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Melbourne-based writer. Educated at the University of Melbourne, Pacat lived in a number of places, including Tokyo and Perugia, before returning to Melbourne. She is best known for her Captive Prince fantasy trilogy, but is also the author of the graphic novel series Fence, set among the competitive fencing squad at an elite boys' school.
In July 2019, it was announced that Allen and Unwin had acquired the rights to a new trilogy, set in an alternate London, beginning with the novel Dark Rise (October 2021).
C.S. Pacat originally self-published her Captive Prince trilogy in two volumes under the pseudonym S.U. Pacat. With the republication by Penguin Books Australia, she published them under her own initials.
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'Damianos of Akielos has returned.
'His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.
'On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor's forces are massing. In the north, the Regent's armies are mobilising for war. Damen's only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.
'Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen's identity – can it stand against the Regent's final, deadly play for the throne?'