Crown of Crystal Flame

Crown of Crystal Flame

by C. L. Wilson
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Crown of Crystal Flame by C. L. Wilson

“[Wilson] will dazzle readers.”

Chicago Tribune


First time in print! The incomparable USA Today and New York Times bestseller C.L. Wilson continues her phenomenal Tairen Soul series with Crown of Crystal Flame, an epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. Popular author Christine Feehan is an enthusiastic fan of Wilson’s magnificent saga, and anyone who adores the dark, epic fantasy of Terry Goodkind will be captivated by the further adventures of the woodcutter’s daughter Ellysetta and her lover, the Fey King Rain, as they prepare for the ultimate battle to save their world, the mystical Fading Lands, from the all devouring Darkness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062013293
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Series: Tairen Soul Series , #5
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 53,033
File size: 1 MB

About 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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Crown of Crystal Flame 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 176 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At a time when the adversary, the malevolent Eld Mages, seems not just ready to attack, but overwhelmingly poised to win, the alliance between the Fey and Celieran splinters. At the same they fear their side will break apart the alliance, Rain Tairen Soul and Ellysetta Baristani struggle on a personal issue as they have failed to finish their mating bond, which if not done soon will lead to their deaths. Meanwhile the Malevolent High Mage Vadim Maur knows his scheme is working as everything is coming together. The conquest has begun as his evil horde marches across the fading lands killing anything in their way and leaving wanton destruction behind. Ellysetta refuses to give up on love, on her people, on the alliance and on herself as she plans to write her destiny in order to save those she cherishes. The finale to the great Tairen Song saga is a superb climax to the strong quartet. Somehow C.L. Wilson ties up the overarching fantasy on a larger than life plane yet this brilliant author also provides a deep personal look at the key players in a desperate quest to save their world risking their lives. Only the love between Rain Tairen Soul and Ellysetta Baristani keeps this pair going against the hopelessness of the overwhelming darkness that engulfs their world. Harriet Klausner
JYKWA More than 1 year ago
I learned about the Tairen series from an Amazon thread. The first book 'Lord of the Fading Land' pulled me in, and the story really picked up the steam with the second book that I almost ended up devouring the whole series in a sitting. I don't think it does the author justice to call the five books 'paranormal romance'. The stories were reminiscent of Tolkien but much darker and grimmer. Whereas Tolkien alluded to the dark descent of some of the elves and the torture inflicted on his heroes and heroines, C.L. Wilson actually goes one layer deeper, without being graphic, to lay bare the suffering of the captives and the fall into descent of previously 'light' beings. When I finished reading 'Crown of Crystal Flame', I could only sit back in admiration at how she managed to create this completely new world and bring all the disparate pieces together into a satisfying finale. A most satisfying journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series. Rain and Ellysetta and the supporting characters made this series unique and wonderous. I would encourage anyone to read this series, it has something for everyone. Truly a STELLAR series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was absolutely one of the best series i have read. The characters are believable and full of depth. You come to love them. This series grabs you from the start and never has a dull momment. Read it, I promise you won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing!!!! I bought the 2nd book at a tag sale, not realizing it was a series. So I bought the first book and got hooked! I read them all right in a row--what a great story! I couldn't put them down!
Lauren Butterworth More than 1 year ago
Finished the series perfectly!!! Wish there could be more!
RisaRoo10 More than 1 year ago
Ive been waiting or his book it seems as if forever! but it was pretty amazing and a good ending to Rain and Elysettas story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crown of crystal flame was extremely fast paced and battle/adventure packed. It provides a lovely ending to Rain and Ellysetta's Romance along with the fate of the fading lands. However, the book leaves you hanging about Bel, Galen, Kierran, Kiel, and other characters. I would love to see a sequel or something that tells the story of these characters. Maybe something like 10 years later in the fading lands and Celeria. The book met my expectations and I couldn't put it down.
GreenRecluse 12 months ago
