The Shadow Prince
Stacey O’Neale
Young Adult Fantasy

Sixteen-year-old Rowan is an elemental prince. Banished to the mortal world, he doubts he will ever return to Avalon and claim the fire court throne. Until he receives a challenge from his estranged mother. If he slays Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental princess and heir to the court of air, she will abdicate her throne. Is he capable of completing such a heinous task? And what price he will pay if he refuses? 

Uncaged Review: This is a really good prequel for this series, although it does have some parts that are not fully explained, it’s a good start. Rowan has been living in the mortal world among humans since his monstrous mother, Queen Prisma banished him. But now, he receives word that she is ready to abdicate her thrown to him and it’s time to return to Avalon. But the price that Rowan will have to pay may be too great..

I like the premise of the series, and this is a well written beginning – and the reader will get a good feel for the characters. There are still a lot of questions, but I’m sure they will become clear as the series progresses. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars