Rootbound

The Elemental Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Series: Elemental, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental.

My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I am the half-breed bastard child of a king. I was not meant to survive the trials cast my way. Yet, here I stand.

The world has deteriorated in the years I was banished. The Elemental families are rife with deception, violence, and madness more than ever before.

A voice I know all too well calls me to do her bidding. A voice I no longer wish to hear. The mother goddess begs me to save the four families, and stop my nemesis. To do it, I must face each of the Elemental leaders and take from them the power they hold close: the stones I once entrusted to them.

Now, the secrets I unearth as I pursue the stones shatter everything I know about my world, and everything I was taught.

Yet, I am not the naïve girl I once was. If I am to see this through, I must completely embrace the new reality of my life and all its obstacles while forging ahead.

Four stones abused.

Four families broken.

A half-breed princess as their only hope.

Through it all, the one I love waits for me to find him. When I do, will he, like everything else in my world, not be what he once was?

©2016 Hijinks Ink Publishing (P)2017 Hijinks Ink Publishing

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Fantastic story/series!!!

Another fantastic, action packed book to this series. All Lark does is try to help everyone and she keeps getting punished for it. The way she was treated after helping Rylee was terrible. I can't wait until she is able to get Ash back. I cant wait to find out how else Blackbird plays into this story and if it will be good or bad. Such an interesting story that is hard to stop listening to. Can't wait to start the next book with that ending, I need to know what happens! I love how Lauren Fortgang does the voices. She is awesome to listen to!

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Exciting

This book took Larkspur all over the realm. She met or found out the fate of many of the characters in previous books. I have not read/listened to the Riley series. I felt like I would have enjoyed this a little more of I had. But I was able to understand the gist of what happened. The narrator does a fantastic job. The different voices are great!

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I loved it

I loved the narator and the story of this book, and can't wait to read the next one.

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Amazing as always

Every book in this series has kept me coming back for more, eager for more. I love how characters we haven't heard from in a while come back and are important to the story line. The narration is great and the characters are made distinct with her voice. They do not blend together at all which makes it even easier to keep listening. I received a free audio book in return for an honest review.

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Man oh man

I just want to say that I love Lark. She always gets the short end of the stick but this only makes her stronger. She has literally gone through the gauntlet and perseveres through it all. This is set after Rylee Adamson novels and though it isn’t required i do recommend reading them. This book answers so many question we have been needing. I’m here for it all and can’t wait to read and hear more!

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Can't trust anybody

Great follow up I hate all that time Peta and Lark lost together. I would recommend resding the rylee adamson books before this one but you don't have too, none of the concept is lost. It us hard to figure out whom to trust even your own self!!

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What if everything you knew was wrong?!

Oh, Shannon Mayer's ability to weave a story is at it again. For most of the book, Rootbound felt like we were coming to the end of Lark's amazing journey. As readers, we finally get some of the answers we have been waiting for and see some of gaps filled in, but just when you think it's over, Mayer's does a fabulous job of flipping the story on it's head. Suddenly, we are once again at the beginning of a story line and clamoring for the next book.

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More in the world of Larkspur - the adventure cont

Rootbound picks up after the end of the Rylee Adamson novels. Lark is heading home and ready to start looking for Ash. But do things go as planned? Do they ever for Lark? This is a must read, it will leave you wanting more and ready for the next book. I know I am. Onto the next because I want to know what happens. I love Shannon's books.

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Whoa!

There was a lot happening in this story, as I figured there would be. Larkspur is on a mission and let’s just say, this one is a monster of a mission. The tables turn on her more than once, and with that turning table, comes the reality of it all. The missing pieces she never knew where there. The things she couldn’t quite put her finger on.... it’s quite the conundrum.... But as always, where there’s a will, Lark will find a way. The worlds fate lay at her feet, and in order to fix what’s broken, some people may fall. Life or limb, it’s all up to Lark to fix it.

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What a ride!!

Wow!! Unputdownable!! This might be my favorite of the series so far. So much happening I’m still catching my breath!! Audible narration was fabulous I thoroughly enjoyed it!!