New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to the “bewitching” world of the Black Jewels with a tale that will “leave readers’ hearts pounding” (Publishers Weekly).
The invitation was signed Jaenelle Angelline, she who had been both Witch and Queen...
Surreal SaDiablo, the former courtesan and assassin, is the first to arrive—only to find herself trapped in a nightmare created by the tangled webs of Black Widow witches. And if she uses Craft to defend herself, she risks being sealed in the house forever.
Now, Jaenelle and her family must rescue Surreal and the others inside without becoming trapped themselves—and uncover the monsters capable of designing such an evil place...
Includes the Black Jewels short story “By The Time The Witchblood Blooms”
In Bishop s bewitching latest Black Jewels adventure (after 2005 s Dreams Made Flesh), a tour of an old house becomes a hellish matter of life and death. Lady Surreal SaDiablo receives an invitation to preview the silly, spooky house that Queen Jaenelle Angelline has created to parody myths about the magically gifted Bloods, and she persuades her friend and fellow magic user Warlord Prince Rainier to join her. The only snag is that Jaenelle didn t send the invitation. Crazed, jealous novelist Jarvis Jenkell has discovered his Blood heritage and developed his own haunted house with the goal of trapping other Bloods and using their travails to inspire his fiction. As Surreal, Rainer and several local children struggle to escape Jenkell s deadly snare, Jaenelle s husband, Daemon Sadi, and Sadi s half-brother, Lucivar, must call upon all their Craft skills to free the trapped. With feverish pacing and terrifying twists, Bishop s surefire spell craft will leave readers hearts pounding.
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Love her work!!!
I am a very big fan of Anne Bishop and the entire Black Jewels Series. My main problem with this “book” is that while it has a book price, it is more like 1/3 of a book. It is very short and every sentence is separated by a double space. It is definitely not a “novel” as advertised as is characteristic of Bishops other novels in the Black Jewels series. That being said, it is a good if not great read. Much of the book is irrelevant to the main plot; however, when she gets to the heart of the story it is a rip-roaring read. Only buy it if you find it used as a big discount. Also as a point of interest, you do not really need to read this story before you read Twilight’s Dawn.
Concept is very lame.