Thorn Queen (Dark Swan Series #2)

Thorn Queen (Dark Swan Series #2)

by Richelle Mead
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Thorn Queen (Dark Swan Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 307 reviews.
Mamarebe More than 1 year ago
Richelle has two wonderfully diverse booklines with aggressive, intelligent, and kickbutt women how can you go wrong. I had to read this book in one night. I knew I had to go to work the next morning but I was engrossed. If you love a new twist on the paranormal market pick up any of her books they are a must read.
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
Thorn Queen This second installment was outstanding! In the beginning I was getting so annoyed with Eugenie's self-pity and self-absorbed attitude, I just wanted to smack her a good one. A few months have passed since Eugenie has become the Thorn Queen in Otherworld. Reality is settling in on her, that kingdom actually means a place with people in it. Someone has been kidnapping young girls from Eugenie's kingdom, banishing them to the human world and selling them into the sex trade business. Meanwhile, fire demons have been terrorizing villages in Thorn Land and thanks to Eugenie's turning her kingdom's climate into a desert, her people are starving and thirty, and a drought has settle upon the land. I like the way Eugenie turned things around, once she realized that her neglect was causing her people to suffer immensely. Taking responsibility for her people, Eugenie tries to be the queen they need her to be. All the while Dorian has been there for her and taking care of her affairs, even when she wasn't aware of it. Dorian turns out to be the best ally Eugenie and her kingdom have. The love triange with Kiyo and Dorian turned out to be one of the best decisions Eugenie made in the entire book. This decision though will have huge repercussions for the future of the worlds. This book was so engrossing with tons of actions, lots of magic and otherworldly creatures. I am so hooked and can't wait for the next book in the series Iron Crowned. I highly recommend this book and the series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Half-breed shaman Eugenie Markham was contented making a living sending home creatures who crossed over from the Otherworld. She never planned to cross over herself heeding her mentor stepfather's warning, but did so to rescue a child. To accomplish her quest, Eugenie killed the Thorn King (see STORM BORN) only to learn she is now the THORN QUEEN; a job she does not want as that will mean more time on Otherworld where every person with a Y Chromosome wants her. She has issues with the two males in her life though she is seeing Kiyo the spirit fox even as he is expecting to be a father soon with his former girlfriend while fae King Dorian has her libido soaring to heights she never imagined. Besides wanting two hunks Eugenie fears pregnancy as her firstborn is prophesized as the individual who will make the human race extinct. The newest monarch is most concerned with several young female fae vanishing; adding to her dismay is that no one even King Dorian seem the least bit troubled. She decides to investigate as Eugenie feels this is part of being a ruler. Her inquiry leads to life threatening danger from an adversary with a personal blood grudge and an affirmation that her preference is the mental comfort of the human realm she knows intimately. The second Dark Swan fantasy is a terrific tale as the audience sees the Otherworld through the eyes of newcomer Eugenie. The story line is fast-paced from the onset while the Thorn Queen struggles with her new responsibilities, her love life and an unknown foe using fae to force the heroine to act. Like the first book, this is a winner due to the realism brought to Otherworld by the half human-half fey heroine who is naive in this new world of hers as her earthly sophistication appears worthless in this realm. Harriet Klausner
jADOR More than 1 year ago
If this book is anything like the first one it is sure to be a hit. All the characters pop right out of the pages and nothing is superfluous.
Anonymous 9 months ago
She is an amazing author and all of her books are crazy exciting
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dancinqt21 More than 1 year ago
This series is fabulous! The first book is a little bit confusing in getting a hang of the universe, but by the second book I was completely hooked. In Richelle Mead fashion, we are given a strong female character with a sharp tongue. It's funny, it's dark, it's fast-paced, it's action-packed, and hey, it's filled with some really hot sex scenes. If these are the sorts of qualities you are looking for in your fantasy novels, I definitely recommend adding these books to your shelf!  Side Note: Even though The Dark Swan Series is technically complete, the end of the series feels a bit unfinished. Richelle Mead is considering eventually returning to the series to write a fifth novel. I am cautioning a lack of closure, people.
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Another great addition to the dark swan series. I hated what happened to Eugenie, and I was surprised at how fast she got past something so traumatic, but that didn't take away from the book. I also wish that things were more violent between her and Kiyo, but that's just a personal preference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Books two is just as good as book one! About to start book three!
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cj2005 More than 1 year ago
Loved the series and this is one of my favorites!
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Enjoyed it and you will to
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Where is princess Rini?
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