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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

This is a super Black Jewels dark fantasy anthology containing four strong entries

"Winsol Gifts". The Black-Jeweled Warlord Prince of Dhelan Daemon Sadi prepares for the gala celebrating his first anniversary with his spouse Jaenelle the Witch Queen; as family and friends arrive.

"Shades of Honor". Daemon's brother Prince Lucivar Yaslana strugg...
"Winsol Gifts". The Black-Jeweled Warlord Prince of Dhelan Daemon Sadi prepares for the gala celebrating his first anniversary with his spouse Jaenelle the Witch Queen; as family and friends arrive.

"Shades of Honor". Daemon's brother Prince Lucivar Yaslana struggles to escape a traitor's trap at a time when Surreal of Ebon Rich learns her former lover Prince Faloner claims he is the ruler.

"Family". The vicious warlord No Face threatens the lives of Queen Sylvia and her sons Beron and Mikal.

"The High Lord's Daughter". Daemon has lost his heart and soul with the deaths of his beloved wife and father Saetan. As the High Lord of Hell he meets and marries Surreal, and they have a daughter named after his late first spouse. However, the two women in his life may not be enough to get over his broken heart.

This is a super Black Jewels dark fantasy anthology containing four strong entries due to Anne Bishop's ability to make her characters seem real as life is a struggle from birth to death, but joyfully with loved ones at your side.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on January 12, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Ehh

Let me start off by saying.. for those of you getting mad at the reviewers for giving away information. Ummmm.. has anyone read the back of the book? Ann herself gives away everything, its no secret that Janelle dies or that Saetan dies as well. For those of you that...
Let me start off by saying.. for those of you getting mad at the reviewers for giving away information. Ummmm.. has anyone read the back of the book? Ann herself gives away everything, its no secret that Janelle dies or that Saetan dies as well. For those of you that read the books, Ann hints all throughout them that she's human, therefore has a human lifespan. For those of you that haven't read it, sorry, don't complain to the reviewers for giving away information that which the author gives away herself.

Since I knew what was going to happen, I didn't feel the need to buy the book. I just sat there in barnes and nobles and skimmed over highlights of it. Why pay 30.00 when I know how it's going to end? This was actually one of my very favorite series up until the point that Janelle lost all her powers. I wasn't happy with the fact that the author built up such a great story and then all of a sudden its all over. Then she throws little short stories after that per year. Each of those cost 30.00. No thanks.

I felt that the author did us an injustice by making Janelle's death a SHORT story. I feel that she was lazy and she should have given us a real story, not some book that had 3 or 4 stories combined. Makes it seem like "oh well, she dead, lets move on." I loved Janelle and the rest of the family, and to see the author do this to her, just.. was no right. A short story.. is not enough to mourn the lose of favorite characters. I think Saetan only got what? 2 or 3 chapters?

posted by Precious5881 on May 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Great book

    If you like this series this is a must rea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    Gold

    this is a really emotional book if youve read others in this series and have gotten to know the characters it shows you another side to them in a new way two thumbs up

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Love this series, but not sure about this book

    I'm a major fan of this series. Picked it up on a lark and fell in love with the characters and the world completely. I cannot count the number of times I've re-read all of the books, and while I loved this one as well something fell flat.

    I won't give away spoilers, but the turn in one of the stories gave me a bit of a "huh?!" moment. I still enjoyed it, and thought where it went was perfect but it just left me a bit disappointed. I'm hoping for many books including these characters, and hope that she'll include Gray & Cassie in the next as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2011

    Haven't actually read this, but I am sure it's good.

    I am posting to help move the review down of the jerk who gave away huge amounts of plot information in their review. Do not read HUFFIE's review titled "i was so sad but still a must read," unless you've either already read the book, or don't mind the book ruined for you.

    Ugh, I was looking forward to reading this, now, not so much. =/ Thanks for ruining 6 years of invested reading in this series HUFFIE.

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