Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul Series #4)

Queen of Song and Souls (Tairen Soul Series #4)

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by C. L. Wilson

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“A brilliant, sensual must read.”

—Christine Feehan


The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Queen of Song and Souls is the fourth book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times


“A brilliant, sensual must read.”

—Christine Feehan


The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Queen of Song and Souls is the fourth book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson returns to the Fading Lands, as the outcast lovers, Rain the Fey King and Ellysetta, his truemate, must defeat the gathering forces of darkness through a power forbidden in their doomed world…and the awesome strength of their love.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Tairen Soul Series , #4
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4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet 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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Queen of Song and Souls 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 133 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
To save their species, they may be forced to use the forbidden dark magic. However, both Fey King Rain Tairen Soul and his Truemate the woodcarver's daughter Ellysetta Baristani know the cost would be exile. They accept the price to continue to fight to prevent the spread of evil transmitted by the malevolent Eld Mages. Ellysetta also fears the High Eld Mage soon will be able to control her as she has four marks on her. The only way to prevent this from happening is if she and her Truemate Rain complete the mating bond ritual as the enemy army marches forward with little resistance. Rain tries to raise a counter offensive, but finds obtaining allies almost nonexistent as the Eld Mages have infiltrated the inner circles of power. Although more a bridge book, the fourth Tairen and Ellysetta high fantasy is still a super entry in an incredible saga. There are numerous subplots that move forward though none major reaching completion as the lead couple struggle to survive and prevent the Eld mages from winning with their only hope being the release of Tairen's soul, which might have unintended consequences. Not a stand alone, the audience would be better suited to read the previous novels to grasp how the heroes got to hanging over the abyss and full relish this fabulous fantasy. Harriet Klausner
avidreader70 More than 1 year ago
This book continues with the war against good and evil. The heroine is a mixture of good and evil as most humans are. It is her strength of honor and love of the Tairen Soul who keeps her on the good path. Hopefully in the fifth and final book all will end well. I really enjoyed the dilemma shown by the eldest elf who knew what was going to happen but could not prevent or help his own relative because to do so would cause worse catastrophes. The last book is being anxiously awaited by this avid reader. avidreader70
Dee_tairen More than 1 year ago
Ellysetta and Rain are wonderful characters in the book. Rain is such a strong, willful,and stubborn man. And Ellysetta is a women of protectiveness, compassion, and stubbornness. They strive to help each other battle the hardships of the darkness in their souls. The book also contains many other characters that are part of Ellysetta and Rain's journey through the trying times of both of their lives. Some of these other characters will keep you guessing as to what they will do next.The book is full of action, mystery, excitement, and emotion. I love this book and could not put it down. The Tairen souls series are well written and complete each other very well. I can not wait for the finally book to come out!!!!!!!! When you read the books you will become a fan of the fey. I definitely have become a fan of the fey.
Carmen_Gail More than 1 year ago
I totally love the series but i about died when i found out she added another book! this one rocked i'm so happy they finally find out what happened to ellie's parents, you know who they are but the charectors don't it can be a bit frustrating. but love the book, love the series, love the author.
leila_florbella More than 1 year ago
I felt Wilson kind of rushed the series a little in this addition, but the book was still a one-sit read for me. I love Wilson's writing style, and it's definitely a pleasure for any epic fantasy romace fanatic. Her amazingly creative series has me captivated, and I cannot wait to see how Ellysetta and Rain's story ends.
jfish77 More than 1 year ago
Wilson is my new favorite and I love love love her! I was so incredibly excited about this book release and have been an avid fan of Wilson's since stumbling on her first book several years ago. This book series has captured my heart and mind and is a true escape that is both intelligient and heartfelt. The series details out an impossible love between two unlikely characters amdist a war, magical craziness, and bound powers set in a highly imaginative world. The bad guys are super bad and the good guys are amazing. The imagination and creativity found in this book is refreshing and just hasn't been done before. I place Wilson above all of my other standard good paranormal romance writers and am biting my nails for the last installment (sniff, sniff) of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
