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Publisher's Summary

He had stepped from the sky to claim her like an enchanted prince from the pages of a fairy tale, but behind the mesmerizing beauty of his violet eyes she saw the driving hunger of the beast and an endless sorrow only she could heal.

Only for him would she embrace her frightening magic. Only for him would she find the courage to confront the shadows that haunted her soul. Only with him could she hope to defeat the terrifying evil that had pursued her all her life. No barrier could stand between truemates, not of the body, mind or soul. For ahead an epic battle was fast approaching, and only united could they hope to turn back the armies of darkness.

Also listen to the first book, Lord of the Fading Lands.
©2010 C. L. Wilson (P)2010 Audio Realms, Inc.

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  • Cherie
  • Norfolk, VA, United States
  • 03-27-12

Awesome book

I loved this series ...the charcters are smart and funny with a deep sense of loyalty to each other ...This is one of those series you have to start wih the first book and go through the rest , you can't skip around or you will be lost ....I have the feeling the series was probably written as one big book since there are no real gaps between the books.each book you see the progression of the characters and their relationships ...Ellie and Rien have one of those stories you just fall in love with.
The narration is actually good and I normally don't like most of the female narrators.This book is well worth the money

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  • ER
  • 03-16-12

Great Book, Good Narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love the Fading Lands Series. Unfortunately many of the other books in this series are marred by less than stellar narrations by narrators with peculiar voice patterns - nasally twangs and lisps who trip over words or misspeak them and cant be bothered to go back and fix their mistakes.

However, Book 2 - Lady of Light and Shadows is happily free of these issues, so you can actually just sit back and become immersed in the story.

What other book might you compare Lady of Light and Shadows to and why?

I don't think there is quite anything else like this series out there. It's a bit of a romance, with quite a lot of fantasy adventure in a fairly complex world. It's much less formulaic then a lot of the other romance/fantasy writers out there, which is very nice, and as mentioned before has a far more sweeping canvass of a world for the characters to move through. I can't wait to see what C.L. Wilson does with the new book she is working on called THE WINTER KING, set in a world called Mystral, and after that it's back to the Fading Lands!

Which character – as performed by Amy Cardy – was your favorite?

This book was all about Ellysetta, and very well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, very much so.

Any additional comments?

I wish Amy Cardy had narrated all the books.

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Should have kept this narrator!

Great continuation of an epic story. Amy Cardy was also the perfect narrator for this book. She portrayed the characters personalities exactly as I would have imagined them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Excitement and intrigue continue

This book will make you ask questions about your dreams. Are you willing to risk everyone and everything ??? I would, would you ? The excitement and intrigue will continue and will there be more to come ????? An amazing story of love and intrigue......

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Outstanding!!!!!!',,,,,,,,,

Cal Wilson you are awesome, to all of my audio partners you have got to listen to this tale. From the beginning Wilson weaves such a exotic heart wrenching plot that I hated pausing my listening when I reach my destination commuting back and forwards to and staying up to the wee hours knowing I needed some shut eye. Listeners this is a keeper you have got to listen to this series. I am in love with all the Warriors. Elyseter you are a star and true queen . I purchased more of the saga and I am on to the next. C L Wilson keep them coming you are a superb story teller

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  • Karen
  • Reynella, Australia
  • 04-21-12

Great follow-up

This was a wonderful second book in the series, and moved the story much further along. It is also more pacy, with a lot more action and battle, with plenty of sensual romance. Good narration makes this a great listen.

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  • Jess
  • ELLSWORTH, ME, United States
  • 11-10-11

Finally!

Great story. Well told and a great long fantasy read. Now when is Book #3 going to be available?

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Loved it

Book one and two have always blurred together for me. The story is so well written and just takes off right where it was left off. I recommend this saga to all of my friends guys and girls alike should read these books

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Much better

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. The story got more interesting. New elements emerged, which made history take a more interesting course.

What other book might you compare Lady of Light and Shadows to and why?

I don't know.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I liked the narrative because it was easy to understand. But I didn't like the lack of intonation in tge voice.

Could you see Lady of Light and Shadows being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I don't think so... maybe the whole series could turn out to be a movie. But the books in isolation I can not imagine.

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Greater than book 1

OMG! This was good. I want it to never end. The narator did run on sentences so it was hard to follow at times. Otherwise the characters were great and their journey was intense. I can only hope book 3 is as good.

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  • Farnham_red
  • 05-28-17

Great page turner

Would you consider the audio edition of Lady of Light and Shadows to be better than the print version?

Not read the print version but I suspect its better read than listened to as the performance only average

What other book might you compare Lady of Light and Shadows to, and why?

In some ways this series is similar to Kate Daniels books with a Herione gaining power and an impressive powerful alpha mate, with good action sequences - narration nowhere near as good though

Did Amy Cardy do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Differentiation was OK with different voices for different characters that worked well, but like the previous book the editing was really quite poor and the general narration was a bit lacking it was all read in short bursts a bit like reading a shopping list. There were pauses where there shouldn't be and no pause where there should be

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

yes but not saying what as its a big spoiler

Any additional comments?

Need to read this after book 1 as it carries on a few minutes later with the story in mid arc

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  • Mrs. Joyce Beckett
  • 04-01-16

Badly narrated

This book was badly narrated, it's supposed to be a fantasy tale but had a very very southern American accent!