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.
In Bishop's bewitching latest Black Jewels adventure (after 2005's Dreams Made Flesh), a tour of an old house becomes a hellish matter of life and death. Lady Surreal SaDiablo receives an invitation to preview the "silly, spooky" house that Queen Jaenelle Angelline has created to parody myths about the magically gifted Bloods, and she persuades her friend and fellow magic user Warlord Prince Rainier to join her. The only snag is that Jaenelle didn't send the invitation. Crazed, jealous novelist Jarvis Jenkell has discovered his Blood heritage and developed his own haunted house with the goal of trapping other Bloods and using their travails to inspire his fiction. As Surreal, Rainer and several local children struggle to escape Jenkell's deadly snare, Jaenelle's husband, Daemon Sadi, and Sadi's half-brother, Lucivar, must call upon all their Craft skills to free the trapped. With feverish pacing and terrifying twists, Bishop's surefire spell craft will leave readers' hearts pounding. (Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Tangled Webs
"Bewitching...With feverish pacing and terrifying twists, Bishop's surefire spellcraft will leave readers' hearts pounding."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "[Has] enough plot to interest series fans and newbies alike."--Booklist "A triumphant and powerful return to the Realms of the Blood."--Fresh Fiction "An excellent action-packed tale that grips readers...and never slows down...The story line is fast-paced and the cast seem real."--Midwest Book Review "Fans of Bishop's Black Jewels series will delight in this stand-alone foray into the world of the Blood with the SaDiablo family...There's plenty of sly humor and action to keep the reader well entertained."--RT Book Reviews "Reading Tangled Webs was like meeting up with an old friend...The humor brought a smile to my face...And I will always appreciate how Bishop can make even the most superpowered characters seem like those eccentric neighbors next door."--Dear Author