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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,240 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 2008 ISBN: 9781429537780
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Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped—only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. The notorious queen who has purchased him, known as the Gray Lady, may not be what she seems. Soon, Jared faces a difficult choice: his freedom, or his honor.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ayse | 2/10/2014

    " Why did I read this? Oh right, because when I go on a book bender, I just keep reading until I run out of things to read. I mean it's not bad, but not great either. The characters are a little more complex than in the first trilogy, so it bodes well for the other books (right? right?). It's one of those books that makes you smile when you read it, and then the contentment fades after a few days and you forget you even read it. Enjoyable, but nothing special. Reminds me of quite a bit of manga I binge on when I require reading material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belinda | 2/7/2014

    " The Black Jewels books are highly entertaining soap opera fantasy. Not earthshakingly profound or total frippery, but wonderful quick summer reads. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 2/5/2014

    " This is the only one of these books that i wasn't totally enthralled with. The characters didn't jump off the page and grab me like the rest did. I think I just love the original people. I'm glad the rest(#5, #6) are again with the characters from the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Ryan-Romo | 2/3/2014

    " Unfortunately predictable, especially given the first three in the Black Jewels Trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/21/2014

    " This was not so good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 1/20/2014

    " Didn't finish. Was too dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/30/2013

    " The story of The Grey Lady. Daemon Sadi's adventures before Witch was born. Very good story if you have a curiosity about the Sadist prior to Jaenelle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AylaBlue | 12/22/2013

    " Not as good as the original series... lacks the finesse that was so greatly achieved in her previous work. Not giving up on her will continue to read her works (as they're on the shelf at home)! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 11/19/2013

    " Interesting story in the Black Jewels world. Takes place many years before the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 9/18/2013

    " I was disapointed with this book in comparison with the Black Jewels triology, while staying true to the world she previously created it is hard to introduce another strong male after Daemon Sadi. Needless I liked the book and enjoyed the great discriptions that Ann Bishop makes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauralie | 6/28/2013

    " While outside the time frame of "the usual suspects" mostly (there is a Daemon cameo) I love this addition to the Black Jewels world if only for the lead in to the second trilogy that this presents....the Grey Lady story line. Want more Black Jewels? Read it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/18/2013

    " Yay for a return to the world of The Black Jewels Trilogy world. It was a good quick read and once again left me wanting more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Morgan | 11/11/2012

    " I've followed Anne Bishop's work for a few years now, and all I can think to say about her work is this: you won't find a better author anywhere in the world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 10/17/2012

    " Good addition to the world of Black Jewels - engaging characters and plenty of adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Sewell | 10/9/2012

    " Classic fantasy story, a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 10/6/2012

    " i love anne bishop can you tell? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 7/17/2012

    " What can I say. These books just draw me in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 5/29/2012

    " This book serves as a sort of prequel to the Black Jewels Trilogy. Daemon makes an appearance, which rocks, of course. As with all of Ms. Bishop's books, the characters are so well developed your heart breaks for them in their sadness and leaps for them in their joy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/19/2012

    " I have loved this book as well as all of the Anne Bishop books that I have read. It actually takes place congruently with the Black Jewel Trilogy. The books that follow it are Shadow Queen and Shalador's Lady. If I were to read them again, I would read them as a trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Giannini | 12/1/2011

    " An interesting enough one shot. But nowhere near the quality of the original trilogy. Too simple, doesn't take advantage of the world she had already created "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. Thornton | 11/8/2011

    " Really rather liked this, though the whole sexual/dominance element was a bit silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/27/2011

    " The secret of the "invisible ring" isn't hard to predict and definitely falls in the cheesy category, but that's redeemed by the very real emotions and understandable mindsets of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/18/2011

    " I am re-reading Anne Bishop's books. All of her books leaves you loving the characters and missing them when their not in your reading life anymore. I'm a big fan of hers and own all of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chani | 4/7/2011

    " This was disappointing because it contained none of the original characters. While I did finish the book, none of these characters made me wish for a second. Nothing new was added to the series and I wasn't really engaged. The only thing that was interesting was the better understanding of 'Rut.' "

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

    " Good addition to the world of Black Jewels - engaging characters and plenty of adventure. "

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

    " Interesting story in the Black Jewels world. Takes place many years before the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaynell | 1/29/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed reading about Jared and Lia (and Blaed and Thera). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AylaBlue | 1/19/2011

    " Not as good as the original series... lacks the finesse that was so greatly achieved in her previous work. Not giving up on her will continue to read her works (as they're on the shelf at home)! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/19/2011

    " A wonderful prequel to Black Jewels Trilogy. Not much more then that I can say. "

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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.