New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, and the Novels of the Others--including Etched in Bone, Marked in Flesh, Vision in Silver, Murder of Crows, and Written in Red. She lives in upstate New York.
Bishop's capable seventh Black Jewels fantasy soap opera installment (after 2008's Tangled Webs) surges with spellcraft and engaging romance. The former queen of Bhak is now just plain Lady Cassidy from Dharo, since her entire court resigned to go serve prettier, better-connected Lady Kermilla. Warlord Prince Theran Grayhaven seeks a partner to help him restore his family's land after a violent uprising. With the help of the High Prince of Hell, he finds Cassidy, whose friends encourage her to accept his proposal and return to being a queen. All seems well until the pair run into compatibility problems, and Cassidy meets a mysterious gardener who calls to her heart. Bishop's epic has a complex history and will best be appreciated by readers familiar with earlier books. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Praise for The Shadow Queen
"A strong romantic fantasy."--Alternative Worlds "Anne Bishop does not disappoint. I have not read a book of hers that did not immediately captivate me and draw me immediately back into her world...[She] weaves her spell so well...Her characters seem so real and engaging."--SF Revu "Surges with spellcraft and engaging romance."--Publishers Weekly "Black Jewel fans won't want to miss this installment which offers a different look on the realms of the Blood."--Dear Author "Superb."--Specusphere "In this stand-alone novel set in the evocative Black Jewels world, Bishop tackles surviving various horrors head-on...It's a difficult subject, but one that Bishop writes about sensitively, with compassion and without blinking or pulling punches."--RT Book Reviews