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is the “The Princes Angel” truly the light?

on May 31, 2015

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Title: The Princes Angel

Author: Mychael Black/Shayne Carmichael

Series: Legends of the Romanatorium #1

Hero: Cain Carmichael(Vampire hunter-Angel)/Prince Mael Black

Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance

Length: 292 pages

Publisher: Torquere Press

Release Date: March 28, 2007

Available at: Torquere Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble,

*I received a copy of this book from Torquere Press in return for a fair and honest review.*

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In present day London, vampires live side-by-side with mortals living under two sets of laws. The Romanorum make the vampire rules, helping the Princes who rule the cities. Not all vampires are thrilled with the system. A rash of rogue vampires–vampires who have killed mortals–has descended upon London, and it is up to London’s vampire prince, Mael Black, to bring them under control. When he learns who is truly behind the rogues, however, Mael’s task becomes more complicated than he would like. His only choice is to turn to a sorcerer of questionable reputation–Cian Carmichael. But Cian is more than he seems to be, and despite the dangers inherent in becoming involved with him, Mael finds he is unable to resist. Cian is an angel, sent to bring the rogue vampires under control. Acquiring a reputation as a vampire hunter, Cian becomes notorious in the city Mael rules. The last thing he expects is to fall in love with the prince of the London vampires himself. Can these two deal with their growing attachment, and save London from the threat it faces?

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Review

Who ever said that heaven’s angels don’t seek the dark….

(A little background information )

Over all the millennia unlike the world thought angels lived among human kind, they stayed hidden for their own protection usually assuming the facade of sorcerer or various other things; Cain Carmichael was one of those angels. Though Cain wasn’t just any angel, no, he was the Archangel Michael first created, his second in command, and his best friend. Another unknown fact the humans didn’t know, the angels that walked among them were given the capacity for human emotions. The angels treasured these gifts as well though some more then others, only when an angel experienced an emotion it was one hundred fold that of a human. When an angel actually loves, it is forever; becoming a lifeline per say, a gifting of one divine soul and energy. To loose a love who be akin to the mourning of a death for that angel for eternity, so most shied away from that, while others embraced it. Ok I’m getting off the point, each angel also has different abilities that were part of their divinity, though Cain was given the tools for sorcery to help in the battle against the rogue vampires as his cover to help humanity, he also could see bonds of love and the truth of a beings soul. Sometimes that can be a blessing or a curse as Cain will find out soon.

As time move forward and the vampire population grew, as a group they decided to move out of the shadows to live side by side with the humans. The only supernatural population to do so. The vamps agreed to adhere to a strict set of human laws as well as their own governing body the Romanatorium. The vampires as the humans discovered were not all of the same ranking, thus marking the different formulas. Depending your formula greatly determined how powerful you were or what position you held in this new era. Your age really had little play in true physical power though an age of certain vampires were changed to protect secrets and knowledge they carried. Most vampires as a whole were happy to follow both sets of laws and to see to their happiness, the Romanatorium along with Dio (The first and father to all vampires) sent Princes to each area where large groups of vampires resides. One such place is London and is ruled by Prince Mael Black.

(Now to the good stuff, but you needed to understand a little of why issues are arising)

Now as I wrote before not all vampires are happy living with the restraints put on them by living side by side with the humans, causing very big problems to arise in the very tedious balance the vampires as a whole played to be legal citizens of their home countries. There were a few laws that must by abided by was no matter what, if found guilty of the offense death was immediately granted. So when rogue vampires started appearing and killing mortals at an alarming rate it sent both communities into a frenzy. This action also caught the eyes of the heavens which allowed Cain to leave Michael’s side to come to earth as a rogue hunter and help get the problem under control.

As the situation gets worse Cain and Mael are forced to join together to figure out what is truly going on. Upon their first meeting there seems to be a tether that draws the light to the dark and vice versa. Cain fights going to see the prince for something deep inside him seems to be drawn to the dark. As Cain goes to kill a group of rogues he comes across an extremely young rogue only two days old, who due to Cain’s gift of seeing souls can tell the young boy is lost and has not killed a mortal therefore sparing his life. The young fledgling grows close with Cain fast and Cain quickly realizes the boy is meant for something special so he knew he must bring him to Prince Black to be shown the ways of the boys new world. Though their time was short Brandon was given some rare gifts; Cain fed Brandon his blood as well as revealing his true identity.

Angel blood is very different and is an immediate giveaway something is different. Cain and Brandon’s bond is formed that night, even though Brandon will eventually be given a vampire father, he sees Cain as his true father in a sense. Cain knows Brandon will keep his secret and after one extremely sensual experience making sure of Brandons’ saftey, he delivers the boy to the Prince and promises to be back.( Now before I go on let me explain vampire society because its important. A vampires father gives their son his blood thus enriching and extending his bloodline and creating the different formulas. Its also very common for a parent and child to have an intimate relationship.)

