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By Richelle Mead

Eugenie Markham is a shaman for rent, paid to bind and banish creatures from the Otherworld. yet after her final conflict, she s additionally develop into queen of the Thorn Land. It s rarely an green with envy existence, no longer together with her state in tatters, her love existence in chaos, and Eugenie desirous to steer clear of the prophecy approximately her firstborn destroying mankind. And now younger women are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one--except Eugenie--seems prepared to determine why.

Eugenie has spilled lots of fey blood in her time, yet this enemy is smart, refined, and nursing a truly own grudge. And the lads in her existence aren t making issues any more uncomplicated. Her boyfriend Kiyo is preoccupied together with his pregnant ex, and attractive fey king Dorian consistently poses a deadly distraction. without or with their support, Eugenie needs to enterprise deep into the Otherworld and belief in an unpredictable energy she will slightly regulate. Reluctant queen or no longer, Eugenie has sworn to do her duty--even if it skill dealing with the darkest--and deadliest--side of her nature...

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Get out of the way,” I said. ” “I’m not letting him lay a hand on you,” retorted Kiyo, eyes fixed on his foe. A flash of gold glimmered in Kiyo’s eyes. Gold like a fox’s. “He’s not trying to kill or rape me,” I argued, as Kiyo dodged another crushing blow. ” But Kiyo was dead set on protecting me, and I finally decided he’d be safest if I hurried up and just finished the banishing rather than attempt to protect him. Firmly channeling my power into the wand, I again began opening a gate to the Otherworld.

Picking the demon who appeared to be putting up the best fight, I took out my wand and focused my energy. I sent my will out toward the demon, grabbing hold of him with my mind and letting my senses spread beyond me and this world. The black and white butterfly tattoo on my arm began to burn. It was the symbol of Persephone, goddess of the Underworld, and I used its power to open the gates to that domain. Down the slope, the demon suddenly looked in my direction, sensing the binding wrap around it.

Remember,” I hissed to Volusian. “Subdue. ” He didn’t look happy about this. Of course, he never looked happy. The rest of my guards had orders to avoid killing if they could but not to hesitate if it was their life or a bandit’s. I wanted prisoners we could question later and didn’t really like the idea of furthering my tyrannical image if I could help it. As I’d expected, the bandits fought back. No surrender here. They had conventional gentry weapons, as well as some weak fighting magic. It became clear early on that taking prisoners was a little harder than killing.

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