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King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul) [Mass Market Paperback]

C. L. Wilson
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5 Aug 2011 Tairen Soul

“[Wilson] will dazzle readers.”

Chicago Tribune


The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! King of Sword and Sky is the third book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson’s magnificent story continues—as the Fey King Rain must risk everything for his truemate Ellysetta, even as he struggles to save his imperiled kingdom with magic, sword, and flame…and by awakening the astonishing dormant inner power that his lady love possesses.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (5 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062023004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062023001
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Third Chapter in C. L. Wilson's Breathtaking Epic Tale of Magic, Passion, and Destiny

One passion could unite them.
One enemy could destroy them.

Rain, the proud and haunted Fey King, risked everything to follow his heart and his destiny to Ellysetta—his truemate, his love, the woodcarver's daughter who possessed miraculous gifts she did not understand. He defied the nobles of Celieria to claim her, battled demons and Elden mages to wed her. And now he must protect her—and his imperiled kingdom—with magic, steel, and scorching flame. For his soul-kin, the magical tairen, are dying, and only the Fey King's bride can save them . . . if Rain can help his beloved embrace the magic within her and forge the unbreakable bond of passion and power necessary to save her soul.

About the Author

C. L. Wilson wrote her first story at age six, and though she took a number of long detours during her life, she never gave up her lifelong dream of being published. Many years, hundreds of false starts, and five completed novels later, she received “The Call” in October 2006 and sold her epic fantasy romance, Tairen Soul, at auction. Her debut novel spent two weeks on the USA Today bestseller list, and her subsequent novels have gone on to hit a variety of lists, including USA Today, New York Times, and Publishers Weekly. When not writing, C. L. enjoys relaxing with her husband and three children in sunny Florida and daydreaming of a world where people exercise in their sleep and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is a fat-burning food.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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In part one: Lord of the Fading Lands, a woodcarver's daughter called Rain Tairen Soul from the sky and a courtship begun.

In part two: Lady Of Light And Shadow, the courtship continues as a fierce battle knocks on Celierian doors and secrets reveal themselves.

Now in part three, King Of Sword And Sky, Rain takes his Shei'tani to his homeland where new challenges lie for Ellysetta. Enter a new world where Fey gather to meet the Shei'tani of a Tairen Soul, a Tairen pride that roars their welcome and the battle that becomes more violent and more grim with each passing day.

Like a bard of old times C.L. Wilson has once again raised her voice to tell another story in her Tairen Soul series and one thing's for sure, many will gather to hear it! As I started to read the first page of KING OF SWORD AND SKY I was walking back into the vibrant world of the Fading Lands and met the characters that I came to treasure in Lord Of The Fading Lands and Lady Of Light And Shadow.

It didn't take much for me to be completely absorbed in this tale as it takes off right where Lady Of Light And Shadow had left me. On a fivefold weave and on Tairen back I was led deeper into a world that took my breath away. The almost lyric prose of C.L. Wilson combined with a highly imaginative writing skill made me wander in a deserted Elven town, visit the Fey' Bahren and was in awe of the Hall of Scrolls. Though the author takes time to make the reader see all the splendor of her world it is the plot and a plethora of memorable characters that never lets your attention falter and only makes you wish for more. Four hundred and sixty-seven pages and they go by in the blink of an eye.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 13 Oct 2008
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KING OF SOUL AND SKY is the third installment of C. L. Wilson's Tairen Soul series, with the final installment due out in June 2009. If you haven't yet started this series, you really must go back to LORD OF THE FADING LANDS and start there...I promise it won't disappoint!

First of all, if anyone out there is unsure as to if they should continue or even start this series, all I'm going to say is visit C. L. Wilson's website, read the extracts and let the beautiful writing and exquisite storyline speak for itself...

