Lady of Light and Shadows

C. L. Wilson, Author . Leisure $7.99 (386p) ISBN 978-0-8439-5978-9

Released right on the heels of her impressive October debut, Lord of the Fading Lands , Wilson's sequel picks up, appropriately, right on the heels of the first title's denouement. Ellysetta Baristani and her betrothed Fey lord, returning hero Rain Tairen Soul, are days away from their wedding, but the wicked Eld lords are drawing ever closer to locating Ellysetta, whose magic they hope to use for their own ends. As the intrigues of the Eld plot ripple throughout the court, Ellysetta wrestles with personal demons and the mysterious power within her. Meanwhile, tensions on the country's borders mount as the specter of war draws nearer. Wilson jumps back into her tale without skipping a beat, expanding her world with finesse while boldly taking her story in entirely unexpected directions. As Ellysetta comes into her own as a proper heroine, driving the story toward its breath-taking conclusion, gratified fans may find their elation giving way to anxiety, as the wait for the next volume will be considerably longer. (Nov.)

Reviewed on: 09/24/2007
Release date: 11/01/2007
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 619 pages - 978-1-4104-0642-2
Compact Disc - 978-1-897304-58-7
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