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Lord of the Fading Lands (The Tairen Soul Book 1)

Lord of the Fading Lands (The Tairen Soul Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

C. L. Wilson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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“The best book I’ve read in years.”

—Christine Feehan


The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Lord of the Fading Lands is the first book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson dazzles with a magnificent, heart-soaring tale of passion and great destiny—of the tormented Fey King Rain, the woodcutter’s daughter Ellysetta, who would be queen, and their eternal quest for true love in the mystical Fading Lands.


A simple woodcarver's daughter finds her dreams of adventure and romance coming true when Tairen Soul, a powerful fey from the Fading Lands, claims her as his truemate, plunging her into a dangerous realm of passion, evil, magic, and love.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 600 KB
  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062023020
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (20 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Sure... 4 April 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you like a bit of fantasy with your romance I'm sure you'll love this series. I, however, like a bit of romance with my fantasy and found it a little too much in places... I found myself wincing slightly at some of the more flowery emotive passages and there were quite a few of them! That said the overall story was quite intriguing with a couple of nefarious characters to balance it all out with and some sympathetic supporting characters.

I'm unsure whether to continue with this series, too many books to read and so little time... But my expectations may have been a little too high as I had just finished reading the third in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, which had just the right balance (for me) of action, horror, sarcasm and romance. For those of you like me, who enjoy some romance with your fantasy without it making you cringe too much, I would recommend trying Sharon Shinn, Maria V. Snyder and Lois McMaster Bujold.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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In the city of Celieria an unprecedented event has occurred, the Rain Tairen Soul has found that which he never thought possible in a time where the Mages cast their darkness over this city again. A love that shines with a rare and special glow triggers all kind of events, from betrayal to revelations of the past and a struggle for more power is always on the lookout. Five Fey warriors serve and protect with a magic all off their own as a new battle is on the horizon and an epic love unfolds itself in all its glory....

Hold on to your seats! There's a new author in town with a novel that vibrates with her talent and will conquer the bestsellers lists in no time, and her name is.....C.L. Wilson.

This is a story that lured me into a fabulous, fast paced and emotional ride that leaves me dazzled. From the first page I felt the promise that C.L. Wilson contains as a writer and she delivers big time! At the foundation of this romantic tale it is about a claiming so fierce, so seductive that it hits the reader full force. The author captures images with words of a king that is willing to do anything for his dying kingdom and an unknowing woman who just might prove to be the answer. This and much more is written with a strong affinity for the fantasy genre that gives this novel its unique approach.

The ferocity in which Rain Tairen Soul claims his Shei'tani ignites a sparkle that sets this story on fire. Those special moments between Rain and Elly weaves a soul connection between them and C.L. Wilson has a rare gift to make me feel these moments with such vivid emotions whirling inside of me. Almost as if I'm actually witnessing a blossoming legendary love so rare and so beautiful that it leaves me convinced nothing will ever keep them apart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lord of the fading lands 17 July 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
what can i say i know this is really bad but if i picked this book up in a bookstore and saw the cover i would of put it straight back on the shelf...looks a bit corny and not something i would usually go for, im so glad that i read this though, what can i say other than it is amazing!

As soon as you start reading thats it you cant put the book down, it has everything you could ask for, love, passion, action, magic, good versus evil. Its one of those books that keeps on surprising you the only thing that i will say that if you do buy this book be prepared to not have a social life for the next few days and also to buy the 2nd one the lady of shadows the same time, i did not do this and it was horrible to have to wait for the next one to arrive!

I have three sisters and they are all hooked too!
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful new series... 29 Sep 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
How do you know that you are reading an excerpt from a book that you like and would love to own? In my case, it is quite easy. I need to find the plot interesting, and the way in which the sample chapter is written engaging. Visiting C. L. Wilson's website ([...] I found just that in her new book, "Lord of the Fading Lands".

"Lord of the Fading Lands" tells us the story of Rainier vel'En Daris, the Tairen Soul and ruler of his people, the Fey. He is a man of great power, but also one that has suffered immense losses in war, including the death of the woman he loved at the hand of his enemies, the Eld Mages. Now, a thousand years later, Rainier will have another chance at love, if he can seize it.

Ellysetta Baristani is the only person that can complete Rainier, his truemate. When Rainier decides to leave his home, the Fading Lands, in order to pay a short visit to his allies in Celieria, a chance encounter will allow the young human woman to meet her destiny in the Fey king. But can Ellie embrace both Rainier and the magic she has always feared? And will Ellie and Rainier win against the ancient forces of evil stalking them?

If you read "Lord of the Fading Lands" you will have answers to those questions, and a lot more. You will also find a whole new world, full of magic, myths and well-drawn characters that will make you care, and want to know what happens next. What else can I say, if not HIGHLY RECOMMENDED?

Belen Alcat

PS: The stories set in this universe continue in the next book in the series, "Lady of Light and Shadows", to be released on October 30, 2007.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Read the whole series!!!!!
Fantastic book and series!!!!! The character development is outstanding-C L Wilson is a very talented author. One of the best fantasy books out there. Read more
Published 4 months ago by AK
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series
I have recently had the chance to read this series all over again during night feeds and fell in love with the characters and the well crafted world in which they live in. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Caroline Yeandle
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Fading Lands
What a book! What a fantastic way to start a series. This is such a fantastic book and series that I'm not sure where to start without gushing

If there is even a tiny... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
5.0 out of 5 stars A favourite series!
At first it was a little weird to get to know the terms/names of that world, as with most fantasy books, but later on I couldn't put it down! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Start to the Series!!!
Lord Of The Fading Lands is the first in a series of five books that center around Rain Tairen Soul, King of the Fey and Ellysetta Baristani, the mortal daughter of a... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2012 by RoseMarie
5.0 out of 5 stars Tairen Soul
Loved the whole series, different and unique I really wish I could find more books like these. Magic, love and pure escapism. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2012 by Happy Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good
This is the first in the Tairen Soul series and I admit when I bought it i didn't think I would like it. Read more
Published on 20 Dec 2011 by E. L. Joseph
4.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the fading lands
pleasantly surprised with the book .I am a bit fussy about my reading but the story was one well worth the read. Read more
Published on 5 Oct 2011 by pat
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves more recognition
I bought this book because it was cheap and I assumed it would be a quick read I could pick up and forget once I was done. Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2011 by PennyLane
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fantasy romance
Loved this book. A beautiful world full of wonder. The characters are so rich and deep I couldn't stop reading. Read more
Published on 12 Jun 2011 by Dagobahbabe
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