Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lord of the Fading Lands

Lord of the Fading Lands
C.L. Wilson
ISBN 0843959772

Ellie knows that she is not exactly the best catch in town, but still, she cannot bring herself to accept the boorish butcher's son as her betrothed, even when he uses a dirty trick to create a binding agreement between them. Mentally, she cries out for rescue, not realizing what she is doing, and the Lord of the Fading Lands, Rain, the Tauren Soul, hears her and recognizes the voice of his true mate. Thus, a chain of events that threatens to set off a diplomatic incident between two worlds, but could save the soul of a king who has lost his joy, and with him, his land, is set into motion.

This is definitely a fairy tale for adults, complete with the handsome royal sweeping in on his charger to rescue the fair maid. Magic and romance combine in this story that brings to mind the Brothers Grimm, King Arthur, and other classic fantasies, most effectively. I look forward to more from this author.

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