Daughter of the Blood

Daughter of the Blood

Book 1
Black Jewels Trilogy
(1998 Sapphire Award Finalist)

Ace Books

Celebrating 26 years in print!

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Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her dazzling 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, where the weapons are hate and love--and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining.


“Darkly mesmerizing…[a] fascinating, dark world.”

“A uniquely realized fantasy filled with vibrant colors and rich textures.”
--Romantic Times (4½ stars)

“Lavishly sensual…a richly detailed world based on a reversal of standard genre clichés.”
--Library Journal


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