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A Tale of Two Kingdoms

(Knights of Black Swan #6)

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Winner BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE Series four years is a row! - Reviewer's Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild

Duff Torquil is heir to Scotia, the kingdom of Fae, who have been at war with the Elves for two thousand years. Fae and Elves are both species who have evolved to respond to one fated lover with whom they will mate for life. Duff Torquil’s predestined mate is
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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published January 11th 2014 by 7th House for Andromedal LLC (first published January 6th 2014)
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Tifinie Henry
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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As the story Victoria Danann has created continues, it gets better and better and better and better...

The sixth book in the series The Knights of Black Swan was a wonderful surprise and a rollercoaster journey on my emotions.

A Tale of Two Kingdoms reminds me of stories through history, weither they be fiction or non fiction, of forbidden love.

The two love birds Aelsong (elf) and Duff (fae) should be sworn enemies. However their attraction for each other which started in the second book of this s
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Sarah
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Victoria Danann knows how to tell a story and leaves you hoping she never quits writing! A Tale of Two Kingdoms is written about Duff and Aelsong, a story everyone has been waiting to hear! Their families, and their countries, do not want them together. How will they spend their lives with each other when everyone they know wants them apart?

This is the 6th book in the series, make sure you read My Familiar Stranger (it's free!) first so you can get the entire story in all its
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Shurrn
I've been impatiently waiting for the day that Duff and Song would get their moment in the spotlight... The wait was worth it, and A Tale of Two Kingdoms shines brightly among the other jewels in the Knights of the Black Swan series so far.

“I know ‘tis damn inconvenient and likely to be more trouble than I can guess before ‘tis done. But I would no’ change it. The only thin’ on Earth I’m sure of is that whatever bother comes, she’s more than worth it.”
We had been witness to the little momen
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Judy Fox
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I know there are grouches out there who don't enjoy a story that ends with love conquering all....but I'm not one of them! Ms. Danann introduced us to both Aelsong and Duff Torquil back in her second book, The Witch's Dream. We knew there would be a story coming later, and her fans couldn't wait for it to be told! In book six, she does just that. In this gripping story, Duff and Aelsong finally get their chance to be together, even though they know their families, friends, (heck - even their cou ...more
Nelta
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Danann has engaged us in a love story that in their respective worlds is all but forbidden but with the help from a few friends,and their patience, perseverance and love, Aelsong and Duff find that love knows no boundaries...
I enjoyed book 6 of The a Knights of the Black Swan series very much....actually one of my favorites.....yes, I'm a sucker for love stories! Thank you Victoria for giving us Song and Duff's story and I look forward to what comes next in this highly entertaining seri
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Pam
A Tale of Two Kingdoms A True Love Story!
I thought Gathering Storm was the best! She Topped it again!
Be Still My Heart!!! Love Story… Romeo & Juliet… Cleopatra & Mark Antony…
Cinderella & Prince Charming… You may have thought Those were the greatest Love stories ever told.
Well Think again!!! Good thing I was sitting, Made me week in the knees. She brought out all my emotions again & again..
**“My love.” He closed his eyes when he heard her voice, like a lick of honey. “There you
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Gina Whitney
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
CANT GET ENOUGH OF DUFF!! That's right you heard it from me! Duff had me hotter then a fox in a forest fire;) Honestly, I needed to crack my window. Loving this book is putting it mildly. Lusty, enthralling and a sexy love story is what Victoria Danann gave us AGAIN. I was captivated from page one. I read this in one sitting having to perch my kindle on something, because the freaking thing was burning the hell out of me!! Holy hell!! Yeah, that kind of read! We bookies live to be transported to ...more
Bleumoon
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The latest chapter in the Knights of Black Swan is yet again a wonderful surprise and fun and thoughtful read. As with all of Danann's Black Swan stories A Tale of Two Kingdoms takes the reader on a wild ride with surprises at every turn.The multi-dimensional world created by Danann and shared with us is breathtaking and always relevant to our current world.The characters we have come to love and care about are there but some minor characters finally get their time in the sun! It is a wonderful ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
The story of star-crossed lovers has been around for a while and if asked, most people would say that Romeo & Juliet is the most famous one. Well think again because Duff and Aelsong are about to take that crown! This story has been a long time coming as we met Duff and Aelsong in Book 2 (The Witch's Dream) but it is well worth the wait. Duff has decided that he has waited long enough and makes a plan to ensure that he and Aelsong are together. He enlists the help of some friends, new and ol ...more
Laurel Johnson
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Tale of Two Kingdoms (Knights of Black Swan, Book 6) (Kindle Edition)
What a wonderful book!! This is the story of Duff, a Fairy Prince and Aelsong, an Elf Princess with a forbidden love. Duff and Song want nothing more than to be together regardless of the fact that their families and countries forbid it. Their has been a feud between the fairies and elves for thousands of years so Duff sets in motion an elaborate plan, with the help of friends, for them to have their HEA. Things don't go as
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Dee Bowerman
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Tale Of Two Kingdoms is a great read as the next installment in the Knights of the Black Swan series. Duff and Aelsong are totally in love but he is King of Fairies and She the Princess of the elves both Royals in the hated Rivalry. How will the Royal families react? What started this ongoing hatred of each other and what will they do to be together. This book is filled with action and adventure, and plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Their Love is true ,but can it sustain? This book is a ...more
Elizabeth
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While this is a fantasy with a dash of romance thrown in, it is also a story of how prejudices rule societies. It also shows the triumph of reason and passion over the unfounded prejudice. A wonderful moving story that brought me to tears at the end. While the romance is at the base of this part of the whole story, there are elements that in this part as well as the whole that are universal to men and women, to society as a whole.
Lady M.C.
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just love a love story when two lovers will do anything to stay together and the things they do. This was such a good book and needless to say I could have read the whole book in one sitting, however; work got in the way!

