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Sometimes, a fox is not a fox, and a man is not what he seems.

When Lachlan, the golden prince of faeries, is transformed into a fox and banished from the forest on the eve of his mother’s funeral, the last creature he expects to seek help from is a human. 

But Sorcha Darrow is not so easily enchanted by the wily faerie. Only after discovering her father means to marry her to a wealthy Londoner does she decide to help him, seeking the power of a being even Lachlan is wary of: a kelpie. In finding one, Sorcha hopes that she may just avoid her own dire fate in the process.

With Sorcha’s dreams being their only true form of communication, Lachlan has to race against time to break his curse and take his place as king before he’s doomed to live as a fox forever. 

But someone else is after the throne, and may just use Sorcha’s growing connection to Lachlan to reach it.

The first book in the stunning Bright Spear trilogy,  Prince of Foxes is loosely based on the Celtic fairy tale of "Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree" and features a cameo from Julian and Evie from The Tower Without a Door, book three in Chronicles of Curses.

Note: Prince of Foxes is written in UK (British) English, not American English.

©2019 Hayley Louise Macfarlane (P)2020 Hayley Louise Macfarlane

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Sorry, Not Interested in the Sequels

So first off I would like to say I absolutely loved the narrator's singing. It was unexpected and intensely beautiful, but unfortunately the story does not match this. I am not sure where the "gothic" part of this fairy tale comes in, but there's far too much non-consensual touching in here, and that's more than just "dark". The main character has to practically choose whether the faerie or the kelpie will have their way with her for the entire story. She flip-flops back and forth between secretly wanting them to take advantage of her and thinking that they're monsters for doing so, and flip-flops over which one she actually loves. All in all, there were certain elements to this story that made me want to keep listening, such as the scenery descriptions, minor world-building, and basic folklore, but I will definitely not be moving on to Book 2.

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CUNNING OF THE PRINCE FOX

LOCHLAN IS THE SEELIE PRINCE OF FAIRIES, GRIEVED BY THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHRR THE QUEEN HE LEAVES AND GOES LOOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO ENTERTAIN HIMSELF WITH TO DOSTRACT HIMSELF FROM HIS GRIEF. THERE ARE SEVERAL SCENES WITH UNDRESSING. BUT NO ACTUAL SCENES, THE NARRATOR WAS DYNAMIC! HE BROUGHT ALL THE CHARACTERS TO LIFE! I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS STORY DOR 17 AND UP.

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wonderful just wonderful

it was such a new style and compelling story. FINALLY something different from werewolves and vampires. exactly what I was looking for to listen to. the narrator was such a joy to listen to, very relaxing and really brought the story to life! 10/10

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Boring and bland narrator

I couldn't make it far enough into the book to be able to accurately say if the book is good. The narrator is boring and bland and the sound is poor quality, like he's recording in an open room. I couldn't follow which character was speaking as he didn't even try to create new voices or even use a different tone.

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FULL OF LOVE AND HUMOR

STORY IS WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW
THE NARRATOR IS GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW

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Prince of Foxes

Prince of Foxes is a stunning portrayal of Faerie, beautifully narrated. Would recommend for an adult audience.

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Quite the tail to tell ;)

A bit risqué, but a fun irish fable even so. The lochs meet the seely and unseely and of course the humans in the middle get hurt. A fun tale of magic and intrigue.

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Excellent Book

I know I should know more about the Prince of Faeries but I didn't especially that I'm Irish. This book is about a girl who doesn't want to marry Sorcha Darrow. She meets up with Lachlan the Prince of Faeries. I don't want to tell you the story you should definitely read or listen to this book. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

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Fantastic Scottish Fae Story for +18 Readers

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can't wait to see where it goes in book two. This is very much a romance although with nudity and lots of build up scenes, but the author does eventually close the bedroom door. So as a parent I would definitely recommend as an +18 reader series. I loved the tale of the fae Prince being turned into a fox and getting help from a human girl who has been betrothed to a stranger. There's an unusual love triangle that forms as they hunt for a kelpie to help break the Prince's curse.

The narrator does a great job and with his rich accent was a lot of fun to listen to. Even more impressive he sings at different times in the story and does a decent job at it.

—I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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An easy listen

Absolutely loved this story. The narrator's accent added a lot to that enjoyment. I am moving on to the next one with great anticipation