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4.00014399884801 out of 54.00014399884801 out of 54.00014399884801 out of 54.00014399884801 out of 54.00014399884801 out of 5 4.00 (13,889 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Bishop Narrator: John Sharian Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Black Jewels Series Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781101079744
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Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence—and corruption.

Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men—sworn enemies—know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love—and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining …

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aredhel | 2/18/2014

    " I was totally into this book!!! Amazing world! Dark, ominous, dangerous, and yet so vividly and skilfully depicted! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/12/2014

    " This was a really good book. It took a few chapters to get into, there were so many characters and this whole new world we were introduced to but then it settled down into main characters and it took off. It is one in a trilogy and i HAVE to get the next, they really left you hanging. Great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/2/2014

    " It has been awhile since I've read straight dark fantasy. Usually I don't like stories too dark, but I enjoyed the characters and the interesting world that was explored. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tabitha Pujol-mitchell | 1/29/2014

    " these books are extremely enjoyable despite their flaws. the characters are a bit stereotypical. sometimes it gets a little cheesy., but i came to love them and the series nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belinda Stanley | 1/24/2014

    " LOVED this series...completely different and highly recommended by a friend with impeccable taste...a joy from start to end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia Tree | 1/11/2014

    " I found this book at a garage sale- 50cents in my final year of high school and I instantly fell in love with it and tracked down the remaining of the series- a powerfully dark but also loving series of a family trying to just survive in a world that that is controlled by a twisted witch/high priestess who will destroy anything that gets or could get in her way. Three strong men who have seen more cruelty than love but are also the most powerful men in all the realms become unlikely allies in protecting Witch- dreams made flash and their savior- more powerful than the High Lord of Hell himself(one of the men who will protect her) - but she is only a child...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 1/9/2014

    " I love this series but not because I think the writing is perfect - Bishop leans heavily towards the florid and melodramatic but she has created a beautifully layered and complex world that makes up for the sillier stuff. Jaenelle will always be one of my favorite characters in fiction: an unusual blend of power and fragility that makes her awe-inspiring but endearing at the same time. Briarwood will haunt me forever (given that I don't read much horror, I may be biased but that is seriously one of the creepiest places ever created) and Papa Saetan is too cool to be a real dad but damn if you don't want to be part of his family anyways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swalsk | 12/24/2013

    " It was good. Characters are well made. Reading the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Máirín | 12/19/2013

    " OMG, I LOVE this author!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 12/1/2013

    " Complex world full of twists and turns. I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth NC | 11/29/2013

    " I was not impressed with this book. I had a difficult time keeping track of the characters, their relationships and the area/country they were in and how they all related. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashleigh Oldfield | 11/8/2013

    " Wow, awesome, incredible, amazing. Words just aren't enough to describe such a wonderful work of fiction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 8/25/2013

    " Excellent, if in parts a bit graphic "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellison | 7/24/2013

    " It was okay, but I won't continue the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mae | 7/22/2013

    " A fascinating book. Pretty damn dark, especially towards the end. Very adult themes, but this author's universe is amazing. I look forward to reading the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chas. | 6/21/2013

    " the writing was just okay but I love the world building. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat Ralph | 5/4/2013

    " My fave set of books. If you love strong characters and strong plot line this is the book!!!! I LOVE this book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 4/13/2013

    " it tooke a very long time to get into this book as a lot of the story and the descriptions are very very thin, shallow and a bit boring. but as the story goes on it becomes more and more intriguing and actually worth reading. just stick to it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/14/2013

    " Heavy exposition, but so worth it once it gets into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 1/19/2013

    " My very favorite fantasy series. Always a good read - no matter how many times I've read it already (4 or 5 so far) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/22/2012

    " Not a book for everyone. Very dark, but the writing is superb. I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jlynn | 9/20/2012

    " Complete and utter dreck. Addictive for the first read through, but like too much crappy chocolate it leaves you with a bit of a stomach ache. All I can say is that this is the most horribly melodramatic Mary Sue tale ever... at least for fantasy books containing massive amounts of sexual kink. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 8/16/2012

    " Wonderful book and great series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Marques | 5/26/2012

    " This was the first fantasy book that I've read and I loved it. The world that Bishop creates, the jewel hierarchy, the main caracters of Daemon, Lucivar, Jaenelle, and so many others will remain in your head long after you read this book as well as the whole trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 6/26/2011

    " Když jsem poprvé knihu cetla, byla jsem naprosto unešená a pokaždé, když po ní znovu sáhnu, se ten pocit opakuje. Miluju ji!! :* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodie | 6/3/2011

    " I was skeptical, but my daughter insisted I read these. They were actually very interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 6/2/2011

    " This book was amazing! Anne Bishop is a phenomenal writer, pulling the reader in and making them a part of the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 6/2/2011

    " It was very well-written. Very brutal though - still, engrossing and enjoyable with little bits of light throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryann | 5/31/2011

    " This is a fantastic series, especially if you are looking for something unique. I love this series and have reread it several times. Bishop does an incredible time crafting the characters and fully developing their personalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 5/31/2011

    " Could Daemon (Sadi) Sa Diablo be more sexy? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bodagirl | 5/22/2011

    " Dark fantasy at its best. I love how Bishop has reversed a patriarchal society including all of the double-standards. Her world is vibrant and horrific all at the same time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 5/14/2011

    " Sexist, melodramatic, wish fulfillment trash. Oh can't forget about the stomach turning pedophilic overtones. Got about ten percent in and just couldn't take it anymore. I wish I could give this negative stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jandan | 5/8/2011

    " My favorite writer of all. Couldn't put the book down and couldnt wait to find the rest of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop is the New York Times bestselling author of Bridge of Dreams and a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for her Black Jewels trilogy. She lives in Upstate New York.