As an avid reader, I enjoy sinking my teeth into a long novel that will take me days to read, so I was a bit wary when I saw "The Prince's Guard" under short stories. In the past, I have encountered short pieces that felt like they were lacking, as if the author had given up on the development of the characters and story. However, Annette Gisby has pulled me flawlessly into the world of the Prince and his Guard.
Her characters are so intense and real that the second you finish the story, you're in utter shock and denial that the characters are not actually standing in front of you, her writing style is absolutely lovely for she has a way of making words flow along the pages, and she knows how to entice the readers from the very beginning (of course having a half naked man on the cover does help).
My fingers are itching to give a play-by-play of why I loved this story, but I don't want to give anything away! I can, however, definitely say that by the end, my heart was yearning for Dashan and Ryland's happiness, but at the same time I was quite satisfied with the outcome (no pun intended).