such a wonderful read...i have been unable to put the book down since beginning to read. I have literally been burning the midnight oil for being so caught up in the story and not being able to put the book down to eat sleep or anything. absolutely beautiful. i have gone through the first 4 books in 2 1\2 days. So frustrated waiting for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best series of romance novels that I have read in a long time. Very intriguing story. I can't wait for the last book to come out.
nakcft37 More than 1 year ago
I am truly in love with this series. It reminds me of the Lord of the Rings in that it's a battle between good and evil and many times it doesn't feel like good will win. In this book Ella learns more about her past and more about the internal battles faced by Rain. It can be frustrating sometimes that despite all of her powers she is still so timid - but I think that's the crux of the problem for her. This is one of the few books that make me tear up when something sad happens and I have also laughed out loud with the characters. I can't wait for the final book.
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Must read
Athinia More than 1 year ago
This series is a must read.
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OSfanbook More than 1 year ago
Good read, but felt drawn out. Seems to be going in circles. Still, has some good parts in regards to the main characters.
HalesiteBee More than 1 year ago
I loved Rain and Ellie from the first pages of book one. All the books are wonderful and require a little more deep reading than some people may be used to, but if you could enter into the new world of the Host or Lord of the Rings, than you will want to spend time in Ellie and Rain's world. Great author who really took time to write a great story. Not to be missed.
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Read the whole series! Ull absoulutely love them! If u dont Ur a nut case and I feel bad for u.
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ReenaJacobs More than 1 year ago
My opinions of Queen of Song and Soul are rather mixed. This book was meant to be the last, but somehow Ms. Wilson has managed to squeeze another book idea for the story line. I’m beginning to think this is a never-ending epic saga with no end in sight. Fantasy: In my younger years, I was a big fantasy fan. I kind of grew out of that phase though. So, I’m really not sure how I managed to get involved in this series. Even so, I think Ms. Wilson did an excellent job creating a fantasy world. She’s very descriptive, giving a clear image of the environment. I have to admit, though, I did gloss over a lot of the descriptions. Not because the descriptions were bad, I just wanted to get to the action, and I’m impatient. The ones I read were great though. The only thing which was lost on me was where the Fading Mist is? I remember the Fey had to cross it in order to get from Celieria to The Fadings Lands. It was a big deal. This time they were able to bypass the Fading Mist entirely on the way back. I just don’t understand what happened. I’m confused. Please, if someone can explain it to me, I’d love it. Then again, perhaps I’ve just forgotten. Romance: As far as the main characters, I have to say this was more fantasy than romance. I honestly don’t understand what the antagonist is between the two main characters. It’s supposed to be the bonding, but I can’t understand why the bonding hasn’t happened yet. What’s preventing the last cord from forming? I don’t get it. Of course if the last thread did form, then that would be the happily ever after (HEA), and the story would be over, right? But forestalling the HEA for the sake of keeping the story going just isn’t enough for me. Subplots: Mrs. Wilson had several subplots happening in the novel told from viewpoints of minor characters. Personally, I think all the subplots (with the exception of the Evil Mage’s POV) could have been omitted and nothing would have gone missing from the story. They seemed rather frivolous, but we’ll see how they all form together in the next book. Even though I thought they were unnecessary, I did like one in particular. Adrial and Talisa return in this novel, and things really heat up. For me, this was one of the highlights of the novel. From beginning to end, this subplot drew my attention. Though I imagine a lot of romance readers will hate it, I absolutely loved it! If I could ask Mrs. Wilson one question about this book it would be: How much of this novel was necessary to advance the story? I trudged through the first 275 pages of a 384 page book, traveling across the lands with Rain and Ellysetta, but nothing significant really happened to push the story forward on the romance end. Honestly, I can say the same for the last 100 pages or so also, nothing moved the plot forward. The story didn’t capture my attention until the Adrial/Talisa and Shan/Elfeya subplots toward the end. But shouldn’t the main characters capture my attention? My complete honest opinion of this book without reading the final is I could have done without it. It’s not that the writing was bad; it was that my expectations for the novel were different. I picked up the novel thinking I would enjoy a Fantasy Romance. What I got was a Fantasy Suspense. My disappointment lies in not getting what I wanted. Kind of like going to an Italian restaurant and finding all they serve is Thai food. It’s still food, and I like both. But when I sit down for Italian, I want Italian. Same th
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Love, love, love this series! You will want all five books to read all the way through. I can not wait for Ms. Wilson to revisit the Fading Lands!