Soulbound: The Missing Heir of Mandralay by Braden Bell

January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Soulbound: The Missing Heir of Mandralay by Braden BellThe Missing Heir of Mandralay
Author: Braden Bell
Series: Soulbound #1
Genres: Middle Grade Speculative
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 242
Date: January6, 2017
Publisher: Mockingbird Cottage Press

Her power can overthrow a tyrant—or destroy her own soul.

Killing the queen of Mandralay was easy. Led by the queen’s sister, Saydee, the coup succeeded except for one small detail: one of the conspirators had a last minute burst of conscience and spirited the infant princess away. Unable to rule as queen while the true heir lives, Saydee orders her most trusted Bestial to find the girl at any cost and kill her.

X is a Bestial—little more than a monster—with no memories, no heart and no name. His only reason for being is to obey his mistress and, though it takes thirteen years, he finds the crown princess living as an orphan named Tallie. He attempts to kill the child, but her trusting nature sparks some long-lost humanity in him. Yet X remains a monster, and helping Tallie triggers a ferocious battle inside as he fights against his primal nature for her life—and his only hope of redemption.

Meanwhile, Tallie confronts her true identity as crown princess, grappling with the quickly-growing powers she inherits as the true heir. But power is a double-edged sword, and it quickly becomes clear that the same powers she’ll use to challenge her aunt may also destroy her soul. Can she find the balance before she loses everything she loves?

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About Braden Bell

Braden Bell

Braden Bell (who writes Young Adult novels under the name Brandon Gray) holds a Ph.D. in educational theatre from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock.

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