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...
These do keep getting better and better, even if I did not like the events in book 2. Why does that always happen?
Also she does change between her lovers...a lot! I am Team Dorian, I know he will loose, but the Fox can not be trusted. Not that Dorian can be trusted either, but he is hot.
And Genie is a mess, sure she can be kick-ass, but she also gets her ass kicked...a LOT.
BUT, I like her, I like the love triangle, even if I am Team Dorian, and even if he only is using her so that their kid could take over the world one day.
And when she is in Faerie she can kick ass, and I like that her dark side wants to take over. I like how fast I could finish the book.
'All in all, great book. I hope the series ends with a great one too
Mass Market Paperback, US, 375 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Zebra
Dark Swan #3
Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld. . .
The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't—or won't—reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon—and risk the ultimate sacrifice. . .
Hmmm, what to write. It was still passable for good, but was it a good ending to the series? Not really.
It did not feel like closure, we never got a real ending set in stone. It was more oh time will tell. F time! I want to know for sure what happens. I guess she goes with X but knowing her she might be doing the nasty with X down the road again. She does seem to slip in and out of love easily. Still...Team Dorian!!! :D But he sure mellowed
The big finale was like over and out! Way too easy.
Most of the book was about something else, there is this blight and the land suffers, so the book is about them going there and trying to fix it and I was all...use the x darn it.
The babies, no real conclusion there either.
Sure, some endings are more open, but it feels like there was meant to be more books and it did not happen.
Oh then there is this one thing XY says. And then something else happens. And I am all why even write that? It was perfect before. Sigh
Mass Market Paperback, 390 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Zebra
Dark Swan #4