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Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels #3) by Anne Bishop


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Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.

Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort. Only his unyielding love can complete her Court and secure her reign. Yet, even together, their strength may not be enough to hold back the most malevolent of forces.


He was the friend who would become an enemy in order to remain a friend.”


I love this book, but then again, was I really expecting a different result? Anne Bishop just has a way of writing that ensnares the reader and I have become addicted to her writing.

This world that Anne Bishop has created is so complex and brilliant. The different layers and dimensions in it can’t be simply explained. Normally, I would say that the complexity would make the story confusing, but if anyone can pull it off, Bishop can.

I love all of the characters in this series and I am sad to see them go. I am ashamed to say that when I go into a series, I am actually more shocked when a character dies and does not come back than when a character dies and then does come back. In most series, a few minor characters might die, but I generally expect the main characters and the crucial side characters to survive. Because of this, I went into this book expecting my babies to make it through the and I ended up getting my heart broken. Anne Bishop DID kill off characters and I was shocked to my core at the number of them that did not make it.

SIDE NOTE: One thing that is unique to this series is the point of views. Jaenelle, who is the main character, is the only person who did not get a point of view throughout the entire series. I have never seen that happen before and it really stood out to me. I think that it was brilliant on Anne Bishop’s part because it always made me wonder what Jaenelle was thinking and I was always on the edge of my seat to see what she would do next.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It did tear my heart out a little, but it was definitely worth it. I do know that there are other books in the series but they do not follow the same main characters. I will be looking into reading those because I am addicted to Anne Bishop’s writing and I know that if I read them, I will fall in love with all the new characters. I can’t wait!

Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1) by Anne Bishop

5 🍁s ~ Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels #2) by Anne Bishop

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