Prince of Shadows

Prince of Shadows

A Novel of Romeo and Juliet

Book - 2014
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The star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, told through the eyes of Romeo's cousin, Benvolio, a thief known as the Prince of Shadows.
Publisher: New York : NAL, New American Library, 2014.
[Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Group USA, 2014.
ISBN: 9780451414410
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: pages cm

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dprodrig
Aug 03, 2016

Wow, THIS is fantastic. I was getting sick and tired of the Morganville series, reading it just to get to the end and I had forgotten just how ingenious Rachel Caine is, and just how strong of a writer she can be. This, and Ink and Bone, has reminded me. It was a wonderful gift, and a really interesting reworking of the Romeo and Juliet story. There were gaps, and improvements that could be made, but who cares! It's great enough without them.

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Debvdwerf
Sep 09, 2014

A very interesting concept. I was excited to read this story. Told from Benvolio's perspective (my favorite character in the original) it was neat to see how young and naive Romeo was. It moved very slow, though. I liked her version because Mercutio's curse makes more sense, and Rosaline isn't so flat a character.

lms Apr 10, 2014

Rich and satisfying, a complex retelling of the story with thankfully, a happier ending for some. Adult cross-over appeal.

m2 Feb 26, 2014

Wow! I have to confess I didn't expect much from the writer of the Morganville Vampires series, but this book exceeded all my expectations and then some. Beautifully drawing the complicated web of familial politics ensnaring the main characters growing up in Verona, Caine has written a romantic, witty, thrilling kind of book in which the famous play is made clear in relevant and current ways. The twist? It is told from Benvolio Montague's point of view. Highly recommended reading, especially if you are attending Muse of Fire's Romeo and Juliet in Evanston's Ingraham Park. And ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for getting your tween or teen ready to see that play!

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EricaMcKay
Aug 02, 2015

Benvolio Montague, cousin to our classic Romeo, has a secret. By night he is known as the Prince of Shadows, the best thief in Verona. But one night when he risks everything to steal from the house of Capulet, he meets Rosaline Capulet. And everything changes.

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