5-Star Review: Crown of Crystal Flame by C.L. Wilson


5-Star Book Reviews Poster Though I finished this book at the beginning of 2013, (where did the time go!!!)  I realized that I never crowed about it as it deserves to be crowed about.  If you’re looking for a fantastic fantasy series, check out Tairen Soul by C.L. Wilson.  The large cat-like creature on the book cover is a tairen, and they can fly.

Crown of Crystal Flame is the final book in what I consider to be an epic series, filled with vivid characters, and twisting plot lines that enchanted me for five books.  The author left us hanging in the balance, with all on the line, at the end of the fourth book.  It looked bad for our fairies and elves, and good for the bad guy evil sorcerer.

I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for C.L. to let go of these characters.  I know she must have been in love with them to write them the way she did.

If you’re new to the series, I do recommend starting with the first book.

LordAs you can imagine in a satisfying five book series, you will get much more out of the last book if you read them all.  I read all five books in two months.  That’s heroically fast for me.

These are literally fairy tales about magical lands, with their own intrigues (political and personal), and the two main characters, Elysetta and Rain.

It is also a love story, and a satisfying one at that.

I don’t give spoilers, so I’ll wrap up my review by telling you that I laughed, cried, and hung on to the edge of my seat through all of these books.  I was sad to see the series end, but happy to see how it all tied together.

Books like this, and series like this, are the reason I love to read.

If you read any of the Tairen Soul books, I’d love to hear your thoughts about them.

As always, thanks for reading,


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