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Lorna Freeman

Lorna Freeman was raised in Southern California and has been writing for most of her life. Covenants is her first published work Here’s Lorna Freeman’s blog.

Borderlands

Borderlands — (2004-2010) Publisher: Rabbit is a trooper on the Border Guards, just another body in the King’s army. But when his patrol encounters a Faena — one of the magical guardians of an uneasy ally-Rabbit is thrust into a political and magical intrigue that could start a war. Because Rabbit isn’t just another trooper. He is the son of nobility-and a mage who doesn’t know his own power…

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Covenants: No way is this guy a soldier

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Covenants by Lorna Freeman

I am a soldier, and Rabbit, the main character of Lorna Freeman's Covenants, is a joke. Freeman is just all over the place with Rabbit — he's willing to tangle with someone one minute, and the next minute he's hiding under his blankets because he's afraid? The premise of Covenants is very interesting and I enjoyed the plot, but it bugged me that Rabbit acted like a scared kid half of the time and a foul-mouthed tough guy the rest. There is no way that he could have kept that up for three years in the military without subjecting himself to heaps and heaps of ridicule.

Lorna Freeman needs to get some input from someone who has actually been a soldier. Rabbit doesn't make sense otherwise. Yet, I enjoyed the plot enough that I'll read the next book, The King's Own Read More

The King’s Own: Better than Covenants

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The King's Own by Lorna Freeman

In the first book of Borderlands (Covenant), Lorna Freeman made some serious mistakes with the main character, Rabbit, by trying to describe him as one thing and have him behave in a manner that didn't make sense.
In the second book, The King's Own, there is much better consistency with Rabbit — he acts like he should. I especially loved the way the Freeman played off of his youth and apparent inexperience when it came to dealing with the opposite sex.

The story line was interesting again and the originality of how magic and different races exist is worth thinking about. I really enjoy the interactions between the various races and the fact that they are not automatically all best friends. Too often, authors neglect... Read More

Shadows Past: Has its ups and downs

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Shadows Past by Lorna Freeman

Lorna Freeman's Borderlands series has seen its ups and downs for me. Shadows Past is cut from the same cloth; I just felt like it took a long time to tell next to no story, and then all the good parts were crammed into the end.

The main character, Rabbit, has been constantly changing throughout this series. His story is very interesting, between his upbringing in a wild and magical part of the world and his ties to the royalty of a nearby nation. His growth as a person and his maturation, however, still leave me very uncomfortable. I just don't buy into his weak demeanor when he has spent so much time as a soldier and has been through the hard experiences he has. Freeman can't seem to make up her mind between making him a tough trooper or a mooning boy-child.
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