Iron Crowned: Dark Swan 3
by Richelle Mead
Bantam Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553826104
Date: 31 March 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Bantam's answer to the never ending appetite for Urban Fantasy is Richelle Mead, whose debut Succubus Blues garnered impressive reviews (Jim Butcher described it as "Sex in the City meets Paradise Lost"!) and has spawned a number of follow up titles. The latest Bantam release is Iron Crowned, the third in Mead's Dark Swan series, featuring shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham.
"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 fear...
But who can she trust to help her? Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her. To control the Crown's all-consuming powers, Eugenie must confront an unimaginable temptation – one which puts her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal danger..."