The Hidden Prince

Kobo ebook | June 2, 2015

byJodi Meadows

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The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. Told from the perspective of Tobiah, the crown prince with a dangerous secret, and set two years before the heart-racing action of The Orphan Queen, this 100-page digital novella brings to life one of Jodi Meadows's most beloved characters.

Tobiah Pierce knows he is a spoiled, sheltered prince, and he's tired of it. His only chance for freedom is if his cousin, James Rayner, passes the trials to be one of his bodyguards. But when Tobiah takes a rare opportunity to escape a courtly celebration and he witnesses a horrible—and magical—crime, he must make a momentous decision: return to the ignorance and comfort of the palace, or risk everything to discover the truth?

The Hidden Prince is the first of four prequel novellas that offer existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the complex city of Skyvale, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the heart-pounding fantasy of the Orphan Queen series.

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The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. Told from the perspective of Tobiah, the crown prince with a dangerous secret, and set two years before the heart-racing action of The Orphan Queen, this 100-page digital novella brings to life one of Jodi Meadows's most beloved characters.Tobiah Pierce knows ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062377051

ISBN - 13:9780062377050

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This was a beautifuly written prequel novels and I loved it, bravo Jodi Meadows. If you liked any of her other work, you'll like this.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great insider's look on the Indigo Kingdom! I really liked reading The Hidden Prince by Jodi Meadows because it brought me back to the great writing that had me falling in love with The Orphan Queen. The reader gets an in-depth look on Tobiah, James, Chey, and Meredith among other Skyvale nobility and citizens. To be honest, I didn’t like chapter one; it felt like opening a book to a random page and reading from there, but from chapter two onwards I was totally into it! Surprisingly, the ending felt like a conclusion though we still get that hint of what’s to come in the next three novellas. One of the purposes of this novella is to give a better look on certain characters and this can definitely be checked off. I connected with Tobiah so much more here than I did in The Orphan Queen. I actually felt really bad for him because he’s not in control of his life, particularly when it comes to his education, bodyguards and friends. This novella is true to the title; the reader is inside the head of the Hidden Prince. I loved experiencing all these emotions and above all the frustration at his lack of control. One other thing did confuse me. James is not yet Tobiah’s bodyguard but that was the impression I got. I’m not sure if I just missed something at the beginning or maybe it’s because James is usually always around Tobiah – and would protect him regardless. A storm’s on the horizon and while it won’t hit until the timeline of The Orphan Queen, we’ll still be encountering strong winds. I recommend this to readers avidly awaiting The Mirror King and needing something to tide them over. I’d say if you haven’t read The Orphan Queen, you can still read this and not be spoiled, but you’ll miss out on subtle hints referencing back to TOQ and TMK. Be sure to pick this up!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great insider's look on the Indigo Kingdom! I really liked reading The Hidden Prince by Jodi Meadows because it brought me back to the great writing that had me falling in love with The Orphan Queen. The reader gets an in-depth look on Tobiah, James, Chey, and Meredith among other Skyvale nobility and citizens. To be honest, I didn’t like chapter one; it felt like opening a book to a random page and reading from there, but from chapter two onwards I was totally into it! Surprisingly, the ending felt like a conclusion though we still get that hint of what’s to come in the next three novellas. One of the purposes of this novella is to give a better look on certain characters and this can definitely be checked off. I connected with Tobiah so much more here than I did in The Orphan Queen. I actually felt really bad for him because he’s not in control of his life, particularly when it comes to his education, bodyguards and friends. This novella is true to the title; the reader is inside the head of the Hidden Prince. I loved experiencing all these emotions and above all the frustration at his lack of control. One other thing did confuse me. James is not yet Tobiah’s bodyguard but that was the impression I got. I’m not sure if I just missed something at the beginning or maybe it’s because James is usually always around Tobiah – and would protect him regardless. A storm’s on the horizon and while it won’t hit until the timeline of The Orphan Queen, we’ll still be encountering strong winds. I recommend this to readers avidly awaiting The Mirror King and needing something to tide them over. I’d say if you haven’t read The Orphan Queen, you can still read this and not be spoiled, but you’ll miss out on subtle hints referencing back to TOQ and TMK. Be sure to pick this up!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome short story and teaser! I believe that each novella from Tobias's point of view continues on from the story, as this one ended in a cliffhanger. Although Tobias may seem like an indulgent prince, he has much more depth than that. These novellas explain how he came into his role as the Black Knife (squeals!) and delve into his character. I really enjoy reading things from his perspective, since in The Orphan Queen it's from the point of view of the heroine Wil. This story backtracks a couple of years and we see conflict not only between Tobias and his father, but also within himself. I love internal character struggles, and this novella does not disappoint. I can't wait to read more about Tobias and how he grows! My only complaint? THE TEASER FOR THE MIRROR KING. I want the next book, like, now. I really shouldn't have read the sneak peak because I literally groaned in frustration from the temptation of reading the first chapters.
