Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Feb 4, 2014 - JUVENILE FICTION - 354 pages
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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.

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The writing is smart and sharp. - Goodreads
DNF. I'm just no fan of the author's writing style. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Alyssa Udall - Goodreads

Oh, shadow-prince, young thief of night, Ye intice in me much of spite; For though thou've set mine soul alight-- What I next read must show as trite.** This is one of those rare books that I both ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sadbh Kellett - Goodreads

I did not think I would like this book because I love Romeo and Juliet so much and my appreciation of Shakespeare knows no bounds, but what made me pick it up was the interest in Benvolio's character ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Stone Wallace's career ambitions have taken him along many paths: actor, broadcast announcer, boxer, celebrity interviewer, creative writing and media instructor, and advertising copywriter. Stone finds writing Westerns to be the most satisfying. It is a field he has appreciated and embraced since reading the classic stories of Louis L'Amour, whose works provide an escape back to a time when the lands were clean, heroes and villains were clearly defined, and values were simpler. It is a tradition of storytelling that Stone decided to follow. The author of Montana Dawn, Stone currently resides with his loving and supportive wife, Cindy, who is also an author, as well as storyteller and children's entertainer.

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