This is a review of “Iron Crowned” by Richelle Mead. It is the third book in The Dark Swan Series. It follows on from “Thorn Queen“.
Eugenie is living in two worlds. The Otherworld and the human world (our world). She rules her Thorn Kingdom with the help of her consort King Dorian, and keeps the locality of Tucson safe from paranormal mayhem. Queen Katrice has declared war on Dorian and Eugenie for the “murder” of her son Leith. But Dorian and Eugenie are strong and can hold their own.
Things with Kiyo are strained. And Eugenie is as surprised as anyone when Dorian suggests he accompany her on a dangerous quest to obtain the Iron Crown, a relic believed to cause fear of and respect for the one who wields it. Eugenie thinks that her possession of it will cause Katrice to call off the senseless war. But will Eugenie forgive Dorian when she finds out what the Iron Crown can really do? What about her residual feelings for Kiyo? Will they ever go away? Will the war with Katrice come to an end without too much bloodshed?
A really interesting read. But…
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT: don’t read the following if you don’t want plot details revealed to you.
Why the hell can’t she just choose one of the boys to stay with?! I mean GOSH! How hard is it? Choose one or the other. Or you know, she could just stay single for a while… Seriously she should just stick with Dorian. He’s the one.
So yes, I liked this book. I thought it was great. But yeah. I wanted to slap Eugenie around a little bit when it came to her “romances”.