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The Third Chapter in C. L. Wilson's Breathtaking Epic Tale of Magic, Passion, and Destiny

One passion could unite them.
One enemy could destroy them.

Rain, the proud and haunted Fey King, risked everything to follow his heart and his destiny to Ellysetta—his truemate, his love, the woodcarver's daughter who possessed miraculous gifts she did not understand. He defied the nobles of Celieria to claim her, battled demons and Elden mages to wed her. And now he must protect her—and his imperiled kingdom—with magic, steel, and scorching flame. For his soul-kin, the magical tairen, are dying, and only the Fey King's bride can save them . . . if Rain can help his beloved embrace the magic within her and forge the unbreakable bond of passion and power necessary to save her soul.

Topics: Kings, Fairies, Royalty, Soulmates, Series, Telepathy, Romantic, Haunting, and Lush

Published: HarperCollins on Jul 20, 2010
ISBN: 9780062023681
List price: $7.99
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This the third installment in Wilson's Tairen Souls series, has got to be my favorite thus far. The characters are finally coming into their own and Elly is FINALLY learning to let go and trust her mate. Not enough to complete the bond, which is sorta frustrating, but she's getting there. And let me tell you, these two are generating some steam when they get together!In KOS&S, Elly and Rain are on their way to The Fading Lands, the home of the Fey and where Rain is King. This book focuses much on a lingering mystery, thread through out the series- why the Kits of the Tairen- the winged ferocious cats of which Rain just happens to transform into- are dying before they are hatched. The Tairen are the source of magic for the Fey and if they die out, so does the land.Rain is sure Elly has the answers, after all, the all seeing eye originally sent him to her when he sought answers for himself. Elly is not so sure. But she's willing to try.Rain also has another reason for getting her into the Fading lands-protection! The Big Bad- Vadim Maur & Evil Mages of Eld- are still after his powerful mate and only the fading lands can protect her.All the side characters are here as well and help to fight off the Mages, though not everyone in the Fading Lands is happy about Rain's choice as mate who will someday, of course, be Queen. (She's been marked by evil, how can such a one lead in purity?) But in the end, Elly's strength will defeat all murmurers and back biters- have no fear!Things really came together for me in this installment even though it ends on a cliff hanger.Wilson really does some quality work. If you like fantasy then THIS is a must read!read more
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Maybe my rating isn't fair, but I couldn't get in to this book at all. When I requested it, I didn't realize it was in a series. I hadn't read of the earlier books. I still gave it a shot, but... lavender eyes on a dude? I love the paranormal genre. But this was seriously weak.read more
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This the third installment in Wilson's Tairen Souls series, has got to be my favorite thus far. The characters are finally coming into their own and Elly is FINALLY learning to let go and trust her mate. Not enough to complete the bond, which is sorta frustrating, but she's getting there. And let me tell you, these two are generating some steam when they get together!In KOS&S, Elly and Rain are on their way to The Fading Lands, the home of the Fey and where Rain is King. This book focuses much on a lingering mystery, thread through out the series- why the Kits of the Tairen- the winged ferocious cats of which Rain just happens to transform into- are dying before they are hatched. The Tairen are the source of magic for the Fey and if they die out, so does the land.Rain is sure Elly has the answers, after all, the all seeing eye originally sent him to her when he sought answers for himself. Elly is not so sure. But she's willing to try.Rain also has another reason for getting her into the Fading lands-protection! The Big Bad- Vadim Maur & Evil Mages of Eld- are still after his powerful mate and only the fading lands can protect her.All the side characters are here as well and help to fight off the Mages, though not everyone in the Fading Lands is happy about Rain's choice as mate who will someday, of course, be Queen. (She's been marked by evil, how can such a one lead in purity?) But in the end, Elly's strength will defeat all murmurers and back biters- have no fear!Things really came together for me in this installment even though it ends on a cliff hanger.Wilson really does some quality work. If you like fantasy then THIS is a must read!
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Maybe my rating isn't fair, but I couldn't get in to this book at all. When I requested it, I didn't realize it was in a series. I hadn't read of the earlier books. I still gave it a shot, but... lavender eyes on a dude? I love the paranormal genre. But this was seriously weak.
