Chained (Chained Trilogy, #1)

Chained (Chained Trilogy, #1)

by Elise Marion

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BN ID: 2940154264119
Publisher: Marion Press
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Series: Chained Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 131,310
File size: 6 MB

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Chained 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually loved all of the books in this series ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to start the next book in the series
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In Chained, the first in a trilogy by Elise Marion, Caden Maignart and Gwendolyn Toustain are children of two of the highest families in the kingdom of Alemere. Alemere has only been united for thirty years and before that the two once royal houses were locked in a bloody feud for generations.  Now, it looks as though Daleraians are invading Dinasdale lands once more, and when a misunderstanding goes horribly awry, Caden finds himself captured and at the mercy of Gwen, who believes he may be responsible for the kidnapping and murder of her brothers. He is her only clue in the mystery surrounding her brothers' disappearance, but the longer he remains her captive the more she feels things aren't entirely as they seem. As she searches for the answers, she never expects the surge of passion that ignites between herself and her prisoner. The longer he remains in her clutches, the more Gwen realizes that, though she has him chained, she is the one who has been captured. Chained by Elise Marion is a fast paced medieval fantasy novel full of romance, mystery and political intrigue. Gwen is a headstrong, formidable character, with Caden being her perfect match; the dialogue between them sparkles and draws the reader in. Even though Marion's world building is fantastic, Chained read more like an historical romance than the epic fantasy novel I was expecting. No dragons here. But despite this minor hiccup on my part, I still found myself thoroughly enjoying Caden and Gwen's adventures, the growing romance between them, as well as the mystery of who is really the mastermind behind the brewing war in Alemere. The end will definitely leave you hungering for more!
Yellowspotlight More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent, elegant book. Appropriately prosed, intriguing and layered events, characters that made me swoon or smile or bite my nails in fear of their next action. I fangirled when I started reading this! Because I must say, though they may be out there in some far, hidden numbers, i've never read a full length period piece featuring a Black Woman of Color as her own. The heroine, near-royalty, not servile, and in a European-medieval-esque setting...i've yet to encounter this, and so nonetheless, I was sighing with glee and longing. Plus Gwendelon, the heroine, is such a well-rounded character in general. A "Strong" female character; willful, spirited, courageous,but also very soft and feminine and i'm so ecstatic she was allowed to be all of that. That and desired, defended...which leads me into Caden. He was also a pretty great character. I love Gwen and Caden together but also separate, which is a good sign for me, since there's been books where I only liked the hero if it was when he was loving the heroine...meaning they didn't stand on their own. But Caden is definitely a realized character himself. At first I was hardened to him based on (slight spoiler) his having a lover (i get possessive of my male future love interest characters okay) but then he grew on me pretty swiftly from that and I'm hoping this lover doesn't follow into the books as a sort of triangle thryst. It doesn't appear to, though, so i'm happy about that. But speaking of lovers and such..Gaiwan. Ugh! You despicable, sexy tan Victor Krum! Without being too spoilery, I'll just say I hope he's redeemable. Not that he's a villain or not necessarily, but just a man. in a sexist society. that's all i'll share of him. If only the author didn't describe him so sexily I wouldn't care but alas! So all and all, great book. The cover made me wary, as Caden's shirtlessness makes me think of book focused on sex, though there's that, but it's not the core of this. Plus there's an elegance to the book and script that the wide bare-chested man on the cover might not clue you in on. Gwen was perfect though. Well there's another book to come and I eagerly await it. The ending felt like the winds and crashing waves before the hurricane...so i'm looking forward to the high stakes that are to come with this tale of forbidden romance and politics and power.