The Chronicles of Shilo Manor include two novels, Cornerstone Deep and Cornerstone Deep Echoes. These two stories introduce us to a world of wizards and alternate dimensions.
The author has given us a really unique tale. It is evident that a lot of thought and imagination went into these books. I loved the Shilo brothers, Cole, James, and Vincent. They are wizards and reapers who are from another dimension. Wilson gave the brothers very distinct personalities: Cole is the eldest and leader of the family, James is the level-headed one and Vincent, the youngest brother, is the most temperamental. In fact, all of the characters were rich and colorful.
Although these books have the element of magic and the supernatural, for me it was more of an epic and eternal love story. I enjoyed these books and it was a pleasure to watch the story unfold. The books were so well written that I could imagine myself there among the characters. Wilson is an author I would read again.
We are of another plain. Our lives, seemingly never-ending. As strangers to your realm, we guard our knowledge firmly. Only by ancient covenant do few know our true natures. Tethered here by tragedy, we walk this world beside you, among you, loving you. Fear not our being. Fear the gods of your firmament and the overlords of this domain. They hold the keys. (The Wizards of Shilo Manor) ~ * ~ It’s their nature – long lives and rebirth. They’re from another dimension, one gifted with advance abilities, but they serve in Cornerstone Deep. They’re the Wizards of Shilo Manor. They outlive the mortals of this realm by thousands of years, and when it comes to love the cruel fact is reinforced. Reincarnation doesn’t exist on this plane. They lose their wives to death with no hope of reuniting. Yet they continue to accept others for whatever time they have together. Save for Cole. His love for his last wife still burns in his soul four centuries after her death. ~ * ~ My life is a mirage of endless time. But you in this moment engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my heart. (Cole Shilo)
“We are of another plane, our lives seemingly never-ending. As strangers to your realm, we walk this world among you, beside you, loving you.” (The Wizards of Shilo Manor) Mianna’s return heals Cole’s soul and he promises to follow her for the rest of his existence. But the past isn’t what he believes. The fight for her has only begun. Lord Dressen’s obsession grows as unexpected knowledge is revealed. His search for Mianna spanned six life times and he won’t give up now. The courts stand behind him. Power pulses through his veins. Determination peeks and not even Cole Shilo can stop him. He will win his prize. Struggling to stay ahead, Cole’s anger explodes. Nothing is sacred when it comes to keeping his love-not even covenants made with gods. The desire to end a life consumes him. Through all his efforts, lofty or damned, the truth remains. Will echoes of another life cause him to fail? “Every breath you take is a song to my soul.”