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Daughter of the Blood Audiobook

Daughter of the Blood: Black Jewels, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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, in which the weapons are hate and love - and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining.

©2007 Anne Bishop (P)2010 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"[H]er protagonists are compelling, sympathetic characters who overcome terrible adversity. If you like Anne Rice or Laurell K. Hamilton, try this one." (Amazon.com review)

"Lavishly sensual and overtly erotic, Bishop's fantasy debut features a richly detailed world based on a reversal of standard genre cliches of light and darkness." (Library Journal)

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    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY United States 07-22-17
    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY United States 07-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Very stirring"

    This story was very moving., touching and cruel. It moved my heart and disgusted me.

    ilI can't wait to read the next one.

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    wyldkat 07-08-17
    wyldkat 07-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this series"

    I re-read these books multiple times a year, finally bought the audible version to listen to while I work out. Great performance (though the Christian Bale-esque batman voice for Saetan is pretty annoying...otherwise wonderful!

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    Johanna 06-07-17
    Johanna 06-07-17
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    "Wonderful story..."

    ...but all the different names and places confused me to no end. I also found the last scene very disturbing. However, I will try the next book as well.

    At first I couldn't understand why the narrator was male, but it did make sense after a while. He did a good job with all the different voices.

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    Amazon Customer 06-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Melodramatic in the Extreme"

    I'll give this book another try in a few months, and when I do maybe I'll feel more affection for the characters, but it's all so melodramatic. I've seen people drawing comparisons to Anne Rice and I find the resemblance very thin at best. Her characters pull you in with their fragile humanity and their loneliness. You feel for them because they experience the same fears of mortality that we do, and even when they become functionally immortal monsters the obsession with good, evil and what lies beyond the veil is engaging. Anne Bishop's characters, immortal from the beginning, just don't have those essential human qualities that would make you care for them, which would be fine if they would stop being drama queens. I get that drama is a driving force of fiction, but it winds up feeling like a daytime TV soap opera, and my eyes can only roll so much before they fall out of my skull.

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    "Black Jewels"

    I have a hard copy of the book and downloaded this for a long drive with my fiancé so he could listen to it since it's one of my favorite series! I prefer to read books myself versus audio books, but I feel it was well done. My fiancé enjoyed it and is now listening to the second one through his account.

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    C. Chase Woodward 03-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Bad, really bad."
    Would you try another book from Anne Bishop and/or John Sharian?

    No


    What could Anne Bishop have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don’t understand how this book has so many great reviews. I love fantasy books and I realize a lot of them deal with dark and mature subjects but this book was just overkill. The occurrences of incest, rape, child rape, castration and extreme torture overshadow any actual plot line. I know used correctly these kinds of things can help make a book more powerful, who can forget the castration of Theon Greyjoy, but the overuse of “shocking” elements in The Daughter of Blood reduce it to little more than badly written soft-core porn for Sadists. The plot lines are extremely weak. One of the main characters is Satan (or Saetan) the prince of darkness who is down on his luck because he is going through a bad divorce and his wife took all his stuff. This is not a satirical/funny plot line (a la Neil Gaiman) it is suppose to be serious. I couldn’t make it half way through the book before I turned it off in disgust.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, Disgust


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    Victoria Tyler Wyo 03-02-17
    Victoria Tyler Wyo 03-02-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing book"

    I love this book and can't wait to read the next. I felt like a fish out of water trying to learn the ins and outs of this world. But Bishop does an amazing job of imparting the information without you realizing it.

    If your on the fence about this book, I urge you to jump.

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    Beverly 02-20-17
    Beverly 02-20-17
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    "Totally wonderful new world"

    This is a five star series. The novel does contain abuse which could be upsetting to some readers. But the friendships and love that develop between the characters lifts the story into something wonderful.
    The audible narration was unfortunately read by a young man who had obviously never read the book. Probably a series that should have been narrated by a sympathetic female. However, the story overcomes this by the strength of the story and characters.

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    Richard O. 02-17-17
    Richard O. 02-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "not my cup of tea."

    my friend loves it and suggested it. less of my style though but enjoyable read.

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    Dragon Queen Fan 02-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    I enjoyed Ann Bishop's style of writing. Very expressive choice of words. I got lost in the listening experience. Wonderfully narrated story. Engaging and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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