From the author of the bestselling Morganville Vampires series comes an exciting retelling of the classic love story, Romeo and Juliet 'A plague! A plague on both your houses!' 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.
About the Author
Rachel Caine is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the bestselling Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the new upcoming Revivalist series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and until very recently continued to carry on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas.
'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, 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, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series 'It's so detailed, so intricate ... it's a nod to Shakespeare, a thank you and a tribute ... An incredible, beautiful and deeply moving story, Prince of Shadows is such a fantastic retelling!' Once Upon a Bookcase