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Prince of Dreams

(The Messenger Chronicles #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  59 reviews
“Oh what a tangled web we weave…”

Kesh fled Faerie as a queen killer. Now she returns as the Faerie King’s secret obsession. But on Faerie, nothing is as it seems, not even Kesh herself.

With days to stop Arran’s execution and the stoic guardian, Sirius, as her constant shadow, Kesh must weave her lies deep within Faerie’s courts where magic and whispers combine and conspir
Published December 14th 2018 by Crazy Ace Publishing (first published December 6th 2018)
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Helen 2.0
I think the Messenger Chronicles has finally become my favorite RH series. It's official with this latest installment, Prince of Dreams.

The series' two strongest features are its world and its character development.

The world Pippa has built is a complicated mix of epic fantasy and gritty sci-fi: picture a galaxy in which mythical fae have planted the seeds of life in different star systems, creating sentient races (including humans) meant to someday evolve to serve their creators. However, hum
Pippa DaCosta
One word:


Are you ready for the Prince of Dreams?
Maria Dimitrova
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought that the last book’s ending was brutal but Prince of Dreams slayed me. The ending is very different yet it packs a similar emotional punch. In fact for the most part of this book my heart was pounding so hard (both from fear and pure unadulterated lust) that midway through I gave up on trying to finish it sober and went for the bottle of wine I keep for special occasions. I’m not sure what impact the alcohol had on my perception of the book but I know for sure that I would have had a l ...more
Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette

*flails around*

How dare you do this to my babies?!



And... that one part. Why do I feel like she's going to be like 'he is the droid i was looking for'
Like ... it got me even smouldering?


(view spoiler)
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you!

Excellence as usual.

While I've knocked a star off because Kesh spent most of the book separated from Talen and Kellee, it did help her relationship with Sirius flourish. (Aside: Sirius is awesome. In fact, all of Kesh's men are. Lucky cow). We also got to see a ton of Eledan, which was great because I absolutely bloody LOVE him.

The plot twists were brilliant and the cliffhanger is brutal - cannot wait for more!

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Following on from the end of the last book Prince of Dreams sees Kesh back in Faerie with Sirius, trying to find a way to stop Arran's execution, while Kellee and Talen are still back in Hallow trying to figure out a way to get to Faerie to rescue her. With both Oberon and Eledan trying to ensure Kesh's loyalty her newfound resolve to be the protector of Hallow and free her own people is being severely put to the test but she's come a long way from the girl we met at the beginning of the series ...more
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
This review contains minor spoilers. Read at your own risk.

This series has seriously captured my heart. It brings my love of fantasy and my love of science fiction crashing together to form something truly unique. The mashup of genres is like drugs for me. I get so excited just thinking about the fantasy and science fiction aspects that compliment each other splendidly. My fangirl heart just won't rest.

One thing to mention about this series is that it is a reverse harem series. I am very new to
Gaby★Me Myshelf and I★
This whole series is like this for me

I just want it to fit into my idea of RH which it just never will

Every time I thought Kesh was taking a step forward she seemed to take 2 back instead. So frustrating, the grovelling (even if it was a lie) and kneeling to Oberon grated on my nerves the most.

This instalment was broken in Kesh's story and we also it another POV from Kellee which was nice. Marshal and Talen were on their own mission apart from Kesh who was on Faerie

Yes just as things were co
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-releases
First Sentence:
"Faerie was not how I remembered."

Sci-Fi/Dystopian (RH)

Cover Art:
I'm in lust with this series gorgeous cover art. Hat's off to the artist.

Change is afoot

SOL Alliance (Earth)
Faerie Land

My thoughts:
Unlike my previous reviews for this series, this review will be short in both length & details. Mostly because it's the fourth book in the Messenger Chronicles & as such most fans will have already become familiar with each character's personality, t
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will say this is an awesome story! Five stars is not enough and even 10 barely begins to cover it! There is so much going on in this book and such plot twist and surprises. Kesh, Kellee and Talen have been separated for most of this book. Deals are made , betrayals will occur but the secrets revealed will surprise you! But when Kesh, Kellee and Talen come together again you will get plenty of food for thought. Sota is such an interesting character but he has his strong moments and can be such ...more
Well, karushit.

