Sunday, January 17, 2016

Book Review: The Binding (The Velesi Trilogy Book 1) by L. Filloon

The Velesi Trilogy Book 1
Title: The Binding
Author: L. Filloon
Series: Velesi Trilogy #1
Pages: 279
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.

On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.

Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins. 


This is my third time reading this book. That's right, you heard me, THIRD. Just like with the first two times, I found myself immediately sucked in right from the start. I just love the characters! Not just one or two, but all of them! How often can you say that about a book?

The story begins when Lily is attacked after her eighteenth birthday. After that, the point of view switches between her and her savior, Tharin. So, you do not just get the whole story through Lily's eyes, you instead get to see half of it through Tharin's. Ever wonder what someone else is thinking in certain scenes? Well, you do not have to wonder in The Binding. Many of the scenes overlap, so you will be able to see a scene through Tharin's and Lily's eyes. I loved that!

Just to be clear, The Binding does have a cliffhanger. When I first read it - you know the first time - I remember thinking how I had to get my hands on the next book. Well, I did a little while later. I found myself just as much in love with that book, and even the last one, as I did with the one that started it all, The Binding. This is a great book that starts off a great series! Be prepared you will laugh, be frustrated, but above all else, you will find yourself rooting for the wonderful characters that L. Filloon has created!

 

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