I was lucky enough to be sent an advanced copy of C.L. Wilson's conclusion to Lord of the Fading Lands. I'm just under half way through, but it's as well written as the first book. The author does a remarkable job of recapping what occured in the previous novel without boring you with needless repetitions. In fact, her writing is so good that I find an hour's passed and I barely noticed, I was so caught up in the story. This novel does read more like a romance than Lord, but it's worth the few love scenes to find out what will happen between Ellie and Rain. C.L. Wilson also has an excellent grasp of character and what motivates people. Each character's reactions to the events of the first book as well as their personal loves, hates and wishes, makes this book a lot of fun to read.
And the cover is simply gorgeous.