A slave since the age of eight, Lark has been brutalized and victimized When he finds himself the property of Lord Naeven Sactaren, a mage as frightening as he is beautiful, Lark is thrown into a life of magic and quirky friends that force him to change in ways he never thought he could.Inexplicably drawn to his master, Lark struggles against his own fears and desires asA slave since the age of eight, Lark has been brutalized and victimized When he finds himself the property of Lord Naeven Sactaren, a mage as frightening as he is beautiful, Lark is thrown into a life of magic and quirky friends that force him to change in ways he never thought he could.Inexplicably drawn to his master, Lark struggles against his own fears and desires as he works side by side with the seductive mage Never has he been so enchanted by anyone, which raises a frightening question Would Lord Sactaren bewitch his slave in order to lure him into his bed In a world where sex is magic and lust is power, can Lark trust what he feels, or has he simply been Magebound
Magebound A slave since the age of eight Lark has been brutalized and victimized When he finds himself the property of Lord Naeven Sactaren a mage as frightening as he is beautiful Lark is thrown into a life

  • Title: Magebound
  • Author: Katica Locke
  • ISBN: 9781933720654
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Magebound”

    1. Unbelievably I've had this on my 'to read list' for about 5 years. I'm really not sure why I didn't get to it sooner, especially as I read and really enjoyed A Solitary Flame and Broken Wings. Anyway, this was a great slave/master story, and whilst the plot was a little slow moving at times, it's really sweet. I'll definitely read the next book Spellwrought which came out earlier this year, after a 6 year gap.

    2. A really well developed fantasy story. The characters are complex, and interesting, and the plot might feel slow moving to some, but considering how deeply damaged the people involved are I think anything else would feel unnatural, or even abusive to me. If this becomes the love story I think it may it will take a very long time. It was nice to see the growth over the course of this story, and I really hope that someday she will write the sequels. Until then I'll keep reading the Broken Wings st [...]

    3. I came across this book by mistake. I thought it was a fantasy story about a relationship between two persons with a strong inbalance of power (along the lines of Mary Renaults "the Persian boy" or Carol Bergs Transformation) when in fact it seems to be gay erotica (seems to be because I didn't read all of it - I gave up about halfway through it, skipped to the last few pages and put it away, slightly disgusted).So, maybe I was just the wrong audience for this kind of book (though I did enjoy Lu [...]

    4. Important facts:*Some questions were left unanswered. It was published in 2009, so it may have a sequel or not It would be a pity if nothing more will be published. The world is too good to be explored in just one book! Now (2014) it's just in paperback format, and that can be a problem (price is high, compaire with ebook, and of course ebook can be download immediately, while paperback you must find and buy, not an easy task)*No sex scene, at all! If you want to read an erotic book forget it. * [...]

    5. Interesting/weird. Yes, it is an official classification now.It's got all those psychological elements I like that kept sending chills down my spine, but it's spun in such a way that makes itdifferent, somehow.There were parts that caused various songs from Les Mis to cycle through my headThe character dynamics and interesting. Very fascinating, in fact. Naeven He's an interesting study in paradoxes and has been thankfully blessed with the self-insight that ought to come with superior intellect [...]

    6. Even if I know, from previous experiences with this same publisher, that usually their novels are pretty tamed, I really didn’t expect for Katica Locke’s book to be “almost” a Young Adult story. It’s a fantasy novel, but that type of fantasy that I don’t mind, since it’s not too heavy in setting details and so, difficult to follow. On the contrary, Magebound is a quick novel, not very long and easy to read in one session. Lark is a slave and he has no chance to be something else; h [...]

    7. I rated this 2 stars, because the author doesn't classify it as young adult. If she had, I would have given it 3 stars. Maybe.I've been waiting for this to be released in digital format for years, due to it's high rating, but I was extremely disappointed once I got my hands on it.From the moment I started reading, something about the writing really put me off, but I couldn't figure out exactly what it was. It just didn't feel 'right.' Looking back, I think the problem was that it felt too juveni [...]

    8. I am usually not so fond of magical stories, but this book was a very happy surprise. I licked the protagonist very much, the interaqctions were believable. There are some things that are not quite clear for me, but that I think they will be clearer as the story arc devolves in the planned books. The first chapter of Spellbound (the 2nd book in the cycle, available on the website of the author) is really promising. I can`t wait for the next booksI am sure to buy all the books by this author (act [...]

    9. Good writing but this could have been tightened as it dragged it places and I skimmed from the halfway mark. I liked the fantasy elements but wanted more character development in some of the supporting characters. A pleasant but instantly forgettable read.

