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 anyday...
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 Thorn Queen!
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