"Long live the Thorn Queen!"
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 prophecy hanging over
her head that she definitely doesn't want to see come true.
Going back and forth between the human and Otherworld is
time consuming and tiring and as a result Eugenie's love
life starts to crack. Although that also might have
something to do with her boyfriend's ex expecting his baby
Trying to get in touch with her kingdom and the people
living there, Eugenie finds out that some young girls have
gone missing from the Otherworld. It seems that this, while
not normal, isn't a cause for concern. However Eugenie
knows that she has to help her people and find the girls if
she can. Following the clues and finding her way in a world
she doesn't really want to be a part of, Eugenie is up
against something clever and evil that could hurt her in
ways that she didn't think possible.
I have been waiting for book two in the Dark Swan series
for a year and was extremely worried about not being able
to get back into the story after such a long pause. However
I didn't need to worry. Going back into Eugenie's world was
like visiting an old friend I hadn't seen for a while and
catching up with her over coffee.
I absolutely love this series and this is only the second
book. I really hope there is a third, fourth, fifth,
sixth...well you get it. Why? Well because this is not only
original, fast paced and gripping but Eugenie is someone I
can relate with and understand.
Another great book from a great author. Wonderfully
written, outstanding plot and captivating. Long live the
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted September 20, 2009