Queen of the Darkness [Bookray]

by Anne Bishop | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0451456734 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingadrienne10wing of Seattle, Washington USA on 1/23/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by wingadrienne10wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, January 23, 2004
Queen of the Darkness is the third and final book of Anne Bishop's The Black Jewels Trilogy. I loved this book! What an ending to such a captivating trilogy. I am very glad that I bought the trilogy in full instead of having to wait for each book after I finished the previous.

Queen of the Darkness does not pick up exactly where Heir to the Shadows left off. There has been some time in between where Daemon has spent time recovering and Jaenelle has built her coven and court. Many details are revealed of subterfuge in the first chapters. Daemon and Jaenelle are finally re-united, but the reader is frustrated with the outcome. At mid-book, everything that should have been, is. Of course, that all changes.

This book left me wanting more of Anne Bishop's writing, but the ending was pretty satisfactory. I was content to draw my own conclusions rather than have the author paint them out for me.

Will be released when I receive the Omnibus back from bookring.

Journal Entry 2 by wingadrienne10wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Bookring Information:

This is the continuation of the Onmibus bookring because the Omnibus is stuck despite repeated PMs on my part.

The names of the Bookcrossers who are in this ring are listed below. If you are interested please PM me with your location and shipping preference.

adrienne10 [Nebraska, USA]
jamieh2003 [West Virginia, USA]
meshe [Georgia, USA]
talkland [UK]
WistfulDragon [UK]
tehuti [UK]
wiblick [Ireland]
lady-sybil [Canada]
cait017 [Ohio, USA]
jewelmcjem [Michigan, USA]

Allecia [Oregon, USA]
Wandeca [Ontario, Canada]
snowmyst [West Virgina, USA]

Some guidelines to help the book on its journey:

1 On receiving the book write a journal entry so we can all keep track of where it is.
2 I will note people who already have had the book and its current location in colored type.
3 The person with the book PM's the next one on the list for their address.

Thank you so much for participating!

Journal Entry 3 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Monday, May 24, 2004
They arrived safe and sound today adrienne. Thanks for including me on the ring I should have them read and on the way to meshe within the next few days.

Journal Entry 4 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
I have to agree with adrienne10, the ending is satisfactory though I really *wouldn't* mind if Bishop decided to write more about these characters or this world. This was a great dark fantasy and the characterizations were very well done. I would recommend this to any adult readers of the fantasy and/or horror genre. It's off to meshe in tomorrows mail along with thefirst two books in the series.

Journal Entry 5 by jamieh2003 at on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Release planned for Thursday, June 03, 2004 at Book Ring in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

to meshe via media mail

Journal Entry 6 by wingadrienne10wing from Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, June 02, 2004
For Further Information:

If you liked this series, Anne Bishop has another trilogy called The Tir Alainn Trilogy. For lovers of these realms, you can find two Surreal short stories in two anthologies Treachery and Treason (which is out of print) and Powers of Detection. The Invisible Ring is an excellent story set in the Realms, but only a guest appearance by Daemon. There are also four more realms stories coming out in the January '05 released anthology Dreams Made Flesh.

If you feel like you just have to join a discussion group about Anne Bishop and her novels, visit yahoogroups and do a search for annebishop and/or shadowrealms. Anne, herself, participates on both forums.

Anne's website is http://www.annebishop.com/ You can read excerpts from novels and her short stories there.

Journal Entry 7 by meshe from Bonaire, Georgia USA on Saturday, June 12, 2004
arrived today.

Journal Entry 8 by meshe from Bonaire, Georgia USA on Saturday, September 25, 2004
sorry guys for keeping this for so long. I loved the first two books, but kept getting bogged down with this one. I tried it several times and couldn't get past 50 pages. I know I should have sent it on a long time ago, but I really wanted to finish the trilogy. Maybe I will some day. In the mail today to talkland in Merry Ole England.

Journal Entry 9 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, December 05, 2004
I did eventually read this all the way through but had problems with this holding my interest. There are some different ideas and themes in this trilogy but over all I have been a bit disappointed.

Journal Entry 10 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 05, 2005
I am really looking forward to this book - particularly as I had forgotten it was a trilogy!
Talkland, you inadvertently (I assume) included a bookplate for another book in with this one. I shan't tell you the title (you'll know why), but will pm you with the BCID in case of need.

Journal Entry 11 by WistfulDragon from Streatham, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, January 27, 2005
I loved these books, for me they are un-put-downable! The characters are wonderfully human and other, and I just love it when baddies get their come-uppance. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read them!
This one will be posted on tomorrow.

Journal Entry 12 by tehuti from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 30, 2005
Ooooh goody!!! I've been longing to know what happens next, and now I can :))

Journal Entry 13 by tehuti from Swansea, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, February 14, 2005
I did enjoy this a lot, although I still think that the first book of the three was the best. I will certainly look out for more by this author. I hope to post the book to wiblick within the next couple of days.

Journal Entry 14 by wiblick from Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Sunday, February 27, 2005
arrived friday, finished saturday, should be on its way on Monday!

I liked it but I'm left dangling wondering what is going to happen next and there is no next.... All told I think I prefered the Kushiel Trilogy.

Journal Entry 15 by lady-sybil from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, March 29, 2005
This arrived on my doorstep today, yay! I have just finished another Anne Bishop book that is set in the same universe (The Invisible Ring) and I enjoyed it immensely ... thanks for introducing me to this wonderful author adrienne10.

And thank you wiblick for the lovely card, I have a special fondness for stone circles, and the St Patrick's Day surprise :-)

Journal Entry 16 by lady-sybil from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, April 01, 2005
A satisfying end to a great saga. I could not put the book down until everything was over. I was afraid that Jaenelle would forget Daemon again, which would have been heartbreaking, but the end allowed me to imagine a happy-ever-after conclusion. I will definitely search out more books by this author.

I will mail all three books on as soon as snowmyst sends me her address.

Mailed to jewemcjem: 20 April 2005

Journal Entry 17 by jewelmcjem from Trenton, Michigan USA on Friday, June 10, 2005
Another awesome novel from Anne Bishop! She draws this trilogy to a close, never stopping with character development until the very end. There's no 'pat ending' here, it keeps you sucked in just as the first two do. I am very excited to see what else Bishop has out there or in the works. I'll be sending all three together as they were sent to me -- I really enjoyed having them all at once to just keep going with the series.

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