The Winter King

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-13-16

Magnificent Story; annoying narration

What did you love best about The Winter King?

It was a refreshing story and continued that way from cover to cover.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was good, if a bit predictable. I enjoyed the character development and, as always, a strong female in the story line.

What didn’t you like about Heather Wilds’s performance?

I've purchased books with her narration before and her inflection is distracting and monotonous.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 08-30-14


I loved C L Wilson's Tairen Soul series so I knew that she had a gift when it comes to creating magical worlds, fantastical complex plots and romantic stories and she didn't let me down with this, her new Mystral series of standalone books which are about the lands of the Weathermages.

This is about two of those magical lands... Summerlea and Wintercraig and the treachery that resulted in murder, revenge, hatred, betrayal and destruction and 3 years of War that was forced upon them. And because of all that there is a powerful treaty brutally imposed upon a strong, feisty and fierce Heroine (Princess Khamsin) and a demanding, cold, bitter, and tortured Hero (King Wynter). However, neither one expected the attraction, the lust, the powerful passion, the soul connection and the strong deep love that eventually emerged. But there's so so much more to this plot too and I won't spoil this enchanting and enjoyable story for you.

An action-packed exciting story full of suspense, mystery, interesting secondary characters, challenges, battles, betrayal, fantastical creatures, imaginative world-building imagery, a passionate sizzling chemistry, sex and a slow to ignite love story.

Worth the credit? If you're a fan of fantasy love stories that will capture your imagination and carry you off to mythical magical lands then this is a must for you (as it was for me) and YES, when you're in the mood for a FAIRYTALE, it doesn't come better than this very creditworthy listen.

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19 of 23 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By McCall on 03-14-18

Good until the end

SPOILERS - the ending enraged me. Wynter becomes the Ice King because he NEVER???? Learns to trust????? His wife?????? Legit the entire book he and his buddies doubt her saying that she could be a spy and they have her followed etc etc i get it. But even to the very end it just takes that one bitch to suggest that Khamsen is a traitor and he goes all Ice King AND THEN EVEN WHEN SHE FUCKIN BRINGS HIM BACK ON THE BATTLE FIELD HE DOESNT BELIEVE HER FULLY??????????? WHY?????????? You can’t love without trust and he never learned to trust her and it made me so mad. It ruined an otherwise great book. Even though I loved everything, the last thirty minutes had me fuming.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By BamaBell on 07-09-15

Absolutely wonderful story!

I listened to all the Tairen Soul books and enjoyed them immensely. Like a lot of people I kept putting off The Winter King because the cover was so lame. But, I do like a long book and I just couldn't pass up 21 hours of a C. L. Wilson story and am so glad I finally spent that credit, I really loved every element of book. l finished it in 2 days (and most of one night :o). It has suspense, adventure, well drawn characters, excellent plot, and a perfect hero and heroine, not to mention Ms. Wilson can write some dame fine love scenes, and she's not stingy with them either. I will definitely read this book again and can't wait to follow it with the next book in the Weathermages series, The Sea King, which comes out at the end of this month. We met the Sea King at the end of the book and I believe he may give Winter a run for his money as quite the sexy hero. So forget the dumb cover and enjoy!

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Paula on 07-02-17


Would you consider the audio edition of The Winter King to be better than the print version?

I think the áudio version brings us closer to the story on a way different from the printed version. In the audio version, the story is perceived through the narrator's eyes, how he imagines each character would react. In the printed version, the imagination is up to the reader. The two versions presente us with different emotions, However, both are excellent.

What other book might you compare The Winter King to and why?

I'd dare to compare to "Dragon Rose" by Christine Pope.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

This book is a lovely novel, very well structuredand because this.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kelli on 11-12-16


This book is brilliant it takes two very different seeming people and smashes them together, only to find out that they are actually very simular. The plot is fast paced with action and humor, so you will find yourself enchanted by the characters in this book.

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