Monday, July 14, 2014

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

*****************Thank You Edelweiss for an advanced copy of this title*************

I have been waiting a long time for a new book by Ms Wilson. I adored the Tairen Soul series and waited.. and waited.. and waited for this book. I think it was worth the wait.

After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's king by taking one of the man's beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter's battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother's death, rages on.
Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom—and her first taste of overwhelming passion.
As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion—she yearns for his love. But the power of the Ice Heart is growing, dangerous forces are gathering, and a devastating betrayal puts Khamsin and Wynter to the ultimate test.

Kham's brother has run off with the Winter King's fiance and a relic of the Winter Realm. Wynter declares war and rides on Summerlea. After three years, he has come to the Summer court to forge peace. He demands a princess of the Summer Court, and he certainly gets one, even if she isn't who she seems.

Kham has been ostracized her whole life by her father and Summerlea court. Her sisters and her brother defy their father and spend time with her and her mother's maid has taught her to read, write, and all the intricacies of court life. Her father forces her into marriage with Wynter, but all it does is give her the escape from Summerlea that she needs before her father kills her.

Kham must produce an heir within a year or face the "mercy of the mountain" as Wynter says. She tries to fit into court, but once again she is ostracized, maybe because her husband ignores her as well.  Not to mention she is poisoned a couple times. That kind of puts a kink in wanting anything to do with her husbands court. 

But, Kham is the only person who can save the world. She must melt Wynter's Ice Heart before he becomes the Ice God and destroys everything. Everyone believes she will betray Wynter, but how can she when she loves him?

ARG! This was a great book! I loved  Kham, even if Wynter annoyed me just a bit. I thought it was an awesome story. I reallllly hope I dont have to wait.. three years for another book..... 

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