In the world of the Black Jewels, blood and family are its strength ... and its weakness. Fabulous tales of the Blood from a bestselling international author. 'Intrigue, mystery and passion' Midwest Book ReviewReturn to the world of the Black Jewels. Four fabulous stories set in the extraordinary Realms of the Blood ...As Daemon settles into married life with his Witch Queen Jaenelle, he discovers that hosting Winsol for his formidable family can be complicated. When Surreal's former lover challenges the rule of her family, she becomes vulnerable to the burning darkness inside her. After Queen Sylvia and her sons are attacked, the High Lord and his family race against time to uncover the identity of a murderous warlord. And when Daemon loses two of the most important people in his life, it seems that no one can break through the wall around his heart. But love has the capacity to surprise us all ...--------'a wonderful addition to the Black Jewels trilogy' SF Site'required reading' Green Man Review'Bishop's talent brings the world to life and creates characters who will intrigue, outrage and captivate the reader' ROMANtIC tIMES
Bestseller Bishop fills out her popular Black Jewels dark fantasy universe (Daughter of the Blood, etc.) with this entertaining novella collection. Daemon Sadi, a black-jeweled Warlord Prince, deals with friends, family, and holiday celebrations in "Winsol Gifts," while his brother, Lucivar Yaslana, has to thwart a traitor and his deadly trap in the richly entertaining "Shades of Honor." A mother and her sons are threatened by a dangerous, twisted enemy in "Family," while Daemon becomes a father and finds a new lease on life and love in "The High Lord's Daughter." Fans of the series will enjoy revisiting some favorite characters and mourn the loss of others; new readers may be initially confused by the myriad names and titles, but Bishop's accessible writing style and interesting world-building will soon draw them into her web.