Heir to the Shadows

Heir to the Shadows

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In the second novel set in the "darkly fascinating world" (SF Site) of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy, ambitions unfurl as the realm's dreams of a liberator have finally been made flesh...

The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Jaenelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her--for not all the Blood await her as their Savior. Some dismiss her as a myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to using her, making her a pawn to their shadowy devices.

Only time and the devotion of her loyal guardians have healed Jaenelle's physical wounds. But her mind is fragile, barely able to protect her from the horrifying memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can deflect her from her destiny--and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return. When her magic matures. When she is forced to accept her fate.

On that day, the dark Realms will know what it means to be ruled by Witch.
Publisher: New York : ROC/New American Library, 2007.
ISBN: 9780451461513
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Bishop Anne
Characteristics: 421 p. ;,23 cm.


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Oct 12, 2017

Tigers, and wolves, and unicorns... oh my. This second book was exhilarating to read. The world building and characters are awesome. Onto book three!

Feb 05, 2017

OMG! The Black Jewel Trilogy is the very very best I have read ever. I am sorry David Gemmell I loved your books and you are number 2 in my best ever reading list. I finished 'Daugther of the Blood' in a little over 5 hours and the same thing for 'Heir to the Shadows' with lots of crying and snickering and tonight I am starting ' Queen of the Darkness'. These books you can read and enjoy for ever and ever. I hope you pick up these books or ebooks to enjoy so if you have family tell them to fend for themselves.

Nov 13, 2016

Terrible writing.
The story had potential, the writing killed it.

Feb 23, 2014

The story seemed to meander, and much of what alluded to, I wish had been included. But the climax was outstanding, the humor apt, and I loved the world Anne Bishop built.

Jul 13, 2012

This was an excellent sequel to Daughter of the Blood in all ways. Jaenelle is growing up and makes friends she'll keep throughout her life. It was an excellent story and kept me riveted from cover to cover.

Oct 13, 2011


Incinerated_Newt Mar 10, 2011

After risking everything to save Jaenelle from her relatives, her new family is doing everythign in thier power to keep her hidden and safe...but friends from the past won't let her stay hidden, or let her ignore her destiny for long.


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