Reviews

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Crown of Crystal Flame
Queen of Song and Souls
King of Sword and Sky
Lady of Light and Shadows
Lord of the Fading Lands

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Crown of Crystal Flame

  • “One of the best books I have read this year and more than a worthy ending for this terrific series.” ~ SmexyBooks.com, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “The highly anticipated conclusion to Wilson’s impressive Tairen series is everything fans could wish for. . .A truly stellar achievement!” ~ RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “This story is action packed yet with a tender undertone. . . Great way to end a war and a series!” ~Night Owl Reviews, 5 Stars, Top Pick, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “With CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME C.L. Wilson has cemented herself among the greatest authors on my shelves … I will love reading this series for the rest of my life!” ~ Leontine’s Book Realm, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “…a superb climax…” ~ Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “…a truly magnificent masterpiece.” ~ Fresh Fiction, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “…a fantastic ending to an epic and sweeping fantasy romance” ~ The Book Pushers, Crown of Crystal Flame
  • “A phenomenal ending to one of the best series I’ve ever read!” ~ Bitten By Paranormal Romance, Crown of Crystal Flame

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Queen of Song and Souls

  • “Queen of Song and Souls is another amazing addition to this series. You will smile, cry, and for many scenes hold your breath and dare not move until you know the outcome. The fifth and final book of this incredible series will be one of my most anticipated books of 2010.” ~SmexyBooks
  • “I couldn’t put this book down! The fourth installment in the series is awesome. C.L. Wilson jumps right back from where she left off in King of Sword and Sky and weaves a brilliant, complex story where she reveals yet another facet in the rich world of Eloran.”~ParaNormal Romance
  • “Once again, I found myself not wanting to put this book down. . . These books are more than just a romance series. They are more than just fantasy. They encompass the fight of good against evil, a vision of a bright world, the power of faith and love and much more. To place a ...
  • “This book is jam packed with action, betrayal, and, of course, love and romance. If you have not read this series, you are definitely missing out on some of the best books to come along in a very long time.” ~The Good, The Bad & The Unread
  • “Another exciting addition to the fantastic Tairen Soul series set in the Fading Lands…. This is a terrific series, and I have loved the world and world- building throughout.”~Fresh Fiction
  • “This book is jam packed with action, betrayal, and, of course, love and romance. If you have not read this series, you are definitely missing out on some of the best books to come along in a very long time.” ~The Good, The Bad and The Unread

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King of Sword and Sky

  • “The richly imagined third volume of Wilson’s bestselling fantasy romance series draws readers into a complex web of ancient magics and looming war.” ~Publishers Weekly, King of Sword and Sky
  • “…Wilson peels back layers of secrets surrounding the evil mages of Eld and their schemes to destroy the Tairen and the Fey, but the revelations never overwhelm the emotional intensity of Ellysetta and Rain’s developing relationship or diminish the textured beauty of the writing. An exciting climax will leave fans hungry for more.” ~Publisher’s Weekly, ...
  • “…Worldbuilding – if I had the power, I would shout it from the rooftop that Wilson is the Queen of it and crown her so…” ~Lurv à la Mode, King of Sword and Sky, 2008 Top Five Reads
  • “Buy it. Now. You’re crazy if you don’t!” ~Fresh Fiction, King of Sword and Sky
  • “I cannot praise this series high enough for it is the perfect balance of fantasy and romance! In the end C.L. Wilson masterfully leads the reader to yet another action driven ending that makes you feel sad to leave the Fading Lands and count the day’s until Queen Of Song And Soul is released.” ~ ...
  • “Goosebumps. If I had to choose one word to describe my reaction to these books, it would be goosebumps. There is no other series out there at the moment that gives me more goosebumps per thousand words than this one … Verdict: as of now, ANA’S BEST BOOK OF 2008, Rating: 10. Perfection. Desert Island ...

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Lady of Light and Shadows

  • “One of the most exciting and original fantasy novels around.” ~Sue Burke, Fresh Fiction, Lady of Light and Shadows
  • “… A compelling story with thrilling action.” ~Lisa Baca, Romance Reviews Today
  • “Ms. Wilson writes a gripping and moving paranormal fantasy that has quickly made her my new favorite paranormal author.” ~ Lori Sears, Reviewer, The Romance Reader’s Connection, 4.5 Stars, Lady of Light and Shadows
  • “C.L. Wilson has written an engaging and spectacular epic that should not be missed. I have no qualms in stating that Lady of Light and Shadows along with Lord of the Fading Lands are the best two books to come out for 2007 and for fantasy, probably the best of the decade.” ~Katie, Romance Junkies ...
  • “Wilson jumps back into her tale without skipping a beat, expanding her world with finesse while boldly taking her story in entirely unexpected directions.” ~Publishers Weekly, Lady of Light and Shadows
  • “C.L. Wilson has done it once again…she will make you desperately long for the next edition of this beautiful four-book fantasy.”~Sandra Marlow, Historical Romance Club, Five Stars, HRC Reviewers Choice Award, Lady of Light and Shadows
  • “I found this title to be as awesome as the first … This is a highly addictive series and I hope to see more!” ~Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews, Five Stars, Lady of Light and Shadows
  • “Sometimes a story demands your attention, sometimes a novel demands to be read immediately and in the end rewards you with a stunning tale. Lady of Light and Shadows is such a novel!” ~Dark Huntress, reviewer and cofounder of Realms On Our Bookshelves, Lady of Light and Shadows, Five Stars

