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Released: Mar. 1, 1998
Series: Black Jewels #1
Anne Bishop possesses a unique talent that I don’t think a lot of authors have. She is wholly capable of weaving together vast new worlds and creating riveting characters while simultaneously kicking you in the teeth. ~ Under the Covers
I can’t remember the last book that took me out of my comfort zone. Anne Bishop possesses a unique talent that I don’t think a lot of authors have. She is wholly capable of weaving together vast new worlds and creating riveting characters while simultaneously kicking you in the teeth. The events that transpire in this book are strange yet I couldn’t find myself looking away.
As Bishop presents these characters and reveals their motivations and their desires, they become more real to us even as we still try to understand them. DAUGHTER OF THE BLOOD is far from predictable and I think this is what keeps readers coming back for more. As I was reading this, I couldn’t help but wonder what this book would be like if it was made into a TV show. It has so many elements and such vivid imagery that in my head, it felt so vibrant and all-consuming. Nothing holds Bishop back but her imagination.
Another fabulous thing about this book is the worldbuilding. Have you ever seen such intricate and vivid worlds as much as this one? I don’t think I have and that’s a testament to Bishop’s stellar imagination. I would love to know how she keeps all her facts straight because the amount of detail in her books is stunning.
There are a lot of characters in the book and at first, I had a hard time keeping some of the names straight. Not only are they not typical names, but since I went from reading this book to listening to the other half in audiobook, the transition wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be.
I joke when I recommend this book to readers. I tell them to be mentally ready because this book is unlike the others in its genre. It’s going to probably make you uncomfortable. It may confuse you, may disgust you, may intrigue and will probably blow your mind. So that being said, if you don’t mind dark – and I mean DARK – fantasy, then this should be a book that ever reader should try.
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