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King of Sword and Sky picks up immediately after the events at the end of Lady of Light and Shadow. Rain, king of the Fading Lands and Tairen Soul, is en route to the Fading Lands with his truemate, Ellysetta Baristani and her family. Rain was sent to find Ellysetta as she was revealed through a vision to be the salvation of the dying tairen kitlings. And the kitlings are running out of time. There is an evil which is stalking them while still in the egg and the tairen pride cannot do anything to save them. Fueling this sense of urgency is the fact that the Eld (wielders of the forbidden magic Azhran) are getting ready to attack Celieria and the Fading Lands. King of Sword and Sky is an excellent read and I finished it too quickly. There's everything a reader can ask from a fantasy novel - romance, action, magic and adventure. First there's Ellysetta. She is Rain's truemate and coming into her power, which her Fey parents covered up for 24 years. She's the only hope the tairen have for survival and Ellysetta has a lot of pressure on her shoulders. If she can't complete the bond with Rain, he'll go mad and die. She has one Mage Mark and this frightens her. She just has to be so strong! As the Fey say, all gifts come with a great price. I really enjoy the fact that Ellysetta is a strong heroine, but she's also not perfect. She does have her moments when the fear rears its ugly head but reason prevails. And her vulnerability keeps her real. Not knowing she was Fey, Ellysetta always felt like she was different from the Celierians and dreamed of belonging, truly belonging somewhere. Once she was revealed to be Fey and a Tairen Soul, she thought the Fading Lands would be the place for her. Unfortunately, the Mage Mark sets her apart and she's not immediately trusted by the Fey. It just breaks my heart. Then there's Rain. *sigh* I love this character. He hates the Eld with almost every fiber of his being and there's his truemate, marked by them. At first this nearly destroyed their incomplete bond, but now Rain is behind Ellysetta 100%. He has his own vulnerabilties too. Is he a good king? Can he be the man Ellysetta thinks he is? All that and more, let me tell you! These two lovebirds are complemented by a cast of great supporting characters. There's Gaelen and Bel, two of Ellysetta's quintet. Elly's little sisters, who have a surprise of their own, and last but not least, the tairen pride. I especially enjoy Steli. She's got a great sense of humour. CL Wilson has created an amazing universe with this Tairen Soul series. The highest praise I can give it is that this series reminds me of the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop. The only thing I don't like about King of Sword and Sky is waiting until next summer for the next book!!
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This book was Outstanding.Better then the first two, and I cannot wait to read Queen of Song and Souls to hear how the battle continues/ends, and the hopeful conclusion of the Rain/Ellysetta story.The magic weaves of C.L Wilson are simply beautiful and descriptively amazing.This series has everything. Love, Deceit, Evil, Good, Jealousy, War, Heartbreaking losses, and Triumph. As well as a host of other emotions.Well worth a read, or two ;)
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Though I have not yet read the previous two books in this amazing fantasy series, I can confidently tell you that anyone who has not read this series is missing out! When I found out that I had managed to snag an ARC copy of King of Sword and Sky from LT's Early Review program, I tried to find the first two books at my local library, hoping to read them before this one arrived so that I would not be lost. Sadly, my library only had one of them, Lord of the Fading Lands, and someone had it checked out for the next month. Even though I picked up King of Sword and Sky with no prior knowledge of the series or the fantasy world that it envolved, I was only 'lost' a few times in the story, and even then it was only briefly and it did not damage the over all enjoyment of the book. I do plan on going back to read the first two books as soon as I can, but I have to say that even though this was written as a series, this book could almost be a stand alone, though I am sure that if you read them all in order you will triple your enjoyment of the captivating series. King of Sword and Sky is an amazing combination of romance and fantasy, magic and passion, adventure and mystery. It's not just fantasy, it's not just romance, but it's a perfect mix of all of that, and so much more. The love is sweet and tender, the characters are interesting and funny, strong when they need to be, and the sex is pretty intense too! As bestselling paranormal romance author Christine Feehan is quoted to have said about this book: "A brillant, sensual must read." ***Please NOTE, again, that those are not my words--- they belong to C.F. and are written on the front of the ARC cover!****From page one, heck, from book one, you are drawn straight into this mystical world of fantasy and love, strength and evil, and you won't be able to put it down until the very end! I had heard that this was suppose to be the last book, but the ending seems... lacking, like there is suppose to be more books to come. Perhapes there is and I simply misunderstood, which is entirely possible since I am new to this compelling series. Even if this was suppose to be the last one for sure, the ending is still wrapped up nicely, so you will not be left asking 'Wait, but what about...'. But I do hope that C.L. Wilson writes more after this, because I can honestly say that I am now hooked!4.5/5 STARS! A brillant story, a spectacular series, worthy of awards and many re-reads. A definite must read for any fantasy fan, romance fan, or just plain book lover. Prepare to be sucked into the world of the Tarien Soul series...you just might want to stay there and never leave!
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