A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.
In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and – if they survive – marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born.
Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona – and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona . . .
. . . And will rewrite all their fates, forever.
About the Author
Rachel Caine is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. She was born in White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, an insurance investigator and, until recently, carried on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguana, Popeye.
'Smart and sexy and addictive – Rachel Caine reinvents a classic romance for a new generation of readers. The Prince of Shadows will steal your heart, then he'll break it. I'm giving this book to everyone I know.' Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series
'Re-visit a Shakespearean classic from a new angle. Romance and intrigue abound; I loved it!' Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 29th January 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2