranormal aspect is exciting as well. It was vague, yet gave us just enough information to pique my interest and want to read more.
I’m excited about this new series, as I enjoy Reynard’s writing very much. Gabriel’s Inferno, way back before it was published, made way for my love of Florence and Dante. I’m very excited to get more.
The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.
Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …
Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.
“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.”