The tale of Ellysetta Baristani and her trumate Rain, the
banished king and queen of the Fey, explodes in a fiery
conclusion in the richly-detailed CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME.
Although a fabulous book in its own right, the work would
probably make no sense to someone who has not read the rest
of the series. Each novel is a fast-paced, elaborately
woven, layer of not only the lives of Ellie and Rain, but
also multiple peoples: the Fey, the Elves, the Tairen, the
Mages, and the humans.
To understand all they have faced and all they are fighting
for, one must start from LORD OF THE FADING LANDS and learn
of Rain's time before he met Ellie, the human awe of the
Fey, the true mate bond, the different weaves of magic, and
how a simple carpenter's daughter became the one and only
for a Fey king who ravaged the world with his flame when
his chosen wife was murdered.
CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME fulfills the promise of the previous
works by revealing why Ellie was truly born and maintains
hope for the world beyond the pages of the story. This
series is excellent, so one should attain all five novels
to devour at once!
A Song of Love won her heart. A Song of Darkness haunted
her soul. A Song in the Dance would seal her fate.
Seers had long foreseen an extraordinary destiny for
Ellysetta Baristani. Already she had won the heart of the
Fey King — the magnificent Rain, ever her ally, eternally
her love. She had saved the offspring of the magical tairen
and fought beside her legendary mate against the armies of
Eld. But the most powerful — and dangerous — Verse of her
Song had yet to be sung.
As the final battle draws nigh and evil tightens its grip
upon her soul—will Ellysetta secure the world for Light or
plunge it into Darkness for all eternity? As she and Rain
fight for each other, side by side, will they find a way to
complete their truemate bond and defeat the evil High Mage
of Eld before it's too late, or must they make the ultimate
sacrifice to save their world?