Bonded souls--the thought has sparked the heart of romance throughout
time. Young stable boy Rigel knows the joy--and the anguish--that
soul-bonding can bring. Bonded from before her birth to Auria, the
two share thoughts, emotions, dreams, and a love of unknown depth.
The experience would be wonderful, if not for the fact that Auria is
heir to the kingdom's throne . . . and her royal father cannot bear the
thought that his child is bonded to a horseman's son.
When dark evil moves into the magical
kingdom of Chimopotamia, and its
target is the Princess herself, the BondChildren's love is put to the
ultimate test. Will their soul-connection be enough to see them through
the danger . . . as well as the wrath of the king?
Gayle Nastasi lives surrounded by wilderness on a mountainside
in upstate New York with her husband of 17 years and and two children,
ages 15 and 11, as well as her two dogs, three cats, and rabbit. In
addition to her writing efforts, she operates a professional pet sitting
and dog walking business,
and has long worked in various capacities as an animal care provider.
Gayle prefers to read, and write, fantasy, although occasionally
delves into other literary domains. Her most recent publication, a short story called The
Songdog, recently appeared in the July 2001 edition of Spider Magazine for children. She is honored
to be able to share some of her work with you here on the Free-Fiction