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The Invisible Ring (Black Jewels Series #4)
     

The Invisible Ring (Black Jewels Series #4)

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by Anne Bishop
 

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A prequel set in the ?dark and sensual world?( 11th Hour) of the national bestselling Black Jewels Trilogy.

Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped?only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. The notorious queen

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A prequel set in the ?dark and sensual world?( 11th Hour) of the national bestselling Black Jewels Trilogy.

Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped?only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. The notorious queen who has purchased him, known as the Gray Lady, may not be what she seems. Soon, Jared faces a difficult choice: his freedom, or his honor.

Editorial Reviews

11th Hour
Captivating storytelling...I found myself not so much reading the book as devouring it.
Rambles
[Bishop exhibits] overall sublime skill as a writer blending the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action, all set in a thoroughly detailed, invented world of cultures in conflict.
The Zone
The Invisible Ring will serve as an enticement, whetting the appetite to explore more of the realms in the Black Jewels trilogy. It and its predecessors are genuine gems of fantasy much to be prized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440637292
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Series:
Black Jewels Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
51,047
File size:
512 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Invisible Ring (Black Jewels Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 130 reviews.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
This not the book I'd start with if you're new to Anne Bishop or her Dark Jewels series. I'd recommend reading at least the opening trilogy first of Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows and Queen of the Darkness, despite the fact this novel precedes them chronologically (set a few centuries before) and could stand alone, but I think that earlier written trilogy is the stronger introduction to the Dark Jewels series. The story in Invisible Ring is alluded to briefly towards the end of Queen of the Darkness, and if you've read that book you might recognize the reference. Although I didn't find this story as striking as the original trilogy, it's more of a standard romance, Bishop does have the ability to make you care about her characters and draw you into their world. I loved the device alluded to in the title of The Invisible Ring, which has the perfect pay off in the last lines of the book. The novels The Shadow Queen and Shalador's lady, chronologically set after the original trilogy, are more or less sequels to The Invisible Ring, since that novels acts as a backdrop to them--I'd recommend both, particularly if you enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Invisible Ring is set in the same world as the Black Jewels Trilogy and takes place thousands of years before the coming of Witch. It tells the story of Jared, a Red-Jeweled Warlord, who at the beginning of the story is in the slave pits awaiting his fate for killing a Queen; and the Gray Lady, who is a Queen and an enemy of Dorothea. There are two characters from the Black Jewels Trilogy who appear in this story. Much to his chagrin, Jared is purchased by the Gray Lady...and the story continues with their journey to her lands, and Dorothea's attempts to kill the Gray Lady. We meet many new characters, and Ms. Bishop deftly intertwines the relationships between them and Jared's struggle to come to terms with who and what he is. This is an *excellent* addition to the Realms, and if you enjoyed The Black Jewels Trilogy, you'll also really enjoy this one. Daemon makes an appearance or two, so readers will definitely *love* that! Ms. Bishop has her own website which has an excerpt.
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Vampire_LoverKF More than 1 year ago
This is great. Outside the trilogy, but still wonderful. I'll read the rest too!
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Dawn Caldwell More than 1 year ago
I read Dreams made Flesh only to find out the books are incorrectly numbered. Check out the list online if you want to read them in order. AWESOME reads.
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