Reading , couldn't put this series down SERIOUSLY! Don't you love it when you find a new series like that. I love it when a book grabs me heart and soul. For me the Taieren Soul series by C.L. Wilson is such a series. I stayed up way to many late nights with these just because I wanted to see what would happen next.
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Lord of the Fading Lands is the first book of the series. I have to tell you the first few chapters I wondered . This is a fantasy romance with faerie as the leading characters. King Rain Tairen Soul is called from the sky by his true mate a simple wood carvers daughter Ellysetta Barristani. Of course things aren't easy for them they have a lot to face and many battles to go through before this series will close. Lord of the Fading Lands moves pretty quickly and shares a story that you will want to find out more about.
Lady of Light and Shadows (book 2) - this is a series that you must read each book of. There would be so much missed and lost if you skipped any one. Lady of Light and Shadows picks up immediately where Lord of the Fading Lands leaves off. (I love it when books do that and you don't have a lot of recap.) Ellie is busy learning to be a queen and going through the rituals she needs to marry her soul mate Rain. The evil and friends I do mean evil Mage is determined to claim her. The Mages play with peoples minds, he infiltrates Ellie's close friends and family and begins using his magic trying to come between Rain and Ellie. I love the fantasy realm of these books. They are deep , intense and well magical as they should be.
King of Sword and Sky (book 3) - Book 3 is full of magic as the romance of Eylsetta and her Taieren Soul continue. Rain must save the Taiern from extinction and he needs Eylsetta to do so. Rain is taking Ellie to the Fading lands. The characters are really growing as these books continue. Depth is added and you are learning so much more about the leading characters, the history of the Fae and the evil Mages who are trying to destroy them. It's a fight, an adventure and INTENSE!
Queen of Song and Souls - by this time there is no way I could have laid this series down. I was so wrapped up in their story. Passion and Power that's what I'm talking about. Ellie may be one of the most powerful magical beings to exist. She has tremendous power she just does not know how to use it half of the time. Rain was so great in this book. He had to put his protective feelings aside and give in to what Ellie needed for herself. " She is a Tairen Soul, and we Tairen Souls were born for war." I love that both Ellie and Rain have the fierce need to protect the Tairen and the Fae. They are both strong and powerful leaders who truly compliment the other . Eylsetta has the weight of the world on her shoulders as she learns more about who she is and learns she has the power to turn the world to darkness or light. It truly is her battle !
Crown of Crystal Flame - I hated to see it come but Crown of Crystal Flame is the final of the Tairen Soul series. This book wraps up so many loose ends and does it well. Rain is fighting to complete the bond before madness takes over and fighting to keep Ellie safe. Elysetta is fighting against the Magee putting the last two marks on her soul ( she has 4 now ) . This book is action packed, so intense and even heartbreaking. I think Crown of Crystal Flame was the best of the 5 .
If you are looking for a new set of books these get a thumbs up from this new fan of C.L. Wilson. Excellent!!