The Prince (The Florentine .5 / Gabriel’s Inferno) by Sylvain Reynard-a review

The Prince (The Florentine .5/ Gabriel’s Inferno) by Sylvain Reynard-a review

The Prince / Barnes and Noble / KOBO /

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 20, 2015

The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.

Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …

Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.

“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.”


REVIEW:  THE PRINCE is the prequel novella in Sylvain Reynard’s adult, contemporary The Florentine paranormal series-with a character cross over from the author’s best selling Gabriel’s Inferno series that bridges between the two. If you are a fan of Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard, you will be pleased to know that Professor Gabriel Emerson and his wife Julianne play a significant if not unwitting role throughout the introductory novella.

The premise follows the true Prince of Florence (or Master as he is also known); a supernatural being; the ruler of the underworld and a man set on vengeance against the Professor for an act of betrayal.

Approximately 140 years earlier the Prince was in possession of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy that fell into the hands of thief of unknown name and origin. Fast forward to present day and the Prince will take his revenge on the current owners-Gabriel and Julianne Emerson. While the Prince follows the lovers home, he will encounter a group of assassins, not unlike himself, who have been ordered to take down the Prince and end his life. An attack against the Prince finds heads rolling; the security team on the defense; and his people preparing for war with the Venetians.

We are witness to Gabriel and Julianne’s explicit and continuing romantic love affair; a voyeur along with the Prince at every encounter as Gabriel claims his wife. Their highly sexualized relationship continues to grow stronger but there are warnings on the horizon that not all is well with Gabriel’s wife.

THE PRINCE is a revealing, fast paced, introductory storyline that sets the premise for Reynard’s The Florentine paranormal series. The Italian imagery is breathtaking; the Uffizi Gallery a work of art; the Underworld is mysterious, dark and dangerous.

Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy

Reviewed by Sandy


12 thoughts on “The Prince (The Florentine .5 / Gabriel’s Inferno) by Sylvain Reynard-a review

  1. Wonderful review Sandy. I read Gabriel’s Inferno series and had no idea this spin off was paranormal…doesn’t really make sense since the first series is NOT

    • Yes, this new ‘spin off’ of sorts can be easily read and understood without having read the first series ‘Gabriel’s Inferno’.

      This ‘spin off’ is more of a new series with a ‘character crossover’ and it is also a different genre. This one is paranormal, adult, romance and Gabriel’s Inferno was NOT paranormal. The switch to paranormal has some followers and fans of the original series a little upset!

  2. Excellent review of The Prince. From what I understand, The Raven will be as addictive as Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno trilogy. I hope people won’t be turned off by the paranormal theme. He takes us on an unforgettable journey back to Florence with his brilliant prose. Congratulations, SR, on yet another bestseller! 🙂

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