Look back to January for the smashing conclusion of the Black Jewels trilogy created by rising star Anne Bishop. In the paperback QUEEN OF THE DARKNESS (4.5), Daemon, her promised Consort, finally wins his sanity back from the Twisted Kingdom, but believing Jaenelle to be dead, does not return to claim his bride until chance leads him to an encounter with his brother Lucivar. But the escalating struggle with the corrupt leadership of Terreille threatens to change the Blood forever and demand a price Daemon cannot bear to pay. A storyteller of stunning intensity, Ms. Bishop has a knack for appealing but complex characterization realized in a richly drawn, imaginative ambiance.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer