New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead takes readers back to the Otherworld, an embattled realm mystically entwined with our world - and ruled by one woman's dangerous choice.
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 gentry fear.
Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown's ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation--one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril.
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Let me start by saying, I thought that the last two books where great. There was great character growth and interaction.
Then there is this book. I am very disappointed in how this book is turning out. I feel that the Eugenie regressed and started started over emotionally and mentally again. We may have even surpassed where we started with her in the first place. I thought that she was finally starting to except who she is and the responsibilities she has now, whether she asked for them or not, but it is not to be. She cant seem to realize that this is how the world works. Really, Eugenie has no right to call her half sister a spoiled brat when Jasmine acted far more mature that Eugenie ever did in this book.
Eugenie became way to comfortable with dropping responsibility/people that were no longer useful/helpful to her. How can we call her a heroine, when she leave all the dirty and undesirable tasks to other people just because she just hates dealing with it or doesn't have time for. Which I find it hard to believe as she spent most of her time either communing with her kingdom or was in someones bed/thinking about sex or her partners having sex with someone else.
I will admit, that I have not finished the book yet, but seeing as all I want to see at this point is the anvil fall on her head, I figured I better quit now while I still have some nice thoughts about this series. In the future, I may finish this book and listen to the last one, but it is going to have to be awhile.
My only regret is I am going on the last book, I hope she continues this series in the future it is set up really well to go on as long as Ms Galenorn's Otherworld series
this book was ok but could have been better, idk when she became so unskilled that she couldn't save herself. But the ending does make you want to go to tje next book.
Again a good story that is hard to follow because the heroine is having sex so often the main point of the story often seems to have no point. Sex, hoqw often and how many places often seens more important than the story line which is actually good.
I didn't read books 1 & 2, but the heroine was very impetuous and I didn't think someone who was so spontaneous could accomplish what she was doing. The book really went from sex scene to scene with a little action in between.
No, Just this series
She sounded really classy, but the character seemed very trashy - the voice didn't fit the character.
If the journey and battles had been flushed out as much as the sex, I probably would have enjoyed it more
Might be great for some readers, but I stopped listening 1/2 way through because I really did not care about the main character.
ACTION?? I wish I had read in the reviews that dominance and oral sex are very important to the ACTION of this plot! Sex is natural in life and is often included in stories, but it distracts from the story the way it's written in here. Or maybe S&M sex is the point of the story, not saving the worlds.
Really? A woman wrote this? Seems like a man's fantasy and an idea of what he thought women wanted to hear. Disgusted and distracted from the plot, I deleted the novel at chapter 8. Maybe Richelle is a guy.
N/A, didnt read print edition
Fast moving, lots of action, very good narrator, evrything.
Good listen, monolithic.
I liked the Succubus series, but I LOVED this series. I only hope this is NOT the last book in the series. Please Richelle - please say your not done with this series yet??
absolutely not, unless I fell prey to an unknown tendency towards masochism
All of them
The saddest moment in this book was realizing since it was narrated in First Person that the character I most wanted to immediately die, the Narrator, aka, the heroine of the novel, wouldn't. To keep listening past the first couple of hours, was perhaps masochistic. I kept on with it, hoping she'd grow the spine/balls that one would logically expect...but no...she dissolved into fumbling incompetence and the banality of the storyline grew in direct proportion.
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