The War Prince
The War Prince is a story about “Anthony Cast” a special boy who wasn’t supposed to be born alive. Moments before dying, the War Prince gave Anthony Cast his heart, giving him a chance at life. With the help of friends, Anthony has to survive all attacks from evil to raise The War Prince, who reincarnates as his son.
*I received a free copy of this novel from the author for an honest review.*
The War Prince is Adrian Castaneda’s debut novel and I sure hope it is not the last. From the moment I started reading the book, I was hooked. Telling the story of a young boy who is being raised by a single mother and seems that the boy has some unnatural powers for a human. When the boy grows up and gets married, he learns that about the Devil being real, and angels being real and how his son that is soon to be born is actually the reincarnation of an angel who was killed in a previous attack by the Devil, but had put his life into Anthony Cast (they young boy who is now the father) when he was born.
There are action scenes scattered throughout the book which I loved. It wasn’t the kind of story that had just one major battle scene at the end. There were bigger battles scenes throughout it, leading up to the main battle at the end. I think it is safe to say that I love battle scenes and The War Prince satisfied my thirst for some good battles.
One issue that I did have with the story is that the chapters are long. I’m the kind of reader who loves the feeling of finishing a chapter and starting the next and with this book I really had to work for it. The War Prince is 137 pages long and is broken down into 3 chapters. When I started reading it and I was 20 or so pages into the book, I felt like the start of a new chapter should be coming up soon with how the focus was changing, but I had to wait about another 20 or so pages for the next chapter. That threw me off a bit, but this is a small issue and only an issue based on my personal preference.
Overall I really enjoyed The War Prince and I am giving it a solid 3/5 stars. It was full of action and had a great story line, but the longer chapter threw me off, and there were points that felt a bit rushed and could have been developed more. I will suggest that anyone who enjoyed the action and half-angel vs. demon aspects of The Mortal Instruments series to give The War Prince a shot.
About the Author:
My whole life has been a crazy adventure with many dreams, and visions that I can’t wait to share with everyone. My name is Adrian Castaneda, and I am the author of The War Prince. I am also a happily married man to my wife Vianet. Father of two little girls Annete and Suri and a baby boy Alexander.