Bound Beauty (A Wylder Tale #3)
by Jennifer Silverwood
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Formats: Paperback & ebook
Release date: December 21, 2018
Beware the bond between blood and beasts...
Vynasha has united the warring human and forgotten clans of Wylderland, claiming her majik and power as curse breaker. Her brother, Ceddrych keeps their nephew safely hidden away while Vynasha and her new allies fight against the feral beasts roaming their borders.
Meanwhile, her friendship with the Iceveins family deepens, unveiling a love she never expected. But her majik is still bound to the cursed prince she left behind and he isn't done fighting for her soul.
Darker forces walk in the forests, all drawn to Vynasha's light and the shade of a corrupt Enchantress haunts her waking dreams. A war is about to begin, between the forgotten people of Wylderland and the evil power of Bitterhelm.
Prophecy and Forgotten unite in the epic third chapter of the Wylder Tales Series, a gothic re-telling of Beauty and the Beast.
Vynasha sucked in a sharp breath of cold air and leaned heavily on her walking stick.
A firm, but gentle hand squeezed her shoulder. “Alright then, beasty?” Wolfsbane turned his head, before she could catch more than a glimpse of his concern.
Vynasha touched his glove with her clawed hand and smiled. “Just need a moment.” This was a lie, of course. Her calves no longer burned from endless days of hiking up and down mountains and through slippery brambles.
Wolfsbane’s breath puffed before his bushy black beard and his teeth flashed as he released her. “Not much farther to camp, little wyldcat.” He sniffed and tilted his head to the gathering clouds. “Smells like new snow.”
Vynasha huffed a laugh. “Does it ever stop?”
Wolfsbane’s periwinkle blues twinkled back at her with only a smidge of madness today. “Not even in summer.” He nodded toward the falls, and the Lost City. “Not since the curse.”
Vynasha followed his gaze and clenched her sharp teeth. No matter the time, nor distance, she always knew what direction the castle lay. It was in her blood, just as he was.
“We really going down there tonight?” she asked.
Wolfsbane grunted. “Land will have settled by now. Safe enough to cross, long as we avoid shadows too deep and holes in the ground.” He winked at her and lifted his stick, testing the snows as they began their descent anew.
“You shall never let me live that down,” Vynasha growled.
The man barked a laugh. “I had not heard such foul language from your mouth before, beasty.”
“Keep laughing, old man.” Vynasha called.
“Old man? I could run five leagues up and down these mountains before you finished one.”
“So you say.” Vynasha smiled in spite of herself. Wolfsbane had been someone she thought to tolerate. Past hunts, when she still spent more time with the Iceveins family than apart, Vynasha hadn’t understood Wolfsbane. Now, however…
She watched the determined set of his burly shoulders and vigor of a man half his age. But at night, with naught but the fire between them, she glimpsed moments of sadness so deep in him, it was like peering at her reflection.
“Stay close,” Wolfsbane said as he bent into a loose crouch and took a few cautious steps toward the deepening shadow ahead of them.
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of two series—Heaven's Edge and Wylder Tales—and the stand-alone titles Stay and Silver Hollow.
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