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4.00010073536819 out of 54.00010073536819 out of 54.00010073536819 out of 54.00010073536819 out of 54.00010073536819 out of 5 4.00 (9,927 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: August 2007 ISBN: 9781101100363
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The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle Angelline, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her—for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn in their shadowy devices.

Enough time has passed for Jaenelle’s physical wounds to heal, but her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. But nothing can keep her from her destiny—and the day of reckoning looms near. 

On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The fabulous talent of Anne Bishop is showcased in Heir to the Shadows...Ms. Bishop’s striking magical concepts and powerful images are wonderfully leavened with unexpected dash and humor, creating an irresistible treat for fantasy fans.”

    Romantic Times

  • “A rich and fascinatingly dark fantasy.”

    Locus

  • “Bishop subverts readers’ expectations; the ‘darkest’ powers reside in virtuous characters, demons and vampires are kindly, and Jaenelle’s adolescence is more comically normal than horrific. Her vibrant characters and descriptions will keep readers hooked, anxiously awaiting what promises to be a riveting conclusion.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “A terrific read.”

    SF Site

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 2/13/2014

    " Daemon! OH Daemon! How could this happen? I don't care what anyone else says, Daemon is my favourite of the line. Yes, okay, his father Saetan is very sexy and his brother Lucivar is hot. Still, in this second story, I felt sorry for all the SaDiablo members. I did like reading about Jaenelle growing up. Her time with Lucivar brings a smile to my face. All these blood coming together for a time when Witch will make people pay, it's pretty heady. At times, I find this story to be young adult and then other times I find it to be sensually erotic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/28/2014

    " This book was a little better than the first. It wasn't quite as shockingly disturbing. I thought that the story jumped around a lot and it introduced a lot of new characters but failed to develop them very well. You really only get to know Lucivar in this book. I was confused often when the other characters were mentioned because there were a lot, but they were so seldom mentioned that you tended to forget who they were and where they came from! It kept me interested enough to continue reading the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 1/19/2014

    " The series keeps getting better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/16/2014

    " What you don't know can still hurt you. More than that, it will hurt your closest friends. When you've finally had enough, your ability to seek punishment for those who harm the ones you love will be precisely what they deserve. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber Dawn | 1/6/2014

    " first book in ages I couldn't make myself finish. the first installment in the series intrigued me but had problems... all the problems still there in this one and it just didn't do anything for me. disclaimer- I only read 3 chapters. so this may not be fair of me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi Mechling | 12/22/2013

    " Another great book. I love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 11/24/2013

    " I love Lucivar - a great character and I'm glad that he takes a larger part in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 11/14/2013

    " It was horrible! So MeLoDrAmAtIc!!!!! But unfortunately, like a horrible wreck on the interstate, you can't help but watch it until the ambulance arrives. Guess I will be reading the next smutty smut book in this serries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Therese | 11/10/2013

    " Book Two in the series continues right where the first leaves off. There really isn't much description about Daemon in this one, but you will get to watch Jaenelle grow up with the father of her heart and her real family and friends. There were a lot of great moments in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/19/2013

    " Perfect mid-trilogy book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany C | 5/21/2013

    " I don't know what just happened; all I know is that I couldn't stop reading it. I can't explain it. It was just ridiculously compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 3/11/2013

    " I love this series its so different and original. Its the best thing I've read in a really, really long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 1/16/2013

    " Fantastic! Great continuation from the previous novel. The characters continued to grow and evolve with the novel as did the plot line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/12/2012

    " This series is unlike anything I've read and I find it mesmerizing. The story is about Janelle, but it is never told from her perspective. I can't wait to read the final book in the trilogy, the characters and their hardships are so engrossing. READ THIS SERIES, you will NOT be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cena Keegan | 6/11/2012

    " Oh I Cried in this one, it was intense. The Whole Plot in this book was heavy and dark. Kept my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 5/3/2012

    " It is getting better and better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlyle Clark | 3/17/2012

    " Gave up on it after loving the first. The villains are too comic-booky 1-dimensionally evil, so if that's what you like don't let this review deter you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MELISSA | 10/12/2011

    " allot going on in this middle book led straight into the next book . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 10/10/2011

    " Not so good. It wasn't the Empire Strikes Back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 7/21/2011

    " Although I'm familiar with the story, I still found myself completely drawn in and did not want to put the book down at all. I'm very glad that I decided to reread this trilogy. "

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

    " Ac je kniha úžasná, zdála se mi trochu... táhlá. Samozrejme, že je stejne perfektní, jako její dve sestry, ale z knihy me asi nejvíce bavily scény s Daemonem (a jeho šílenstvím) - ty ostatní jsem tak trochu "pretrpela". Receno v dobrém.. x)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 5/13/2011

    " Another great book by Anne Bishop! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/8/2011

    " I liked this one much more than the first...wasn't so distrubing. This was a more fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayu | 4/30/2011

    " They are people too. That's what i think about the character. I can feel their passion, its just like i step into their world, and wish that's its my world too. In this book i can watch the grown of each character, of course i can't erase that hopefully this trilogy had satisfiying ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/23/2011

    " Better than the first... couldn't quite stomach everything in the first one, but this one was focused more on relationship development amongst characters, as well as the introduction of some fun new ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/29/2011

    " I'm still really enjoying this trilogy, but this book was paced a little slower, and while I understand where the series is headed, I missed the interactions of Jaenelle and Daemon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 3/5/2011

    " Not as entertaining as the first one, but just as confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/15/2011

    " The series sucks you in and when you finish you don't want to leave. I love the character Lucivar. His and Jaenelle's relationship is hilarious to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/30/2011

    " This series took me a little while to get into, but once I did I was hooked. Definitely worth a read. "

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