The Shadow Queen (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Bertrice Small

Harlequin, 9780373776979, 602pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 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 bodyleaving 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 crownand Lara and her children will face old enemies who are not finished with their schemes for revenge. But one hope remainsLara has a powerful ally in Prince Kaliq of the Shadows, though never was there a more seductive friend or foe.

About the Author

The author of more than fifty historical, fantasy and erotic romance novels, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Bertrice Small lives on the North Fork of the East End of Long Island with her husband and two overfed felines. She is a member of the Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America and RWA s PAN and PASIC. Bertrice Small is the recipient of numerous awards and was honored as a Pioneer of Romance by RT Book Reviews."

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