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New to BookLikes and saving my place while I get my books in order...

Lord of the Fading Lands - C.L. Wilson I am giving this 4.5 stars. I love the story - but warning, it doesn't come to ANY sort of conclusion in this book. It doesn't end on a dramatic cliffhanger or anything either - its almost as if they just had to separate the main story into a number of books and so this is where they decided to cut it, so I am assuming book 2 is going to pick up exactly where book 1 finishes.

I loved the writing style, the world building, the relationships and the characters. I can't wait to find out more about Elysetta's magic. There are lots of secrets all being slowly revealed and for the first time in a long time when reading a book it leaves you not quite sure and still guessing about certain things. I THINK I know where this is heading but I am not 100% sure if that's the way things are going to work out...

My only criticism is that at about 2/3 of the way in I was getting a little bored/frustrated as I wanted it to move along quicker. I understand why as there was a huge amount of character and world-building and scene-setting in this first one, which does all add to the richness of the story. It did pick up towards the end again and so I do really want to read the next book in the story now. However, I am reading another book in between as it was something that I marked as to read before this...although I am trying to get into my other book and my mind is still with Elysetta, Rain and the Fey etc! So I think I am defintely going to read book 2 next.