Katora Kase isn’t the firstborn son nor does she possess the type of magic that can conjure spells or bewitch others.
In the land of the Great Peninsula—an epic fantasy world ruled by the Great Mother Nature and her offspring—those things aren’t a measure of one’s worth. And what Katora does possess is the subtle magic running through her blood that marks her as the next guardian of a secret healing Elixir that is her family’s legacy. It is such a highly guarded secret that Katora doesn’t know of its existence until a rare snowstorm blows through with a message for her father, the current guardian.
Katora sets off on a quest into the wilds of Faway Forest to find the flowers that give the Elixir its potency. Even though she is accompanied by her sister, her brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a mapmaker, she feels alone. For it is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to the Elixir’s magic to serve and protect it until a new guardian is chosen. The forest hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her heart to love.
|Publisher:||Shimmer Publications, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)|
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For years, perhaps for centuries, the quest to live forever has driven men to search for a magic potion that will grant them eternal life. Some of them will do most anything to achieve their goal. But what if they do find such a potion or medicine? Will it bring them happiness or problems? Author Katie L. Carroll’s YA fantasy novel, ELIXIR BOUND, is the story of Katora Kase and her family who are in charge of protecting a magic Elixir that some believe will make them live forever. Katora is a prime year woman and soon it will be her duty to take over the family’s farm which also puts her in charge of the Elixir. Since they’re almost out of the Elixir, Katora will lead an expedition to retrieve more nectar for the Elixir. On their quest to do so, Katora and those that go with her face more danger than she ever imagined. Katie L. Carroll uses vivid language to describe the journey through Faway Forest. I could picture the creatures that would have made me stop and run home, forgetting about the Elixir. The characters, especially Katora, are not always brave. They try to be, but have their doubts and sometimes question if they’re doing the right thing, like real people do. And until the very end I wasn’t sure how the story would turn out. If you enjoy a good fantasy with likeable characters that make you care for them and a situation that could be fatal for them, then pick up a copy of ELIXIR BOUND. You’ll be happy you did. ###