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The Bound

Narrated by: Erin Mallon
Series: Ascension (Linde), Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (277 ratings)
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Cyrene Strohm is a Queen's Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she's also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists. Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia, an island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering. But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she's been told her whole life - about her court, her homeland, and even herself - are bound in a beautiful lie.

©2016 K.A. Linde (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Well!well!well!

while reading this book I had to remain myself constantly that these are teenager's. With that said, the story was enticing and I'm all ready to start the next book. Because just have to know how all this well end. Well done author you've hook me in lol

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Totally ridiculous ending

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good-ish

This narrator is not horrible but is annoying. She's got 3 ranges: male, female, simpering. Overall aggravating.
The series is good enough that I can usually get through the narrator but have to take frequent breaks.

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  • 11-07-19

OhMgee!!!!

OhMgee. I’m absolutely loving this series. The ending. This audiobook is so good from start to finish. I need the next now!!!

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Patience pays off

My review of the first book suggests the need for patience and this proves its worth. As the story picks up pace, I was left breathless at the end. Can’t wait to start the next one.
Narration was great!
Loved the inserts of other character stories. Loved how tangled and thick things are getting.

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Interesting story

This was a interesting book however, the story lines at the end didn't make sense. I am frustrated with it. It seemed someone wanted to quickly and this book without understanding what they were doing. Unless the main character was dreaming after her initial blackout. Hummm.

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Eh

this one was not as good as the first one in my opinion. and why are we not talking about 'his' magic and that she should recognize she only wanted the brothers because she was bound to them? instead of feeling confused over which boy to pick she should be mad that he tricked her,that he sent creatures to kill her! I saw where the last book is all about him and I'm just kinda too annoyed with her about the whole thing to deal with them two just yet.
narrator is amazing, until you hear the breath after every sentence. then you can't unhear it...

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It should've been part of book one.

I was happily surprise the story moved a whole lot more than the first book, it is still slow but it has improved. It could have been easily part of the first book if only they had edited the first book in a way to chop those insignificant chapters we had from minor character's POV in book one and two. I'll admit I'm intrigued and I need to know how this story ends.

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Dirty Cliffhanger

where's the worning, hah. Thanks for nothing !
Won't be giving you a second chance to do that again !!!

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Love this series

Love this series. Book two is even better than book one. Looking forward to the next one.

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Engaging

A fantastic story. Keeps keeping you on tops.
Great performance by Erin Mallon.
Highly recommended to people who love fantasy, magic, love and deception