Brittle Bonds (The Guadel Chronicles Volume 3)

Brittle Bonds (The Guadel Chronicles Volume 3)

by Dean Murray

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Overview

Va'del has saved his people for the second time in as many months. This time he's determined to take what is rightfully his and marry Jain, but not everyone is happy with his accomplishments. Old enemies are preparing to see to it that Va'del and Jain never return home.

The coming treachery will do more than threaten Va'del and Jain's lives. It will test their devotion to each other and start them down a path that could lead to the overthrow of an entire civilization.

Publisher's Note: Readers new to The Guadel Chronicles should begin with Frozen Prospects (currently free). Brittle Bonds is followed by Shattered Ties.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016106250
Publisher: Fir'shan Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Series: The Guadel Chronicles , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 744,579
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dean Murray is a prolific author with more than 20 titles across multiple pen names and more than 300,000 copies of his work currently in circulation.

Dean started reading seriously in the second grade due to a competition and has spent most of the subsequent three decades lost in other people's worlds.

Things worsened, or improved depending on your point of view, when he first started experimenting with writing while finishing up his accounting degree. These days Dean has a wonderful wife and two lovely daughters to keep him rather more grounded, but the idea of bringing others along with him as he meets interesting new people in universes nobody else has ever seen tends to drag him back to his computer on a fairly regular basis.

Keep up to speed on Dean's latest projects at deanwrites.com.

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Brittle Bonds (The Guadel Chronicles Book 3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Brittle Bonds by Dean Murray continues the tale of Va'del.  The Guadel have a long journey back up the mountain ahead of them and Va'del has some rather disturbing theories.  Finding out that all is not right at home Va'del and Jain must travel back down the mountain and try to blend in a local village until the weather warms up and they can try to do something to help out at home.   It has been awhile since I read any of the Guadel books so it took me a bit to get back into the flow of things.  That being said it really wasn't difficult to merge back into the world that Dean has created.  I also really enjoy how much Va'del has changed over the course of the three books.  Through all of the hardships he has faced there has been some real personal growth and Jain has been there helping and maturing along with him.   This book has Va'del and Jain helping to rescue a group of women who can use magic like the Guadel women, but are kept as slaves by the empire where they live.  The variances in perspective are very interesting in this book.  To see the priests who are in charge of oppressing the gifted women doing what they do with the full belief that it is the proper thing to do really shows how warped of a world view people can have if the don't challenge things.  Even when a priest doesn't believe in being as harsh as some others, he still believes in the rhetoric with all of his being.   Jain and Va'del coming in with a different worldview allows them to see how terrible the system really is and give them the strength to fight.  There are some interesting revelations throughout this book and Va'del continues to learn new skills that will hopefully prove how special he really is to his own people.   I hope that wait for book four is a bit shorter than the wait for book three was as I'm extremely curious of what's next for the two wanderers.