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Mande Matthews

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Mande Matthews is the author of the ShadowLight Saga. Her debut novel is "Bonded" - book one of the ya epic fantasy trilogy. A free prequel to the ShadowLight Saga, entitled "The LightKeepers" is now available for free at most online retailers.

While attending a performing arts college for writing and arranging, Mande discovered Joseph Cambell's Masks of God series. Her desire to understand humanity through myth and legend mingled with her love of fantasy fiction, birthing her life-long quest to create original new worlds for readers.

A hermit at heart, Mande recedes into the realms of imagination where she occasionally surfaces to face the real world aided by her minions: a husband who plays the dog drum (the belly of their border collie),

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The Light Keepers (ShadowLi...
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I do it because I believe in a better place. I do it because I struggle with my own value. In finding and expressing my authentic self, I find peace, love, understanding, and a path to live in an expanded way. I think everyone wants this. Whether they are a writers,artists,musicians,cooks,mommies, or engineers. The profession [&hellip
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"This was a wonderful sequel to Bonded. I was unable to set my kindle down, until I had read it through to the end. I am usually pretty good an figuring out how a story will end, but I was unable to do that with this one. Mande will have you guessi..." Read more of this review »
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"Amazing! Again, couldn't put it down. I just have to know.......when is third book coming out??? I want to read it now!"
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this book kept my interest for the entire book. some books don't always keep me involved but this book made my find time to read when I needed to be doing something else."
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“Between darkness and light there is truth.”
Mande Matthews, Bonded

“The world does not create you. You create the world by what you choose to believe.”
Mande Matthews

“Astrid struck at the warrior, remembering the young villager who had wandered into a remote meadow near their encampment. The girl had befriended her and invited her back to her family’s farm on the far side of the valley. When her mother and Balin found Astrid, the brute threw her over his shoulder like a sack of grain and carried her off. They dismantled their home after her indiscretion with the outsider and moved yet again,”
Mande Matthews, The Light Keepers

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