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The Binding (The Velesi Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 331 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 710 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478258845
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L960EO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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L. Filloon is the author of the Velesi Trilogy: The Binding (Book 1), The Drifting (Book 2) and The Whispering (Book 3) and The 7th Relic. She is currently working on her next series, The Greaneth Trials, Book 1: TBA.

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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Paula Mitchell on February 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I loved this book it's the first in a series about Lily Michaels whose a princess elf and doesn't know it yet. She was raised by her brother Lucas until he disappears on his 18th birthday. When Lily turns 18 she spots her brother trying to kill her, along comes Tharin and Tolan and their friends and relatives to help rescue the princess. They find themselves collecting Lily's friend Julia whose been beaten by her family. They also find evil elves and other beings trying to kill the Prince Tharin and Princess Lily. They travel through California, Nevada into Canada and to Velesi to get the Princess Lily back to Velesi for a arranged wedding. During all this a binding takes place binding Tharin to Lily. Lily finds out Tharin has a girlfriend in Velesi and just wants to fulfill this marriage and find Lucas and go home. What Lily doesn't know is that Tharin is binded to Lily, his relationship with his girlfriend is over and he only loves Lily. Upon entering Velesi someone kidnaps Lily and Julia, Tharin and Tolan are desperately trying to find her. This book was great full of action, adventure, romance times two between Julia and Tolan and Lily and Tharin!
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Stormi Johnson VINE VOICE on February 23, 2012
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The Binding (book one) is L. Filloon's first novel and I found it to be very entertaining. I liked the storyline of Elves instead of Faeries, even though when I first read the word Sidhe, I automatically thought of Fae. (They are all from the same type of world I believe) :)

Lily is an interesting character, her parents are dead and the only real family she has left, her brother, disappeared several years earlier. She was finally establishing some type of home with her foster mom when out of nowhere someone tries to kill her while she was jogging. If it wasn't for the two handsome guys in beanies she probably would have been dead.

The strange thing is, is she was pretty sure it was her brother Lucas who tried to kill her. Then these two mysterious guys tell her she is a princess of the Willow Clan. Betrothed to one of the handsome guys Tharin and he has come to take her home to Velesi. Now some might like being told they are a princess but not Lily.

Lily is a strong character, she is sometimes brave, sometimes afraid, but she holds herself together fairly well. I am glad that she is strong because I hate weak female characters.

Tharin, is strong and a bit prideful. He is the prince of the Oak Clan destined to be King one day and sometimes it makes him a little arrogant. He is a very serious character he takes the fact that one day he will be King of the Oak Clan very seriously. Sometimes it makes him come across a little harsh when it comes to Lily, but that is not the only reason. Tharin doesn't want to fall for Lily, he is just doing his duty and fulfilling the promise he made to his father. Deep down though he is very kind and loving, and a very likable character.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Reveur on April 18, 2012
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Seriously...this book is magnificent. And Tharin....I swoon...even for Tolan. Filloon writes some dreamy guys here. Not just in their looks but the depths of their character...You love them all. Julia and Lily also make great female characters, and the intensity of their friendship and background, makes you holler for them even harder....Bring on the next two books PLEASE. Ready and waiting for more awesomeness.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Kirsten Perkins on April 27, 2012
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Okay, here's the thing. This book has potential. The story is cute, and the whole idea could really go somewhere. Unfortunately, that is about all this book has going for it. The characters are extremely flat and unbelievable. How many 18 year old women can't think of anything better to say than "son of a biscuit-eater" to the man she thinks just murdered her brother? Let's get serious now. Now, I'd like to point out something I haven't seen mentioned in any of the other reviews. The writing is atrocious! There are multiple grammar, spelling and diction mistakes on nearly EVERY page of this book! How in the world did this make it past the editor in this format? I do not know anything at all about this author, but the whole novel has the feel of being written by someone who's first language is definitely not English. Which is fine. But the editor should have fixed all these mistakes before releasing the novel in English!
I really did give this book a chance. I read it cover to cover, and I'm even going to try the second installment when it comes out to see if the author's writing has improved.... but if not, I don't think I will make it through the second book, let alone recommend this author to anyone else. Over all, the whole book had the feeling that it was the product of a middle school writing assignment that wasn't edited or given the time to flesh out before been introduced to the reading public.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Lost in Denver on May 29, 2012
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Wow, this book was really, really painful to read. I can only imagine that any of the five-star reviews were from friends of the author, because there is nothing about the book that would justify that kind of rating.

First, there were the myriad of technical errors such as paragraphs not being indented, misspellings, and grammatical errors. You could find a technical issue on every page, something that wouldn't even pass muster in a high school creative writing class.

The next failure of this book was the content. The constant shifting of perspective from one character to another was jarring and unnecessary. The plot was a paint-by-numbers job that at best was paper thin, which was still "deeper" than the characters. None of the characters had any real personality, and the relationships were assumed rather than developed. Hint, if the two main characters have feelings for each other that neither can explain, it's because the author can't figure out how to actually write the relationship. The dialogue between the two main characters was flat, their mood swings random, and the romance was forced. Yet this was still better than the relationship that emerged between two secondary characters that was painfully nonsensical.

Frankly, the only thing that prevented this from being a 1-star review was that the book was free, so the only thing I lost was my time.
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the author needs to seriously give an update. this book came out in December last year. we are in July,so that's been 7 months. at least give the name of the next book and when it will come out. thanks
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