By Richelle Mead
Copyright March 2011
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. . .
Iron Crowned is the third book in the Dark Swan Series, and the most challenging one to date. Eugenie is being faced by challenges from every point in her rather busy life. Be it Arizona, where her office manager keeps pushing her to take more cases, her roommate is driving her crazy, to Thorn Land, her land in Faerie. She is having a hard time trusting the people she thinks she should trust as she realizes that they are lying by omission and by half truths. Her ally King Dorian is pushing her into a quest that could either kill her, or make her into the monster all the other Kingdoms already think she is becoming.
I love Urban Fantasy and I love Fantasy. This series takes you back and forth deeply into both genres so seamlessly that you feel like you are there not only on Eugenie’s quest but also embedded into her psych looking at the worlds through her eyes.
Richelle Mead is not only the author of The Dark Swan Series but also the award winning Georgina Kincaid Series. Ms. Mead can be found hanging out at http://www.richellemead.com/ and also at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602520919&sk=info#!/richellemeadfanpage
FTC Full Disclosure: I borrow this book from my local library for my own enjoyment and for review.