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Book 2, The Curse of the Bond Riders

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One look will steal your heart, but her touch will take your soul , , ,

La Serenissima - a beautiful but deadly city where corrupt aristocrats rule and everything, including love, has a price.

Tallow is anything but a simple candlemaker and when she has everything taken away from her - friends, family, hope - all she can do to survive is rely on the Maleovellis. Casting aside the safety of her disguise, she becomes cold-hearted Tarlo, female courtesan and the toast of those who, if they knew her secret, would destroy her.

But the intrigues of the Serenissian nobility are nothing against the larger forces moving within the world.

And Tallow's enemies have a hidden asset: the one thing they know she cannot possibly resist.

Customer Reviews

Curse of the Bond Riders 2

This second book of The Curse of the Bond Riders series lives up to the promise of the first. Karen Brooks again takes us into Tallow's fantasy Venetian world, a world of Carnivale, courtesans, religious oppression and politics. Set again in the luscious, lovingly created canals and casas, we follow Tallow's journey as she learns how to use her talents. This is again an emotionally rich, engrossing story that never disappoints.

Can't wait for Illumination!


Tallow's story takes an unexpected turn and we learn more of the history and secrets of her world and the powers that she hides and reveals in turn. There is danger and passion and undercurrents of intrigue. Read this, then wait with all of Karen Brooks' fans for Illumination to be released...

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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: 01 June 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
  • Seller: Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
  • Print Length: 640 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, The Curse of the Bond Riders
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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