05 August 2009

Shalador's Lady (Anne Bishop)

Shalador's Lady is the eighth book in Anne Bishop's Black Jewel series:
Return to the “intense...erotic...and imaginative”* world of the national bestselling Black Jewels novels with this sequel to The Shadow Queen. In Anne Bishop’s “vividly painted”** realm, witches and warlocks channel their power through magical jewels—and one Queen has emerged from the shadows to bring hope to an impoverished people…

For years the Shalador people suffered the cruelties of the corrupt Queens who ruled them, forbidding their traditions, punishing those who dared show defiance, and forcing many more into hiding. And even though the refugees found sanctuary in Dena Nehele, they have never been able to call it home.

Now that Dena Nehele has been cleansed of tainted Blood, the Rose-Jeweled Queen, Lady Cassidy, makes it her duty to restore the land and prove her ability to rule. She knows that undertaking this task will require all her heart and courage as she summons the untested power within her, a power capable of consuming her if she cannot control it.
And even if Lady Cassidy survives her trial by fire, other dangers await. For the Black Widows see visions within their tangled webs that something is coming that will change the land—and Lady Cassidy—forever…

*Nancy Kress, author of Steal Across the Sky
** Lynn Flewelling, author of The White Road
And the anticipated publication date is 02 March 2010! Thank you to Kerry for the heads up about the cover and summary!


  1. I need my Daemon and Janelle fix! Wonder if they will ever have children?

  2. Seven months is a looong time to wait IMO :)

    Ohhh, I wonder. Daemon as a father...? Actually he was rather paternal to Grey in The Shadow Queen...so I could see it. I'm hanging out for Surreal's story!

  3. O_O

    I love this series so very very much.

  4. It's a fantastic series. If I had to chose, I think I prefer the original trilogy - dark, lush...need I say more :)

  5. I just read the first three books in this series, a.k.a. The Black Jewels Trilogy in July. I'm so excited to join the Anne Bishop bandwagon. I can't wait to read more. What an awesome series! But I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here. LOL.

  6. LOL Aymless!

    Christine - preaching to the choir is just fine :) Aren't they an amazing series? And you've still got so many books to look foward too *happy dance*

  7. Man I'm so far behind on these books. Why is that??? I bought Shadow Queen the day it came out and have yet to read it. What's wrong with me? Don't answer that - I have a fair idea! lol

  8. LOL Tracy! Don't tell anyone but I still haven't read Smooth Talking Stranger. So many good books to read :)

  9. i love this series wish cannot wait to read the latest. imagine if they did a movie about the books they couldn't do it justice