New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead takes readers back to the Otherworld, an embattled realm mystically entwined with our world--and ruled by one woman's dangerous choice...Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land's queen, she's fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear.. Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown's ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation - one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril...
Richelle Mead graduated from the University of Michigan and has an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, and is at work on her next VAMPIRE ACADEMY novel.
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15 Jul, 2011
This is the 3rd book in the "Dark Swan" series, and is just as good as the first two books. The storyline is exciting and fresh, and Eugenie Markham is a tough modern heroine. This book provides a few good plot twists and surprises, and the author keeps us guessing right up until the end.
Richelle Mead is a great modern author, who is adept at writing fresh and exciting supernatural fiction. The characters are believable and well-written, the plots are surprising, and the gorgeous male leads provide the right amount of sexual tension.
The only downside to reading this book is that you want to immediately pick up Book 4, & this isn't available until 2012! Highly recommended.