July 5th, 2011

Storm Born

Shadow Heir description!

Summer's in full swing, and I'm one week away from finishing Shadow Heir's first draft. SH is the fourth and last book in the Dark Swan series and winds us through the epic problems Eugenie's gotten herself into. The book comes out in January 2012, and I think it's high time we find out what it's about. I expect we'll see the cover for this in another couple of months.

Note--I can't use enough bold font to emphasize this: if you haven't read the first three books in the series, then you probably shouldn't read the description for Shadow Heir. There are SPOILERS here because it mentions things that happen in previous books, including book #3's rather shocking ending. You've been warned.


#1 New York Times bestselling 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...

The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice...

Ohh, Eugenie. How are you going to get out of this one?