Book Review by Mel: The Prince of the Moon, by Megan Derr

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The Prince of the Moon, by Megan Derr
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Release Date: January 24, 2017

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


All Solae wants is to be accepted and loved by the family that has always rejected him. But given it was his late mother who cursed the kingdom to eternal winter, the chances of that happening are minimal. If he can find a way to break the curse, however, surely that would be enough to change their minds regarding him.

But Solae is forbidden to practice magic because of his mother, which limits his ability to pursue solutions. Desperate for advice and new ideas, he contacts a famous curse breaker—and has no idea what to do when the man unexpectedly shows up, handsome and friendly and dangerously intriguing.

Publisher note: This story was previously released in Fairytales Slashed Volume 4.


M/M Pairing
Bisexual Character
Gay Character
High Fantasy/Fairy Tale

Review by Mel

Sooo, this was nice? And well, this could also be all that is to say about this high fantasy/fairy tale novella, which is to say, this is neither a bad story nor something to shout out about.

The world building is alright, the writing style easy-going, the premise interesting enough.

The characters are likeable, but the certain something about them is missing. They and their love is simple, plain. Um, also really, really sweet (and for once, I don’t mean that in a good way) and way too fast, too eternal to actually get me invested in the couple and their happily ever after. I mean, it’s fine, really, I’m just not overwhelmed or excited or anything. There is some lovely love making, though 😉

Now the plot, oh… I don’t know. I just… I rolled my eyes a few times, because all the damn kissing all the damn time when they are in danger, on the run etc. And the villain here is just eeevil and too simplistic for my taste, as is the whole antagonistic kingdom. Unreal. The solution in the end? Oh, yeah, the idea is nice enough, but the execution kinda unbelievable, especially the reaction of Solae’s brother.

Haha, I don’t believe I’m the right audience for this story…

To come to the end here, you might want to read this if you are in the mood for something easy, something nice? Some fairy tale 😉


Writing and reading are my life. I’m pretty equal opportunity, there is very little I do not like to read. But, I think it’s safe to say that romance and fantasy are my primary stomping grounds :3 I love writing slash, it works for me in a way that writing other things never did. Past that, I’m all over the board – fantasy, supernatural, contemporary, space operas, you name it.

If you need/want to reach me, email is your best bet (doesn’t matter which), but I’ll respond anywhere as long as I see it. I can be slow to reply to emails, fair warning. I get a lot of them and stuff gets buried fast. But I will eventually reply, and by all means harass me if I do not reply quickly enough.

Email: meganaderr AT

You can purchase The Prince of the Moon from:
Less Than Three Press

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I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.


4 thoughts on “Book Review by Mel: The Prince of the Moon, by Megan Derr

    • Haha, yes… At least I realised when writing the review that I am probably not the right audience. However, I just read PETER DARLING by Austin Chant, which is a queer reimagining of Peter Pan, and I absolutely loved it. It was smart and had a lot of depth, but it still had the typical dreamy Peter Pan feel to it…

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