KING picks up where LADY left off; with Ellie and Rain making their way to the Fading Lands, where Ellie will have to try and figure out what is killing the Tairen kitlings, discover the true extent to her own powers and where they come from, and last but not least complete her soul bond with Rain, who will succumb to madness if she does not. Needless to say, there is a lot happening in this book, and is the longest one yet of the series-I for one am not complaining! Wilson really has a way with words, making her characters seem very realistic, so much so that you will fall in love not just with the self-doubting Hero that is Rain, but the minor characters as well! This series has been a joy to read, and in KING we get a look at the Fading Lands and the Fey, and an even closer look at the horrific schemes and clever plotting of the 'baddies', who will actually send a shiver down your spine...just as the characters, landscape, relationship stories and love scenes are described with wonderful skill and detail, so it is also true for the darker aspects to the book. You learn more about Ellie's parents and the full extent of the horrors and tortures they have been put through for 1000 years...I can only hope there is some sort of happy ending for them!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patience is rewarded!!! 7 Oct 2008
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As noted, I had to be particularly patient whilst waiting for book no. 3 to reach me. I kept nos. 1 and 2 handy to refresh my memory, and no. 3 is well worth the wait. As the previous reviewer notes, Ellie does sometimes leap before she looks, but with the very best of intentions. The "baddie" is a thoroughly nasty piece of work, but I found myself morbidly fascinated by all his (quite repulsive in parts)deeds of wickedness. However, I'm sure Rain and Ellie and assorted supporting players will overcome his horribleness. Got to go - few more chapters to read - I would recommend this wholeheartedly to anyone who loves fantasy, romance, ghoulishness, and acts of derring-do. FABULOUS!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant saga 8 Nov 2009
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This series is absolutely fantastic, and I've been waiting for three months for the fourth book to be published. This third installment, however, isn't quite as good as the first two. Mostly because there is less chemistry between the lead characters in this one. Rain, previously responding to any perceived threat to his Truemate with deadly skill, seems much more relaxed about their relationship in this story, and Ellysetta has come to terms with her own magic and is extending her abilities from chapter to chapter. The threat to them and their relationship seems much less in this novel than it did when the King of Celeria was judging over Ellysetta's future.

Having said that, this novel is still brilliant. Rain brings Ellysetta to the Fading Lands, where both of them receive a less than overwhelming reception. Rain, whilst the true "King" of the Fey, has been in the grip of madness for a thousand years, and the Fey council have been managing quite well in his absence. The King's return with his unusual Truemate is not the welcome news which the previous novels had led us to believe. Ellysetta's powerful magic allows her to heal the "rasa" - the Fey whose guilt over the lives they have taken in war lies so heavily on them that they are only one step away from becoming "dahl-reisen" - outcasts. As the healed "rasa" blood-swear their lives to her protection, Ellysetta gains a small army of Fey willing to follow her into anything.

Even the forbidden magic of Azrahn, and becoming "dahl-reisen" herself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars King of Sword and Sky
In part one: Lord of the Fading Lands, a woodcarver's daughter called Rain Tairen Soul from the sky and a courtship begun. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Great series for anyone looking for an adventure, romance story.
Might have to buy a copy of the "real" books as well, just to have them in the bookcase.
Published 11 months ago by mina
5.0 out of 5 stars Third in the series and im still hooked!
King of sword and sky sees Rain and Ellysetta enter the Fading Lands at last. It is time for Ellie to take her place as Queen of the Fey but will she be accepted? Read more
Published 19 months ago by E. L. Joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Not bed-time reading!!
I have never written a review before but felt strongly for 2 reasons- first is this story, and the first 2 in the series are such brilliant and original reads, and second to warn... Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2012 by Bernie-Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT
These books are fantastic! The characters are well developed and you can't help rooting for them! The descriptions of the lands are breathtaking. Read more
Published on 11 Aug 2010 by SC
4.0 out of 5 stars King of Sword and Sky
Firstly, I ordered this with the others in the series.
As per usual, I received it in tip top condition and speedily. Read more
Published on 4 May 2010 by Ironangel
5.0 out of 5 stars The story goes on
These books just seem to get better, I cannot wait for the 4th and final book. The author creates a world, which I for one would like to enter. Read more
Published on 4 April 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars C.L. Wilson does it again!!!!
King of Sword and Sky continues straight after the previous book and what an engaging read it is. If you liked the previous two books in the series this story will not... Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2008 by Lisa Hamilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Third in Tairen Soul series
C L Wilson's first two books in this series, 'Lord of the Fading Lands' and 'Lady of Light and Shadow' were an astonishing debut pair of novels that introduced us to the world of... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2008 by Helen Hancox
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