The Sea King Review
Title: The Sea King (Weathermages of Mystral, #2)
Author: C.L. Wilson
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
He wasn’t supposed to choose her…
Seafaring prince Dilys Merimydion has been invited to court the three magical princesses of Summerlea. To eradicate the pirates threatening Calberna and to secure the power of the Sea Throne, Dilys vows to return home with a fierce warrior-queen as his bride. But politics has nothing to do with unexpected temptation.
She didn’t dare wed him…
A weathermage like her sisters, Gabriella Coruscate’s gentleness exemplifies the qualities of her season name, Summer. Yet her quiet poise conceals dangerous powers she cannot begin to wield. Better to live without excitement, she reasons, than risk her heart and lose control— until an irresistible Sealord jolts her awake with a thunderclap of raw desire.
Until evil threatens everything they hold dear…
When pirates kidnap Summer and her sisters, Dilys is in a desperate quest to save the woman he loves. Only by combining his command of the seas with the unleashed fury of Summer’s formidable gifts can they defeat their brutal enemies and claim the most priceless victory of all: true love.
This book was a long time coming for Wilson’s fans. The wait was long and excruciating but it was well worth it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the characters had dimensions. The book contains Wilson’s signature style writing with great come backs and funny quips. The reader feels connected to the characters and their emotions. The reader also gets to catch up with Storm and Wynter and the rest of the Summerlea sisters; truly a great read.
The romance between Gabriella and Dilys was slow and smoldering but once they finally let their feelings take over the heat was intense. I loved the fact that their was more to the book than just the romance. There was mystery, action, adventure, and finally romance. The sub-plots really helped move the story along and made it more complex and intriguing.
I’m very interested in how the rest of the series will continue. There are so many avenue’s Wilson can go and I’m so excited to see which one she picks. This series is not only amazing because it is well written but it is amazing because of the world Wilson has created. She has made a world so different and yet so familiar to readers that it is not that hard to imagine. I love the mix of medieval and magic. It just flows so well together.