Thanks for stopping by today to meet Katie L. Carroll. Have a wonderful visit.
by Katie L. Carroll
Katora Kase is next in line to take over as guardian to a
secret and powerful healing Elixir. Now she must journey into the wilds of
Faway Forest to find the ingredient that gives the Elixir its potency. Even though
she has her sister and brother, an old family friend, and the handsome son of a
mapmaker as companions, she feels alone.
It is her decision alone whether or not to bind herself to
the Elixir to serve and protect it until it chooses a new guardian. The forest
hosts many dangers, including wicked beings that will stop at nothing to gain
power, but the biggest danger Katora may face is whether or not to open up her
heart to love.
Katie L. Carroll began writing at a very sad time in her
life after her 16-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then
writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She wrote
ELIXIR BOUND and the forthcoming ELIXIR SAVED so Kylene could live on in the
pages of a book. Katie is also the author of the picture app THE BEDTIME KNIGHT
and an editor for MuseItUp Publishing. She lives not too far from the beach in
a small Connecticut city with her husband and son. For more about Katie, visit
her website at www.katielcarroll.com
and follow her on Twitter
(@KatieLCarroll) or Tumblr.
I read Katie's book quite awhile ago, but in case you missed the review, here it is again.
Katie L. Carroll
For years, perhaps for centuries, the quest to live
forever has driven men to search for a magic potion that will grant them
eternal life. Some of them will do most anything to achieve their goal. But
what if they do find such a potion or medicine? Will it bring them happiness or
Author Katie L. Carroll’s YA fantasy novel, ELIXIR
BOUND, is the story of Katora Kase and her family who are in charge of
protecting a magic Elixir that some believe will make them live forever. Katora
is a prime year woman and soon it will be her duty to take over the family’s
farm which also puts her in charge of the Elixir. Since they’re almost out of
the Elixir, Katora will lead an expedition to retrieve more nectar for the Elixir.
On their quest to do so, Katora and those that go with her face more danger
than she ever imagined.
Katie L. Carroll uses vivid language to describe the
journey through Faway Forest. I could picture the creatures that would have
made me stop and run home, forgetting about the Elixir. The characters,
especially Katora, are not always brave. They try to be, but have their doubts
and sometimes question if they’re doing the right thing, like real people
do.And until the very end I wasn’t sure
how the story would turn out. If you enjoy a good fantasy with likeable
characters that make you care for them and a situation that could be fatal for
them, then pick up a copy of ELIXIR BOUND. You’ll be happy you did.