THE SEA KING Release Countdown T -19 Days


Only 19 more days until SEA KING!!

To celebrate the release, we’re counting down the days with fun and prizes.  Each day, from now until November 1st, drop by to join the celebration and answer the Question of the Day in this blog’s comment section to be entered to win.  (For sweepstakes rules and eligibility, click here.)

This Week’s Drawing

From now until 10am, Tuesday, October 17th, stop by the C.L. Wilson blog to answer the Question of the Day (QoD) to be entered to win one of this week’s fabulous prizes and receive a ticket in the Grand Prize drawing.  Each individual QoD you answer gets you another ticket in both the weekly and the Grand Prize prize drawings, so don’t be shy.

You can also comment multiple times a day, just to have fun and be involved, but each participant receives only one ticket in the drawing for each day’s blog post you comment on.  All responses will be tallied after comments close for the final post. The winners will be selected at random from all entries, with all winners of this week’s drawing posted on Tuesday, October 17th.

This Week’s Prizes

On Tuesday, October 17th, random winners from the eligible pool will be selected to win one of the available prizes:

  • Autographed copy of THE SEA KING (one winner selected)
  • Autographed copy of THE WINTER KING (two winners selected)
  • Autographed copy of LORD OF THE FADING LANDS (two winners selected)
  • THE WINTER KING & THE SEA KING autographed Collector Cards and bookmarks (5 winners selected)
  • A $5 Tairen Bucks coupon, which can be used to purchase any item from The Tairen’s Lair, the online store for official C.L. Wilson merchandise (3 winners selected)
  • A complete set of signed Tairen Soul series Collector Cards (5 winners selected)
  • A Rainier Eras tairen plushy (1 winner)

What’s In that Grand Prize?

Two lucky winners will be chosen from all the daily participant tickets accrued throughout the countdown.  (The more you participate, the more tickets you get in the Grand Prize drawing.) Each winner will receive a basket containing the following:

  • Autographed copy of THE SEA KING
  • Autographed copy of THE WINTER KING
  • Autographed copy of ONE ENCHANTED SEASON, the holiday anthology featuring C.L. Wilson’s novella, Upon a Midnight
  • One complete set of autographed C.L. Wilson Collector Cards and bookmarks
  • A $20 Tairen Bucks coupon, which can be used to purchase any item from The Tairen’s Lair, the online store for official C.L. Wilson merchandise
  • Ellysetta Azreisa and Rainier Eras tairen plushies
  • Custom made scented lotion bars, lip balms, and bath salts inspired by the worlds of C.L. Wilson
  • Other trinkets, treats, and goodies that caught my eye

Question of the Day

Who is your favorite fictional protagonist?  What do you love most about him/her?



Catherine Artist

  on October 12, 2017 :

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s Monster. It’s never the doctor who is the protagonist to me even though the voice of the narration is his. The tragic story of the monster is one that has manifested over and over again in our modern society- the obsession with appearance, the ‘abandonment’ of a child who doesn’t live up to his/her parent’s expectations, and the longing for affection and love of those who have been turned away by the society. This protagonist has taught me much in my teenage years.

Monica Becerra

  on October 12, 2017 :

Favorite fictional protagonist??? That’s so hard! Lol. I kinda liked ‘Kolis’. He was a bad guy and I wanted him to fail but he was still better than his replacement!

Monica Becerra

  on October 12, 2017

Omg. Protagonist!!! Lol. I love the Feyreisa of course!

Jade Crane

  on October 12, 2017 :

Either Elena from Guildhunter series or Karigan from the green rider series. I love them because they are so well developed they kick ass but are also really clever. they are so well developed that it is easy to become them.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Rain of course. Love him😍


  on October 12, 2017 :

Oh my, this is a super tough one! So many have run through my head for many different series. Rain and Elysetta. Rain because I totally fell in love with everythjng about him-flaws and all and Elysetta for her courageand her ability to stay humble even after becoming the beautiful queen she was meant to be. I really can’t choose between the two. Their love story was amazing.

Christina Baynes

  on October 12, 2017 :

Ooh tough question but I have to go with a badass female like Rose Hathaway from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy or Celaena Sardothien from Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass.

Jessica Jones

  on October 12, 2017 :

Alana from Tamora Pierce’s book. That series was the series that got me addicted to books when I was 11!

Courtney Tonokawa

  on October 12, 2017 :

Penelope from Romancing Mister Bridgerton. I have yet to meet a heroine who is more relatable than her.

Jenny Dorsett

  on October 12, 2017 :

Wow. I’ve been sitting in front of my book shelf for 10 minutes trying to pick someone. I suppose I ha e to say Daine from The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce. I could relate to her as a foster kid. Her strength was incredible. Even when she became so powerful in her gives, she never lost her kind heart and stayed very humble. Her growth as a character was amazing.

Melissa Esser

  on October 12, 2017 :

Josephini Angelini’s Rowan. It is a good thing he is not real, or I may try to find him in real life ;). I can’t even explain what I like so much about him. His character is very well written and pretty hot all around.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Feyre from ACOTAR, for her love and compassion after what she’s been through, the love she has for her family and how she fights for what is right.


  on October 12, 2017 :

This week it’s Vanyel from the Last Herald Mage trilogy. I like that he’s able to laugh at himself despite everything he goes through.

Rachael constant

  on October 12, 2017 :

So many to choose from. I’d go with yelena from the poison study (by Maria Snyder). She’s been through so much but she’s still has strength and courage.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Ooooh sooooo many to choose from! Damon Salvatore from the original 4 Vampire Diaries series because he was the first “bad boy” character I fell for when I was a teen! (#stillteamdamon) Fayre and Rhys both from the ACOTAR series for their strength, loyalty, determination and love for both each other and others they care about! Elizabeth Bennet because she is simply amazing! Aurian from Maggie Furey’s Artefacts of Power series because she is the first female badass fantasy protagonist I ever read and that series got me hooked on fantasy. Ugh there are so many more!

Elizabeth Cromarty

  on October 12, 2017 :

I’d have to go with Elric of Melniboné from The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock. That series was probably my first great love when it comes to epic fantasy. Though the Tairen Soul series would definitely be one of my favorites over all. Also Cecil Palmer of Welcome to Night vale is another favorite.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Its so hard to pick just one… Alana (Tamora Pierce) for her determination and resourcefulness. Gaelen (C.L. Wilson) for his ruthlessness, loyalty, overall skill, plus he stays cool under pressure. there are many more that i love, but i guess these 2 are top. i may think of another that matches them after i hit enter, lol.

Aly P

  on October 12, 2017 :

I’m picking Elena from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. She’s definitely outmatched and outpowered by Raphael(the hero), but she doesn’t let that deter her.

Alexandra Preston

  on October 12, 2017 :

I honestly don’t know. I don’t think that I can just choose one. At least not in one day… or even a month. It would take a lot of thinking and perhaps a character tournament of sorts.


  on October 12, 2017 :

Ooo that’s a hard one. I think it’s a toss up between Merry Gentry in the series by Laurell K. Hamilton, just for her BAness like quality and attitude along with her analytical thinking.; and Scarlett O’Hara

LeeAnn De La Cruz

  on October 12, 2017 :

Lila from Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole. She is such a badass throughout the book and I get a kick out of her attitude, stubbornness, and sassiness.