Dark Swan

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,734 ratings

Storm Born Publisher's Summary

Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants....

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy - one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne'er-do-well, and the ones who don't want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction.

But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her.

©2008 Richelle Mead (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Storm Born

    • Dark Swan, Book 1
    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,477
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,092
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,100

    Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl's got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy - one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie's first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely not one of Mead's best books

    • By Karissa Eckert on 07-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Thorn Queen

    • Dark Swan, Book 2
    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637

    Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. But after her last battle, she s also become queen of the Thorn Land. It's hardly an envious life, not with her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and Eugenie eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind. And now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one--except Eugenie--seems willing to find out why.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute power corrupts absolutely

    • By Dharma on 07-13-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Iron Crowned

    • Dark Swan, Book 3
    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry I used my last credit this month on this one

    • By Cheryl on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Shadow Heir

    • Dark Swan, Book 4
    • By: Richelle Mead
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543

    New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own--and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage. Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Series Ended : (

    • By Cheri on 01-20-12

    Regular price: $24.95