THE PRINCE AND I Book Feature and Review

Metro News Central Feature / Book Review on THE PRINCE AND I

Feeling particularly elated about this Feature by Metro News Central on The Prince and I which also doubles as a Book Review.

I am so grateful for Ms MJ Blancaflor’s insightful observations after reading THE PRINCE AND I, and equally thankful to Metro News Central for featuring it.

Here are some note-worthy Excerpts:

“The Prince and I” unfolds like a cinematic experience, with vivid details and dramatic flair. Mayumi’s intricate worldbuilding captivates readers with richly detailed settings, complex magical spells, and motivated characters, drawing them into a fully realized and immersive universe. In the story, the setting also played a significant role in plot advancement and exploration of themes like power struggles and coexistence between humans and mythical beings. The book balances action scenes with dialogue and description, ensuring a mix of showing and telling.”

“In the 90-page book, Mayumi weaves elements of Philippine mythology, enriching the story with tamawo, tikbalang, witches, and bakunawa—each adding a layer of magical realism. Superstitions about them shape the plot, particularly in depicting the battle between light and darkness, of personal struggles versus external forces. Their inclusion in the story also provokes thoughts about human nature, morality, and the consequences of actions.”

THE PRINCE AND I by Mayumi Cruz


A prince in hiding.

A pretty, amateur sleuth.

And a kingdom under an unbreakable curse.

Searching for a stolen owl sculpture wasn’t exactly what fresh-out-of-school Anna envisioned her first job would be. But the client insisted that it was an easy task, for the sculpture would find her, not the other way around. That, and the hefty pay, were enough for her to take on the challenge.

Imagine her shock when the sculpture, when touched by sea water, turned out to be the long-lost Prince of Qwajo!  Prince Liam claimed he was the rightful heir to the throne, and the key to the mystery of why Anna—and all Qwajonians—didn’t have a memory of anything prior to two weeks ago. 

But that was just the tip of the iceberg. As Anna increasingly fell for the charms of the strikingly handsome Prince, whose long, white hair matched his pale skin and whose platinum-colored eyes held a promise of a burning passion, she was also starting to remember everything—who she was, what they were to each other, and what they had to do to defeat the evil Warlock and free the kingdom from the Omni curse.


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In the year 2132, there are only three hundred men left on Earth. Each of us old, diseased, damaged beyond healing. There are no women. Out of nowhere, a young, virile, perfect male arrives—the Inquisitor. He demands the truth behind the Purge which massacred females in a global scale to enforce the long-delayed justice by killing the guilty. And though it pains me to no end, I am forced to remember the horror and the lunacy of the past. . . and the part he unknowingly played in it. I am Ambrose. I am Herald.


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