Author: C.L. Wilson
Paperback or eBook – Reviewed From Netgalley
eBook - 384 pgs
Release Date: 10/26/2010
Once he had scorched the world.
Once he had driven back overwhelming darkness.
Once he had loved with such passion, his name was legend...
Now a thousand years later, a new threat calls him from the Fading Lands, back into the world that had cost him so dearly. Now an ancient, familiar evil is regaining its strength, and a new voice beckons him - more compelling, more seductive, more maddening than any before.
As the power of his most bitter enemy grows and ancient alliances crumble, the wildness in his blood will not be denied. The tairen must claim his truemate and embrace the destiny woven for him in the mists of time.
A phenomenal ending to one of the best series I’ve ever read! Wilson has managed to write 5 amazing books which are really just part of one outstanding story. She wrapped everything up in this story as it related to Rain and Ellysetta, but left room to (hopefully) tell additional stories about one of the many other numerous characters. I feel like I’m living in her world when I read her stories.
This part of the series was filled with action and suspense. Unfortunately, since most of the book is devoted to the final battle, there wasn’t as much time for romance. However, all of the actions of the characters were based on undying love for others, and you could feel that emotion. There were also many moments between Rain and Ellysetta that were very touching. We also learned quite a bit about the Elves and the Dahl’reisen.
I truly enjoy this author’s writing style and love that she shares just the right amount of detail. It’s enough to make sure you understand what is going on, but never so much that you begin to get bored or want to skip a paragraph. I’m not sure how a book that is almost 400 pages couldn’t be long enough, but I wasn’t ready for it to end even though the epilogue left you feeling fulfilled. If you have already read the first 4 stories, you won’t be disappointed. This is everything that you have come to expect from this author. If you haven’t started this series yet, I really hope you’ll give it a try. I look forward to reading the entire series again!