Review & excerpt, The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

Review & excerpt, The Prince by Sylvain Reynard



Synopsis 1


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.”



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Excerpt 1


In the distance, the Prince could hear voices and muffled sounds.

He approached silently, almost floating across the floor.

Desperate groans and the rustling of fabric filled his ears, along with the twin sounds of rapidly beating hearts. He could smell their scents, the aromas heightened due to their sexual arousal.

He growled in reaction.

The corridor was shrouded in darkness but the Prince could see that the professor had his wife up against a window between two statues, her legs wrapped around his waist.

Her voice was breathy as she spoke, but the Prince tuned out her words, moving closer so he could catch a glimpse of her lovely face.

At the sight of it, flushed with passion, his old heart quickened and he felt the stirrings of arousal.

It was not his custom to observe rather than participate. But on this occasion, he decided to make an exception. Careful to remain in the darkness, he moved to the wall opposite the couple.

The woman squirmed in her lover’s arms, her high heels catching on his tuxedo jacket. Her fingers flew to his neck, undoing his bow tie and tossing it carelessly to the floor.

She unbuttoned his shirt, and her mouth moved to his chest, as murmurs of pleasure escaped his lips.

The Prince felt more than desire as he watched the woman’s eager movements. He caught a glimpse of her exquisite mouth and the toss of her long hair that would no doubt feel like silk between his fingers.

She lifted her head to smile at the man who held her close and he could see love in her eyes.



Rachels Review


Sylvain Reynard kicks off a stunning new series with The Prince and he does so with a beautifully written story that weaves characters from Gabriel series with new characters that will intrigue you and leave you desperate to continue the story with The Raven.

Set in spectacular Italy, the story starts with a mysterious theft a long time ago and moves to modern times where we meet up with the Emerson’s and a mysterious character called The Prince.

This is a fast moving story that will capture you and leave you with more questions than answers. Questions like, who is The Prince, what can Gabriel sense, who has betrayed The Prince and what is wrong with Julianne?

Once you devour this novella you will be clamouring to get your hands on The Raven to find out not only the answers but to find out more about the enigmatic and fascinating Prince.

I have no doubt this is going to be another epic saga that will leave us on the edge of our seats clutching our e-readers and wishing for the author to write faster and enjoying the sweeping scenery along the way.

If you haven’t read the Gabriel series, do so now as the author says in the acknowledgements that he and The Prince aren’t done with those characters just yet and if like me you have, jump for joy because we get to see more of them. I’m off to do a re-read, the professor is calling.

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