In the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s beloved Black Jewels Trilogy, a race of witches and warlocks whose power is channeled through magical jewels will meet their once and future queen…
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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Outstanding and complex
This book deals with a magical and complex world. It also deals with some tough subjects few authors are willing to tackle. She gives voice to those who have endured trauma through a clever fantasy story without idolizing their pain and yet soothing and giving strength to their endurance. It's very well done. This is a real page turner. Be prepared to disappear from your real life for awhile.
Keep reading and you'll love it
I'm an avid reader, but to be honest, I had some trouble understanding the first few chapters because it's such a different type of story than I'm used to. I can't tell you what made me continue. It was not just good story telling or my curious nature, not even all the glowing reviews. It was just pulling me in and now that I'm starting the third and final book of this series, I can tell you 100% to push through if you're a little lost and unsure at first. I love this story and I am so excited, yet anxious, for the ending! Definitely recommend!!!!
Pretty good read
A really good book, not the beat fantasy novel I've read but pretty good I would definitely recommend it to someone who enjoys reading fantasy.