Twilight's Dawn (Black Jewels Series)

Twilight's Dawn (Black Jewels Series)

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by Anne Bishop
     
 

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New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's Black Jewels novels have enthralled readers and critics alike. Now, in Twilight's Dawn, Bishop returns to the Blood realm with four captivating novellas: Winsol Gifts, Shades of Honor, Family, and The High Lord's Daughter.

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New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's Black Jewels novels have enthralled readers and critics alike. Now, in Twilight's Dawn, Bishop returns to the Blood realm with four captivating novellas: Winsol Gifts, Shades of Honor, Family, and The High Lord's Daughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451463784
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Black Jewels Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

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Twilight's Dawn (Black Jewels Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 194 reviews.
Michelle Scott More than 1 year ago
It simply doesn't matter what the other reviews have given away. No one lives, or dies, the way you expect them to. Read the book and love it the way you've loved the others. Everything has a price.... and this is worth it.
FantasyReader1890 More than 1 year ago
I have loved this series since the first novel, Daughter of the Blood, as well as all of Anne Bishop's novels. Her writing is spectacular as is the plot. Though what sticks out for me are the characters, they all are so distinctive and real. I laugh and cry when I read these books and I feel as if they are real in the most amazing way. If you love dark fantasy and romance that does not take over the plot of stories then you will love the Black Jewels series, I can only hope that Bishop continues in this world and brings us readers new ones to explore at the same time. All of the stories are great in this book and are believable. I like the unlikely twists added in some and the fact that Lady Sylvia was added into the stories as well. I will not give any spoilers but I will say you can't put it down, even between the stories.
Brekka More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Anne Bishop's since I randomly picked up "Daughter of the Blood" one day in the book store read a few lines and was hooked. Since then I have read all her works, but I always come back to the "Black Jewels" trilogy. Even years later they still make me laugh, cry, rage and cheer. I wont give away spoilers in my review but I will say that "Twilight's Dawn" is a wonderful addition to the Realms. I will miss the the SaDiablo family and all the adventures that they have brought to me and I hope they will pay Anne another visit if/when they are ready. As for "Twilight's Dawn", there were several loose ends tied up and middle stories told to fill in the blanks between the other novels. Then of course there is the "Highlord's Daughter" which I admit I put off reading for a few days because I was not ready to face what I knew would one day come after reading the first book. Once I finally sat down to read it I enjoyed the story and I have found a little peace in the ending. But, I like Daemon, feel like I have lost two very important people but the story is written in a way to offer healing at the same time. If you enjoy the other Black Jewel's novels this is a must read because some happily ever afters are not always what you expect them to be and "everything has price".
harstan More than 1 year ago
"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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first sat down to read the 8 books it was only 4 days ago. I was pulled in by the lovable Characters, Karla and Surreal to name the top two. I did not read the back of the book so I had a shock set for me when I had finally reached the last hundred pages I found tears in my eyes, but I shoved on though and found that a bitter sweet feeling filling my chest, yes I was not happy that the hero of the story had died and left behind her long lived loved ones, but we all knew it was going to happen, but the bittersweet part was that Deamon was could not spend his long life alone, and Jaenelle knew that, she set him a trap, a well thought out trap. Even though this story was only 100 pages I thought it said enough, yes I would have liked more but something short and sweet was enough. It was a good finish for the world of the Jewels, and that is what I think that last story was, a ending point, all the characters had a end, Surreal had gotten the love she deserved, Deamons heart was whole again, and Luciver has not one but three adoring children and a loving wife. I have mixed feelings about the end, I want things to continue, I would love to read more about this world that had taken up not only my waken world but my dreams (yes after reading the last story I dreamed about it) I have grown to love that world and the ideas that made it up, but what I really feel the Aurthur has rapped things up enough, it feels like it would be wrong to continue this story, so it is best to let things lie and then in a year or two go back to the begging instead of wait for a new installment for this world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bittersweet.....very, very, very good.
J-Hawkins More than 1 year ago
I started reading Anne Bishop's "Dark Jewels" series last year, and from the first page I was hooked! This book definitely not only lived up to, but surpassed the hype. It is an excellent (if sad) book in the series, but really wraps up the lives of the main characters from beginning to (what I hope isn't) the end. If you loved the first trilogy set, then you MUST MUST MUST read this book. I cannot emphisize how much you need to read this book. Just read it. Now.
Written-Wren More than 1 year ago
Huffie how could you give away the plot like that? You should be banned! I haven't read it yet but am not as thrilled by it now because of that review. AWFUL to do to someone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series is well done. Each book leads to another yet each can be read individually. Anne Bishop has given us another world to visit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes i don't have the time to read a whole book, and these short stories in the Dark Jewels world are great for a lunch break or a doctor appointment. I love the glimpses into everyday life for the characters and enjoyed getting an idea of life beyond queen of darkness and all the life or death situations. Read it!!!
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jessisabookworm More than 1 year ago
A fantastic book, but oh, for a reader of all of the "Jewels" books, simply heartbreaking.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me a very long time to pick up this book.  Mostly because of some of the reviews I had read and the spoilers included in them.  I was afraid to read the book because of the ending I'd read about.  Well, I was entirely wrong in this case.  Anne Bishop stayed true to her characters and true to the books.  I enjoyed this book just as much as all the others I have read from this series.  I wish I had just the read the book sooner.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Several things in your review are incorrect. You should read the book so that you aren't giving incorrect information to others. Janelle did not lose all her power, she was never referred to as human but was always referred to as part of the short lived races, and Janelle doesn't really die...as she comes back...at least somewhat. I have read all of the Black Jewel stories and I have enjoyed each and every one of them. I have reread them many times and would recommend them to any adult out there.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me cry a little at the end... But a fantastic end to a wonderful series! Can't wait for what she comes up with next!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate to say goodbye to these characters. I love them, but all things end, and Ms. Bishop did a fine job wrapping it up like she did. I was hesitant about reading this one because of a couple of less than steller reviews, but believe me. You will not regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anything Anne Bishop writes is gold. This particular book of hers is a collection of short stories, but I think it's a great way for her to expand the details of the world she's created, just like she did with Dreams Made Flesh. So, yeah, I'd definitely recommend this book!