Bonded

ShadowLight Saga

Book 1
Guardian Tree Press
13
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 A Bestselling YA Epic Fantasy and the #1 Norse Myths Bestseller!


Here’s what readers are saying about this breakout novel:

FANTASTY WRITING AT ITS BEST!
“Bonded is an intriguing, addicting immersion into lives of young heroes and heroines making their way in a beautiful but dangerous world. With rich descriptions of fantastic places and people—their struggles and celebrations—this is fantasy writing at its best!” – Bestseller: Ann Mauren, author of In the Spotlight: Mayne Attraction

“I’m captivated… Bonded totally sucked me in; I could not put it down…”

“A rollercoaster of emotion! I literally teared up, laughed out loud, and gasped in surprise!”

OVERVIEW:

Hallad Avarson’s vow to protect a mysterious warrior maiden pits his best friend against him, endangers the life of his little sister, and leads him into a treacherous realm of magic and intrigue.

This richly imagined epic fantasy transports readers into a tale of seductive power, heart-wrenching love, and edge-of-your seat thrills, while following inspiring young heroes and heroines as they discover their abilities and destinies interweave with the fate of a captivatingly original world.

More praise for Bonded:

“It feels like a big budget Peter Jackson movie in my head.”

“This book has it all: magic, romance, humor, suspense, and a pace that keeps you reading all night long!”

"I absolutely loved my introduction into the world of the ShadowLight Saga…I felt like I’d lived through an epic adventure."

"An incredibly talented wordsmith with a promising career ahead of her; this book is fantastic! I can't wait for the sequel. I have to see what will happen next!"

If you like Graceling, Xena Warrior Princess, Twilight Saga, or The Wheel of Time…you’ll love Bonded: Book One of the ShadowLight Saga.

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About the author

 Mande Matthews is a bestselling fantasy author. Free stories available by signing up at her website: www.mandematthews.com

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Publisher
Guardian Tree Press
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Published on
Dec 28, 2015
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Pages
303
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Juvenile Fiction / Paranormal
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Juvenile Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
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Seventeen year old Lady Guinevere holds the crown to a ancient kingdom. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule. Arthur Pendragon has won his power through battle. His legions have elected him their king and protector but he seeks to legitimize his claim to High King through marrying Guinevere. 

Lancelot, a valliant knight with a broken past, is driven by his desire to protect those in need. He’s joined Arthur’s forces because he believes in Arthur’s dream of peace for a war-torn country. 

But Lancelot possesses something that Arthur can never win…Guinevere’s heart. 

QUEEN’S HONOR is told from the point of view of a young Guinevere as she is caught between the responsibility of her crown and the desires of her heart. This fantasy romance is imbued with celtic lore and magic, as Guinvere discovers she holds an ancient power--a power of the old ones, the Druids. But without any one to guide her to develop her power, she finds herself caught in a web of the ambitions of those more powerful than her. Queen's Honor puts a fresh spin on an age-old tale of love and honor. 

Betrothal is a novella (about ½ the length of a novel). Queen’s Honor will be told in episodic books meant to be read in a few hours each. What’s an episodic book? It’s formatted like your favorite television show or a miniseries where an overall story is broken down into smaller, self-contained stories. Each novella is a story by itself, yet the continuing characters will return for new stories that tie to an overall story-line. For those who don’t have time for longer books, this is a great shorter read, while those who love longer books will get the benefit of more episodes and a deepening story through multiple episodes. 

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"A masterful mix of romance, legend and magic." 

"A surprisingly fresh fantasy full of magic, mystery, and a love that can never be."
Seventeen year old Lady Guinevere holds the crown to a ancient kingdom. Without brothers to ascend the throne, marriage to her will assure any man the right to rule. Arthur Pendragon has won his power through battle. His legions have elected him their king and protector but he seeks to legitimize his claim to High King through marrying Guinevere. 

Lancelot, a valliant knight with a broken past, is driven by his desire to protect those in need. He’s joined Arthur’s forces because he believes in Arthur’s dream of peace for a war-torn country. 

But Lancelot possesses something that Arthur can never win…Guinevere’s heart. 

QUEEN’S HONOR is told from the point of view of a young Guinevere as she is caught between the responsibility of her crown and the desires of her heart. This fantasy romance is imbued with celtic lore and magic, as Guinvere discovers she holds an ancient power--a power of the old ones, the Druids. But without any one to guide her to develop her power, she finds herself caught in a web of the ambitions of those more powerful than her. Queen's Honor puts a fresh spin on an age-old tale of love and honor. 

Betrothal is a novella (about ½ the length of a novel). Queen’s Honor will be told in episodic books meant to be read in a few hours each. What’s an episodic book? It’s formatted like your favorite television show or a miniseries where an overall story is broken down into smaller, self-contained stories. Each novella is a story by itself, yet the continuing characters will return for new stories that tie to an overall story-line. For those who don’t have time for longer books, this is a great shorter read, while those who love longer books will get the benefit of more episodes and a deepening story through multiple episodes. 

Reviews: 
"Queen’s Honor is GORGEOUS--A beautiful retelling focusing on the romantic triangle between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot while a young Guinevere tries to uphold her duty to her crown and stay true to her heart." 

"A masterful mix of romance, legend and magic." 

"A surprisingly fresh fantasy full of magic, mystery, and a love that can never be."
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