What happened after Cinderella married her prince? How did the evil sorceress in Sleeping Beauty turn evil in the first place? Discover these stories and a world filled with magic, forbidden love, elves, sprites, dragons, and the most powerful creatures of all - the fairies - in Bonded, a collection of three fairy-tale-inspired novellas.
A Cinderella sequel. Money can't buy love, but magic isn't a sure bet either. Cinderella, now officially a princess, finds royal life is not what she once dreamed. When a mysterious elf from her past stirs up long-suppressed passion, Cinderella begins to wonder if there really is love beneath the spell that captured her husband's heart. But undoing magic can be harder than casting the initial spell, and the results are even less predictable.
A retelling of the Grimm's fairy tale, One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes, Issina is surrounded by magic, yet none of it belongs to her. Despised and abused by her mother and sisters, she finds comfort when she meets the beautiful elves living in the nearby woods. The elves want to help her discover her own magic, but it's not the kind of power she hoped for, and she learns there is more to magic than getting what you want.
A Sleeping Beauty prequel. The sun never sets in the realm of the fairies. When the young fairy Serina looks into her sister's eyes, she sees darkness for the first time. After her mother is murdered, Serina defies fairy law to follow her sister to the human realm. There she discovers the strength of a bond, the weight of a promise, and the darkness in her own heart.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, because the story line is engaging and beautiful. The author has a way with words.
What other book might you compare Bonded to and why?
Any Grimm Fairy Tale retelling.
Which character – as performed by L. C. Kane – was your favorite?
Serina ... I love Serina.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I couldn't believe it when I realized who or how Maleficent became the dragon in Sleeping Beauty. The author made it so real and believable.
Any additional comments?
These stories do not have your traditional happy ever afters, they are adult fairy tales with endings some would call dark. I loved every second of each of the three novels.
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