Iron Crowned
Dark Swan book #3
Richelle Mead


Review brought to you by OBS staff member Deanne


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…

Another hit by Richelle Mead. Eugenie, as always, is kick ass. She is strong, witty and intelligent. Her relationship with Dorian is sizzling hot. Dorian (as interesting as ever) comes across light and unbothered by it all, but he is lethal and cunning, always looking for an angle. Both him and Eugenie, I think, work well together.

Everything seem to be running along smoothly, except for that pesky war, but Eugenie ends up on a mission with Kiyo. They are searching for the iron crown that if Eugenie finds will end the war.

As usual, it’s not as easy as it appears.

With  issues that come up regarding the iron crown, Eugenie believes that Dorian deceived her. With her trust issues,  that is enough for her to end the relationship with Dorain in a way that leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

There are many surprises in this book, ones that had me gasping. I really liked the book, and I am glad it did not disappoint. There was a point in the middle of the book that left me wishing and wanting more, but the overall the book was really good  a solid 4 out of 5.