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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848663565

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‘Darkly mesmerising’ – Locus

The first in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s captivating Black Jewels trilogy. The Darkness has had a Prince for a long, long time. Now the Queen is coming.

For years the realm of Terreille has been falling into corruption, as the powerful Queens who rule it turned to cruelty.

But there is hope. A prophetic vision has revealed the coming of a Queen more powerful than any before. And once the foundations of her power – father, brother, lover – are in place, she will emerge from the darkness, bringing freedom.

For she is the living myth, dreams made flesh. Not just any witch, but Witch.


Lavishly sensual . . . a richly detailed world based on a reversal of standard genre clichés
Library Journal
Darkly mesmerising . . . [a] fascinating, dark world
A uniquely realised fantasy filled with vibrant colours and rich textures
Romantic Times
A strong, emotional read. At times I was on the brink of tears, then I was appalled or horrified, and just as suddenly I felt a ray of hope
All About Romance
Lavishly sensual, sexuality breathes throughout the book, with a humming roar of violence lurking in the background, or sometimes just exploding across the page in a fury . . .
an incredible world that I will never forget
A terrific writer . . . the more I read, the more excited I became because of the freshness of her take on the usual high fantasy setting, the assurance of her language, all the lovely touches of characterisation that she slips in so effortlessly
Charles de Lint, bestselling author of Moonheart
Vividly painted . . . dramatic, erotic, hope-filled
Lynn Flewelling, bestselling author of the Nightrunner series
Intense . . . erotic, violent and imaginative. This one is white-hot
Nancy Kress, bestselling author of Beggars in Spain
Dark, morbid, sinister, and yet it holds you completely fascinated and spellbound by its beauty . . .One of the most original and readable books in the fantasy genre
The 11th Hour
Mystical, sensual, glittering with dark magic
Terri Windling, coeditor of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror
Anne Bishop's poignant storytelling skills are surpassed only by her flair for the dramatic and her deft characterisation
Affaire de Coeur

The Black Jewels Trilogy