Thursday, May 9, 2013
Binding Spell (Tales of the Latter Kingdoms #3) by Christine Pope
Binding Spell is book 3 in the series but the first one I have read. As far as I can tell it stands alone. It is fantasy, romance story. I like the characters, especially Lark. The suspense of the series is good.
Lark has traveled far with her brother so he can accept his legacy. Her Aunt's other guess was going to be a Princess but she could not show up. So Lark was given her rooms. In the middle of the night she was kidnapped. She figured out that it was a mistake. She tried to use sleep spells to make everyone fall a sleep but she got caught by Kadar
Kadar is the ruler of North Eredor. He wants more for his country. That was why he risked kidnapping a wife. He decided to go ahead and marry Lark. Her family had some power and money anyway. He married her the day after she arrived in his home. He promised her he would give her time before they would share a bed. They would keep that a secret. Kadar after Lark's second attempted to escape had lots of guards surround her she could not get away.
Lark hid her powers. People with magic are not wanted anymore. Lark does have just a little bit of talent or so she thinks. She can tell when people do magic around her. She feels great power is at hand in the castle. She wants to find out who has such power. It is more power than her father has.
The story is well told and kept my interest in the story. Wanting to see what would happen next? Why is someone doing powerful magic in the castle. Does Kadar know?
What is Kadar's plans now?
I would enjoy reading more of tales of the Latter Kingdoms in the future. I was given this ebook and asked to give honest review of it by Librarything.
Published March 27th 2013 by Dark Valentine Press 320 pages ISBN:9780988334823
Description below taken off of goodreads.
A case of mistaken identity takes Lark Sedassa from her family's estate and into the power of Kadar Arkalis, the ruler of North Eredor, who thinks he's captured a much greater prize. Although he soon realizes his error, he makes Lark his bride anyway, still hoping to capitalize on her family's connections. Escape is nearly impossible, and before long Lark is not sure whether she even wants to leave. As she struggles with her growing feelings for her captor, she must find the strength within herself to draw on powers she doesn't even realize she possesses. Without those powers, she cannot hope to face the evil rising within the kingdom...or save the man she now calls husband. (Book 3 of the Tales of the Latter Kingdoms)