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Broken Prince: A Protostar Prequel

The Star-Crossed Saga, Book 4
Narrated by: David Rogers
Series: The Star-Crossed Saga, Book 4
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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A space opera romance series

Three targets, two men, one choice!

The new Protostar prequel is here! This short origin story follows alien Prince William Derry on his first mission as a bounty hunter before he is sent to Earth to kill the teenage girl, star-child Sydney. Learn about the circumstances that led to William’s dedication to the mission before the civil war, unravel the hidden truth behind his father’s frigid disposition, and meet new characters along the way, and witness the creation of IMPI. 

The novella that inspired the award-winning dystopian YA fantasy romance novel Protostar: Book 1 of The Star-Crossed Saga for teens.

©2015 Cosby Media Productions (P)2018 Cosby Media Productions

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  • 02-15-19

I enjoyed this short story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I was a bit surprised by the narrator change, and that book 3 was not available on Audible. That being said, I really liked the narrator. I thought he had a great voice and was able to give each character a unique sound. This was a short story, but was pretty entertaining, which was good enough for me. I thought it stood alone well enough that I wasn't really bothered by skipping a book.

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A good prequel

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

This book is much shorter than the other two, but that doesn't work against it. This was almost like a pilot episode to a new TV show offshoot of a movie trilogy you liked. It's cool because it kind of fleshes out both William and his dad in a way the other books didn't have time to. Or at least it added to what they already had.

I have to compare this within its own genre, of course, and for that reason I give it a 5/5 and recommend it to lovers of this genre. It shouldn't be compared to grittier books meant for older audiences, because that's not what it's trying to do. I hope for more "episodes" following the prince, or even some of Sydney, though I'm not sure how that would work.

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Once you take a life, it stains you.

This is a very short prequel novella, written in the first person. William, son of Gregorian, Prince of Fabrecious, has felt estranged from his father since his mother's death. In the final stages of his training, he takes on a mission which turns out very differently from that which he had expected, putting not only his life in danger but that of many others. And changes his understandings.
Interestingly written and very visual at times, the story moves between the present activities and flashbacks of the past. At times confusing, there is a dream like quality to the book. Given the brevity of the book, initial character development is good.

David Rogers gives a nice performance, helping to draw in the reader with his well paced narration. His character voicing is also distinctive and appropriate. This prequel was freely gifted to me at my request, a complimentary copy from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. I have not read any of the following series but this taster has certainly piqued my curiosity and left me keen for more.

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I want more of this

when you're speaking about short stories you need to read this book it was very very good actually made me want more from the story and yes of course I want more details and I'm more developed story but I did like the length of it it was great
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Author makes classic fiction blunders

The protag is a spoiled prince whose only emotion is anger. He is self-centered to the point of narcissism. Yet it seems everyone is willing to risk their life for him. Why? Who knows? Author falls into the trap of making everyone the protagonist meet fall in love with him.

The plot is absurdly implausible (sending a monarch's only heir on a deadly mission...alone...during a war...).Yet despite there being "danger" at every turn I could not recognize any distinct antagonist.

I could have sworn the story switched from 1st to 3rd person, but I am not going to listen again to confirm.

The prince is afraid to enter a seedy bar but when a fight finally erupts he effortlessly puts scores of thugs out of commission with his(surprise!) Heinlein power-armor he is wearing that the author fails to describe until the fight! Now why was the prince frightened to enter a bar wearing a Terminator T-2000 Super Mech Suit?

Instead of putting the prince in a tension-filled drama, the author kills whatever tension he was trying to build with the seedy atmosphere of the Mos Eisley cantina scene by encasing his BELOVED protagonist in plot armor...literally!

I hereby sentence this author to watch Game of Thrones until he "gets" that falling in love with and protecting your protagonist KILLS ALL TENSION IN YOUR STORY.

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A short introduction.

I received a free copy of this in exchange for an unbiased review. This was a good way to introduce new readers to the series. I liked it enough that I'm going to pick up the first book soon .

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