Twilight's Dawn (Black Jewels Series) [NOOK Book]

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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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Twilight's Dawn (Black Jewels Series)

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101475935
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Black Jewels Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 39,004
  • File size: 747 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

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    Ehh

    Let me start off by saying.. for those of you getting mad at the reviewers for giving away information. Ummmm.. has anyone read the back of the book? Ann herself gives away everything, its no secret that Janelle dies or that Saetan dies as well. For those of you that read the books, Ann hints all throughout them that she's human, therefore has a human lifespan. For those of you that haven't read it, sorry, don't complain to the reviewers for giving away information that which the author gives away herself.

    Since I knew what was going to happen, I didn't feel the need to buy the book. I just sat there in barnes and nobles and skimmed over highlights of it. Why pay 30.00 when I know how it's going to end? This was actually one of my very favorite series up until the point that Janelle lost all her powers. I wasn't happy with the fact that the author built up such a great story and then all of a sudden its all over. Then she throws little short stories after that per year. Each of those cost 30.00. No thanks.

    I felt that the author did us an injustice by making Janelle's death a SHORT story. I feel that she was lazy and she should have given us a real story, not some book that had 3 or 4 stories combined. Makes it seem like "oh well, she dead, lets move on." I loved Janelle and the rest of the family, and to see the author do this to her, just.. was no right. A short story.. is not enough to mourn the lose of favorite characters. I think Saetan only got what? 2 or 3 chapters?

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    This is a super Black Jewels dark fantasy anthology containing four strong entries

    "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

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

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    Definitely Recommended!

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Everything has a price...

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    Twilight's Dawn

    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".

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    A good End to a good world

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    excellent

    Bittersweet.....very, very, very good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    A Must-Read!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    OUTRAGED

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Great read

    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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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    A fantastic book, but oh, for a reader of all of the "Jewel

    A fantastic book, but oh, for a reader of all of the "Jewels" books, simply heartbreaking.

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  • Posted February 10, 2013

    Dear Precious5881, I was taking a nice gander at the reviews for

    Dear Precious5881, I was taking a nice gander at the reviews for this book and yours was VERY UNFORTUNATELY first. Oh yes, brace yourself, for my panties are in a mightily twisted at the moment. HOW DARE YOU. Yeah, I said it. HOW freaking DARE you ruin this for potential readers? I suggest you have yourself a right old google of spoiler alert, just so you scan see how these sorts of things work, as you OBVIOUSLY don't understand. For those of us getting mad at reviewers like YOU who SPOIL the book, let me say this. Not everyone gets a chance to read the back of the book you dumb little "witch". We, the potential readers of the book, have EVERY right to complain for you giving away spoilers without stating your intent to do so. Have some common courtesy. Thanks SO very much for your so-called "helpful" review. Maybe keep in mind the next time you review a book, you shouldn't spoil it for everyone else DESPITE what your thoughts on the novel.may be. Come on, how immature and rude do you have to be to spoil a novel for someone else? I'm not a five year old hoping for a "and they lived happily ever after". I enjoy a book even IF the characters I like die. If YOU have a problem with the way things played out, say just that. You don't need to ruin it for everyone else, Hekatah. I sincerely hope you get what you deserve. I'd love to tell you to think before they type, but obviously that isn't applicable. Kiss kiss.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    It took me a very long time to pick up this book.  Mostly becaus

    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

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Precious should have read the book

    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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  • Posted September 9, 2012

    I felt that she wrapped up the series beautifully. I do hope tha

    I felt that she wrapped up the series beautifully. I do hope that she continues to write about the living characters I would like to read more about Deamonar myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Love!

    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

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Nicely done.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Loved it!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Horrible. It seems an agent suggested to her how to make a quick

    Horrible. It seems an agent suggested to her how to make a quick buck, and that is what they did. Absolutely ludicrous that one knows all book long how it will end anyhow. Do not waste your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Great book

    If you like this series this is a must rea.

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