Ms. Bishop returns to her marvelous Jewels universe in which magic manifests its strength and power in the color of ones birthright jewel.

Jared, a Red-Jeweled Warlord, has endured years of slavery after a foolish indiscretion resulted in his imprisonment by an evil queen. But when he is sold to the Gray Lady, he fears that not even his strength of will can survive her reputed cruelty. His new mistress, however, is not what she seems, and soon he must make a choice that will affect not only his survival but hers as well.

A formidable talent, Ms. Bishop weaves another intense, emotional tale that sparkles with powerful and imag-inative magic.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer