The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

By Bertrice Small

Harlequin, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780373776979, 602pp.

Publication Date: August 2012

"Mourn me but briefly. Then find your destiny, Lara, my love, my life. Now let me go..."
With those words, the spirit of Magnus Hauk, Dominus of Terah, departs his body--leaving the fate of his nation to his wife, the half faerie Lara.
While Lara's son Prince Taj is well loved by the people of Terah, he is too young to rule, so Lara must obey Magnus's dying command and govern in his stead. Yet some in Terah still believe that a female must never wear the crown...and Lara and her children will face old enemies who are not finished with their schemes for revenge. But one hope remains--Lara has a powerful ally in Prince Kaliq of the Shadows, though never was there a more seductive friend or foe....

About the Author
Beatrice Small lives with her husband, George; Deuteromony, the long-haired Maine Coon Cat; Checquers, the fat black and white cat with the pink ears; Nicky the Cockatiel; and Gilberto, the cranky Half-Moon Conure, in the English speaking community in New York State. The family heir, Tom, is now a college man. Beatrice Small is the author of The Kadin, Love Wild and Fair, Adora, Skye O'Malley, Unconquered, Beloved, All The Sweet Tomorrows, This Heart Of Mine, Enchantress Mine, Blaze Wyndham, Lost Love Found, The Spitfire, and A Love For All Time. She loves hearing from her readers. You can write to her at P.O. Box 765, Southold, NY 11971

Praise For The Shadow Queen

"Small's newest novel is a sexily fantastical romp."

--Publishers Weekly on THE SORCERESS OF BELMAIR

"Readers who enjoyed the first in [this] new series will devour Lara's latest adventure."

-Booklist on A Distant Tomorrow

"Small is not only a queen of erotic/adventure historicals, with the fifth book in the World of Hetar series, she is a grand mistress of erotic fantasy...With this newest story, the author demonstrates that we can 'have it all.'"

--RT Book Reviews on THE SHADOW QUEEN, Top Pick

"Rich in colorful characters, brimming over with Small's unique sense of erotic passion and a plot filled with mystery, the fourth title in the series is another masterpiece."

--RT Book Reviews on THE SORCERESS OF BELMAIR, Top Pick