Book Review: Queen of the Darkness by: Anne Bishop

Queen of the Darkness (Black Jewels, Book 3)Publisher: RoC
Publish Date: 13 January 2000
Origins: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Series: Black Jewels: Daughter of the Blood (1), Heir to the Shadows (2), Queen of the Darkness (3), The Invisible Ring (4), Dreams Made Flesh (5), Tangled Webs (6), The Shadow Queen (7), Shalador's Lady (8), Twlight's Dawn (9)

Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.

Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort. Only his unyielding love can complete her Court and secure her reign. Yet, even together, their strength may not be enough to hold back the most malevolent of forces.

This is the third book in the Black Jewels series and my absolute favorite. This book is in my top ten favorite books of all time, oh yes. I have gone on and on about this author's ability to write and make her entire world an addictive need for a reader. I have no told you have well she spins a tale. It is amazing the small details she has expertly woven into this world and these characters. The tiniest little things that separate a story from a fantasy.

By this point I am so emotionally invested in these characters I can't imagine the ending when I have to close the book...I don't want to even think about it, it is that devastating a though as I read. This book had a bit more of Ms. Bishop's signature darkness in it's pages but less than the first still. I loved seeing a different side of some of my favorite characters. You only show your true colors when there is real danger and real need and some of the characters in this book, truly do that.

I will say again, I love this series, I love Janaelle and Daemon and that, I promise you, will not be the last you hear about my love of this series.

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  1. Oh, wow I couldn't of said it better! I'm right there with emotionally with all the major players in the series. I absolutely love this trilogy. I've always said if I was to reread a book, it would the omnibus of this series or if I was only able to take one book with me on a secluded island it would be the omnibus.

  2. I have the first book in this series sitting on my TBR shelf. A friend highly recommended it to me because I love fantasy. So I'm glad you like this one. Do you remember book one.


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