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To the Princess Bound (Terms of Mercy series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sara King
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Sometimes, Life leads us where we need to go…

Six years ago, Victory’s mind and body were brutally shattered by those she trusted. The betrayal has left her with a closed and tortured heart and an innate fear of the men around her. Her father, a cold, compassionless emperor who rules Victory’s life the same way he has ruled Mercy, has an inhuman solution: Chain her to a massive native man from the war-torn planet that kidnapped her to prove to her there’s nothing to fear. Yet when the huge and gentle native shows himself to be something more than anyone expects, will Victory open her heart and allow this handsome and powerful healer to help her flower, or will she turn him over to the Imperium that hunts him?

Bound to an Imperial princess, their bodies lashed together by a cruel decree, Dragomir is tired of helplessly watching Victory’s past overtake her. He has the power to fix her, and if she doesn’t like it, she can kill him after he is finished. He is a healer—he will mend her broken spirit, or die trying. Yet, in healing her, he must reveal his secret to her, and in doing so, Dragomir must also trust her with his life, for those with his special talents are feared and hunted by the Imperium. What Dragomir doesn’t foresee at the outset is his own passion: She’s his soul-mate, their lives entwined throughout the ages, and her mere presence sparks a fire within him that he’s tried for years to ignore. He finds himself fighting his body’s deepest urges every time he looks upon her graceful form, struggling for the control she needs of him, warring with inner desires and an ancient need that could make her abandon him forever…

EXCERPT: “Trust me, Victory,” Dragomir said softly. “There’s something between us…” He swallowed and glanced at his hands, where they touched hers. “We’re…connected…in a way that most people could only dream.” He seemed to be struggling for words, and settled with, “You were always safe with me, as I was with you.”
Victory peered into his eyes, wanting to ask him what he meant by that, yet not finding the courage. When she said nothing, he gingerly reached down and…

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  • File Size: 2290 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008283TVO
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat stuff May 22, 2012
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This book is one I can't get out of my mind. It ticks all the boxes in my great read list. It's exciting, you cannot put it down, it's heart rending, it pictures scenes so perfectly they play in you head like a video. This is alien sci-fi romance, blended with paranormal that is done well, blended with a story so terrible that whether it's believable or not you just can't stop reading. If you can't bear rape scenes, and can't stand reading about abuse though, this is not for you. As an abuse victim this is not my kind of book. I usually steer away from them like the plague, and only picked this up because it was free, and it was talking about healing. Don't be fooled, if you are a previous victim,and you can't stand up to your past, or you can't stand violent sex scenes, don't read it. For all the rest of you out there, this is a book that is writing taken to the edge of art, it seizes you by the throat and it won't let go. Set aside a day to read it, and take the phone off the hook.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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This is the first book I have ever read in its entirety on my Kindle Fire. I have other eBooks, but I couldn't put my Kindle down. I had to know what was going to happen next. Sara King is great with detail and background of her characters. As the opening line of the synopsis says, "Sometimes, Life leads us where we need to go," and that is so true for each of these characters. Dragomir's spirit of compassion and humbleness tugged at my heart and his overall patience with Victory was amazing and at times a little maddening. Victory is spoiled, but that is how she is supposed to be for the story to progress and Sara did wonderful.

I knew very little about the story going into it and didn't know there would be a rape (rather several) involved. I knew it was a romance novel of sorts and once I found out about the rape, I was a little put out. I thought how in the world is this going to convincingly turn into a romance when the main female character has been raped. How will she recover in some 300 pages and be able to 'fall in love' with Dragomir? No worries, Sara King handles that and the details with tact and twists and turns that will lay your raised eyebrows at ease.

Quickly because this is getting long and I need to go home . . . the story is phenomenal and I can't wait for Sara to write more about the world of Mercy. The rape wasn't so vividly described as to force me to put the book down and walk away to prepare myself; she handle it with care. The sex . . . well . . . ummm yeah. It was there. Do I have to go into more detail than that? It was probably one of the most steamy sex scenes I have ever read and I'm having to block it from my mind (trying) for (clearing throat). . . ok moving on.

