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Thorn Queen : Dark Swan Series : Book 2 - Richelle Mead

Thorn Queen

Dark Swan Series : Book 2

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Book 2 of the new Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. Storm Born was one of the better urban fantasy releases of last year and there will be many readers eager for the sequel.

Thorn Queen picks up where Storm Born left off, with our heroine and shaman for hire, Eugenie (bad name, good character) settling into her reluctant role as the Queen of Thorn Land. Understandably, Eugenie is finding running an other world kingdom very difficult but her real-world boyfriend, Kiyo, ain't making it any easier now his pregnant ex-girlfriend is back on the scene. If it wasn't enough to be responsible for rebuilding a tattered kingdom and finding out your first born is destined to destroy humanity, having to be nice to your partner's ex might just about tip the scales.

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Book Description

Thorn Queen is the second in the Dark Swan series of paranormal romance novels featuring the half human/half fairy shaman, Eugenie Markham.

Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she’s also become queen of the Thorn Land. It’s hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind. And now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one—except Eugenie—seems willing to find out why.

Eugenie has spilled plenty of fey blood in her time, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and nursing a very personal grudge. And the men in her life aren’t making things any easier. Her boyfriend Kiyo is preoccupied with his pregnant ex, and sexy fey king Dorian always poses a dangerous distraction. With or without their help, Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in an unpredictable power she can barely control. Reluctant queen or not, Eugenie has sworn to do her duty—even if it means facing the darkest—and deadliest—side of her nature…

About The Author

Richelle Mead lives in Seattle and is the author of the bestselling Vampire Academy series which includes Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise and Spirit Bound. The sixth and final book, Last Sacrifice, is due for release in December 2010. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses.

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      Richelle Mead

      Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.

      A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When not writing,, she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. Lots of dresses. She is a self-professed coffee addict, fights a constant (and losing) battle with procrastination, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

      Her adult series are published by Kensington Books. The Georgina Kincaid Series (Succubus Blues, Succubus on Top, Succubus Dreams, and Succubus Heat) tell the humorous and heart-breaking story of a reluctant succubus who can't touch the man she loves without dire side effects. On top of that, she must deal with Hell's middle management team and the many supernatural threats that come her way. Richelle's Dark Swan Series (Storm Born and Thorn Queen) follows Eugenie Markham, a free-lance shaman who battles ghosts and fey that sneak into our world from the Otherworld. When an alarming prophecy suddenly makes her every Otherworldly creature's object of desire, Eugenie must dodge their advances while also fighting a dark power rising within her.

      Richelle's YA series, Vampire Academy, is published by Razorbill Books (Penguin) and thus far contains Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, and Spirit Bound. This New York Times and USA Today bestselling series has won honors from the American Library Association and been translated into 30 languages. It follows the war between two races of vampires, living and undead. Rose Hathaway, a 17-year old half-vampire, is training to be a bodyguard for the living vampires and finds her life complicated by the dangers that involves, as well as an illicit romance with one of her teachers.

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      ISBN: 9780553819878
      ISBN-10: 0553819879
      Series: Dark Swan Ser.
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 480
      Published: October 2009
      Publisher: Transworld
      Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.6  x 3.0
      Weight (kg): 0.26