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Bound : Alex Caine Series : Book 1  - Alan Baxter

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Alex Caine Series : Book 1

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Alex Caine is a martial artist fighting in illegal cage matches. His powerful secret weapon is an unnatural vision that allows him to see his opponents' moves before they know their intentions themselves. An enigmatic Englishman, Patrick Welby, approaches Alex after a fight and reveals, 'I know your secret.' Welby shows Alex how to unleash a breathtaking realm of magic and power, drawing him into a mind-bending adventure beyond his control. And control is something Alex values above all else. A cursed grimoire binds Alex to Uthentia, a chaotic Fey godling, who leads him towards chaos and murder, an urge Alex finds harder and harder to resist. Befriended by Silhouette, a monstrous Kin beauty, Alex sets out to recover the only things that will free him - the shards of the Darak. But that powerful stone also has the potential to unleash a catastrophe which could mean the end of the world as we know it.

About the Author

Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author living in regional NSW. He writes horror, dark fantasy and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He is the author of dark fantasy thriller novels, and has had around 50 short stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies worldwide. He’s a contributing editor and co-founder at Thirteen OClock, Australian Dark Fiction News & Reviews, and co-hosts Thrillercast, a thriller and genre fiction podcast. He is director and chief instructor of the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy.

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      5.0

      Compelling & Original

      By Wombat and Otter

      from Robertson, NSW

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      • Compelling Characters
      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Original Story
      • Takes You To Another World
      • Well Written

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        An engrossing, very well written fun book. I enjoyed the variety of characters and found many of the concepts very original and a little on the dark side, which I liked!

        Was very easy to get absorbed with the characters. I looked forward to my nightly read so I could see how the journey would unfold.

        Very much looking forward to getting my hands on a hard copy of Obsidian as I'm not an ebook reader.

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        4.0

        Fast paced urban fantasy

        By Shecat

        from Broulee, NSW, AU

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            Comments about Bound:

            A fantastic, well-written, character driven fantasy. Bound is a story of finding oneself against all odds. A cage fighter is approached by a well-dressed Englishman after a bout in Sydney. This meeting and everything that follows is a fast ride with one man's struggle against evil.

            Set in today's world, this fantasy bring with it everything an epic fantasy should - growth, courage, love, doubt and a businessmen who is more of a monster that the half-Fey/half-humans that roam unknown through this everyday world.

            Alan Baxter has come into his own with this book and I'm looking forward to reading book 2, Obsidian, released on 1 August.

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            4.0

            Fast paced urban fantasy

            By Shecat

            from Broulee, NSW, AU

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                Comments about Bound:

                A fantastic, well-written, character driven fantasy. Bound is a story of finding oneself against all odds. A cage fighter is approached by a well-dressed Englishman after a bout in Sydney. This meeting and everything that follows is a fast ride with one man's struggle against evil.

                Set in today's world, this fantasy bring with it everything an epic fantasy should - growth, courage, love, doubt and a businessmen who is more of a monster that the half-Fey/half-humans that roam unknown through this everyday world.

                Alan Baxter has come into his own with this book and I'm looking forward to reading book 2, Obsidian, released on 1 August.

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                ISBN: 9780732299101
                ISBN-10: 0732299101
                Series: Alex Caine Trilogy
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 352
                Published: 1st July 2014
                Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
                Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3  x 2.6
                Weight (kg): 0.46