Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul Series #2)

Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul Series #2)

by C. L. Wilson
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Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul Series #2) by C. L. Wilson

“I love this book.”

—Christine Feehan


The incomparable C.L. Wilson brings her phenomenal Tairen Soul novels to Avon Books! Lady of Light and Shadows is the second book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson continues the stirring, magical romance of Ellysetta, the woodcutter’s beautiful daughter, and the tormented Fey King Rain, as darkness rises up all around them, determined to destroy their love and their world.

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ISBN-13: 9780062023018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Tairen Soul Series , #2
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 477,937
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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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Lady of Light and Shadows 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are fabulous. I've read the Tolkein books, Meyer, Charlaine Harris, Northern Lights, Eragon series, Karen Marie Moning, Raymond Feist and many, many other paranomal fantasy and sci fi books (as well as other genres). I came across the books by C. L Wilson by chance - I just grabbed one from a supermarket! I was so utterly taken back - what a wondrful, vivid writer. However, I do feel the covers sell them short. They should be "marketed" as best sellers - not paperbacks on the shelf in Hows Grocers. Really they are wonderful - I just wish a book reviewer with some ummphh would take a look! Undersold and undermarketed - read them!
Josilene_Areck More than 1 year ago
The second in C.L. Wilson's, Tairen Soul Series. This is more about Elly and her falling further into Rain's world. She is discovering her dormant powers. The plot is even better than the first, the story-line shackles you from the beginning. The characters keep you captivated. Elly and Rain are growing closer together. The dark side appears a lot more in this novel too, twining with Elly's life! The story is just incredible, and it keeps getting better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so new and enchanting you just have to love it. The plot is delicious but it also keep you anxious all the way to the end until you find out how it will unravel. a must read!
Sdillon More than 1 year ago
I was given the first book in the series and once I started I could not put it down. Halfway through I was on purchasing the rest of the books! I read this book in one sitting!! I cannot wait until the fifth book comes out. A wonderful world of new characters and magic:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was in complete shock after learning what Ellie is. But it got me even more curious of how her heirtage hasn't completely been revealed. I can't wait till the next one to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book - hope to see much more from this author. Haven't come across a fantasy I've enjoyed this much in many years. The first book in the series is awesome as well. Highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read it slower than I did Lord of the Fading Lands but I couldn't, once I started I just couldn't stop. I love this series, I can't wait for the next book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lady Of Light And Shadows is book two in an extraordinary new series by C.L. Wilson. If you haven't read the first book Lord Of The Fading Lands you really should read it first to get the most out of the series . I found it to be a wonderful fantasy that grabs your attention right from the start. If you enjoy deep dark fantasy, fairy tales, magic, wizards and the eternal battle of good versus evil and a little hot sex thrown in, then this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series and the story is unstoppable. I can't wait for all the adventures in the next book. The characters are well developed and the writing is quick paced and exciting. C.L. Wilson writes descriptive passages that put the reader in the scene and into the fantasy world she built. Wouldn't anyone want to ride upon a Tairen's back?
Guest More than 1 year ago
All i can say is just read this series. The best thing to hit the market.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We meet Rain Tairen Soul and Ellysetti Baristani, the delightful hero and heroine from Lord of the Fading Lands, first book in this series, again in Lady of Light and Shadows as they are preparing for their upcoming wedding and also waiting for the vote from the Cerielian council on whether to open the city's borders to Eld, where the evil mages reside and who Rain knows are gearing up to strike again as they did during the Mage Wars of a thousand years ago. However, King Dorian and his council need proof, which Rain doesn't have. His knowledge and experience with the mages don't mean a thing to them anymore, so they are very near giving up their alliance with the fey in favor of the mages. On top of all of this, Ellie is learning how to harness her newly discovered magic, even though her mother is against it. The evil that Ellie has always dreamed about is drawing ever closer and Rain is doing all he can to protect her. But that evil strikes when and where they least expect it, and they take measures to keep Ellie's magic and psychic powers from reaching Rain to help her escape the horror she knows is about to happen. C.L. Wilson is just an awesome writer. Her ability to string words together is indescribable, as is her imagination to create such beautiful worlds and endearing characters, even villainous characters! She has once again brought the fading lands and its people to life in a way that will keep you reading through the night until you've read every single word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading this book. Fanatical Romance readers should also enjoy her first book in the series, Lord of the Fading Lands. You cannot help but love and admire the great Rain Tairen Soul. He is sexy, strong, courageous, brave, loving, and fierce about his truemate Ellysetta. She called to him with her spirit, and he raced from the sky to save her from harm. They feel each others emotions so strongly that nothing can break them apart. The mating is so passionate that once readers pick up the book it's not put down until the end of the second book 'Lady of Light and Shadow'. Literally readers will be so excited that you will find yourselves talking to the book. I have read hundreds of romances. Lord of the Fading Lands and Lady of Light and Shadows are MUST READS!!! Enjoy the love, people.