This installment picks up with more intrigue and Ellysetta and Rain continue to become closer, but circumstances are working against and for their match. The Celieria queen is up to more manipulation and more dark magic continues to harm Ellysetta, her family and her friends. More is revealed about who Ellysetta's true parents are and why her magic has been repressed. Ellysetta comes to acknowledge that she does have magic and this causes her family problems.
Will Rain turn away from Ellysetta when he finds out who her true parents are? Will Ellysetta's parents turn on her when they find out she is using magic? Will the Celieria queen harm Ellysetta? How will Rain deal with a rapidly changing situation and will the Tairens' become extinct? Can Rain save his people?
C.L. Wilson's Lady of Light and Shadows was a wonderful continuation in the Tairen Soul series. The situations and atmosphere were extremely vivid and it was almost like watching a movie. The characters have so much emotion and it just jumps off the pages. I loved this book and the prior one, Lord of the Fading Lands. This series needs to be read in order and the next two books will be out in late 2008. I hate waiting a year for the continuation, but luckily the next two books come out one right after the other. This series will be legend so you should pick up the first two books today so you don't miss out.
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.
Re-Issued by HarperCollins Avon / Prior Issued via Dorchester