Fate-Bound

By Amy Britton Mendoza

Draft 1 Posted Date: 6/15/2015

Book Rating (current version):

Based on 3 Reviews

Book Rating (all versions):

Based on 3 Reviews

Genre:

High / Epic Fantasy

Word Count:

14,573

About the Book:

Farwynth is a world where Elementals once ruled and Dragons once dominated the skies. It is the home of Humans, Dwarves, and Faerani. On the island Kai’atollene where the Merandi, one of the Faerani Kin, live, Cerceyana is about to graduate from the Martial Academy as a Scout. All her plans for the future change when a storm interrupts the ceremony, and from a sinking ship Cerceyana rescues a human baby named Naxeer. Sixteen year old Nax doesn’t care that his dark skin marks him as different from the other humans of Endelvin. His adopted family isn’t normal as it is. Neither does he care that he doesn’t know where he came from. He loves the home and family he has. What he does hate is his own weakness. When enemies threaten his family and friends, he feels useless. This changes when he learns that he has a power bound inside him. Unfortunately, he also learns that unbinding it may be even more dangerous. An ancient evil thinks it killed him as a baby, but if Nax unbinds his power, that evil will seek to kill him before he can fulfill the duty he inherited from his ancestors. It is duty he hopes is far in the future, and one he doesn’t wish to think about for it would take him far away from his family, his friends, and his home. What concerns him now is the safety of his friends who have enemies of their own. But can he help them without unbinding his power?

About the Author:

Amy Britton Mendoza has a B.A. in English from the University of Florida, a M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut, and a M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University. Born in North Carolina, she grew up in England, Delaware, Australia, and Florida, usually living on Air Force Bases until her father retired when she was sixteen. She credits moving as one reason she loves fantasy because meeting new people, both real and those in books, is a wonderful and magical experience. And when it comes to stories, magic, dragons, and fairies are a bonus. She now lives in the Orlando area with her husband and two daughters.

Author's Note:

While I am interested in any feedback I can get, I am particularly interested in pacing, character development, and whether I am confusing my readers or not. I really appreciate it. Thanks. This is the first draft I have submitted for peer review. It is only the first three chapters, approximately 14, 600 words, at the moment.

Requested feedback Criteria: Overall Feedback, Point of View, Voice, Character Development, Plot, Dialogue, Pacing

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