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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal...and the destiny of an entire world is at stake....

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The Dark Kingdom prepares itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy--the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness.

About the Author

Anne Bishop made her first short fiction sale in 1988. Her most recent work has appeared in White Swan, Black Raven and 365 Scary Stories. She lives in upstate New York.

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bookmark, February 16, 2012 (view all comments by bookmark)
Good book. Very dark at times but good.
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bookmark, February 16, 2012 (view all comments by bookmark)
Good book. Very dark at times but good.
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emmejo, August 3, 2011 (view all comments by emmejo)
700 years ago a prophecy was made about a witch with enormous talent and raw power. When Lucivar meets a strange little girl who does things with magic that no one should be able to do, he realizes right away that she must be the one the prophecy was about. Soon a tangled web of people running from prostitutes to the Lord of Hell himself begin to arrange themselves to teach and protect her from those who would harm her... or break their loving but tight control over her power.

On the back of this book there is a blurb by the Library Journal that describes this book as "based on a reversal of standard genre cliches." I'm pretty sure the only thing this refers to is the fact that most of the men in this book are prostitutes, while countries are ruled by Queens. Unfortunately, the men come off as dramatically heroic underdogs, while all the woman (save our heroine) are whining, petty, weak-willed harpies. So not really all that different, actually.

The writing wasn't unbearable, but was more melodramatic than my tastes run to. Most of the characters make me wince just thinking about them, but I found the Lord of Hell rather interesting. I only really finished the book to see what he was doing, and won't be picking the next one up.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451456717
Author:
Bishop, Anne
Publisher:
Roc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Black Jewels Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.82x4.19x1.15 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The Dark Kingdom prepares itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy--the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness.
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