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Dreams Made Flesh (Black Jewels Series)
     

Dreams Made Flesh (Black Jewels Series)

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by Anne Bishop
 

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The national bestselling Black Jewels trilogy established award-winning Anne Bishop as an author whose "sublime skill...blends the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action."* Now the saga continues-with four all-new adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred.

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The national bestselling Black Jewels trilogy established award-winning Anne Bishop as an author whose "sublime skill...blends the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action."* Now the saga continues-with four all-new adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Anne Bishop returns to the dark and sensual realm of her Black Jewels trilogy (Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, and Queen of the Darkness) in Dreams Made Flesh, a collection of four stories featuring some of Bishop's most beloved -- and wickedest -- characters.

In "The Prince of Ebon Rih," Lucivar, the winged son of Saetan (the High Lord of Hell), has recently been named Warlord Prince of Ebon Rih and moved into an old, abandoned eyrie. After enduring decades as a sexual slave in a court of sadistic queens, the last thing on Lucivar's mind is finding a wife. But when his sister Jaenelle rescues a beautiful hearth witch from being brutally raped and assigns her as Lucivar's new housekeeper, the two broken souls find themselves falling in love. But with so many people against the relationship -- including Lucivar's mother -- can it ever survive?

"Zuulaman" is an enlightening story from Saetan's past that reveals why the High Lord's relationships with his two sons, Lucivar and Daemon, are so complicated. When a trade dispute between Saetan's domain and another turns violent and the High Lord's very pregnant wife is supposedly taken hostage, an entire realm feels the wrath of Saetan unleashed…

With the dark romanticism of Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy trilogy (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, and Kushiel's Avatar) and the violent eroticism of the Beauty's Release trilogy by A. N. Roquelaure (a.k.a. Anne Rice), this collection -- which blurs the lines between pleasure and pain -- will thrill fantasy and romance fans alike. Paul Goat Allen

Publishers Weekly
The "scheming woman seeks to control powerful man" plot substitutes for anything truly new or surprising in Anne Bishop's Dreams Made Flesh, a collection of four novellas set in the realm of her Black Jewels trilogy (Daughter of the Blood, etc.). As always, the author's vision of the demands-and earthy pleasures-of powerful magic compels, but these fragmentary shorter works lack the depth to be found in her novels. Agent, Jennifer Jackson at DMLA. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In "Weaver of Dreams," a dying dragon passes along its knowledge and magic to an unlikely successor, while in "The Prince of Ebon Rih," the winged warlord Lucivar develops an unlikely affection for a young hearth witch. "Zuulaman" reveals the depths to which the Blood Warrior Saetan will go to protect his child, while "Kaeleer's Heart" relates an episode in the life of Jaenelle, the Queen of Darkness. The four tales in this collection, set in the same universe as Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy, further explore the sensual richness of a world in which the powers of good and evil are not as clear-cut as they might seem. For most fantasy collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451460707
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/07/2006
Series:
Black Jewels Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
181,824
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.65(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Anne Bishop made her first short fiction sale in 1988. Her most recent work has appeared in White Swan, Black Raven and 365 Scary Stories. She lives in upstate New York.

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Dreams Made Flesh (Black Jewels Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 173 reviews.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
This is definitely not the book I'd start with if you're new to Anne Bishop or her Dark Jewels series, but if you're a fan of the trilogy, I'd definitely recommend this book. I've heard this book compared to fan fiction, not in a disparaging sense, but because it functions in filling some notable gaps in the trilogy you might be curious about, bits of backstory. It's a meaty book nevertheless with two out of the four stories novel-length: "The Prince of Ebon Rih" and "Kaeleer's Heart." The first tells the love story of Lucifar and Marian and how they got together--a fairly standard, fluffy romance. The second is about the immediate aftermath to the trilogy, about the nature of Twilight's Dawn. I found both stories an engaging read. I was less enamored of the opening story, "Weaver of Dreams" but it is very short and is from an interesting point of view. "Zuulaman," of novelette length is a chilling tale of Saetan's past. I'd definitely call this book for fans only, but that's not to put it down--those who enjoyed the other books wouldn't want to miss this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I read the three books of the Dark Jewels Trilogy I was so mad it ended with so many loose strings but it was worth the wait for this book. It is the best of them all and will not leave fans dissapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Bishop is amazing. I absolutely love The Black Jewels series.
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I love this series!
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Meli_Green More than 1 year ago
From the moment I began reading the first book in Anne Bishop's Black Jewel Series I was captivated, moved, and entralled with the story and the characters. Having fallen in love with the dark jewel trilogy I was expecting a lot from this book. AND I got it... The book consists of 4 stories. Usually I am not a big fan of short stories, but "The Prince of Ebon Rih" and "Kaeleer's Heart" are long enough, and detailed enough to be really satisfying. I really liked the way the story of Lucivar and Marian was fleshed out. My only complaint is that I think it would have been even better if Lucivar had had a conversation with Marian's family... I'm also so glad Anne Bishop added a footnote to the end of "The Queen of Darkness." "Kaeleer's Heart" lets the reader know how Janelle's recovery progressed and what her powers are like with twilight's dawn. It adds a feeling of completeness that I missed with "The Queen of Darkness." "Zuulaman" is short, but haunting. It adds on to the story of Saetan and Heketah; it doesn't tell us much we didn't already know, but it adds emotion and depth to Saetan's character--and Hekatah's depravity. I absolutely love the Dark Jewels universe and these stories. The authors style pulls your whole-heartedly into the story and envelops you in the character's world. This book of stories fills in some of missing events between the original three and makes the collection more vibrant and meaningful. An absolute must read if you like the dark jewels universe.
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