Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bonded Broken

Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-477-9
Genre: {M\M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Friln has been with his Thresl mate, Nelrin, for ten years. It’s been a life filled with love and happiness but as Captain of the King’s Guard, they have to deal with danger and intrigue on a daily basis. When a group of diplomats are granted an audience with the King, Friln jumps in front of an assassin and is shot. In the short time that his heart is stopped, the mate-bond with Nelrin is broken. With the loss of his connection to Friln, Nelrin is shattered and he shifts back into this cat form and races away. Out in the forest alone, Nelrin is captured by rogue scientists determined to change the course of the Thresl race. What will Friln do when he recovers and can’t find his missing mate?

Bonded Broken is the new release in Amber Kell’s series The Thresl Chronicles. Due to recurring characters and that it starts shortly after the last book left off, I recommend they be read in order.

I really enjoyed Friln and Nelrin’s story and it’s a nice addition to the series. I liked that they started off as an established couple, only to have circumstances throw a wrench in their relationship. It is a nicely done creative twist in the plot I appreciated. It’s also part of a new direction in the storyline and I can’t wait to see what happens, so I’m anxious for the next book, Duke Betrayed, featuring Duke Hellbur. 

Focusing on a broken mating is a creative way to explain the connection between a human and his thresl mate and how dependent they are on each other. The emotions, whether physical or mental, are nicely expressed. The pacing is smooth, the imagery vivid and I loved the twists and unexpected details that popped up. I admit the last book dragged a bit for me but this one is back on track and racing forward. It’s part of a truly unique and inventive series. I hope you’ll give it a try.

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