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by Richelle Mead

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

2008 Urban Fantasy Novel Nominee

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Bestseller Mead launches her exciting new first-person Dark Swan series about a butt-kicking shaman. The characters are well drawn, as always. Discovering the mystery and dark powers possessed by this heroine makes for sizzling and serious adventure.

Trained by her shaman stepfather, Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman whose job is banishing creatures who have crossed over from the Otherworld. Her latest case is to rescue a young girl taken to Otherworld. Eugenie recognizes the danger in entering the realm but proceeds anyway, only to discover that her biological father is none other than the Storm King. A prophecy regarding a child that Eugenie will bear makes her a target of all the males of Otherworld, who want to impregnate her. Two very different men, Kiyo, a spirit fox, and King Dorian, claim they want to help her, but Eugenie finds it difficult to trust. (ZEBRA, Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Zebra

Published: August 2008

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Fun and thrilling

Submitted by Oliva Love on June 25, 2010 - 3:25am.

I downloaded this Kindle book after reading Succubus Blues. I think Richelle Mead shows great promise in delivering many original and witty stories. This is a wonderful first book in what could be a very powerful series.

The main character shows growth and depth. The book moves along quickly and has a thrilling ending. Some parts are predictable however there were a few that caught me by surprise!