The Winter King

The Winter King

A Weathermages of Mystral Novel

After three long years of war, starkly handsome, Wynter Atrialan, will have his vengeance on Summerlea’s king by taking one of the man’s beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter’s battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother’s death, rages on.

Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father’s palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig’s icy king is supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom and her first taste of overwhelming passion.

As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin’s wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter’s passion – she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.


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Publisher: Avon Books
Published: July 29, 2014
ISBN (10): 0-0620-1897-3
ISBN (13): 978-0-0620-1897-7

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  • I fell in love with this book. ~ Bodice Rippers on The Winter King
  • I could not put this book down! ~ Booktopia, Romance Buzz Book of the Month
  • If you love historical romance novels, this is one for you! If you love fantasy novels, this is one for you! If you love all of the above, DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK FOR ANYTHING! 5 stars. Actually, let's make that infinite stars. ~ The Eater of Books on The Winter King
  • [C.L. Wilson's] imagination once again takes flight giving readers a fantasy world unlike any other. What an adventure this story is! It was well worth the wait. ~ Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick
  • C.L. Wilson stormed the fantasy romance scene with the five Tairen Soul books in 2010, and since then has only published a few pieces of short fiction. The Winter King is her very welcome return to novel-length work. ~ Publishers Weekly, One of Summer 2014's Most Anticipated Reads
  • Wilson pulls out all the stops in her long-awaited return to epic romantic fantasy, with plenty of steamy sensuality and riveting action Bursting with subtle political intrigue and vivid deals, the beautifully constructed world comes to life. ~ Publishers Weekly on The Winter King
  • C.L. Wilson writes Fantasy Romance like nobody's business.With a completely enthralling combination of fantastical elements and a swoonworthy romance, I recommend The Winter King to lovers of both Fantasy and Paranormal Romance The Winter King is perhaps my favorite of her books to date. ~ RabidReads
  • [Wilson] has lost none of her ability to weave rich, complex, and epic stories, a truly magnificent adventure! ~ Romantic Times Magazine, 4½ Stars


  • The Winter King was a 2015 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Best Book Award Finalist for best fantasy romance.
  • The Winter King was selected by Publishers Weekly reviews editors as one of Spring 2014's Most Anticipated Reads
  • The Winter King was a 2006 Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Awards Finalist (unpublished/fantasy & paranormal romance)


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Part 1, retitled Der Winter Erwacht (Winter Awakens), released by Bastei Lubbe (Bastei Verlag) on July 16, 2015. Part 2, retitled Wenn Der Sommer Stirbt (When Summer Dies), released by Bastei Lubbe (Bastei Verlag) on July 16, 2015.