Prince Nuelle longs to prove himself to his older brother and the King, and finally gets his opportunity when his father sends him on a quest. In Prodigy Prince, Natasha Sapienza builds a complex and rich fantasy world that explores friendship and sacrifice through allegory. Descriptions may seem to burden the plot, yet Sapienza’s story keeps shining as character interactions drive the plot forward. As Prince Nuelle strives to finish his quest with his sentinels, the story slowly develops each sentinel, teasing out motivations and pulling flawed, relatable character threads into a beautiful tapestry.
Best for: Fans of high fantasy, complex worlds, and Christian allegories.
Discern: Fantasy violence.