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This short story was amazing. So fun. I'm so thrilled that Jodi decided to write four short stories from the point of view of Tobiah. And that they are all coming out before The Mirror King :D Sigh, this first one was perfection. I adored The Orphan Queen so much. And I was dying to know more about Tobiah; my very favorite character in this world. This novella is pretty short, so I'm not going to go into details about the plot and such. But I will say a few things. About how much I loved it. How much I love Tobiah. How much I love the writing in these books so far. Jodi is amazing. I adore her so much. She's the kindest. And she has such stunning writing :) The Hidden Prince is an amazing short story. The writing is beautiful. The story is short yet all kinds of amazing. Getting to know Tobiah more is the best. I could not have been happier about this story. Sigh. So glad I decided to read it right away, instead of waiting for the other stories. I'm not sure how to talk about this gorgeous. We get to know more about Tobiah. Whom I loved so much in The Orphan Queen. Whom I am dying to know more about. Sigh. These four novellas are going to be amazing, I just know it. Because this one was. So stunning. So exciting. It is set two years before The Orphan Queen happens. And it is awesome. I loved getting to see more of Tobiah. His relationship with his parents. I'm not pleased about it. Ugh. They were not kind people at all. But we also get to see him spend more time with James, before he became his bodyguard. And I loved that a lot. They are amazing friends. And I hope they will be close, always. I'm not going to say much more about The Hidden Prince. Just that getting to read more from this world was the best. Getting to know more of Tobiah was the most perfect. I loved it so much. <3 There is also the first two chapters of The Mirror King at the end. Which is the sequel to The Orphan Queen. And oh my god. I could not have loved those two chapters more. Well, they are way too short, lol. I need more. I adore Wilhelmina so much. But oh, it is so cruel. Because I need more. I want this book so badly. Anyway. I loved the small peek at the book we got. And two more chapters with the next short story :D I simply cannot wait. I think you all need to read this novella. Because it's simply amazing.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This novella was amazing! I loved it. I'm so thrilled that Jodi decided to write four short stories from the point of view of Tobiah. And that they are all coming out before The Mirror King :D Sigh, this first one was perfection. I adored The Orphan Queen so much. And I was dying to know more about Tobiah; my very favorite character in this world. This novella is pretty short, so I'm not going to go into details about the plot and such. But I will say a few things. About how much I loved it. How much I love Tobiah. How much I love the writing in these books so far. Jodi is amazing. I adore her so much. She's the kindest. And she has such stunning writing :) The Hidden Prince is an amazing short story. The writing is beautiful. The story is short yet all kinds of amazing. Getting to know Tobiah more is the best. I could not have been happier about this story. Sigh. So glad I decided to read it right away, instead of waiting for the other stories. I'm not sure how to talk about this gorgeous. We get to know more about Tobiah. Whom I loved so much in The Orphan Queen. Whom I am dying to know more about. Sigh. These four novellas are going to be amazing, I just know it. Because this one was. So stunning. So exciting. It is set two years before The Orphan Queen happens. And it is awesome. I loved getting to see more of Tobiah. His relationship with his parents. I'm not pleased about it. Ugh. They were not kind people at all. But we also get to see him spend more time with James, before he became his bodyguard. And I loved that a lot. They are amazing friends. And I hope they will be close, always. I'm not going to say much more about The Hidden Prince. Just that getting to read more from this world was the best. Getting to know more of Tobiah was the most perfect. I loved it so much. <3 There is also the first two chapters of The Mirror King at the end. Which is the sequel to The Orphan Queen. And oh my god. I could not have loved those two chapters more. Well, they are way too short, lol. I need more. I adore Wilhelmina so much. But oh, it is so cruel. Because I need more. I want this book so badly. Anyway. I loved the small peek at the book we got. And two more chapters with the next short story :D I simply cannot wait. I think you all need to read this novella. Because it's simply amazing.
Date published: 2015-06-04