Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence-and corruption. Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men-sworn enemies-know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love-and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining...
Born in 1955, Anne Bishop, an American fantasy writer, started her writing career by publishing short stories. She is best known for her award-winning novels, The Black Jewels Trilogy, Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, and Queen of the Darkness. Bishop has also created The Tir Alainn Trilogy, and The Landscapes of Ephemera Series. She is currently residing in upstate New York and when she’s not working on The Others, her newest series, she enjoys gardening, reading and listening to music.
This must be a reissue as I've read this series a couple of years ago. It is stunning, beautiful, and fresh. I devoured the series in just a few days. The characters are haunting and so well written that they become part of you. It's rare to find fresh fantasy that hits emotional chords within you and isn't yet another Tolkien-type hero quest adventure. Anne Bishop is one of my favorite authors.
witty funny sad and powerful can't wait to read the rest
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