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Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul) [Mass Market Paperback]

C. L. Wilson
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5 Aug 2011 Tairen Soul

“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.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (5 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062023020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062023025
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 10.6 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

Once he drove back the darkness. Once he loved with such passion his name was legend.

Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand yearslater, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long-dead.

Ellysetta, a woodcarver’s daughter, calls to Rain in a way no other ever had. Mysterious and magical, her soul beckons him with a compelling, seductive song—and no matter the cost, thewildness in his blood will not be denied. as an ancient, familiar evil regains its strength, causing centuries-old alliances to crumble and threatening doom for Rain and his people . . .he must claim his truemate to embrace the destiny woven for them both in the mists of time.

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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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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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful new series... 29 Sep 2007
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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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Debut Novel 2 Oct 2007
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I read an excerpt of this book in one of Christine Feehans carpathian novels and was instantly hooked. I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced reading copy and well what can I say? I can't wait for the Lady of Light and Shadows!

If you have ever read any of Christine Feehans Carpathian series you will love this story. The formula of Ancient all powerful magical hero meets young soulmate with an inner strength of her own cannot be beaten. This story builds and builds and the forthcoming lady of light is sure to be an epic story of magic, intrigue and love.

This is a fantastic Debut novel and I'm sure Cheryl Wilson has an instant hit on her hands with many more sure to follow!

For readers of paranormal romance such as those by Christine Feehan & Nora Roberts this book is a must!
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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 3 days ago by Caroline Yeandle
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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 1 month ago by Merissa
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 10 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 21 months ago 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
3.0 out of 5 stars Remind you of anything?
The first thing you notice about this book is the socking great lump of cardboard advertising that has been bound right in the middle of it. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2011 by Meece
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