Thank you Victoria for another great story!
Rose
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Didn't see that coming! Just when I think I have a handle on where Victoria Danann might being going with this series she surprises me (& all her other devoted fans). All I can say about this one is WOW!!!! Such a fantastic series!!!
Ellen Sandberg
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS

A Tale of Two Kingdoms is book 6 in the Knights of the Black Swan. The books should be read in order- My Familiar Stranger, The Witch's Dream, A Summoner's Tale, Moonlight, and Gathering Storm. I think you will fall as much in love with this series as I have.


What would you be willing to give up for love- your family, your country, the crown? Perhaps even harder, would you be willing to disregard centuries of hate and mistrust? What would you be willing to suffer for love- i
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Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
Duff is the Fae prince and if you have read any of the other books then you know what Aelsong who is and Elve Royal is to him. Duff is tired of waiting to be with Song. He decides to make a plan for them to be together and enlists the help of Elora. As with any of Victoria's books this is not only Duff and Songs story. We also find out more of where Rose and Glen.

Once again another great book by Victoria that I just couldn't put down. Her books are always so intriguing. You can never just guess
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Anna-marie
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We are once again back within the world of The Knights of the Black Swan.
This time, it is the story of Duff Torquill & Aelsong Hawking, and what a wonderful story it is.
They met some time ago, and they both knew then, they were meant to be together. Only problem is Duff is the Fae heir to Scotia & Aelsong is from the royal House of Elves & Fae & Elves don’t mix.
Victoria takes us on a wonderful adventure with twists & turns & some heart stopping moments along with the usu
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Ticia Morton hall
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Danann has done it again!!! This is the 6th in her series, Knights of the Black Swan; and her 6th masterpiece! A tale of love from two characters that we were introduced to in book 2, Witch's Dream. Can these two lovers breach the great obstacles that are stacked against them by their family, culture, race...? Once you start A Tale of Two Kingdoms you won't be able to put it down until you find the answer. But it is best to start with the first book in the series, My Familiar Stranger, ...more
Shanna
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A True Love Story!!!!

This book was AWESOME!!! I was not expecting much of what happened in this book, but I loved it. I cant wait to see
where this series goes after this one. I have a lot ofanticipation for the next one after reading this.  I just love Victoria's books and the journey that she is taking us in these books.  I hope this series last forever!!
Stephanie
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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DISCLOSURE: The E-Galley was provided by the author for review on my blog, from which this reeview is excerpted. No remuneration was exchanged. All opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
I enjoy and support Victoria’s work and have joined her “street team.” This doesn’t mean I gush praise without merit. I am expected and required to offer my readers an honest opinion.

