Tales of the Borderlands - Book Two
soon as e-book
PUBLISHER: Brown Barn Books
"In turmoil, the Northlands are divided by King Alaric's decrees
welcoming the Southlings and their magic, and those who hate and fear
them. Ellinís native Southland is being torn apart by the mysterious
Guardians, and she must choose between fighting for equality in the
Northlands, helping others escape from the Guardians who killed her
family. Loyalty and romance, secrets and destinies, threaten to tear
Ellinís world asunder, especially when a loved one betrays her and old
enemies become new friends. Only one thing is certain: the Borderlands
will never be the same again."
What Reviewers are
saying about... The King Commands
"Although targeted for young
adults, older readers will also enjoy the second Borderlands fantasy
filled with plenty of intrigue, romance, and adventure. Readers will
admire the lead couple as they act like ordinary people though one is a
royal and the other a magic practitioner. Fans will root for them as they
escape harrowing situations. With strong political spins throughout like a
king deeding magic to win a war but many of his subjects believe that is
taboo, Meg Burden provides a deep thinking yet action-packed fantasy
thriller." Harriet Klausner, Senior Reviewer, The Midwest Book Review.
ďBurdenís deft characterization and meticulous descriptions plunge the
reader into a maelstrom of events.Itís a brisk gallop to keep up, but the
story flows well; readers will be eagerly turning pagesÖĒ Tanita S.
Davis, A La Carte and Mareís War.
ďÖa lovely, complex story of love and friendship, brotherhood and loss,
and the characters will linger long after you close the book.Ē Melissa
Scott, Five-Twelfths of Heaven.
ďA worthy sequel to NORTHLANDER, emotionally rich and compelling.Ē R.J.
Rebels: Spell Hunter.
About the Author
Meg Burden has been writing and reading fantasy and science fiction since
sometime around kindergarten. In true science fashion, but in real life,
she graduated from college when she was 18 and shortly afterward,
began writing when she wasn't waitressing, bartending, tending parrots
(really), and teaching as a graduate student at the University of
Nowadays she lives in a small Nebraska town with no
stoplights and more cows than people and works part of the time on a farm.
She breeds and raises Siamese cats when she isn't involved with
online science fiction fandom.
Excerpt from THE KING COMMANDS
for the ties in my hair. Once itís unbraided, tumbling down my back, I
pause for a moment, holding a soft handful with my eyes shut tight. I wish
for a mirror, so I could see it one last time, and so I could see what Iím
about to do. But if I had one, Iím not sure I could force myself to go
through with it. My heart is in my throat as I lift the shears. I open
them, take a shuddering breath, pull the hank of hair out straight, and
aim. With a tiny, inarticulate noise, I lower the shears again. I canít do
this. I canít. Not my hairÖ All it takes is another steadying breath, the
memory of Jak calling me a trollop, remembering what he did. An uncaring
fire burns through me, and this time, when I lift the shears, I donít
hesitate before I snap them shut..."
Meg Burden at Barnes & Noble event.