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Lord of the Fading Lands

  • “This debut will draw you into a magical weave of Spirit and Air that won’t release you until the last word is read.”~Jessica Stachowski, Bookseller, The World’s Biggest Bookstore in The World’s Biggest Bookstore’s Sci-Fi Newsletter, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Wilson’s prose is tight, balancing action, romance, magic and simple humanity … This is a book worth taking a weekend vacation solely for the purposes of reading it.”~SB Sarah, Smart Bitches, A-, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “This series should have great appeal for fans of fantasy … ” ~Publisher’s Weekly
  • “Worthy of a six star designation, Lord of the Fading Lands launches the career of C. L. Wilson who will no doubt soon be joining the ranks of the bestselling romance authors.”~Leslie Tramposch, ParaNormal Romance (PNR), Six Stars, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “You will be transported into a fantasyland of shape shifters, fey, magicians, suspense and intrigue that will leave you craving the second installment…”~Tammie King, Night Owl Romance, Reviewer Top Pick, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “I have found my book of the year. Maybe even my book of the decade … This is a book that you will not be able to put down. A+”~Sandy Marlow, The Good, The Bad, The Unread, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Lord of the Fading Lands makes a fabulously solid and lasting impression. A valiant dying race, magical and majestic tairen, and a touching romance between the two people one expects to be keys in future battle against encroaching darkness will keep readers entranced.”~Lil, Loves Romances and More, Five Hearts, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • Lord of the Fading Lands, Recommended Read by Joyfully Reviewed
  • “I’m enchanted by the magic that C.L. Wilson weaves with this stunning tale!”~Dark Huntress, Realms on our Bookshelves Reviewer, 4.5 Realms Stars, Realms Shooting Star Award, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Wilson’s first novel skillfully combines elements of romance, court intrigue, and epic drama.”~Library Journal, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “A stunning romantic fantasy debut! Very highly recommended.” ~Leslie Tramposch, PNR (ParaNormal Romance)
  • “I’m enchanted by the magic C.L. Wilson weaves with this stunning tale.” Leontine Roodakker, Realms on our Bookshelves online review site
  • “… a truly impressive debut … C. L. Wilson is an author to keep an eye on!” ~Kristin Smith, Borders Romance Expert, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “C.L. Wilson could possibly be the best new author in the fantasy genre for 2007 and beyond.” ~Kate Garrabrant, Romance Reviews Today, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Beautifully written and extremely seductive, Lord of the Fading Lands weaves a spell around its readers much as the Fey weave spells of their own… The term Recommended Read doesn’t come close to describing how much I loved reading Lord of the Fading Lands.”~Amelia, Joyfully Reviewed, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Lord of the Fading Lands kept me up at 2 in the morning … in the end I was captivated and slavering for more.” ~Jane, DearAuthor.com, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Men, do not let this series pass you by. This series will enthrall you, even against your will. (Just ask my husband!) … I cannot recommend this story highly enough! OUTSTANDING!”~Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews, Five Stars, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “C.L. Wilson’s Lord of the Fading Lands is a book you do not want to miss!”~Sandra Marlow, Historical Romance Club, Five Stars, HRC Reviewer’s Choice, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “A fascinating tale with a solid premise of a dying race, which will bring plenty of fans to this debut, who also will eagerly look forward to the sequel.”~Harriett Klausner Book Reviews, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “I really loved this story. It had everything I love in a great book – Romance, magic, fantasy and a HOT hero … I hope the author is a fast writer or I might go through book withdrawal.”~Melanie, Enchanting Reviews, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “Deftly laced with a generous dash of magic and fairy-tale charm, C.L. Wilson’s exquisitely written romantic fantasy debut will dazzle readers with its richly imaginative story.”~John Charles, Chicago Tribune, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “C. L. Wilson’s exquisitely written romantic fantasy debut will dazzle readers with its richly imaginative story” ~Chicago Tribune, Lord of the Fading Lands
  • “A whole new world, full of magic, myths and well-drawn characters that will make you care, and want to know what happens next…Highly recommended.” ~Belen Alcat, Amazon Reviewer
  • “…Readers will be swept away…”~Paula, reviewer for A Romance Review, Five Roses, Lord of the Fading Lands

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HRC Reviewer's Choice Award
Lady of Light and Shadows

Realms On Our Bookshelves
King of Sword and Sky

Realms On Our Bookshelves
Lord of the Fading Lands

Joyfully Recommended
Lord of the Fading Lands

Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick
Lord of the Fading Lands

Five Junkies
Lady of Light and Shadows