The Order of the Black Swan series has everything: acti
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Deb Smith
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The latest chapter in the Knights of Black Swan is yet again a wonderful surprise and fun and thoughtful read. As with all of Danann's Black Swan stories A Tale of Two Kingdoms takes the reader on a wild ride with surprises at every turn.The multi-dimensional world created by Danann and shared with us is breataking and alwys relevant to our current world.The characters we have sme to love and care about are there but some minor characters finally get their time in the sun! It is a wonderful tale ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Victoria Danann’s A Tale of Two Kingdom’s is truly a love story for the ages.

It was truly a pleasure watching Song and Duff’s romance develop. What seems doomed to fail only makes these would be lovers more determined to beat the odds against conspiring family members, opposing royal houses and even the foundations of their beliefs concerning their differing backgrounds as an Elf and a Fae.


Victoria artfully weaves this tale of love and romance that also lets us catch a glimpse into the inner wor
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Donna Zink
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yep, still in love with the Order of the Black Swan series! A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS, sixth in the series, was as engrossing as the previous five stories. Expect the Unexpected should be the theme of this series.
A TALE OF TWO KINGDOMS may be a novella but it is huge in the amount of information it provides the reader. This is a series that must be read in order. This is a series that must be read, period.

Finally we have the story of Aelsong, (Song) and Duff, (future King of the fae). They first
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Shannon
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Victoria Danann does a wonderful job with Duff and Aelsong's love story. A Tale Of Two Kingdoms allowed me to experience all consuming love of Duff and Aelsong. Of course their love has the potential to be either tragic or magical. I personally loved Duff in A Tale of Two Kingdoms and root for him the whole time.

Of course the entire book is not about Duff and Aelsong. You will be right with there as certain members of the family and/or team become cohorts of Duff and Aelsong which leads to inter
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Bobbi
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When this book was released in the box set I was so excited. I had been biting at the bit wanting to know Duff Torquil and Aelsong Hawking's story and with this book in the Knights of Black Swan Saga I got it. Their story is the epic Romeo and Juliet without the suicide part but only much more exciting and better. Two families at war for so many years that they lost the real reason why. Everyone works together to find out the truth while Duff and Aelsong bond with their mating. Kept away from ea ...more
Michelle
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series, it's about vampires, werewolves, fae and other supernatural beings protecting each other and humans from rogue unruly beings. there's a love story in each book, and throughout the series we hear about the other characters we've come to love and how there relationships are progressing. each book carries on smoothly where the other left off which is a huge selling point for me.I've been waiting to read this one for a while (songs mating to the Prince, since they firs ...more
Cristina Riquelme
The sixth book in the series The Knights of Black Swan was amazing!!!!!just wow...
The are supposed to be enemies but they fall in love, can the find true happiness when they families are against this...
Need to read this amazing series...and the the first book on the series is FREE!!!!

http://www.amazon.com/My-Familiar-Str...
Tabitha Schneider
This is the story that has been in the back of our minds since they were introduced....when, where, how will Song & Duff get together??? Well I got my answer in "A Tale of Two Kingdoms" and I couldn't be happier with the results. :-) If you haven't started this series yet then you are missing out on an amazing author and series, this should be a must have in any paranormal romance lover's collection.
Diane
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I could not wait for this book to come out, and when it did, I could not put it down! I loved every page and had to reread it as soon as I finished it the first time. I am ready for the story story continue in the next book! Good job, once again, Victoria, and I look forward to the next masterpiece that you release!!
Patricia Smith
I have been impatiently waiting for this book to come out I absolutely love their story it was wonderfully written wonderfully done and worth the wait it's one of those stories that was running through the other stories as a backline and I couldn't wait for them to get their own book!! Loved it!! ...and you will too!!
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, is the author of over thirty eight romances: paranormal, scifi, fantasy, and contemporary.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES FOUR YEARS IN A ROW. - Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

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Knights of Black Swan (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • The Witch's Dream (Knights of Black Swan, #2)
  • A Summoner's Tale: The Vampire's Confessor (Order of the Black Swan, #3)
  • Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf (Knights of Black Swan, #4)
  • Gathering Storm (Knights of Black Swan, #5)
  • Solomon's Sieve (Knights of Black Swan, #7)
  • Vampire Hunter (Knights of Black Swan, #8)
  • Journey Man (Knights of Black Swan, #9)
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