The world has fallen into chaos, the lands ravaged by a taint known only as the Darkness. The remaining survivors are those blessed with the power of the mind. Known as the Bonded, they alone have the power to stop the corruption and reclaim the world for their kind.It is in this world that Kirheen finds herself. Born with powers she does not desire and cursed to remain in Sanctuary, she yearns for a life of freedom that may never exist for she is one of the Bonded. Matched with a young man named Garild, they are sworn to dedicate their lives and minds to each other, to strengthen their powers until they can join the fight against the Darkness.But curiosity is a powerful thing, and Kirheen begins to wonder if the Darkness is truly as dangerous as they say, or if it even exists at all.In her debut novel, The Bonded: The Allseer Trilogy Book I, Kaitlyn Rouhier explores the struggle of growing up, of carving a path for yourself in a world where your role is defined by your powers, where your thoughts are not your own and the pressures of saving a dying world press heavy on the shoulders of young men and women that never had another choice.