The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen

A Black Jewels Novel

Book - 2009
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Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to find the key that reveals a treasure great enough to restore Dena Nehele. But first he needs to find a Queen who remembers the Blood's code of honor and lives by the Old Ways. The woman chosen to rule Dena Nehele, Lady Cassidy, is not beautiful and believes she is not strong. But she may be the only one able to convince bitter men to serve once again.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2009
ISBN: 9780451462541
0451462548
Branch Call Number: SF BISHOP
FANTASY Bishop
Characteristics: xiv, 429 p. ; 24 cm

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beckylunatic
Jan 08, 2013

I liked this book more than the original series because the main characters weren't omg-the-most-powerful-EVAR-in-the-history-of-the-realms. Working within limitations makes things more interesting. It's also a lot less rapey.

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jgrnlees
Jul 13, 2012

This story introduced new main characters, though Jaenelle, Daemon, Lucivar and Saetan were still involved in the plot. I loved the connections between them all and especially loved how the new main characters had links to the main characters in The Invisible Ring, making that book a sort of book 1 for its own trilogy rather than the stand-alone book it was thought to be at the time of its release.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 04, 2011

A nice story with some memorable characters, but not nearly as riveting or excitng as the original series.

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Blueeyetea
Jan 02, 2010

Although we see some of the characters from the original Black Jewel Trilogy, the Shadow Queen isn't as exciting, and is actually a bit boring.

dntblnk Sep 10, 2009

The book takes up after janelle has cleanesed the blood. Cassidy is a Queen that has been betryated and hurt and it was nice to see her come into her own.

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