"A fun sword and sorcery novel"
Thebin, once a powerful mountain kingdom, becomes too
complacent and its enemies, the slave trading Harn, easily
take over the country, kill its king, queen, and princess.
The seven princes were sold into slavery and the youngest
Llesho was sold to the owner of Pearl Island. When his
teacher Lleck died, he was made aware that his brothers
lived and he vowed to find them and take back the throne of
He petitioned his master to allow him to enter
gladiator training and while learning this new skill, he
came to the attention of some powerful people who
recognized him. Llesto went from being a slave to a symbol
and rallying cry for the Thebin cause, making alliances and
enemies of power including governors, witches and gods
along the way.
Curt Benjamin has written a wonderful novel that is
part fantasy, and part sword and sorcery intrigue. THE
PRINCE OF SHADOW has a varied cast of characters that are
complex, much more so than usually seen in the genre. The
plot has so many twists and unexpected turns that the
reader will eagerly turn the page to see what happens
next. This is the start of what promises to be a grand
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 30, 2001