Errin knows the old story well: the sleeping prince, who rises from his slumber every hundred years to wreak horror and bloodshed. She just never imagined he was real. As this terrifying enemy rises and a war begins, Errin is forced to flee. With no one to turn to, her only hope is the mysterious Silas, a man whose face she has never even seen...
The Sleeping Prince is the second novel in The Sin Eaters daughter trilogy by Melinda Salisbury. It is written from the point of view of Errin (Lief's sister) as the Sleeping Prince and his horrifying golems begin to take over her home.
Having the alternative view point of Errin was refreshing and allowed for a new perspective of the world to be seen. At first I was slightly annoyed that it didn't continue on from The Sin Eaters Daughter as I was curious as to what would happen next. Fortunately, the two characters' stories collide to produce a perfect start to the final book. Following Errin's story also allowed a wider view of their world, its fascinating myths and their lives.
I instantly fell in love with Errin and her secrets, stories and skills. She's such an independent badass and I love her for that. The twists and turns were never ending and completely unexpected thus allowing maximum enjoyment. It saddens me I can never read it for the first time again and re-experience those shocking twists - especially those regarding Silas who was a fantastic character shrouded with so much mystery.
Despite not being set in modern times, this book had rich diversity covering topics such as homosexuality, sexual harassment and class. Melinda has yet again written such a fantastic book which has easily become one of my favourite reads so far this year. I can't wait for the final book where I'm sure my heart will be ripped out not by The Sleeping Prince but rather by Melinda. I would 100% recommend to everyone.
Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a 17 year old from England. This year I have decided to do something different so have set myself challenges of 18 things to do before I turn 18.
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