Image of Lady of Light and Shadows


Image of Lady of Light and Shadows

The sequel to her highly charged fantasy debut, Lord of the Fading Lands, picks right up with the action, as events take a dark turn. Wilson's prose flows gracefully and is filled with evocative language that reveals the ambitious world she's creating. Fate and destiny vie with burgeoning love to place two lovers at the epicenter of a dangerous storm.

Having been raised as a woodcarver's daughter, nothing prepares Ellysetta Baristani for her destiny as the soul mate of a shapeshifter Fey King, Rain Tairen Soul. But their courtship isn't running smoothly due to sabotage by various parties. The mystery behind Ellie's heritage can no longer be hidden, because the evil and deadly High Eld mage stalks her dreams.

Rain has been warning the mortals of Celieria City about the return of the Eld, to little avail. Unless he can find an answer to a deadly problem, both the Tairen and Fey races will continue to die out. Ellie may be the key, but will unlocking the truth add another layer of complexity to this destined love? (LEISURE, Nov., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith