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Tale of the Demon World Series
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Prince of Ice
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Please try again later. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. This is an erotic paranormal romance. The first book in the series The Demon's Daughter had a much stronger plot and better character development, in my opinion. I also found the alternate human history in that book to be more interesting than the alien culture that was the focus of the second book The Prince of Ice. I was hopeful that this book, which brought together characters from Book 1 and Book 2, would be more like The Demon's Daughter, but it was far more like The Prince of Ice. If you are intrigued by the sex lives of an alien race with extra reproductive organs, you will probably enjoy this book.
If you are looking for world-building that is more than just an exotic backdrop, you will probably be disappointed. Emma Holly is one of only a few authors who can take sensual, graphic, sex and turn it into a bold, daring, romance. She has done that with her Demon World novels and this is no exception, in fact it is probably the hottest one of these novels. Charles and Beth are now 24 and Beth has loved Charles since she was 16, he also loves her but feels unworthy because of his early life as a male prostitute.
He also has desires that he feels are unhealthy, he wants a Demon to drain his essence. Both are in Bhamjran on a dig with Herrington. While walking in the market they are drawn to the Yamish Demon Prince who runs a house of desires. Prince Pahndir is unable to fulfill his own desires because of a genetic problem. When he sees the young couple he realizes they may be the answer to his problem. The twists and turns are many and it is a good adventure even if the sensual scenes are many and graphic. If necessary you can skip a few pages but most of even the steamiest add to the story.
Emma Holly is a very unique author. If you like the heat, this one is for you. This book was pretty good, she wrote the lead character well, but for me the story didn't have the emotional depth that "Fairyville" did. Although the menage seemed to work well enough, I didn't feel Charles was truly as connected as the other two, and I felt that could cause problems down the road. I agree with another reviewer that Pahndir did take too much abuse, once again. He was a great character and I hated to see him mistreated. Oddly enough, the abuse didn't seem to even bother him. Something was missing in this one, and I'm not sure what it was.
It was hot enough and well-written enough, it just fell short of the mark for me. I'm a big Emma Holly fan, but this is one of the worst in this series. Just wasn't a big fan of it. Romance is supposed to take you way, make you love the characters - that didn't really happen in this book. I won't be keeping it. Return to Book Page. Preview — Prince of Ice by Emma Holly. Prince of Ice Tale of the Demon World, 3 3. Humans like to call them demons, but the Yama are an old and civilized race, far too civilized to fraternize with lesser beings.
It is only through subterfuge that a quarter-human infant, one Xishi Huon, is raised side by side with the Midarri heir, whose own peculiarities make her his soulmate—at least until the whispers of their unnatural fondness get her banished to an Humans like to call them demons, but the Yama are an old and civilized race, far too civilized to fraternize with lesser beings.
It is only through subterfuge that a quarter-human infant, one Xishi Huon, is raised side by side with the Midarri heir, whose own peculiarities make her his soulmate—at least until the whispers of their unnatural fondness get her banished to an orphanage. Coming of age as a courtesan, Xishi excels in the erotic arts.
But when Corum Midarri becomes her new owner, the relationship will test the limits of her gifts. Corum is the Prince of Ice now and not the sensitive boy she knew. If he succumbs to the temptations of her human touch, their love will defy every convention his kind holds dear. Paperback , pages. Tale of the Demon World 3. Xishi Huon , Corum Midarri. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Prince of Ice , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. In this case, it's about the royal male demons going into heat and mating and having perfect "matches" among the female demons. Fate and uncontrollable heat in this book it's called "rut" just don't appeal to me on the best day. And honestly, the rules for their anatomy, conception, and why or why not a match might not work are way too complicated and ridiculous. THEN we have courtesans thrown into the mix, because let's further complicate things. I guess the men are just so virile that they need extra satisfaction besides what their wives can give them.
I couldn't care less about the female lead's instruction in sexual arts at the brothel. Jun 12, Heather rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Erotic paranormal romance fans. Recommended to Heather by: This book is wonderful! This story is about a Yamish prince who falls in love with his childhood friend years later after she becomes what is called a "Pillow girl" in their culture, which is basically a glorified whore This is forbidden because he is royalty and she is merely "Rohn" which is the lower class.
