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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lord of the Fading Lands Written by: C.L. Wilson

Once he had scorched the world..
Once he had driven back overwhelming darkness..
Once he had loved with such passion his name was legend..
Tairen Soul
Now a thousand years later, a new threat calls him from the Fading Lands, back into a world that had cost him so dearly.  Now an ancient, familiar evil is regaining its strength, and a new voice beckons him--more compelling, more seductive, more maddening then ever before.
As the power of his most bitter enemy grows and ancient alliances crumbles, the wildness in his blood will not be denied.  The tairen must claim his truemate and embrace the destiny woven for him in the mists of time.

My Review

Our story begins in the Fading Lands, home of the Fey.  Their leader, known as the tairen soul or Rain, is desperately searching for a way to save his people and the tairens.  The tairens are winged cats who live in a pride in the Fading Lands.  The souls of the Fey leaders are joined with a tairen soul enabling them to switch forms.  A terrible sickness has plagued the tairens and has slowly wiped them out.  There is now only one fertile female left and she is slowly losing her life force in an effort to save her six unhatched kits.  But her efforts are being wasted as the kits are growing weaker by the day.  If the tairen die, so do the Fey. Rain seeks out the oracle of his people for possibilities in hopes there is some answer they have overlooked.  A faint picture of a woman is given to him, a woman who resides in a human kingdom on the outskirts of the Fading Lands.  Though the image isn't clear, Rain prepares a small number of soldiers to go with him to seek out this mystery girl.
Elle is the oldest daughter of a simple family.  She has grown up in a small town on the outskirts of the kingdom with fairytale stories of the Fey.  She has twin sisters who are always in and out of trouble.  But her life is forever changed when Rain happens upon her.  Together they must unlock the secrets of Elles birth and warn the humans of the danger of the Eld.
This book was very creative.  It is filled with vivid descriptions that paint a beautiful picture of the Fading Lands and the human kingdoms.  The details are exquisite.  The adventures and twists and turns of the story captivate you.  The tairen provide some comic relief with their simple ancient humor and playfulness.  It also has some sweet love scenes and super hot sex ones as well.  Having an animal soul would have its advantages!  Especially one that could fly!

1 comment:

Ellen Lynn said...

Based on your review of this book, I have an older series you might like (if you aren't already aware of it): The Chronicles of the Cheysuli. The first book is titled Shape-Changers.
Cheers,
Ellen

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