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Preview — Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson
Lord of the Fading Lands
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 years later, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long ...more
I think I liked it better the second time through. So time to round up instead of down.
Is there such a thing as Female Fantasy? If there is this is it. The story is more of a set up of a fantasy world and a courtship between a Fey King and a mortal girl who might be more than she seems. The centralized story is the courtship between Rain the fey King and last Tairen Soul (I’ll get to what that is in a minute) and Ellie the Wordcarver’s daughter. But swirling around that are ...more
The story starts with this super powerful ancient Fey lord named Rain swooping into a town because he felt his truemate's emotions. Ellie is 25, adopted, and has some kind of magic powers she is afraid of. Rain has black hair, lavender eyes, and makes the "territorial fae" stuff in Throne of Glass seem like nothing. Anyways, Rain is in town for some ceremony for Prince Dorian, so he swoops d ...more
* Uh so the review below...I think this was the second attempt at a half-assed review of this book that I posted last year. I may try again after this re-read or I may not. *
So I feel like I'm doing Terry a disservice by letting her rep this series on a solo mission here.
My original review wasn't ve ...more
Final rating - for the whole series: 5/5 stars
“Ver reisa ku'chae. Kem surah, shei'tani. Your soul calls out. Mine answers, beloved.”
After reading The Winter King by C.L. Wilson, I decided to finally read this series as well. It was recommended to me by one of my close friends, and she said that I would love it. She wasn't wrong, because yes, I do love it.
This is the first book in a series of five, and as expected, it had a very slow beginning. The first part mainly ...more
While I had been looking for a fantasy romance book at the time, I didn’t want one that was completely about the lovers or, for lack of better terms, a porno. C. L. Wilson ultimately surpassed my expectations for the Tairen Soul series by giving me exactly what I didn’t realize I’d wanted: ferocious romance, a power struggle, and morally co ...more
My review can also be found on Reading Lark After Dark: http://readinglarkafterdark.blogspot....
As an addendum to my review, I have to start off by saying that I have read the entire series and it IS utterly SENSATIONAL and EPIC!
This first book in the Tairen Soul series is pretty awesome... and it's only the beginning. It's a love story of EPIC proportions between a seemingly ordinary young woman and a Fey King.
You have to first accept that this story is pure fantasy... where ordinary humans li ...more
“Ver reisa ku'chae. Kem surah, shei'tani. Your soul calls out. Mine answers, beloved.”
The book was a bit heavy, but it was still good. Some of the...language was sometimes incredible hard to understand. But other than that, the story was good. Though not much happened. I mean, the timeline was weird, and they managed little in the short timeline the book had, if you know what I mean.
“I am not a good man, shei'tani," he corrected. "I never have been. But for you I will strive to be better....more
This is an adult high fantasy romance series. I am blown away and so in love. So thankful Cora Carmack recommended that I read this!
Rain Tairen Soul is the King of the Fading Lands, and has survived for centuries, and after losing the woman he once loved, spent countless years bent on revenge against those who killed the woman who was gentle and kind and gracious. Now determined to find out the truth and the evil that threatens his people, he finds out that he has a truemate, the woman that is the other half of his soul. He never thought it p ...more
OMG... I started this book at 1am this morning (couldn't sleep, and figured I'd read a chapter or two), and finished this book at 4am... All I can say is that it was one of the most amazing books I've ever read!!! I'd give it 10 stars if I could...
I wasn't sure what to think of this book, so only ordered book 1.. I'm bitterly regretting having to wait to find out what happens to Ellie and Rain (and all the other amazing characters)! I actually thought it would be a stand-alone novel... ...more
"Ver reisa ku'chae. Kern surah, shei'tani.
Your soul calls out. Mine answers, beloved.”