This is an amazing love story with lots of roman This book is wonderful! This is an amazing love story with lots of romance and sex! I cant wait to read Emma Hollys next book in the series!! Apr 05, Anita rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Emma Holly is known for erotica, and this novel does have some steamy, explicit generally vanilla scenes, but for the most part, it's an endearing paranormal romance novel. It's set in an alternative universe version of Japan's forbidden city and features characters that are genetically enhanced "yama" who have a thing against everyday humans.
She is trained as a "pillow girl" i. They fall deeply in love and live happily ever after. There are, of course, lots of twists and turns along the way, including mixed blood acusations and palace intrigue. The character building is excellent in this book - you are taken on a journey that feels believable, even though it's a fantasy novel. This is the second in the series after Demon's Daughter , but I'm not certain you need to read the first book, which isn't nearly as good. The first book will help you understand the yama's abilities and culture, but it's not connected to the plot of the second book in any way I can tell.
Jun 27, Mahlet rated it really liked it Recommended to Mahlet by: I primarily read this book to get the backstory for Prince Pahndir from "Demon Fire", Book 3 in this series. Although he was only in the beginning and end of this book, he was still my favorite character.
Prince of Ice (Tale of the Demon World, #3) by Emma Holly
Displays of emotion are looked down upon. Royals are under extreme pressure to keep the blood lines pure and not mix with any humans, or yama of a lower class. When young Xishi gets around her pl I primarily read this book to get the backstory for Prince Pahndir from "Demon Fire", Book 3 in this series. It's not longer before his nanny and mother notice, so Xishi is sent away to an orphanage where she is ostrazied.
There's something special about Xishi's energy and aura that brings about emotional reactions, so other children keep their distance. Madame Fagin signs up Xishi to receive training in her exclusive Purple Crane Pillow House - a training ground for young men and women, and a favored choice for royals looking for some side action. Unfortunately for yama, a mate match doesn't necessarily mean a love match - so pillow girls and boys are acceptable and the norm in royal relationships.
There, Xishi meets yummy Prince Pahndir, who is a forced prisoner and training subject used by Madame Fagin. His mate is dead, his family has let everything think he's dead, and he's being sexually tortured by Madame Fagin's students! Even Prince Pahndir can't resist Xishi's chi, and she treats him with kindness, so a friendly slighlty erotic relationship ensues.
Xishi and Prince Corum reconnect after years apart when he pays a visit to the Pillow House and purchases Xishi.
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The young lovers face many obstacles - Prince is torn and slightly ashamed about his strong feelings for Xishi, who he thinks is just a pillow girl she's got some secrets even SHE doesn't know about , he's jealous about Xishi's past relationship with Prince Pahndir and current fixation with getting him free from Madame Fagin's grip, and there are royals plotting to kill them!
I enjoyed this, but I did get distracted and read a few books while in progress with it. View all 9 comments. Feb 18, Ladiibbug rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But these demons are not the evil kind Different characters and setting in 2 vs. Corum the Prince and Xishi his "pillow girl" 2 Demon PNR series Emma Holly's alternate world where demons exist, are considered superior to humans, and live apart from them.
Corum the Prince and Xishi his "pillow girl", aka courtesean sp? Sep 15, Jodz rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved every page and could not put it down. I love the way she writes and the plot was awesome.. The book was so detailed without being even remotely confusing! Perhaps reading this book at work wasn't a good idea - it was so saucy at times I was getting annoyed when I was interupted!!! Will deffinitly be reading more of her work. May 06, Fiona rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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To view it, click here. After reading the first chapter of this book years ago, which prompted me to buy it from a used bookstore, I was intrigued and very much looking forward to seeing where the story would go from there. I even saved the book for a couple years for when I was in the perfect state of mind to enjoy reading it, but I have to say I ended up disappointed.
For the first third of the novel, it was very interesting.
A Tale of the Demon World
The two main leads who you knew from infants were soul mates are torn apart, the girl endin After reading the first chapter of this book years ago, which prompted me to buy it from a used bookstore, I was intrigued and very much looking forward to seeing where the story would go from there. The two main leads who you knew from infants were soul mates are torn apart, the girl ending up in a pillow house to learn the fine art of seduction. But then again, later in the book, most of the techniques Xishi has supposedly learned don't really come into play anyway.
