The Shadow Queen (Black Jewels Series #6)

The Shadow Queen (Black Jewels Series #6)

by Anne Bishop
4.6 158

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

The Shadow Queen (Black Jewels Series #6) by Anne Bishop

In a tumultuous world ruled by witches and warlocks who wear their power as jewels, one Queen’s chance at redemption is the last hope for a desperate people in this novel set in the world of the Black Jewels...

Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to restore the land of Dena Nehele. But first he needs to find a Queen who knows Protocol, remembers the Blood’s code of honor, and lives by the Old Ways.
 
Languishing in the Shadow Realm, Lady Cassidy is a Queen without a court, a castoff. But when she is chosen to rule Dena Nehele, she must convince bitter men to serve once again.
 
Theran’s cousin Gray is a Warlord Prince who was damaged in mind and body by the vicious Queens who once ruled Dena Nehele. Yet something about Cassidy makes him want to serve—and makes him believe he can be made whole once again.
 
And only Cassidy can prove to Gray—and to herself—that wounds can heal and even the whisper of a promise can be fulfilled...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101019801
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Series: Black Jewels Series , #6
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 31,943
File size: 614 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling 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, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, and the Novels of the Others—including Etched in BoneMarked in Flesh, Vision in Silver, Murder of Crows, and Written in Red. She lives in upstate New York.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Shadow Queen (Black Jewels Series #6) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in a sort-of trilogy centering around Lia, the Grey Lady, her husband Jared (introduced in The Invisible Ring) and their decendents. As one who read and survived the horrific events of the original Dark Jewels Trilogy, I found this mostly post-apocalyptic group of stories (Invisible Ring takes place during Dorothea SaDiablo's reign)less harrowing and more readable. The Shadow Queen introduces Lady Cassidy, a Queen whose court has abandonded her for a beautiful, vivacious but selfish, shallow manipulator. Theran Grayhaven, last of Lia and Jared's line, has applied to Daemon Sadi for help in finding a queen to rule his territory who knows honor and the old ways. He finds Cassie a disappointment, not recognizing her knowledge, compassion, or fairness. He sees only her plain face and lowly rose jewel. This lack of bonding and trust causes most of the problems of the novel, though it goes back and forth with continuing stories about Saetan, Janelle, Daemon, and Lucivar. I do not know how clear the motivation for some of the behavior is if one has not read the original trilogy or at least The Invisible Ring. Having read them, I felt like a soap opera addict, getting my SaDiablo family fix along with Cassie's story. Along with violence and stress, there is growth for characters, most notably Gray, a 27 year old man trapped in the mindset of a tortured 15 year old. There is humor (dealing with a bossy kindred dog from Scelt is not easy) and a plot still dark but more akin to Anne Bishop's writing in Sebatian, Belladona, and Dreams Made Flesh. I enjoyed this book immensely and immediately bought Dreams Made Flesh, which I had skipped. I then chomped at the bit until Shalador's Lady came out and zipped through that one, too. Yeah - okay - I'm a fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the whole series. Can anyone tell me if this book has more than 30 chapters, 299 pages? It seemed to just end abruptly...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne Bishop writes great books. love her black jewels series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago