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This book is marvelous. Simply and utterly brilliant. So brilliant it took my breath away. The fantasy world CL Wilson creates is vivid and real, without the monotony of boring details. Somehow, it just seems to flow from the story and form in your mind. The main characters are so well developed you feel what they feel. It is romantic fantasy, but very well balanced. Lovers of either genre should be pleased with this book. The only drawback to the story itself is that while this book can stand alone, it doesn't do so comfortably. You will finish wanting more, and more is not (yet) available on Audible, which is a pity.
The narration by Stephanie Reggio starts out a bit shaky. There are points when you can hear her breath, and she does miss some punctuation. These problems do seem to iron themselves out for the most part the further into the book you get. Her handling of emotional scenes, and her building of tension in dramatic scenes is very good.
I would highly recommend this book. It's one of those rare books that I will remember for years to come. While there are some small problems in the narrators delivery, I can't do anything other than give this book 5 stars. The story is just that good.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
I hate to admit it, but this one sat in my library for weeks before I finally got around to listening to it. For some reason I was not convinced by the good reviews. Well I was wrong...and I am happy I was. This was an excellent book, great story, great characters, detailed world building. I have since gone on to listen to the rest of the books in the series. I highly recommend...
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
If I wanted a love story laced with sex I would have gone to the romance section. I was thoroughly disappointed with this story as nothing really happened except the building sexual tension between the two main protagonists. I will not be listening to the remainder of the series. Very very disappointing.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
What did you like best about Lord of the Fading Lands? What did you like least?
This has the makings of a decent story a classic good versus evil romp, but and its a huge but, its far too Chick litty for me, too much angst as the brooding hero and startstruck heroine exchange stuff with cliched scene after scene as their relationship stutters forwards. Also this book stops mid story. You really need to immediately follow with the second book to get a fairly complete story
If you’ve listened to books by C. L. Wilson before, how does this one compare?
No but I already listened to the second book in the series before writing this review, the second book is much better, really hard to put down and the love scenes between our happy couple are not so overpowering or frequent. The second book brings the first storyline to a good point for a conclusion
What three words best describe Stephanie Riggio’s performance?
The performance was just about OK, hampered more by poor editing than the performance itself.
The voices were OK, but there were pauses in places where there shouldn't be and even worse many scenes flowed from one to the next without even a pause for breath. This was very confusing when you suddenly realise that the last couple of sentences were in a new scene with different characters.
Did Lord of the Fading Lands inspire you to do anything?
No not really
Any additional comments?
I picked this series after seeing it recommended by people who liked Anne Bishop. I dont think its a good comparison - this is a straightforwards boy meets girl whilst saving the world story, nothing like as complex as many of Anne Bishops books. I