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The Eater of the World is casting its shadow over the landscapes of Ephemera, tainting people's souls with doubts and fears. Only Glorianna Belladonna possesses the ability to thwart the Eater--but she is not alone. In dreams, a call has traveled beyond the Landscapes and reached Michael, a man with mysterious powers of his own. . .
The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy-the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal. . . and the destiny of an entire world is at stake. . . . Contains adult scenes.
The national bestselling Black Jewels trilogy established award-winning Anne Bishop as an author whose "sublime skill...blends the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action." Now the saga continues-with four all-new adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred.
The national bestselling Black Jewels trilogy established award-winning Anne Bishop as an author whose "sublime skill. . . blends the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action. "* Now the saga continues-with four all-new adventures of Jaenelle and her kindred.
Second book of the Black Jewels Trilogy
In this novel, set in the world of "The Black Jewels Trilogy", a notorious queen purchases Jared, a Red Jewel Warlord, in an auction and makes him a pleasure slave. Jared fears he will share the fate of her other slaves, but Gray Lady may not be what she seems.
THE TREES WHISPER OF DANGER ... The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari sense that things are changing - changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the wood of her neighbours has soured. And Ari is no longer safe. The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone. Where harmony between the spiritual world and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant cord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune.
Myth and magic combine in a superb dark fantasy of a world in danger of being destroyed by those who deny themselves and their heritage, and let evil loose in the world. In Sylvalan, a witch hunt is in full force. As witches and innocents are brutally murdered, magic is disappearing from the land, and the roads between the world of humans and that of faeries are vanishing one by one. Ari's family has tended one of the Old Places, places which hold the key to travel between human and faery lands, for generations, keeping the magic alive and the land lush and fertile. Ari unknowingly takes a Fae lover, the Lord of the Sun, and immediately becomes the target of the unwanted interest of the faery nobility . they neither trust nor mingle with humankind except for the occasional caprice. To save their world the Fae must trust humankind, but with a few exceptions they do not believe Ari and her friends can help them. Against the Inquisitor and the arrogant Fae, Ari and those who believe in the world of magic and human unravel the secrets of the Old Places and discover that they all need each other if any are to survive. This is a story which uses all the myriad stories of humankind, good and evil, to weave a breathtaking tale of action, romance and thought-provoking themes to enthrall readers.
Book 3 of The Black Jewels Trilogy
Dena Nehele is a land decimated by its past. Once it was ruled by corrupt Queens who were wiped out when the land was cleansed of tainted Blood. Now, only one hundred Warlord Princes stand . . . without a leader and without hope. Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to find the key that reveals a treasure great enough to restore Dena Nehele. But first he needs to find a Queen who remembers the Blood's code of honour and lives by the Old Ways. Languishing in the Shadow Realm, Lady Cassidy is a Queen without a court, a cast-off. She is not beautiful. She thinks she is not strong. But when she is chosen to rule Dena Nehele, she must find a way to convince bitter men to serve once again . . . PRAISE FOR THE BLACK JEWELS NOVELS 'a fascinating dark world' Locus 'genuine gems of fantasy' SF Site 'lavishly sensual' Library Journal
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