Mael had been hearing ripples amongst his court about the rogue hunter named Cain Carmichael helping in the cause, which is strange because a sorcerer will usually stay away from vampires and most humans, and he also learns through Brandon once Mael accepted him into his court under his tutelage that Cain fed Brandon. Another thing sorcerer’s in general do not do. Intrigued Mael sets about having his personal assassin spy on Cain and feed him information about the hunter, though he decides to do some digging himself. He knows the hunter must be different then most sorcerer ‘s because of some of the thing his new charge spoke of regarding the sorcerer /hunter. Mael never expected to witness the versions of what he would consider an angel of beauty, the night he hid in the shadows to watch C a in work only revealing himself when a rogue happened upon his hidden location. Something that smelled of sunshine and light and drew him to the hunter like a moth to a flame, needing to learn more and fast.

After that night both angel and vampire tried to distance themselves while trying to work together to peice together what or whom was truly behind the rogue invasion, for the situation was growing more dangerous every passing second. Neither would admit but they could not seem to stay away, each appearing at the others dwelling watching with their powers to make them invisible while being a voyeur to such intimate acts. This only fans the flames that seem to draw the two together. Thankfully for Mael he has a something Cain treasures, Brandon.

Brandon is settling in well in the court and has shown extreme interest and talent in magics, so he is partnered with the courts mage, Cornelius. Brandon though loves Cain as a father figure and he soon finds himself falling and falling hard for Cornelius. The feelings are mutual. There is something about the young fledgling that reaches a part of Cornelius that no one ever has. His magic has always come first, quickly he realizes that is changing and now Brandon has taken that spot. Only because Mael took an oath to Cain to protect Brandon he forbid Cornelius from pursuing anything with the young vamp for fear once again eventually the magic would win out in the end. So to be able to be together in the only way they can, Cornelius becomes Brandon’s father and turns him into the mage line.

As things become more dangerous around London, Cain and Mael finally let the fireworks explode. This unfortunately has some serious and severe recourses. Firstly by sharing their blood, Cain becomes dependant of Maels blood for ever in what is called being a “goul”, for Mael he recognize that Cain is more then what he says but neither can stay away no matter how hard they try. For Cain this is crushing bec as use he feels he is no longer pure in his divinity even though he can admit he is heart and soul in love with the Prince. The Prince does not believe he has the capacity for love but he knows he can’t live without Cain. Only they must keep their relationship under wraps because the situation growing around London is gaining momentum and the danger is escalating.

When Mael is called to Serena’s Palace. The first formula vampire that rules directly over him. She kindly requests an item thought to be a myth “The Eye of Bael”. There is only one reason Serena would want that and it is not good. Serena tells Mael the Hunter Cain Carmichael has the eye and he is to get it for her within the month. Leaving quickly Mael is stuck. Cain and his relationship has progressed to a point to where if Mael had a heart it would be Cain’s. Cain is his light, his sun, his everything. He could not allow Serena to harm or be near Cain so he figures if Cain has a mythical object just maybe he could get the “Sword of Michael” then he could kill Serena and another of the big players in the proble mm s swirling around the vamp community would cease. (Mael still doesn’t know Cain is an angel, he just knows he’s different.  Brandon keeps a tight lid of Cain’s secrets except for the ones regarding Cains love for the Prince)

Reluctantly Mael visits Cain and asks for both objects. Taken aback Cain grows worried aboutvwho wants the eye. Mael is hesitant to reveal the identity because he wants to protect Cain, but after Cain show Mael just a glimpse into the stones power he know Serena must never have it. Cain admits he can get the sword but wants to know why. Once again Mael clams up, cutting into Cains soul with every rejection. Cain agrees to get the sword even though his heart hurts knowing the vampire can love has a pure soul if he could just believe it. (Ok so yes this is a long review so far but let me tell you I mm a m seriously just glossing over the finer points, they’re is so much more going on in the story especially with Brandon, Cornelius, and Lee, who is Cain’s brother and his girlfriend Rachel. But I really am trying not to give to much away)

So the “Sword of Michael” is the Archangel ‘s true sword and will kill a vampire just by touch, so after sneaking away he goes tontrybto either kill Serena or atleast kill them both. Will Cain allow his love to fight, is Mael strong enough to combat Serena’s powers, and all the major players are dead so why are thr rogues getting worse? Whose really behind their creation and why? Trust me you want to read to find out plus all the juicy bits I left out. Also will Mael and Cains relationship last? What will happen if Mael learns Cains true identity. So many questions I left unanswered and so many more I didn’t tell you about.

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Overall Impression:

5* – It was amazing. I am officially OBSESSED with these two authors. Their writing style from the second you pick up the book ensnares you. I couldn’t put it down and have read the trilogy atleast 5 times now. I begged my Review Coordinator at Torquere for thevothervtwo in this series becsuse I had to know what happened. This is one ofvthose book that it is extremely easy forvyour mind to transport you into the storybjust as if you were one of the characters. You may have noticed I didn’t mention must regarding steemybscenes, well there is a reason. They’re plenty of them throughout the book but trying to explain the scenes would do them absolutely no justice They are filled with passion written in such a way that the words reach out and demand you not put them down.


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