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49 of 64 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not romance! June 19, 2012
By deedah
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I guess I have to be the negative vote (usually I hate the downers!) but when I saw the price went up to 7.99 I had to warn people that this might not be the type of book that is described in the other reviews. I LOVE romance books -I read at least 5 or 6 a week. I like happy endings, especially if the H/h have to work through difficulties to get there. Other reviewers called this a "beautiful romance" but as I was reading it, I kept saying to myself "Where's the romance?" There was no love story until the very end!

OK so in this society rulers of the planet are the bad guys. They showed up one day, took over (because they are so superior in intelligence) and kidnapped most of the natives and turned them into slaves. The ones that remained free were taxed so high that they have nothing left. Of course the palace has GEMS in the toilet (not kidding). This princess had been kidnapped and gang-raped for 6 years and has just now been rescued (bummer, right?) Her father is a really really bad guy and forces her to be chained to a male slave to get her over her fear of men and somehow improve her attitude as a ruler. okay....?

So the H becomes her slave after he is kidnapped, beaten and stripped naked. Princess spends a few days terrified of him and the rest of the book humiliating him and treating him like crap. At the palace he is naked, hands bound behind his back, has to kneel at her feet and eat "pig slop" without his hands while everyone laughs at him. (sounds like a really fun book, huh?) His restraints are so painful it feels like his arms have been torn from the sockets ... then she chains him to the bedpost by the neck so he has to sleep on his knees.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just keeps getting better... May 18, 2012
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As I make my way through all of Sara King's books, I'm amazed by the way she just keeps getting better and better. I have loved all of her books so far, but, with each new series, she proves that she has something for everyone. From the mythology in AK Fire and Fury to the sci-fi of MP to the romance of this wonderful treasure of a book, she covers a wide range of reader's demands.

To the Princess Bound will pull you in and not let go until the very last word. Between the excellent character development and the completely original plot, you won't be able to put this book down. This is a must read that should be in every reader's library.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this one, but I did!!
Published 5 days ago by Cindy M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but no one of the better ones.
The book is enjoyable and light reading but I don't feel it is as good as the Zero or Millenium books. Read more
Published 7 days ago by tigo
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't even come close to the Zero series.
very little to like about the Princess. Basic plot: princess horrifically tortured and abused, has a hard time trusting hero, treats him like crap, doesn't learn to be a human... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
She writes some fun reads. Just needs to follow up on the sequels.
Published 28 days ago by Joan
I read this story in two days I Could not hardly put it down

Sara KING is new and refreshing on any and subject matter. She is not afraid to tell it like it is. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jal
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, unique, and fun
Not everyone is open minded enough to read this book, but for those who are, you are in for a rare treat. Read more
Published 2 months ago by P. Motes
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible story!
I do not consider myself a sci-fy fan and don't typically lean toward that genre. But this book may have changed my mind! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent writing
Top knotch writing! This book can be read as a stand alone book, however, I suspect Ms King has a sequel in the works! I guess we readers just have to wait for more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Annette Acuff
1.0 out of 5 stars Honestly I really enjoyed this book
Honestly I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I was thrilled for the next one to come out.... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Syndell
5.0 out of 5 stars Transcends the romance category
I haven't read a good romance novels in many years, mostly because they all started to sound alike. Leave it to Sara King, a writer I discovered through reading Scifi, to write a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robin Landry
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While Alaskan science fiction/fantasy/romance author Sara King is not six-foot-four with carrot-soup hair and eyes that'll make a wereverine stare, she does live the same crazy, socially questionable, off-the-grid lifestyle that she writes about in Alaskan Fire. She is fully acquainted with the quirks of outdoor plumbing, grizzly bears, questionable hygiene, private arsenals, and hypothermia, and has a vast and inspiration-rich wilderness right off her front doorstep. Find her on Facebook at or email her at

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