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.
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)