Queen of the Darkness (Black Jewels Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

It began with the mystery of Daughter of the Blood. It continued with the magic of Heir to the Shadows. Now, the stunning conclusion to The Black Jewels Trilogy.

"Darkly mesmerizing...fascinatingly different...worth checking out." --Locus



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Queen of the Darkness (Black Jewels Series #3)

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Overview

It began with the mystery of Daughter of the Blood. It continued with the magic of Heir to the Shadows. Now, the stunning conclusion to The Black Jewels Trilogy.

"Darkly mesmerizing...fascinatingly different...worth checking out." --Locus



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101212424
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Series: Black Jewels Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 20,931
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    Blood Trilogy ends beautifully

    This is the third and final book in The Blood Jewels Trilogy. I love Bishop's world. It covers the dark, depravity of human nature to true love conquers all and everything in between. I love this trilogy. The last book really moves, and the story of Witch is tied up nicely. Bishop's world is one of the best fantasy world's I've ever read. Love fantasy. This is a must read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Stupendous

    I will never get tired of re-reading these books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    highly recommend whole series; truly enjoy all of Anne Bishop's work

    Try the Black Jewels Series. Once you read the 1st 3, you"ll be hooked on the lives of the Kaeleer witches and their consorts & families! Wonderful fantasy full of dark and light and all the familial pitfalls we all face and can overcome. Check out her other series also, The Tir Alainn Trilogy. Then move on to Sebastian and Belladonna. Another series. All exellant reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Favorite

    The third book in a series that I have come to treasure greatly.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

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    Enthralling, Captivating, and Bewtiching....

    Anne Bishop takes hold of her reader's very souls in the stunning conclusion to her fascinating Black Jewels Trilogy. The first book enthralled me, the second book captivated me, and now, after reading the third book, I am utterly bewitched with Anne Bishop. Her trilogy is a masterpiece, unlike any other fantasy works I have ever read. Mystifying, sensual and radiating with dark magic, tests of faith and compassionate love. This book just lungs for your heart, rips it apart, just to put it back together on the very, very last page. Anne Bishop brought this book to life. All the chars. are believable and true to the story. It brings the imagination to life and gives magic a new light. We can finally find out how it all ends, and watch the good win again. (Not without the help of the Darkness). I take my hat off for this author, for it was a perfect job, and i can't wait for anything else her mind comes up with.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

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    You must read the whole Series

    There is drama, laughter, sadness, and a strong dose of Fantasy. This was my book out of order, but it did not matter all of the Black Jewel books are wonderful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    As a reader of fantasy and all sorts of paranormal books, I have to say that this Black Jewel Trilogy is some of the very best I have read. The world and stories of these characters grabbed me from the first book and never let me go until the ending of the Queen of Darkness. Take the journey through Anne Bishop's world. You won't regret it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    Really, that's how it ends? (great until the end)

    This book wraps up the last of the story of Janelle who is now a woman, her love interest daemon, her adopted father Saetan, and her "brother" Lucivar. The story really picks up and the great epic battle and destruction of the evil Queens finally comes, but to my great dissapointment the story comes to an awkward end. The punishment given was blah...the resolution as to Lucivar was great, but Saetan and Daemon's story was terrible. Worst of all the main character whom i have been rooting for and invested thru all the books, is supposed to have this amazing power and in the end all we are left is a glimpse at the damaged person she is left to be and nothing as to her future with daemon...overall the story felt rushed in the end, leaving the reader asking.."really, that's how this ends?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2010

    Love the book, hate B&N policy

    All of the books in Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series are amazing. Just an FYI, these book are all also DRM protected, which means you can only read them with a Nook, and you are not able to convert them!

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

    Wrapping up the Jewels of Darkness Series.

    The first 2 novels in this series, Daughter of the Blood and Heir to the Shadows , were compulsive reads. I'm disappointed to say, Queen of Darkness, well. disappointed. This last addition has fallen prey to a common problem for the last novel in a trilogy, the urge to wrap everything up. Our cast of characters kept growing as Jaenelle Angeline's friends all find companions , and new magical kindred bond with each of them ( it got a little cutesey there). I was not able to keep the names and relationships straight, since many interesting characters had very minor roles in the story. The male lead, Daemon Sadi wanders the darkness rending his clothes in anguish for so long, it got a bit annoying. Villains abound, but none of them is a convincing foil for the heroine's awesome power. Her main challenge seems to be the inertia of a corrupt society. I kept reading, but the story dragged on as more subplots emerged and were dealt with. By the end the heroine Jaenelle, who compelled our interest as a child and sympathies during her turbulent teens, becomes so noble and self-sacrificing an adult that this reader couldn't connect with her character.
    You'll want to read this if you've already read the first 2 in the series, but this Fantasy novel cannot stand alone.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

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    Satisfying Conclusion to a Unique Dark Fantasy

    I found this a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy begun in Daughter of the Blood and Heir to the Shadows. What stands out to me with Bishop's Dark Jewels series is great world-building and endearing characters. The series is one of those few that is good "comfort food" as well, one of those that bears rereading, curling up as with a visit with old friends. Is it perfect? No. I could pick some holes in plot; I have style issue (particularly some pet phrases that I could wish she'd use more sparingly like "midnight voice) and I think Daemon's arc isn't as strong as Saetan's or Lucifar, I think because for him it's too much all about Jaenelle. But I do give this novel and the overall trilogy five stars because for me this is a standout among the fantasy novels I've read in terms of a unique and intriguing world, characters I care about, and the ability to move me to laughter or near tears.

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  • Posted May 4, 2009

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    Great book

    I don't want this series to end. This series is by far one of my favorites and I have enjoyed reading it thoroughly. As the series goes along, it only gets better. I reccommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2006

    Fantastic

    This series was recommended to me by a friend when I was a sophomore in high scool and these are three of the best books that I have ever read, which is quite a feat in its own. Now, as a senior in high school, I find myself comparing other books that I read to this series and most times the books don't quite measure up because the bar is set so high. I would recommend this series to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2004

    The Greatest Book Ever!!!!

    This book is very well written. I couldn't put it down even though I made myself (so that I wouldn't finish it too soon). The characters are so realisticly written that you feel like your right there with them. It makes you experience all sorts of emotions. There are scenes that all you can do is cry. Very excellent. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    GREAT BOOK! A MUST READ!

    This series of books is the best I have ever read by far. You must read all three to get them. But the last one is great I have read it 9 times and I am still not tired of it. Anne's descriptions are wonderful they make you feel as if you are there you sometimes forget that you are reading a book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    Fantastic Series!

    This last book in the the series is as well written as the first two. It was an excelent ending to this wonderful series. A really great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    Didn't want it to end.

    This book was really tough for me. It was so great i just wanted to keep reading it and never put it down, but at the same time I didn't want to finish it because i was so attached to all the characters. It was really great though and the books in the trilogy remain my favorites to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2003

    OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    This book is the most laugh outloud amazingly romantic book I have ever read. IT holds so many elements you just want to keep reading till you can barely keep your eyes open!!!! READ IT READ IT! ITS AMAZING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2002

    BEST BOOK!!!!!!!

    ITsthe best BOOK! it has you laughing out loud, tense with fear, disgust, and crying! If you haven't read this book, READ IT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    Great Author

    This book is one of the best books i have ever read next to Orson Scott Card's 'Ender's Game'.

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