Lady of Light and Shadows by C.L. Wilson
Tairen Soul, Book 2
Fantasy Romance
ISBN 0-8439-5978-9
Reviewed by Amelia




Ellysetta Baristani’s life has changed totally since Rain Tairen Soul swept out of the sky and claimed her as his truemate. The adopted daughter of a woodcarver and his wife, she’s always been afraid of magic. Yet it’s always played a part in her life. So much so that her parents, thinking she was demon-possessed, had an exorcism performed when she was a child.

Now that she’s to marry the King of the Fading Lands, Ellie’s magic keeps making appearances, and she doesn’t know what’s happening. She thinks the Shadow Man, the man who haunted her dreams as a child, has come back.

Rain knows Ellie has magic in her, but he doesn’t know the extent of it. As more and more things happen, he knows she’s very powerful, he just doesn’t know the extent of it.  Together they will discover the truth, and it will have a powerful impact on the whole world.

Lady of Light and Shadows is the second book in the Tairen Soul series. It continues the story of Rain and Ellie, and how they are learning to accept their bond and love for each other. Like the first book, Lord of the Fading Lands, this novel pulled me in from the start and kept me up reading late into the night.

Ellie is so beautifully drawn that I couldn’t help but feel her pains and her joys. And Rain is so fiercely protective of her that it made me wish for a Tairen Soul of my own.

Lady of Light and Shadows captures the readers’ hearts and doesn’t let go. If you haven’t read this series, you’re missing out on the start of what will be one of the best fantasy series to come around in a long time. Ms. Wilson has earned a Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read from me, and I’m anxiously waiting for news about book three.


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