Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday Memes: The Queen's Bargain by Anne Bishop

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Facing the freestanding mirror in her bedroom, Jillian used Craft to secure the pendant that held her Purple Dusk Jewel to her green tunic so that it wouldn't swing when she moved or flew. 
Friday 56:
"Jillian, whatever you're planning to do: Don't,"" Daemonar said. "You've already made a promise to Auntie Surreal, and she's half Dea al Mon. Your friend's life won't be worth anything if you break your promise to her."
This week I am spotlighting a new arrival on my review stack. The Queen's Bargain by Anne Bishop is the 10th book in her Black Jewels series. I have recently read the rest of the series. Here is the description from Amazon:

Return to the dark, sensual, and powerful world of the Black Jewels in this long-awaited new story in the New York Times bestselling fantasy saga.

After a youthful mistake, Lord Dillon's reputation is in tatters, leaving him vulnerable to aristo girls looking for a bit of fun. To restore his reputation and honor, he needs a handfast--a one-year contract of marriage. He sets his sights on Jillian, a young Eyrien witch from Ebon Rih, who he believes has only a flimsy connection to the noble society that spurned him. Unfortunately for Dillon, he is unaware of Jillian's true connections until he finds himself facing Lucivar Yaslana, the volatile Warlord Prince of Ebon Rih.

Meanwhile, Surreal SaDiablo's marriage is crumbling. Daemon Sadi, the Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, recognizes there is something wrong between him and Surreal, but he doesn't realize that his attempt to suppress his own nature in order to spare his wife is causing his mind to splinter. To save Daemon, and the Realm of Kaeleer if he breaks, help must be sought from someone who no longer exists in any of the Realms--the only Queen powerful enough to control Daemon Sadi. The Queen known as Witch.

As Jillian rides the winds of first love with Dillon, Daemon and Surreal struggle to survive the wounds of a marriage turned stormy--and Lucivar has to find a way to keep everyone in his family safe...even from each other.


  1. I have yet to read Anne Bishop, but I am really, really hoping to change that soon.

  2. A simple magic to keep jewelry from moving? I like that idea. :)


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