Shalador's Lady

Shalador's Lady

New York Times bestseller

March 2010

Art by Larry Rostant
Design by Ray Lundgren

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Return to the “intense...erotic...and imaginative”* world of the national bestselling Black Jewels novels with this sequel to The Shadow Queen. In Anne Bishop’s “vividly painted”** realm, witches and warlocks channel their power through magical jewels—and one Queen has emerged from the shadows to bring hope to an impoverished people…

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. And even though the refugees found sanctuary in Dena Nehele, they have never been able to call it home.

Now that Dena Nehele has been cleansed of tainted Blood, the Rose-Jeweled Queen, Lady Cassidy, makes it her duty to restore the land and prove her ability to rule. She knows that undertaking this task will require all her heart and courage as she summons the untested power within her, a power capable of consuming her if she cannot control it.

And even if Lady Cassidy survives her trial by fire, other dangers await. For the Black Widows see visions within their tangled webs that something is coming that will change the land—and Lady Cassidy—forever…

*Nancy Kress, author of Steal Across the Sky
** Lynn Flewelling, author of The White Road


“Fans of the long running Black Jewels saga will relish this terrific entry.”
Genre Go Round Reviews

“A lavishly detailed, exotic background…brings to mind the sensual fiction of Tanith Lee and Storm Constantine and should appeal to fans of dynastic fantasy.”
Library Journal

“The Black Jewels novels are seductive—once you start, you just cannot stop reading…Shalador’s Lady takes you on an emotional journey…You must read this fantasy novel.”
Romance Reviews Today

“Anne Bishop’s writing just grabs you and immerses you into a brilliant universe with a vivid cast of characters.”
Reader Musings

“Shares many of the same themes of trauma, survival, and the importance of doing what is right [with The Shadow Queen]. Bishop handles these difficult subjects with a good deal of grace and sensitivity and, as always, with compelling characterization.”
Romantic Times


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