Recommended Book: Bound by J. Elizabeth Hill

  • BoundFormat: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 423 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479221961
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon UK, Amazon US
  • Language: English
  • Official Blog: Word Flows


“Doesn’t she know you can’t do real magic alone?”

Freshly graduated from the Voleno Academy, Faylanna Derrion is trying to find her solitary place in a world where she and her fellow Magicia are expected to find their magical partner as soon as possible. When her mentor and his partner are taken by a terrible darkness before her eyes, her flight to find help brings Tavis into her life.

Can she learn to see him as more than a simple farmer or will she accede to her father’s demands to return to her family’s home, following a path others have laid out for her? Can she choose her own course, after a lifetime of refusing to bind herself to anyone?

My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)

My Review

This is the first book in the Mirrors of Bershan trilogy. A story about the feisty Faylanna and her life after leaving the Voleno academy for Magicia. As the first book in a trilogy, I found it a very satisfying story.

The immediate plot in the book is dealt with though you can feel the wider story starting to develop. Enough intriguing parts left open for the next two books in the series.

The world created is very well drawn and the characters come to life on the page. I thought it was well written and well edited and a credit to a self-published work. The more self-published books that are presented like this will help the cause enormously.

I’m not usually a reader of the fantasy genre, but I enjoyed this visit and will make sure it’s not the last fantasy book I read. So much so, I have already downloaded the second book in the trilogy, Possession.

Says enough me thinks 🙂

About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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12 Responses to Recommended Book: Bound by J. Elizabeth Hill

  1. Julie says:

    Thank you for the review and recommendation! 😀 *HUGS*

  2. jmmcdowell says:

    I definitely enjoyed the story, too, and am part way through Possession. These are the types of self-published books that should set the bar—and make traditional presses just a bit nervous.

  3. Kourtney Heintz says:

    Great review Pete. I’ll have to add it to my TBR pile. 🙂

  4. davidprosser says:

    Julie’s worked so hard on her books I’m glad she’s finally bringing them out and that you find them so good. If effort = reward she should soon be rich. A great review Pete. Best of luck with NaNoWriMo this year.

  5. 4amWriter says:

    Great review, Pete. Julie is a wonderful writer and totally dedicated to her craft. The trilogy sounds awesome.

  6. Gede Prama says:

    visit and Thank you for writing which is quite good and best wishes always, and greetings

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