    10. 4.5 starsMaybe it doesn't have to be you, but I want it to be you. - LarkMan, the push and pull dance was really something. 😓 From soup to nuts, guys. 😅 And HFN too. Bet it'll irk some people, but I love it. 😋 Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be. - Ralph Waldo EmersonThe yo-yo dance wasn't without reason actually, very understandable even. The guys were broken, especially our poor Lark here, he was broken be [...]

    11. 3.5/5 ★Magebound, by Katicia Locke, is a quick, fun and dirty read, at just less than 200 pages. It's a homoerotic fantasy about a meek slave, Lark, who gets purchased by Lord Naeven Sacraten, a seductive, mysterious mage.I liked quite a few things about this book. Lark is very sweet and I really enjoyed his interaction with two 'pets': Khas (who is a rat-like creature called a kholdra, which I imagine looks like Mort from Penguins of Madagascar, except with six arms) and Schaff (a smarmy, sna [...]

    12. I feel so lucky to have chosen this book. It was a fun read about a mage and the young man he bought to help him with his magic and mind his store.The book was way more than a slave/master story though. It had all kinds of different people and creatures. It also had a mage that didn't really believe in being a master. Probably the only problem I had with the book was that Lark couldn't see himself as anything but a slave. I wanted him to want to be free and make himself into something strong so [...]

    13. I purchased this book on a whim, as it was recommended to me by and in my quick pick list. It’s billed as a fantasy story, which is my favorite genre. It turned out to be a lovely gem that I enjoyed greatly. Though it is nowhere near the level of a true fantasy book like the Nightrunner series , it is more than just M/M romance with fantasy window-dressing. The author puts considerable effort into building her fantasy world with rich descriptions, and fine details that bring it to life.Lark i [...]

    14. The story started really great. first half of the book was nice. it had magic, other planet, other dimension, the two main characters were coming closer, fighting together to save a forestc etc. But the second half of the book is where i was completely put off. it was all about misunderstanding, lack of serious communication, lack of trust. i absolutely hated it when lark would start touching naeven or naeven would touch lark then something would happen and lark would back off and start apologiz [...]

    15. Hmmm, a mysterious Master and skittish slave where the only rule that seems to hold true is “expect the unexpected”. The world building is great and compliments the air of magic and mystique surrounding Naeven. So does the fact that the story is told from Lark’s point of view. It’s nice to understand what’s going on in Lark’s head – he’s so conflicted because nothing is as it should be and he constantly wonders when the proverbial axe is going to fall. The attraction and sexual t [...]

    16. I liked the world Locke was working toward here; I liked the magic system a lot -- "mage" generally leaves me expecting a lot of abstract, hand-waving-and-chanting sort of stuff, and this was much more about making physical things, which I like. The magical creatures were cool. And Lark's brittleness and damage make a lot of sense with his history.On the other hand, the supporting cast was really one-dimensional, and the entire second half hinged on a misunderstanding plot -- one of those things [...]

    17. This book is a thing of beauty, first half more than the second half of the book, childish story with mags and magic, but everything is so so fresh really, the world building, the perspective, so pleasantly surprising, the language is rich, the wording is playful, smart and funny and so very resourceful. the author speaks about so many aspects of the world showing an intimate knowledge of them .e relationship development, though, I feel, fails - well, no lower that the average ones when? when w [...]

    18. The only thing that struck me as odd in this book was the swear words that were words I'd use here in the states. I'm not sure these same words would be used in a made up fantasy world. True, others were made up, but some weren't. And, there was a reference to Dr. Dolittle. I'm not sure any of the characters in this book should know who he is at all. Aside from those things, I really enjoyed this book, and do plan on reading the next one in the series. I want to know what's up with the mage's wi [...]

    19. I really enjoyed this one. The H/C, the slow build, the not-insta love, the magic and science and sci-fi in this story. I really like all of these characters and beasts (which let my imagination go wild - hello vampire!horse and black unicorn). But there is one fat minus point - it feels like only half a book. The ending isn't satisfying and just doesn't feel like an ending. :( I really hope that there will be a second part to this.

    20. Great world building. 3.5 stars rounded up. Really enjoyed the primary characters of Lark and Naeven. LOVED Khas, hated Schaff. That's a personal quirk, I hate liars on principle and I think he told a lie per page he was on just for the fun of it. Also, he orchestrated the misunderstanding that drove the angst in the book and while it needed to have some dramatic elements his reasons for it were BS. Really hope his character dies in a fire in the next book to leave room for Kivixl.

    21. I loved the setting of this-the world, the magic/science and so on. I didn't love the plot-too much in too little time. And I didn't love the anachronisms-this world shouldn't have characters referencing Dr. Dolittle, for instance, and just can't see our mage saying "huh?". It says something that I ended the book thinking I needed a sequel-so we could find out what happened to Khas.

    22. If I had known that it was the first volume of an ongoing series, maybe I would not have been so bad in the end, where the story stops just at the climax.I can not wait to read more!

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