I think I fried and lost thousands and thousands of brain cells while making an attempt to deliver the poetic justice of a review this read deserves. And at the same time, I don't want to be the one to spoil any of you and other readers because let's be real here...I can't not speak about any of it without ending up revealing spoilers every now and then. And I know most of the times I end up having side notes/comments. So here goes:

(Non-spoiler ver) I want to say I haven't expe
Camila Rodriguez
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reverse-harem

It’s not a dream.

You know, book 3 really had me all worked up.
Now, now. Book 4 has me all sorts of fucked up.

I MEAN....

Lololol. Sorry had to. Hahahahaha I mean... the opportunity presented itself graciously. Serious=Sirius. I couldn’t take it seriously at first but then I realized Kesh was all for Sirius.

I still can’t believe Sirius is now... a part of the harem.
I now have to reimagine him in my head. So far my feeble mind has conjured a HOT Ron
Tara Syrnyk
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better with each book. I am so in love with all these characters. This is a phenomenal series and this book was one of my favorite. The combination of Fae in outer space is so unique and creative. Sci-Fi / Fantasy , I cant seem to get enough! This series evokes all the feels. DaCosta has this talent, a super power if you will, to reach my heart and just squeeze! So much is happening in this book. Oberon is having Kesh watched, her every move is seen. Kesh is alone ...more
Keri Solaris
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4 Stars

"The good messenger was a myth. The truth of me wasn’t a shining star of hope at all. I was full of holes and wrongs and broken things, the pieces of which I’d picked up and tried to fix but none of it had fit. I did want to fuck them over. I did want them to bow to me, to kneel to me, to need me like I needed them. I’d wanted it since the first lash of Dagnu’s whip. I didn’t even need to beg. Eledan saw the truth inside me, saw the want and need in my eyes. I wanted all

Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Disclaimer, I received an ARC book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Not that it matters because I also pre-ordered the book because I LOVE this author!

How to explain why I love this entire series so much…. It isn’t often that a book can make you run the gamut of the emotional spectrum and leave you feeling wrung out, but also anticipating the next part of the story. That is how I have felt with EVERY book so far in this series. The emotional capacity of all the characters, even the “vi
Mai Watson
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-keeper
I love this book... I had to re read it twice for all the emotions to sink in and not feel like my heart just got ripped out.

We finally get back stories of the characters in book 3 and it continues to expand in Prince of Dreams. Prince Eledan is back, but did we all seriously think he was gone for good in book 1? I love the depths that both Kellee and Talen feels for Kesh and the bond they are forming with each other. Kellee may have finally found his family. The surprise or maybe not was Sirius
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"A fool, a prince no more, my Queen of Hearts has opened a door."


Really I am not okay.

Waiting for the next book is seriously going to kill me...
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Draws you in

This was a book I was patiently waiting for. I love this entire series. There are twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Need a defibrillator over here!

My poor human heart can’t handle all the feels! Just when you think you know what is going on, the rug gets pulled out! So much happened in this book; I laughed, cried, rejoiced and fretted. All I know is Kesh is on the right path with her guys (even the tek boy toy). This story has more lies and twists that I can’t even keep up! But it’s soooo good and I can’t wait to see where the next book takes us!
"Oh what a tangled web...... but who are the ones trapped in its sticky strands and who is the spider waiting to pounce on it's captured prey?"

Kesh, Kellee, Talen, Sota, Hulia, Arran, Sirius and Eledan return in this penultimate adventure of the Messenger Chronicles. Kesh, Arron and Sirius are on Faerie, playing a game of truth, dare or lie with both Oberon, King of all Faerie, and Eledan, the Prince of Dreams. Heartbreaking promises are made, truths are twisted and hearts are made and broken.

Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are no adequate words to describe my feelings right now.
Prince of Dreams rocked my world.

This one picks up right after Arran and Sirius were huge dip-shits.
Faerie is dying. Oberon’s reign is a mess. Oberon is a mess.
I can't even say things without ruining this book.


Kesh, Kesh, Kesh...
You are my spirit animal.