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ellysetta Baristani was raised in a simple lifestyle by a woodcarver and his wife. Nothing in her childhood prepared her for her fairy tale destiny that her Prince Charming will come for her, but he did right out of the sky. Thus Ellysetta struggles with being the soul mate of the shapeshifting Fey King, Rain Tairen Soul. Adding to her doubts and making a happily ever after questionable is many Fey resent this outsider rejecting her as their king¿s soulmate.------------ However, the malevolent High Eld knows who Ellysetta is and begins a campaign to destroy her starting with turning her dreams into nightmares. Rain warns Celieria City that the High Eld is back, but decades of indifference leave them disbelieving his beseeching. He knows he must find a way to stop the deaths of both races, but begins to believe his beloved Ellie holds the secret although she remains ignorant of what that is-------- The sequel to the exhilarating romantic fantasy LORD OF THE FADING LANDS is an exciting tale starring two beleaguered and somewhat bewildered protagonists. The story line is fast-paced but driven by the trials and tribulations of Ellie and Rain as the High Eld has been reinvigorated to begin a new war of terror. Fans will appreciate C.L. Wilson¿s strong continuation of the destiny that awaits Ellysetta Baristani and Rain Tairen Soul.---------- Harriet Klausner
GreenRecluse 9 months ago
The Tairen Soul series is my all-time favorite. It begins as a courtly romance with intrigue and humor, turns into fantasy adventure in Books 3 and 4, and grows into an edge-of-your-seat, world-in-peril, stay-up-all-night EPIC. The back of my copy describes this story as "A Breathtaking Epic Tale of Magic, Passion, and Destiny," and it IS. Words cannot express my love for a series that includes dragons, prophecies, doom, True Love, and also magical kittens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read more of this series! “She would defy laws and kings and Eld mages and demons and even the Church of Light to be with him. She would tear down the barriers that still lived in her mind, confront whatever darkness lurked behind them, and defeat the Mage who thought to claim her soul. That soul--and every part of her--belongs to Ranier vel'En Daris. There would never be happiness for her that did not include him.” LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS by C.L. Wilson is the second installment in the author's Tairen Soul series. Oh my! This sequel was great and had me on the edge of my seat thru-out! It's truly a romance for the ages... with another heartbreaking romance, albeit just as breathtaking, in the background. Trust me in this. This is absolutely a series that you must read in order. It's no loss to do so as the first book, LORD OF THE FADING LANDS, is a fantastic read. (http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...). For your reference, this is the recommended reading order of the series: • LORD OF THE FADING LANDS (Tairen Soul #1) • LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS (Taren Soul #2) • KING OF SWORD AND SKY (Tairen Soul #3) • QUEEN OF SONG AND SOULS (Tairen Soul #4) • CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME (Tairen Soul #5) This installment picks up right where the prior book, LORD OF THE FADING LANDS, ended and primarily focuses on Ellysetta's and Fey Lord Rain's courtship and wedding preparations and seeing Ellysetta uncover and become comfortable with her own magical ability. While Ellysetta and Rain are truemates, Ellysetta is still the innocent and Rain the tortured hero. There's many issues for them to work out and they must learn to trust each other. Rain must come to grips with the sorrow of having scorched the world AND his prejudices. Rain must also reconcile his feelings of betraying his first wife, Sariel. Rain's investigation of Ellysetta's true heritage could have far-reaching ramifications in their relationship. Danger lurks everywhere - even in Ellysetta's dreams. There's plenty of pomp and circumstance intermingled with swoon worthy romance, humor galore, and creepy villains to give readers the chills. The next book, KING OF SWORD AND SKY, is already on my nightstand waiting for me to open it. My library has half of this series filed in the science fiction section and half under fiction. Whatever it's labeled, it's an addictive series, for sure. I highly recommend the Tairen Soul series to anyone who enjoys epic romantic fantasies with plentiful thrilling plot twists! 5 Wine Glasses!
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Good read !!!
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
After I read the first book, I could barely contain my excitement to read the next book, so I went to the library and got the rest of the books in the series. The second book was a continuation of the first book. It starts off from the point that Lord of Fading Lands left off. I had heard before I started this series that the first two books kind of go hand in hand, and I definitely agree with that assessment. It almost felt like I hadn't started a new book. I found myself easily getting lost into the story just as I was able to with the first installment. We start to see more development into the relationship between Rain and Ellie. Rain begins to help Ellie reach out to the magic within in and teach her to slowly control it. It was interesting seeing another sub plot involving the fate of Ellie's parents (or I am assuming its her parents, and not wanting to reveal too much). There is also a sense of danger and peril that is easy to sense as you progress further into the story. We see the power of prejudices the people have toward magic, and how that makes Ellie doubt herself and her powers, and that she fears herself. I liked the take this author takes, and how Rain shows Ellie the beauty of the magic within her and surrounding her. I had such a fun time seeing the bond between Rain and Ellie get stronger, gain a deeper understanding of both characters. The author digs a little deeper in the backgrounds of both, and you start to fall in love even more so with Rain and Ellie than the first book. Rain is having a harder time controlling the beat within him, wanting to claim his mate. Rain made a promise to Ellie and her father that he would wait until they were married, but it is starting to drive him crazy. You also see his devotion toward Ellie in the ways he tries to show her who she truly is and not what other would make her think of herself. Ellie is still the woodcarvers daughter, but with her powers getting stronger and she also gets stronger emotionally and you begin to see her inner strength become more bolder and I loved seeing her transformation and the beautiful relationship that is developing between Rain and Ellie. Overall I could help but find a emotionally driven epic of a love story that is exotic and enthralling! MAGNIFICENT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!
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