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.
reviewed by Richard Bilkey, Booktopia Buzz Editor
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.
Series: Dark Swan Ser.
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: October 2009
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.6 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1