Begin the bestselling The Return of the Elves series with Soulbound, where half-blood elf Arlyn travels through the portal to confront her elven father, unleashing a plot that could touch not just the elven world but modern Earth, too.
"Bethany Adams' exquisite talent intertwines magic and love with a fantasy world of many different fae cultures." ~Bookbub Review
A deathbed promise
Arlyn’s quest is simple: Find her father and let him know her mother is dead. After all, Arlyn had promised her mother she’d go. The problem? Her father's people are myths and legends, and he doesn't even live on Earth. But despite a long journey through the mysterious mists of the Veil, finding him turns out to be the easy part.
A dream long-buried
After five hundred years, Kai has given up on finding his soulbonded. So when he stumbles across Arlyn after returning from his latest mission and recognizes her as his mate, Kai starts their bond in haste. But he never could have imagined that his bonded is his best friend’s newfound daughter. Whoops.
A hidden conspiracy sparked to life
Though the sight of Kai makes Arlyn’s heart pound, she isn’t sure she can forgive him for starting their bond without her permission. But her love life is the least of her problems. Her father is an elf lord, and his sudden acknowledgment of a half-human heir reignites the same conspiracy that took him away from her mother in the first place. Now Arlyn and her family must face iron wielding assassins, bigotry, and her newly awakened magical abilities if they hope to come through in one piece.
Arlyn thought she would return to Earth after meeting her father. Now she must fight to save the family she never knew she wanted.
I’ve read this whole series and I love every single book
Every page was absolutely captivating. From start to end it holds your attention, and is written in a delightfully simple way that also leads to great depth. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. Spotted some punctuation errors. This book attempts to explore complex family dynamics and world building and skims over various other social issues. The author conveniently overuses magic to rush Arlyn’s adjustment to Moranaia, denying her a lot of real character development, and there was overall too much gasping and breaths caught.
Even though she had no initial plans to stay, Arlyn makes no reference to the life she would be returning to after she fulfilled Aimee’s request. At the start of the book Lyr says polyamory is acceptable to elves, but the plot is driven by monogamous soulbound relationships and infidelity. When Selia and Lyr discuss lineage, they’re grateful to Kai for forcing the bond despite the fact that up until this point everyone was preaching that it is and should be Arlyn’s choice, a choice she hadn’t made yet. I never buy into the “love in a week” romances and the sex was cringey.