Blog Tour: Review of The Binding by L. Filloon

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Two nights after her eighteenth birthday, Lily is attacked while out jogging, but is saved by Tharin Lunar, a Sidhe prince. When she discovers that her attacker is her own brother, Lucas, who disappeared four years ago, Lily refuses to believe that her brother would truly hurt her and becomes determined to find Lucas and bring him home. Lily finds that Lucas’ disappearance is somehow tied to Tharin; so when he informs her that she is his betrothed and must return with him to Velesi, fulfill a treaty between their families and unite the two strongest clans through their marriage, Lily agrees. However, she’s not going to Velesi for a wedding, but to bring home her only family, Lucas.

On their journey to the borders of Velesi, the realm of the Thirteen Clans, they’re pursued by a Sidhe assassin group call the Ange, meet with an ogre crime lord that ends badly, deal with a sleazy troll motel manager, and when they discover that there’s a bounty on their heads, they must keep one step ahead of every assassin, bounty hunter and low-life criminal in Velesi.

Protecting Lily has become the biggest challenge of Tharin’s life. Lucky for him he has help in the form of his twin brother, Tolan, Lily’s best friend Julia and his three bodyguard cousins.
Overall Thoughts:
This was the first book that I read about elves, so I didn't really know what to expect, and I'm pleasantly surprised with what I found!

The Binding is about 18 year old Lily Michaels, who is ambushed on her eighteenth birthday by no one other than her own brother who has been missing for the past four years! Then, enters Prince Tharin Lunar! The mysterious stranger interferes and saves her life. Once the two meet, Lily's life is forever changed. Prince Tharin explains to her that he is a Sidhe Prince and that she is a princess.   In fact, she discovers that her name isn't even Lily, it's Princess Lilianethia Senestra Michaels! How official! She comes to find out that they are also betrothed due to a treaty made by their parents long ago. Now plain jane Lily Michaels has become a princess, and is engaged... oh and she has magical abilities.

What I liked about this book:
This enchanting story was filled with action, love, and magic! Don't let the prince/princess thing fool you; there is ton's of butt-kickingly awesome action that will keep you on your toes.

Also, I didn't know how Prince Tharin was going to look when I found out that he was an elf, but he's described as a beautifully handsome guy with a kind of stoic expression... not bad, not bad at all!

What I disliked about this book:
In the beginning of the book, I was a little confused about the Sidhe life and some of the facts, but a little later in the story it all gets cleared up.

This was a unique take of elves and a very enjoyable read overall!

Contact the author:

Carmen Shaw


Carmen N. Shaw is currently a biology major at Georgia State University. She is the owner and developer of the book blog, Understanding Carmen's Story.


  1. Thanks for putting up your post today! ~Stormi, Lightning Book Promotions

  2. Hi Shae!

    I wanted to stop by and thank you personally for the wonderful review and for being part of The Binding's blog tour! I love your site and just became a follower! Again, thank you for showcasing my book today. :)

    Warm regards!
    L. Filloon


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