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Shadow Bound (The Binding #2)

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In winning back her throne from her conquerer husband, Dieter, Matilde of the House of Svanaten has swapped one leash for another...

Sidonius, the man she has been forced to swear a vow of vassalage to in exchange for his military support, is the famed slave-born general of the Ilthean empire, and has conquered every land he's invaded - including Matilde's.

Worse, although D
Published July 2010 by Allen & Unwin
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Foz Meadows
Sep 06, 2010 Foz Meadows rated it it was amazing
Here is what's awesome about this series: the strings are invisible, because there are none.

To clarify: most authors create characters with the intention of telling them what to do. No matter how many novels or stories we write, the false optimism of this belief never quite diminishes. Much in the manner of real human beings refusing to acquiesce to the demands of God or fate, good characters shake their fists at the minds which gave them birth and say, 'Screw you, buddy. See that horse over the
Jessica Smith
Apr 04, 2010 Jessica Smith rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anybody looking for an all-round brilliant story
Upon reading the first book in this series, I promptly fell in love with everything it had to offer. Between its evocative, strong imagery, precise setting and gripping plot, I could not find one thing I disliked, but what made the book for me was the heroine. Matilde, as I've written in a previous review, is an unforgettable character. Her strength in the face of adversity grabbed me from the get-go, and as she revealed more of herself, my admiration for her grew. Never before had I read about ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Lizzy rated it it was amazing
This book was brilliant!
I was drawn in the whole time, and I was sad to see it end.
I was even sadder because it seemed the ending was clear, nothing more could be added. Until the last line.

I cannot wait for the third book. I'm sure it will be fantastic!
Feb 03, 2015 Yumimi rated it liked it
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I'm not sure how to put this - I both like and dislike this book (and the previous one). They were both interesting enough to make me finish them quickly (in a good way!) but overall I wouldn't actually say I liked them. The plot seemed to just go off in different directions on a character's whim, which isn't particularly my cup of tea, but the characters are written well, Matilde in particular. I'd like to see a completely different style of story from Deborah Kalin, I somehow have a feeling I' ...more
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I wish there was a third book, I was so eager to see what came if matte and dieter
Oct 30, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Can't wait for book three.
Jul 31, 2010 Trina rated it really liked it
A fast moving, entertaining read. Well balanced characters and just enough blood shed to keep everyone entertained. Nothing revolutionary, but a satisfying read.
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Deborah Kalin is the award-winning author of the collection Cherry Crow Children and The Binding books. She lives in Melbourne, subject to the whims of a toddler who thinks she's a cat and a cat who thinks she's a person. Both of them whinge, mostly about sleep and food. (The toddler wants less of each, the cat more. Both want more outside time.) Kalin herself hasn't slept uninterrupted through th ...more
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