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Captive Prince by Freece

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Rated 7.58 out of 10 Statistics

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Genre: Romance / Fantasy

Audience: m/m romance/erotica fans, slavefic fans, slash fans, yaoi fans

Updated: Monthly

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Occasional Sexual Content

Occasional Coarse Language

Occasional Violence

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Overall Rating: 7.581

Average Rating: 9.37 (Guests), 9.8 (Members)

Ranking: #33

Rating Count: 24 (19 Guests, 5 members)

1 indicates a weighted rating.

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"Fabulous At Being Itself"

Captive Prince is one of the best executions of the royal-warrior-becomes-sex-slave trope I have ever encountered. It's good at what it does, and it doesn't try to be anything it's not: It's really, really well-done homoerotic slavefic. There have been exactly 1.639 sex scenes, and I am still reading. It's not about the sex. It's all about the sexual tension. Which is exquisite.

The two main characters are more archetypes than real people, but they're archetypes that resonate, archetypes that can be related to. The sexual tension is almost agonizingly subtle, and more effective than most graphic sex scenes. The author deftly uses minimalist world-building of a Greek/Mediterranean and European flavor, and there's just enough pragmatic detail to be reasonably realistic and make me willingly suspend my disbelief for everything else. The Mediterranean culture mirror is also a refreshing change from the typically firmly European cast of alternate historical worlds.

The writing is smooth, rolling, and most chapters are quite polished. This was a completely unexpected gem.

Rating: 10 / 10

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