THE CURIOUS CASE OF PRINCE CHARMING
No Cinderella or Snow White in this tale of kidnapping, investigating and sorcery. The first line begins the journey.
In a kingdom known as Altria princess Leticia has been kidnapped again. How could this happen with all the safeguards put in place?
King Silas the wise and his wife, Queen Thalia hire Wiliam Tenys, a private investigator to answer that question and
to end the kidnappings. Tenys learns Kalen, a sorcerer has taken the princess hostage. Since, Kalen asks for no ransom then why?
Tenys’ appearance agitates Prince Erik, the third son of a distant king. Once more, he vows to rescue the beautiful
princess to whom he’s betrothed. Erik plans to storm Kalen’s castle to effect a rescue. He needs no help, so he says, to defeat the magician. Prince Erik should be called Erik the Arrogant.
While trying to find a way to rescue the
Princess Leticia Tenys discovers two ritual murders: the death of one of Leticia’s maids, and a prostitute. Why are these two women killed? Are these crimes related? The ritual killing leads Tenys to believe so. He needs to track down the killer to ascertain
The arrogant prince and Tenys set out for the sorcerer’s castle. How to get in since Erik has done so in the past? Teny’s devises a scheme and sets out to gain entrance. Arriving, he is shocked at the lack of visual security.
In the style of Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher darkness THE CURIOUS CASE OF PRINCE CHARMING is a dark fantasy with a cornucopia of surprising twist, turns and setbacks. Can the prince be trusted? Who is Kalen really?
Who is Princess Leticia? Why do these kidnappings happen so regularly and how are they being effected with all the Silas’ wizard’s blocking tricks?
Is Prince Erik arrogant, frightened or just a boor?
The heaviness of description created
my only distraction. Looking at the world in which the royal family lived the author placed too much attention on describing rooms; scenes and people. And yet despite this I loved the story and would recommend it highly to those who like mystery, kidnappings,
murder and sorcerer mayhem.
Mattson created a magical world where most things are not as they seem. Will this turn out to be the prince riding in on a white horse to save Princess Leticia? Is Kalen the monster portrayed to be?
Not your ordinary
fairy tale, however the road to the end titillates, teases and keeps one questioning who the real villain is. If you like fantasy with a touch of darkness then The Curious Case of Prince Charming is for you. Read and enjoy.