"What a fantastic fantasy series! I love a strong female lead and we were delivered that in spades with Larkspur . . . This story is fast paced and exciting right from the start. I can't wait to see what comes next!"-Boundless Book ReviewsFrom HiJinks Ink Publishing and Shannon Mayer comes ROOTBOUND (Book 5) in The USA Today Bestselling ELEMENTAL SERIES. With over 1 million books sold, Shannon Mayer proves once again she can dominate her genre right out of the gate."My name is Larkspur, and I am an Elemental."My people use the power of the earth to sustain life and defy our enemies. I am the half-breed bastard child of a king. I was not meant to survive the trials cast my way. Yet, here I stand.The world has deteriorated in the twenty years I was imprisoned in an oubliette. The Elemental families are rife with deception, violence, and madness more than ever before.A voice I know all too well calls me to do her bidding. A voice I no longer wish to hear. The mother goddess begs me to save the four families, and stop my nemesis from breaking the world. To do it, I must face each of the Elemental leaders and take from them the over addictive power they hold closely: the stones I once handed them in friendship and trust.Now, the secrets I unearth as I pursue the stones shatter everything I know about my world, my beliefs, and everything I was taught.Yet, I am not the naïve girl I once was. If I am to see this through, I must completely embrace the new reality of my life and all its obstacles while forging ahead.Four stones abused.Four families broken.A half-breed princess as their only hope.Through it all, the one I love waits for me to find him. When I do, will he, like everything else in my world, not be what he once was?