Iron Crowned (Dark Swan #3)
the Otherworld is at the mercy of one woman...
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 g...more
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There is a recurring theme in all of Meads books that is starting to make me wonder about her personal life. Could this be wish fulfillment? Or perhaps something that happened to her in her past? For her sake I hope not.
I'm getting the feeling that Mead wants us to hate all her main characters. She has them make idiotic decisions, betray the ones who love them, and do the one thing they should have done in the first place when it's almost too late. They ignore useful advice and inst...more
This one falls into the latter. Ugh. Where to begin? Most anything I rant about will be spoilers, but suffice it to say I am com...more
A couple of years ago, when...more
I'm reeling over this book, it might take me a while to get to sleep, so I thought I'd put a few random thought on here.
*********SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS********
First of all...I LOVE Dorian!!(xoxoxo)
This book continues pretty much where THORN QUEEN left off. Eugenie and Dorian have teamed up in a war waged in the Otherworld by the Rowan Queen, after her son Leith was killed by Dorian for the kidnap...more
Hmmmm.....Let me think for a second...............Okay! Back to my thoughts!
It was a remarkable,suspenseful ongoing joy ride read for me! I literally, no LIES,jumped in my seat with anticipation from beginning till end,along with hundreds of profanity words that I just could not help expressing while reading. So what's my point? Here goes,I don't normally get all riled up and crazed about a book; but for some bizarre reason all of Richelle Mead's series tend to...more
Iron Crowned is the much anticipated third book in Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series. The series follows Eugenie Markham, newly made Queen of the Thorn Land and daughter to the epically feared Storm King. She must maintain her responsibilities in the Otherworld as Queen while also paying her bills and keeping her house as a part-time shaman in the real world. War is raging between her land and the land of Rowan. Her only hope of winning this War and mini...more
All I should write in order for you to believe the depth of excellency of this book should be to point out and that IT IS a Richelle Mead book. Not only a Richele Mead book, but a 3rd book in the series book. If you've read at least one of her 3 series you know that she has this thing that on the 3rd book she pulls the carpet under your feet, shreddi...more
I ADORE Richelle Mead, but we are all human. THis book will have to be chalked up to her one tragic mistake...
Storm Born~She starts out with Kiyo until she finds out he has another chick knocked up. BYE BYE KIYO...
OK I finished it - yes, it was a quick read & I felt compelled to blow through it but wow....WOW. Was it me or did Eugenie come across as fickle as a 70's housewife at a swinger party?
If you've read Mead's other series & see her character formula, I felt like this was if you took Rose & Georgie both & they had a love child - Eugenie would be the result but all of the bad & none of the good.
I had so many problems with this book &...more
Never before has foreshadowing played such an integral role in the Dark Swan series. At the beginning of Storm Born, the first in the Dark Swan series, Mead alluded that shaman Eugenie Markham’s destiny would be turbulent, on rocky footing, and perhaps a solitary journey. With a prophecy to contend with that could end the reign of humans in their realm and put the gentry in their place, Storm Born cultivated a tall order for the series. Would the destiny of Eugenie’s offspring ever ful...more
The book started really interesting and I've been giggling f...more
Sorry I know i am rambling but i just haven't come to terms yet with what Kyio did!!
Ok the series definitely have started to get more interesting and I liked this book just as much as the second one, if not more!!! The next book definitely holds promise and I 'm waiting to see what happens next!
Mead has a way...more
I will admit I really like Ms Mead as an author, and after reading the entire 'Vampire Academy' series back to back in the span of a week I became a total fan - the VA series cemented Ms Mead as one of my favourite a...more
Third books in Mead's series are often known as the oh-my-God-Richelle-Mead-why-did-you-do-this-to-us books, and this one doesn't fall short in that aspect at all. What happens near the end of this book is INSANE . . . but I LOVE IT. It's blatantly obvious I'll be buying the last book.
Eugenie needs to think more about her definition of 'infidelity' she cheated plain and simple!!
I LOVE DORIAN!! he tells it like it is yeah he may have told some half truths but it ended pretty much how he knew he would and he really does love Eugenie and she did a shitty thing!!
I HATE KIYO!! didnt really ever like him!! ugh i wanna kill him!! what a complete a**hole!!!!
and i love dorian sorry had to say it twice!
I was happy to see Kiyo back in the mi...more
A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f...more