Black Jewels

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,073 ratings

Daughter of the Blood 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
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  • Book 1

    • Daughter of the Blood

    • Black Jewels, Book 1
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Walk on the Dark Side of Fantasy

    • By Bex on 06-07-10

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 2

    • Heir to the Shadows

    • Black Jewels, Book 2
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812

    Ambitions unfurl as the realm's dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh: Jaenelle, singled out by prophecy as the living embodiment of magic, is haunted by the cruel battles the Blood have fought over her - for not all of them await her as their Savior.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everything is in place for an earth-shaking payoff

    • By RabidReads on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 3

    • Queen of the Darkness

    • Black Jewels, Book 3
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696

    Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shaky start, but fantastic finale

    • By RabidReads on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Heir to the Shadows

    • The Black Jewels Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Witch - the Queen who would bring freedom to the realms - has come, but now she is lost in darkness, and has a long road to recovery ahead of her. While her adopted father, Saeten, waits for her to return to the living world, the third side of the triangle needed to complete the prophecy - the lover, Daemon - walks in the Twisted Kingdom on the edge of madness. As insidious whispers and dark schemes ferment treachery and betrayal, Jaenelle must make a choice: To protect those she loves, she must be more than an heir, she must become a Queen.

    Regular price: $26.98

  • Book 4

    • The Invisible Ring

    • Black Jewels, Book 4
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped - only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. The notorious queen who has purchased him, known as the Gray Lady, may not be what she seems. Soon, Jared faces a difficult choice: his freedom, or his honor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Queen, Good Queen, Warlord Prince

    • By Carol on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 5

    • Dreams Made Flesh

    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 354

    In Dreams Made Flesh, discover the origin of the mystical Jewels, and experience the forbidden passion between Lucivar and a simple hearth witch. Witness the clash between Saetan and a Priestess that may forever change reality. And learn whether the sacrifice of Jaenelle's magic has destroyed any hope of happiness between her and Daemon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dream Come True

    • By Donna on 11-06-10

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 6

    • Tangled Webs

    • A Black Jewels Novel
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    The invitation is signed "Jaenelle Angelline," and it summons her family to a special soirée. But when her guests enter the house, they find themselves trapped in a living nightmare created by the Black Widow witches - and if they try to use Craft as protection, they risk being sealed in the house forever. But Jaenelle did not send the invitation. And now she and the rest of her family must rescue the others inside - and then find out who has created such a place, and why....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Change in voice

    • By Hattie Quinn on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 7

    • The Shadow Queen

    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    Now, only 100 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 honor and lives by the Old Ways. The woman chosen to rule Dena Nehele, Lady Cassidy, is not beautiful and believes she is not strong. But she may be the only one able to convince bitter men to serve once again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same great story, but character voices off

    • By Lindsay on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 8

    • Shalador's Lady

    • A Black Jewels Novel, Book 8
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 279

    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. Now that their land has been cleansed of tainted blood, the Rose-Jeweled Queen, Lady Cassidy, makes it her duty to restore it and prove her ability to rule. But even if Lady Cassidy succeeds, other dangers await.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive ! Addictive!

    • By A. Menzies on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 9

    • Twilight's Dawn

    • Black Jewels, Book 9
    • By: Anne Bishop
    • Narrated by: John Sharian
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 282

    Anne Bishop's "darkly fascinating"* (SF Site) Black Jewel novels have enthralled readers and critics alike with their mixture of fantasy, intrigue, and romance. Now in Twilight's Dawn, Bishop returns to the Blood realm with four all-new captivating novellas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Sunset for the Dawn

    • By Donna on 03-10-11

    Regular price: $35.00