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…

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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"gripping characters and an intoxicating storyline"
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted September 5, 2009

Since we've last seen Eugenie Markham, a half-human/half- gentry shaman who is now, albeit reluctantly, a faery queen in her own right, her life continues to become more chaotic than she ever could've imagined. What happened to knowing that all gentry were bad and Read more...

"Long live the Thorn Queen!"
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted September 20, 2009

Eugenie Markham is a shaman you can hire to banish creatures from the Otherworld that are troubling you. However, since her last battle she is now the queen of the Thorn Land. That may sound glorious but the kingdom isn't in such a great state and there is a Read more...


Thorn Queen
(Dark Swan: Book 2)
by Richelle Mead

Kensington Publishing (Zebra)
July 1, 2009
Available: July 28, 2009
ISBN #1420100971
EAN #9781420100976
384 pages
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Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily
Succubus Revealed
Iron Crowned
Last Sacrifice
Kisses from Hell
Spirit Bound
Succubus Shadows
Blood Promise
Succubus Heat
Shadow Kiss
Succubus Dreams
Storm Born
Eternal Lover
Succubus On Top
Vampire Academy
Succubus Blues
Dreams and Desires

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