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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Review: Lady of Light and Shadows by C.L. Wilson

Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul #2)
by C.L. Wilson
Fantasy Romance

As the nobles of Celeria foolishly contemplate opening borders for the traitorous Eld, Rain must find a way to show that the Eld are still as evil as they were 1000 years ago and keep his soul mate Ellie safe. Ellysetta also has her own battles to face as she discovers her origins that have the power to turn her truemate Rain away from her.

This series just gets better and better!

Rain and Ellysetta are fast becoming one of my favourite romantic couples. What I like about their romance is that although it is a fated-to-be-mated plot line, they still have doubts Ellie based in her insecurity about who she is and Rain through his past experience of love the consequences of which scorched the world. So, although they are soul mates I like the slow build up of trust between them and watching Ellie's feeling going from hero-worship and fear to something deeper. Having said that, the first two books are set over 10 days, it just feels much longer from all the events that happen to them!

Not only do Rain and Ellie make these books for me, but the secondary characters in this also come to vivid life from C.L. Wilson's fantastic writing. Ellie's quintet, her parents, the King & Queen they all have a role to play and Wilson manages to wrangle all sorts of emotions from you in this book through them.

As well as the romance between Rain and Ellie and teh character, what also draws me to this series is the pending war between the Eld and the Fey. I can't wait to see what happens next, this book gives you a lot more details on the Mage's activities and I can't wait to see what happens next. I am particually looking forward to see how Ellie is meant to heal the Tairen.

This is a great series a blend of romance and adventure, magic and swords and I can't wait to start on the next one.

Favourite Quote

They could not fight. They could not win. But with each moment left for them to live, they could love. That was the greatest gift the gods could ever give, and it was worth the price they would have to pay.


Sarah said...

Great review Suz. These sounds really interesting. I love that the romance is gradual and that there's adventure in the story. I'll have to add this series to my list to try. :)

♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

harshadpassion said...

I adore this series, it's lush and imaginative. Everything I always loved about High fantasy and so nice to find! I'm glad to find other fans of the series. :) I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. Have a good weekend.