Then, Xishi and Cor meet again after being apart for years and Sure, they have lots of hot albeit mostly vanilla sex, some of which was quite steamily written, but there was hardly any conflict to speak of.
Pretty much as soon as he buys her they spend all their time together, more or less happy as can be. Have some sex, have an argument, sort it out by having makeup sex. They find out they're soul mates or close to it pretty much right away, which kind of diminishes the excitement of meeting someone new for the first time or in this case, again. There was a bit of plot regarding political intrigues which I wish there had been more of , but it all just seemed too easy. I thought one of the biggest hurdles to overcome, especially from the title, would be Cor not being able to let his yamish mask of ice melt and be himself around her.
Aside from one or two little incidents, he pretty much loses all aloof-ness right away and acts completely open around her as soon as they're alone together. Also, as much as I liked the first chapter, I feel like the storyline could have been a lot more suspenseful if the reader didn't find out Xishi's real identity straight away. It was frustrating having to get through the majority of the book for the main character to find out the secret from her past that we knew from day one.
There could have been way more internal conflict in this story, and also stronger external. I thought the mother disapproving of Xishi would end up being a huge problem, considering she's the person who sent her away in the first place, but it was just kind of brushed over as something she's have to deal with on her own. I feel like the final action scene was written to be exciting and tense, but it just made me sigh and laugh at the silliness of it most of the time.
It wasn't great, but since I'm intrigued by the world and the character of Prince Phandir, who I found way more interesting than the main characters, I'm interested enough to read the sequel, Demon's Fire. Jan 14, Cindy rated it really liked it. The Demon's Daughter loved the Victorian feel - and our hero who wanted a girl who was more enamored of him than her fainting couch.
Hot Spell anthology same world but not 'Victorian' in the way DD was Prince of Ice not my favorite, sort of feudal Japan crossed with China's Forbidden City Demon's Delight anthology Demon scientist is trying to develop the ability to 'upgrade' the body - again a piece of technology that will probably reappear should the characters of Demon's Fire get another book.
Beyond the Dark anthology this one is set in the distant past [think Ancient Egypt: I just wish she'd written a novella continuing with these main characters. The empress surely wouldn't let the issue of an illegitimate child from the emperor go, and Xasha mentions that the emperor might not be as ready to end ties with Xishi as he thinks. I also want to know more of their life in this other land, their family, and friends.
Does Muto ever get his return of karma? Do Xishi and Cor ever get to go back to Yamish lands? There is just so much left open to supposition. The rape and m I just wish she'd written a novella continuing with these main characters. The rape and mm is between secondary characters for those who want to know. Also, the main characters are only ever with each other even though Prince Pahndir is used as a teaching tool at Xishi's pillow girl school. Jun 19, L8blmr rated it liked it Recommends it for: This wasn't a poorly written book, but not her best I'd give it another half-star, if able.
I've enjoyed a novella of Holly's set in this same "demon" yama world, but this full-length novel was almost too much of a good thing for me. I didn't think her characters were as unconditionally loving as in her non-PN books, but that was largely due to the nature of the yama themselves. That being the case, I think I'l happily enjoy Holly's other works and leave the yama alne for a while! Apr 03, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it really liked it Shelves: Prince of Ice has an original concept and exotic flair, and is an enjoyable, fun read.
The extra "endowments" the royal men have reminded me of the Satyr book Nicholas. There's some exposition at the beginning, the back story that's necessary, but it doesn't go on too long. It's a pretty elaborate set-up - the demon world hidden amongst our own, technologically and genetically advanced - and vividly realised. Well worth your time if you're looking for something a little different.
View all 3 comments. I waited eagerly for the Prince of Ice to come out. It was well worth the wait. Holly does another wonderful job with this demon world. It takes a look at the dirty little secrets of the Yama world. The sex is still pretty hot and the intrigue was fun to figure out before it unfolded. La prima volta si incontrano praticamente in fasce e tutti e due nascondono un segreto: Apr 06, Mary rated it liked it.
This book was weird. I can say I finished it and is was really sexy so I guess good weird. Feb 04, Mellanie C rated it really liked it. I read this a long time ago. Mar 18, Jess rated it really liked it. As always, loving Emma Holly and her tales of the Yama. Sooner or later, I will find them all
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