Tangled Webs (Black Jewels Series #5)

Tangled Webs (Black Jewels Series #5)

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by Anne Bishop
     
 

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The invitation is signed ?Jaenelle Angelline,? and it summons her family to a special soirée. But when her guests enter the house, they find themselves trapped in a living nightmare created by the Black Widow witches, and if they try to use Craft as protection, they risk being sealed in the house forever.

But Jaenelle did not send the invitation. And now

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The invitation is signed ?Jaenelle Angelline,? and it summons her family to a special soirée. But when her guests enter the house, they find themselves trapped in a living nightmare created by the Black Widow witches, and if they try to use Craft as protection, they risk being sealed in the house forever.

But Jaenelle did not send the invitation. And now she and the rest of her family must rescue the others inside, and then find out who has created such a place, and why...

Editorial Reviews

Pathologically jealous novelist Jarvis Jenkell has hatched a diabolical plan to ensnare his fellow Bloods forever. He sends an invitation to lure them to a preview of his haunted houses. Lady Surreal SaDiablo, Rainer, and several local children fall for the bait, leaving Queen Jaenelle Angelline in the awkward and infinitely dangerous position of having to save them. Another gem in Anne Bishop's bewitching Black Jewels world.
Publishers Weekly

In Bishop's bewitching latest Black Jewels adventure (after 2005's Dreams Made Flesh), a tour of an old house becomes a hellish matter of life and death. Lady Surreal SaDiablo receives an invitation to preview the "silly, spooky" house that Queen Jaenelle Angelline has created to parody myths about the magically gifted Bloods, and she persuades her friend and fellow magic user Warlord Prince Rainier to join her. The only snag is that Jaenelle didn't send the invitation. Crazed, jealous novelist Jarvis Jenkell has discovered his Blood heritage and developed his own haunted house with the goal of trapping other Bloods and using their travails to inspire his fiction. As Surreal, Rainer and several local children struggle to escape Jenkell's deadly snare, Jaenelle's husband, Daemon Sadi, and Sadi's half-brother, Lucivar, must call upon all their Craft skills to free the trapped. With feverish pacing and terrifying twists, Bishop's surefire spell craft will leave readers' hearts pounding. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101212882
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Black Jewels Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
45,380
File size:
384 KB
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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Tangled Webs (Black Jewels Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really looking forward to this book, but I think it fell short. I agree with another reviewer who said it might have been better as a short story. I like the idea behind it and I like the idea of a small, less stressful challenge for our characters, but when I see a novel coming out I expect some new information about the world and I didn't really learn much of anything new. I love the world that Ms. Bishop has created, but sometimes I think that now that she has created it she doesn't know where to go with it. Invisible Ring was better because we learned about fussing, the rut, Shalador, the Gray Lady and her fight against Dorothea, and more about the Craft. My main problem with this book as it reflects on the whole series is that there are so many questions unanswered and generally I would trust the author to swing back and flesh out an idea later in the series, but I don't trust her to do that any more after this book. I mean, is Daemon ever going to go into rut? Did Daemon ever take some of Jaenelle's blood? How strong is the Twilight's Dawn? All sorts of unanswered questions are left hanging from the prior books and others are brought up in this new book too regarding Daemon and Jaenelle's relationship and some other regular Blood related things that I'm not sure we'll ever know the answer to. Anyway, I love the series regardless and I think that the 'idea' is one of the more creative fantasy world ideas I've read. I like that they are not human and yet not science fiction alien. They are more dynamic than the Dragon Rider's of Pern (who I love) and they are more foreign than the people in the Kushiel's Legacy series (which I discovered after reading reviews for the Dark Jewels Trilogy and absolutely love) but, I am sorry to say, the execution is better in those series. If you're a DJT fan you will want to read the book but I kind of wish I had waited until it was in paperback.
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