Review: Lady of Light and Shadows by C.L. Wilson

Posted October 4, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Lady of Light and Shadows by C.L. Wilson
Lady of Light and Shadows
by C.L. Wilson

5 Stars


Released: October 30, 2007
Series: Tairen Soul #2
Published by Leisure Books
Pages: 386

As the nobles of Celeria foolishly contemplate opening borders for the traitorous Eld, Rain must find a way to show that the Eld are still as evil as they were 1000 years ago and keep his soul mate Ellie safe. Ellysetta also has her own battles to face as she discovers her origins that have the power to turn her truemate Rain away from her.

This series just gets better and better!

Rain and Ellysetta are fast becoming one of my favourite romantic couples. What I like about their romance is that although it is a fated-to-be-mated plot line, they still have doubts Ellie based in her insecurity about who she is and Rain through his past experience of love the consequences of which scorched the world. So, although they are soul mates I like the slow build up of trust between them and watching Ellie’s feeling going from hero-worship and fear to something deeper. Having said that, the first two books are set over 10 days, it just feels much longer from all the events that happen to them!

Not only do Rain and Ellie make these books for me, but the secondary characters in this also come to vivid life from C.L. Wilson’s fantastic writing. Ellie’s quintet, her parents, the King & Queen they all have a role to play and Wilson manages to wrangle all sorts of emotions from you in this book through them.

As well as the romance between Rain and Ellie and teh character, what also draws me to this series is the pending war between the Eld and the Fey. I can’t wait to see what happens next, this book gives you a lot more details on the Mage’s activities and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I am particually looking forward to see how Ellie is meant to heal the Tairen.

This is a great series a blend of romance and adventure, magic and swords and I can’t wait to start on the next one.

Favourite Quote

They could not fight. They could not win. But with each moment left for them to live, they could love. That was the greatest gift the gods could ever give, and it was worth the price they would have to pay.

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About C.L. Wilson

C.L. Wilsons unique blend of pulse-pounding action, sweeping epic fantasy, and passionate romance has made her books a favorite read for romance and fantasy readers alike. Praised for exceptional worldbuilding and lyric prose, her critically acclaimed novels have regularly appeared on bestseller lists including the USA Today, the New York Times, and Publishers Weekly.

C.Ls novels have won numerous industry and reader-selected awards including, LifetimeTV.coms Best Paranormal debut of 2007, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, two National Readers Choice awards, the Colorado Award of Excellence, and the Holt Medallion. Ms. Wilson is the honored recipient of the PEARL award from Paranormal Romance as the best new author of 2007, and winner of the 2009 PEARL award for best Romantic Fantasy novel.

When not torturing her characters mercilessly, C.L. enjoys relaxing with her family 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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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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