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Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul Series #1)

Lord of the Fading Lands - C.L. Wilson When this book was released, it got raving reviews. It sounded good, but I never got around to read it. Until now. This book blew me away. I loved how the author took the standard tropes, and turned them into something new. Soul mates are common in Paranormal Romance, but what I liked was how they affected the characters. It was especially intresting to follow Rain's struggle with the mate bond, since it gnawed at his control.. Ellie struggled with self confidence, and the shock that Rain is interested in her. I liked that path wasn't smooth, that there are culture clashes through the book, and that they grow. The villains gave me creeps. No, honestly. They are evil, but they aren't over the top. What I didn't like in this book was the ending. I know that it is the first book in a series, but the ending felt too abrupt. But I loved the book, and I intend to read the whole series.