King of Sword and Sky

Mass Market Paperback | September 28, 2010

byC. L. Wilson

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King of Sword and Sky is the third book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson’s magnificent story continues—as the Fey King Rain must risk everything for his truemate Ellysetta, even as he struggles to save his imperiled kingdom with magic, sword, and flame…and by awakening the astonishing dormant inner power that his lady love possesses.

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King of Sword and Sky is the third book in the epic romantic adventure that combines sweeping fantasy with breathtaking paranormal romance. USA Today and New York Times bestseller C. L. Wilson’s magnificent story continues—as the Fey King Rain must risk everything for his truemate Ellysetta, even as he struggles to save his imperiled k...

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The Third Chapter in C. L. Wilson's Breathtaking Epic Tale of Magic, Passion, and DestinyOne passion could unite them.One enemy could destroy them.Rain, the proud and haunted Fey King, risked everything to follow his heart and his destiny to Ellysetta—his truemate, his love, the woodcarver's daughter who possessed miraculous gifts she ...

C. L. Wilson wrote her first story at age six, and though she took a number of long detours during her life, she never gave up her lifelong dream of being published. Many years, hundreds of false starts, and five completed novels later, she received "The Call" in October 2006 and sold her epic fantasy romance,Tairen Soul, at auction. H...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062023004