Kesh, Talen, and Kellee's relationship in this one slays me. There is finally trust between them, well almost. They are so far apart physically but so close in most other ways. I abso
Christine Scotney
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received this book as an Arc for an honest review. Buy it, Read it, you’ll love it, I did, and have preordered a copy.
Absolutely Brilliant, Kesh has been separated from her two favourite men, taken back against her will to Farie, by Aeon, and boy has he gotten himself into big trouble, least of all by Kesh, but Kesh can put that aside to try and save him. I love how we get to hear Kellies point of view in this book, he is a million light years away, but we still get to hear from hi
Penny Noble
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always, the author makes the reader go from tremendously happy to heartbreakingly sad, and sometimes all in one chapter, in this latest installment of the series. Events are progressing quickly, and Kesh is at the middle of everything, of course. I love the latest addition to her harem, and I admit to some reservations at the beginning when the signs were there. There are no reservations now! Talen, Kellee, and Kesh were not together for most of the book, and I missed their interaction. That ...more
Catherine Banks
Perfection. The only way to describe this book.

Ms. DaCosta crafted yet another masterpiece. Secrets, revelations, and betrayals make this one unpredictable book. I cannot wait for the next one. Is it April yet?
Janus the Erudite Artist
Pippa has once again out done herself. The beauty of each book from the Messenger Chronicles has been baffling, it makes me want to devour the entire series in one go. I’ve read series of books before and there is often at least one book within the series that makes me question my interest. Like when a trilogy tends to drag the 2nd instalment to prolong the story enough to reach a third one. I keep waiting for a time where I would find one here but how each instalment just gets better and better ...more
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know where to start with the latest installment of The Messenger Chronicles, Prince of Dreams. What I do know is this series is getting better and better!

As far as I'm concerned DaCosta is the Empress of the Slow Burn. Every book builds on the anticipation of the previous one, and Prince of Dreams transitions from the slow burn to an full 4 alarm fire. DaCosta lived up to the potential, then exceeded it. Spending 3 books to work up to this is pure genius. DaCosta has a cast of beau
The Mysterious Reader
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pippa DaCosta’s Messenger Chronicles series is wildly imaginative and increasingly complex (though somehow still easy to follow along) as each book in it adds more and more layers. It’s hard to summarize either the series or it’s most recent book, the wonderful Prince of Dreams (Book 4) without spoiling anything so I’m not going to even try and instead refer readers to the publisher’s blurb. I love the lead here, the wonderfully crafted and gloriously complex mess that is Kesh. I love the slow b ...more
Amy Braun
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gah, this series is not shy about putting a readers heart through the wringer! This one sees our feisty hero and her harem of dangerous men scrambling to find a piece of Faerie's deadliest weapon. This time, it's told from two different perspectives: Kesh and Kellee's. Old characters are brought back and new monsters are unleashed, and the ending will leave readers clamouring for more.

The characters are even more complex than before. They often went back and forth between different aspects of th
Edeena Cross
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whilst I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) for this book, I own it, too – because it’s that damn good.

This has been a tough review to write. I’m not a fan of Multiple Points of View (MPoV) but I don’t think this story could have worked any other way. I do, however, find myself mistrusting Kesh’s story alone – she has proven to be an unreliable narrator in the past, and I don’t think we should quite relax about that just yet. It is a fascinatingly woven story, and does not disappoint. It doe
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No disappointment here

I love, love, love this series! I've been hooked since book 1 and can't get enough of Kesh, Kellee, Talen & Sota. Prince of Dreams does not disappoint. Like all the other books in the series, every time you think you have it all figured a new wrench is thrown in and you realize you don't really know it all. The character development in this book is also fun to see. We get to really know Kellee and of course see Kesh continue to grow while still making mistakes and learn
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Born in Kent UK, USATODAY bestselling author Pippa--- "Wait a second. Let's cut to the chase. I write kick-ass urban fantasy & sci-fi novels with conflicted characters, breathless action, and no-holds-barred dialogue. My books may not leave you feeling all fluffy and warm inside, but they will excite you. There will be plot-twists, angst, probably a few dead bodies, and very likely your favori ...more

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The Messenger Chronicles (5 books)
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