Book Review: The Black Swan Inheritance by Marigold Deidre Dicer

Title: The Black Swan Inheritance   The Black Swan Inheritance

Author: Marigold Deidre Dicer

ISBN: 9780994225306

Published: November 2014 by Smashwords Edition

Genre: Paranormal, New Adult, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 235

Source: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4/5 stars


The Black Swan is native to Australia, unrelated to the pure White Swan of Europe. She is found in the strangest of places – from ugly mines to ordered farmland, beautiful bush to battered beach.

Yet, she always shies away from humanity.
The Black Swan is always beautiful, surprisingly resilient and very, very powerful. Most Black Swans are wise enough not to use that power to challenge the status quo.

Anita had the kind of reputation in high school that no one wants to carry into adulthood, especially since she wants to be a doctor like her dad. Now at university, she is determined to be good, but one little end-of-semester celebration can’t hurt, right? Well it can if she ends up having a one-night stand with a werewolf that triggers a dark awakening. Turns out Anita’s over-active libido isn’t just hormonal – it’s magical.
The Black Swan is a powerful legacy that brings both temptation and danger. Having now inherited the title and all that comes with it, Anita finds herself beset upon by ancient abominations that won’t take no for an answer. No wonder the Black Swan had been driven to seclusion and banishment in the past. But Anita is determined not to run away – she is here to help, whether the medieval dragon-wolf or the undead cultists want it or not.
She will be no one’s pawn. She will rise to the challenge.
If she can just manage to deal with her own flaws first. Anxiety, panic-attacks, and bouts of bitchiness does not a diplomat make.

This New Adult Paranormal Fantasy includes regular coarse language, violence, sexual references and a sex scene.
There is also reference to rape. Not in any detail, but there is reference to it.

My Thoughts:

The Black Swan Inheritance by Marigold Deidre Dicer was one of the best paranormal novels I’ve ever read! With witches, vampires and werewolves all in the mix, what more could you ask for?

The main character, Anita, seems like an average nerdy uni student until a night out with her friends ends in sex with a werewolf. This leads Anita to realise that she is as witch with a lot more power than she could ever have imagined. She needs to make a decision about which side she will take in the war being carried out between the vampires and werewolves.

This story has such an interesting concept. I really enjoyed learning the story behind Anita’s Black Swan Inheritance and kept me guessing about which side she would take until the very end.