A thousand years ago the Fey King Rain Tairen Soul laid waste to the world when his beloved Sariel was murdered. Since then he has become a hermit, withdrawing from the world. But he is the last Tairen Soul, the magical winged cats of the Fading Lands, the only remaining Fey capable of entering the tairen’s lair, and because the Tairen’s are dying, it is his duty to protect them and the Fey. Even when he wo...more
"Dark, shadowy figures moved closer, circling.
Torel pulled his two seyani longswords free of their scabbards. "Come, then!" He shouted. "Come dance with the tairen, if you dare! Miora felah ti' Feyreisa! Joy to the Feyreisa! And death to you all!"
And he became a whirling blur of motion - black leather, shining steel, red blood - spinning in the moonlight, delivering death to all he touched unt ...more
The story has three main components: the love story between Rain and ...more
I just finished #2 and feel like they could possibly have been combined into one book (the main characters in particu ...more
Within minutes of starting the audio of Lord of the Fading Lands, I knew I was in love. My heart started fluttering, I was looking around wanting to share my glee and smiling like a loon with love for a new EPIC series. Yes, it probably seems a little extreme since I had only been listening for a couple of minutes, but sometimes, you just KNOW.
Well, I was right and I BLOODY LOVED IT!!
The characters came to life, the storyline was riveting and the promise of a ...more
First off I must say thank you to my good book buddies Kris and Melanie. I more than likely would not have picked this book up if not for them urging me to give it a try.
This is a 5 book series and is a continuous story, something I would normally not take on but am glad I decided to in this case. I'm also glad that this series is completed so I can just keep right on reading without having to wait for any of the book's to be rel ...more
First off before I read this book, I was prepared to dislike it. It's shelved in the romance genre, and no matter how many romance books I read I'll still always be wary of that lay of the land. The description on the back of the book had me giggling with it's silliness, and then someone told me this was a series about finding ones soulmate. Personally the over the top soulmate thing had me trying to check out before I could even crack ope ...more
Once he had driven back overwhelming darkness
Once he had loved with such passion, his name was legend…
Long ago, in the magical holocaust known as the Mage Wars, the immortal Fey and their allies fought to defeat the grasping evil of the Elden Mages and their dark-gifted supporters. During those wars, in a fit of grief-induced madness caused by the death of his mate, Fey shapeshifter Rain Tairen Soul nearly destroyed the world in a blaze of tairen fire.
Now, a thousan ...more
Because I am rammed for time, I am exhausted and have no interest into looking for books at the minute. I've simply been that busy.
Why read this?
Because – there was a very particular troll that inspired me to change my bookshelf. See, a while back I was having a convo with a friend about binge buying books. I stay up late on particular evenings when I feel inspired and splurge on bunches of books (biggest bulk buy would be 23 I think) and saying how I love to whisper sweet nothings ...more
Thanks to the MacHalos for joining me in this BR :)
Don't let my rating turn you off. If you like fairy tales filled with castles, cats and good humble folk you'll likely fall head over heels with this one.
While I am partial to stories that include a fae or two, I'm not a big fan of fae that are super chivalrous and only get angry and threaten destruction when their damsels are in distress.
If it wasn't for a peek at the end of the deliciously evil Eld mage and the possibilit ...more
An Alpha male hero with control issues and a broken heart. He is ancient and a major part of a horrible history of this world. He has been alone for decades. His name is Rain, he is their king. He reminds me of the Ilona Andrews character ...more
Entertaining at first but it came to a point that I don't really give a shit anymore.I love how the hero and heroine's love story takes time but the story became too cliche and too predictable. You can actually predict what will happen and where's the fun in that?
I might give this one a try in the future if I'm looking for a light read, but for now bye-bye.
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And I am the earth that thrives only in her warmth. My beloved is the rain
And I am the grass that thirsts for her quenching kiss. My beloved is the wind
And I am the wings that soar when she fills me with her gentle strength.
My beloved is the rock
Upon which rests the happiness of all my days.
—The Elements of Love, a poem by Aileron v'En Kavali of the Fey”