⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Book Review

Laura Winter
3 min readMay 16


A Mysterious Death. A Forbidden Romance. A Reign at its End.

When her third daughter mysteriously dies, Queen Moira will do whatever it takes to discover the truth and keep her youngest safe. She’s lost three children in the span of a year and will not lose another.

Her husband, the dragon king of the fae, had long left her chambers and found solace in his wicked mistresses who eased his erratic fears. He would not help Moira in this quest, and so she turned to the only fae she trusted: Tallis

Tallis, the head of the royal guard and her dear friend, would do anything to protect his queen and the royal line, but as the two fae search around the castle, they discover the truth behind the murders, and bringing the culprit to justice will tear the kingdom apart.

With each passing day, Moira is forced to choose who she is loyal to: the crown or her heart, because she can no longer honor both.

Bound by Treason is the first book in the Starry Kingdoms of the Fae Collection. These books are all standalones written by your favorite fantasy authors and are the perfect read for your summer vacation. Prepare to be swept away into magical worlds with tropes you obsess over and swoon-worthy romance.

Bound by Treason was an intriguing short story, full of mystery and dual POV from our main characters Moira and Tallis. The world it is set in seems to be part of a series beyond this. As I’m unfamiliar with this author’s work, it was a little challenging to understand the world given such a short time to be part of it. I think that perhaps a little more time familiarizing new readers with the stakes and the magic / creatures of this world would have made this a little easier to understand.

The writing was done well, but felt rushed at times. I think trying to carve down action to fit into a short story with a word count limit somewhat lowered my enjoyment of the story. There’s obviously a rich world behind these characters but we can’t see as much of it, and as someone unfamiliar with the writing and world, I didn’t quite get to enjoy the implications of everything.

While the romance was very very light, it was well done. I think if the focus had been mostly on that, I would have…



Laura Winter

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