The black jewels trilogy

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ROC, Dec 2, 2003 - Fiction - 1204 pages
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In this award-winning trilogy, now in one volume, the Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy with the arrival of a new Queen. As three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, the destiny of an entire world is at stake. Includes a new Introduction by the author.

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Awesome imagery and fast paced. - Goodreads
The plot seemed random and pointless at times. - Goodreads
Anne Bishop is a very talented writer. - Goodreads
Very comepelling story telling quality. - Goodreads
I want to strangle Bishop for the ending, too. - Goodreads
A fun read, and a page turner. - Goodreads
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Oh, I think is my very favorite fantasy series - if not my very favorite set of books altogether! I just love it so much! It still makes me laugh and cry even after all these years of re-reading it! It is such a darkly beautiful story. And I am looking forward to the newest addition, though I have a bit more re-reading to do before I will be reading that! As for this omnibus edition itself, this was my first time reading it here and I must say, it had one major plus of containing the whole trilogy in one place. But, that one place made for a rather awkward and heavy volume that was rather uncomfortable to carry around or curl up with. I think that my mass market copies are superior for comfort, though I am not sure how many more re-readings they can make it through! 

Review: The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels #1-3)

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This is one of the only books I've ever quit and refused to go back and finish. Maybe I'm just not cut out for hard core fantasy - and for those who've read this series you'll know that could have a double meaning. It's vulgar, but more so just super cheesy. Read full review

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Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for the "Black Jewels" trilogy, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. She lives in upstate New York. Visit her website at

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