An EPIC conclusion to my all-time favorite fantasy romance. I read this book at work, holding it under my desk, and still could not repress the *GASP* and *SQUEE* as Rain and Ellysetta battle against INSANE odds in a series finale that rivals Return of the King for its desperate nobility, but which will also leave you with a dreamy smile from ALL THE FEELS. I've bought two copies of this series, and recommend them to everyone I know who likes fantasy, romance, or both. The world-building, the characters, the peril, the humor, and the romance are magnificent. I will read anything and everything C. L. Wilson writes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love the story line. Did not want it to end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of action, the Winter King pulls you right in, and you don't want to leave! I really enjoyed this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love CL Wilson. This is probably the tenth time I've read this series and I enjoy it every single time. Wonderful characters and world building. You will sit on the edge of your seat; excited to read what comes next! You will love this series and this author! Can't recommend it enough!
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
A Passionate, Action-Packed Conclusion To The Author's Tairen Soul Series “Let love, not fear, be your guide... CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME by C. L. Wilson was a passionate, action-packed conclusion to this magically awesome series. There was not one dull moment. It had me on the edge of my seat a lot and made me appreciate the phrase: 'My heart was in my throat.' Some books rob me of the proper words to adequately describe them; This whole series set in a complex magical world merits that description. If you've been following my reviews of this series, you already know that I love this series to distraction. I discovered this author when I happened to read her THE WINTER KING, which was another awesome read. I am so glad I found it and her! As I was waiting on the sequel to THE WINTER KING, I spotted that she'd also written The Tairen Soul series and it quickly became my obsession. This is a series that you absolutely must read in order. The hero and heroine are the same for all five books in the series. The series is phenomenally complicated in a fantastic way and relationships with the colorful array of characters have been developing with each book. Honestly, you would be hopelessly lost without the background from the previous stories. Each book picks up where the former book left off. Do yourself a huge favor and read the series in order. You won't be sorry. Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this fantastic closure to the series: "You are a force rarely born to a world, something we Elves call leinah thaniel, the Song that sings all Songs, the Mirror that shows all Mirrors, the Change that changes everything." --- "There are no fates I cannot change, but this fate is one I cannot change without you. You are my strength, Rain. You are the courage I've always lacked." He gave a choked laugh, and tears glittered in his eyes. "If I am your courage, then why does this idea of yours leave me so frightened?" --- “But the Dark cannot claim what Light does not surrender.” I cannot say enough good things about this series. There is absolutely nothing that falls short in the series. Period. As with every book in this series, CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME is a beautifully woven story that is compelling, intense and overflowing with raw passion. C.L. Wilson's writing blows me away with its depth and scope This series is a masterpiece encompassing five books. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys epic romantic fantasies. I can see myself reading it again and enjoying it just as much as the first time. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there. 5 Wine Glasses
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. Now that it is over all I want to know is what happened to all the characters I love. Do lillis and lorelle mate with kieran and keil? What about galad does he ever forgive himself and actually live again? Does bel and the other quintet find love? I hope that she comes out with a new book that answers some of these questions.
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I love this series. It's full of romance, action, adventures, and a mystery that almost comes together in the last book. The author, or her editor, left several threads dangling _ - what happened to Mellisandra, Lenore, and the five children for one. I hope there is another book coming. This story isn't finished. I'm giving the whole series five stars. It's earned them. I'll also read anything else C.L Wilson writes. D.E.I.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and I usually don't read fantasy, but these books were full of win. I do hope that she gives us a future book though featuring Mellisandra and Gaelan. That was one thing that wasn't tied up and I hate loose ends. Otherwise awesomesauce!
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This series is amazing, and I have reread the whole thing 3 times just this year! The epic conclusion to Ellies and Rains quest to fufill their bond and defeat the evil that haunts them made me laugh out loud, cry, and feel like I experienced every dramatic moment as if I was there for every exciting moment.the whole series is 5 stars, and I will continue to reread it because it is a stunning piece of work!
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You must read this book.
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