ISBN - 13:9780062023001

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too heavy on information Far too much background information and not enough story. I can read a good book in a couple of days. However with this book I kept losing my concentration and gave up half way through. Read the two previous books too and found they too were very heavy on the information. Also each book is about the same characters Elly and Rain could have focused more on other characters too. A shame but won't be reading the next two even though I've bought both.
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Will keep you up past your bedtime! (In case the Chapters/Indigo website deletes my rating, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars/leaves.) IMHO, Wilson truly has a gift for world-building. In this series she has built an entire universe that draws the reader in and doesn't let go. In this third book, the series is still going strong: following the resolution of several aspects in the last novel, many new and exciting elements are introduced. The conclusion of this book, in particular, was riveting. Essentially, if you pick up this one, make sure you have a day off. Otherwise you'll really be annoyed at having to put it down! Highly recommended. Personally, I'm on to reading the next one... :-) Other recommended titles: -Transformation, by Carol Berg -Inda, by Sherwood Smith -Santa Olivia, by Jacqueline Carey -Daughter of the Blood, by Anne Bishop -Stormwalker, by Allyson James -A woman worth ten coppers, by Morgan Howell
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I've just finished the book and I keep loving it more and more. You do need some patience with this book as there is a lot of great scenic words in this story and what seemed to me is that it's broken up into "episodes" so you can read what is going on with other parties in the story. It actually reminds me of the Trilogy Lord of The Rings. The Fey language is SO nicely done! This book truly inspires me. The story has not changed at all, only little secrets being unveiled. If you have liked the first 2 books, you will surely like this one too. I really hope the Queen of Song and Souls is available for me!
Date published: 2010-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romance, Magic & Adventure - What more could you ask for? King of Sword and Sky continues the story of Ellie and Rain. Although it begins a little slowly, the slow start helps ease you back into things (frankly though, since I'm reading these books back-to-back, I really didn't need the warm up). Picking up practically right where the last book left off, the story starts to build up speed until your heart is racing, your pulse is pounding and you’re turning the pages as fast as you can. It was a great read! The book opens with Rain and Ellie traveling to the Fading Lands. Ellie, still grief stricken over the events in the last book, is not ready to leave her remaining family members behind. While the old Ellie - the shy, sweet and generous girl - is still there, she’s had to grow up fast. She now has powers and a side to her that she was never aware of before. As the story unfolds, Rain's and Ellie’s relationship and their feelings for each other also continue to grow and change. Ellie no longer sees Rain as this near perfect and overwhelming creature from her dreams. Instead, she is his equal in every way and she isn’t afraid to stand up to him and challenge him if needed. I loved how Wilson has managed to portray the sheer depth of their emotion for each other, creating a continually interesting and exciting romance. Ellie is also faced with many challenges. Upon her arrival in the Fading Lands, she realizes that not all the Fey are necessarily glad to have her there. So while Rain prepares for war, Ellie is left to help the Tairen while dealing with the distrust of some of the very Fey she must work with. This book also gives equal time to the High Mage of the Eld, Vadim Maur. Maur is a truly evil character and seeing things through Maur's point of view certainly brings that point home. As Maur continues to work to bring the Fey down, Ellie and Rain receive help from some unexpected sources. Like the first two books in the series, this third book and the soon to be released fourth book are basically one large book split in two. At least that is what I am assuming from the way King of Sword and Sky ends. It leaves you breathless, waiting for the next sentence of the story to continue. I can't wait!
Date published: 2009-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King of Sword and Sky Simply the best fantasy/paranormal romance series I have ever read. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It!! Like the last novel I loved this one as much, if not more. C.L. Wilson writes an amazing captivating story. Not once did I feel bored, always something new happening and a lot to look forward to in the novel(s) to come. I think Ellysetta has really grown and matured as a woman and as the Fey King’s bride, how ever she still has a lot more to learn. Rain has his hands full with his will full bride and is also learning what its like to be king once again and also a mate. I look forward to the next novel, especially after the ending in this one.
Date published: 2008-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read. This is the third novel in the series and it is my favourite so far. I especially like the action sequences in the novel. The author finally revealed the Mage's evil plan and why the tairen kitlings are so few. But by answering this question, the author engages the read by posing more questions about the politics of the Feyan world, what will happen to Ellie's parents, and how will Ellie master her magic. I particularly enjoyed seeing the development of Rain's and Ellie's relationship. I can't wait for the fourth novel.
Date published: 2008-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from King Of Sword And Sky Many people may at first glance assume King Of Sword and Sky is just another book in the romantic-fantasy genre, but they would be mistaken. This series is first and foremost adventure story of epic proportions. Although there is some romance involved, it is not the main focus of this story, instead it is used as a way to emphasize the story. There is also mystery, suspense and magical action galore to be found in this story. "Tairen, tairen, soaring high Undisputed king of sky Which great god did fearless chance To cast thy bold magnificence?" C.L. Wilson has created a staggeringly vibrant world populated with all manner of fantastical beings, including elves, fey and wizard mages, with the main race being the Tairens. The main characters Ellie and Rain develop even more stronger personalities as their story continues on in this third novel and Wilson displays astounding creativity and imagination in creating a world that is more complex than any other fantasy realms brought to life through books. "The Fading Lands Shrouded behind an impenetrable curtain of magic known as the Faering Mists, the Fading Lands are home to the Fey, a race of legendary, fiercely powerful immortals. Also called the Shining Folk for their incomparable beauty and the faint luminosity of their pale skin, the Fey are champions of Light who throughout the millennia have willingly sacrificed themselves again and again to defeat the forces of darkness in the World. Their greatest enemies are the followers of Seledorn, God of Shadows, chief among them the dark-souled Mages of Eld. The Fey used to mingle freely with other races, but after the devastation of the Mage Wars, they returned to the Fading Lands, erected the Faering Mists, and withdrew from the World. Now darkness is rising again in the land of their greatest enemy, and it is time for the Fey to enter the World once more." This review is shorter than I woud like and doesn’t come close to expressing how wonderful this series is, but there is so much going on with these books plotwise that it would be difficult to add more without spoilers. The Tairen Soul series is one that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the complexities involved in fantasy epics such as Lord Of The Rings or any of the sagas by Terry Brooks. King Of Sword and Sky is a sensational story of good versus evil.
Date published: 2008-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great One from C. L. Wilson A fantastic third installment in this magical land (Tairen) with shapeshifters and mages etc.. You don't need to read the first two installments to enjoy this one BUT it would be a shame to have missed them. Another hit that you just have to finish before you put it down. This third ones leaves you on the edge awaiting the next installment and I can't wait for the fourth installment in the Tairen Soul Series.
Date published: 2008-09-14