Books by Anne Bishop

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Etched in Bone

In 2013, author Anne Bishop took the world by storm with Written in Red, the first book in what has fast become one of the most popular and unique urban fantasy series of recent years. I read and fell in love with each book as soon as it was released, so learning that Etched In Bone, the fifth book ...

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Written in Red

Anne Bishop can always be relied upon for excellent prose and wildly creative worldbuilding. Written in Red does feature both. Unfortunately, the characters and plot aren’t strong, and the romance is (deliberately) nonexistent. I’ve read enough better fantasy, often by Bishop herself, not to rec ...

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Queen of the Darkness

Remember your last visit to a carnival fun house? You walked into a completely dark room, unsure of what was going to happen. Maybe something would jump out at you, or your image would be distorted with mirrors. There were mazes, riddles and wrong turns. In the end, you emerged shaken, laughing and ...

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Heir to the Shadows

Heir to the Shadows, the continuation of the Black Jewels trilogy that started with Daughter of the Blood, took me through a full range of emotions. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It surprised me. But, most importantly, it made me think, a factor missing in so many books. This book doesn't just e ...

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Daughter of the Blood

I hesitated before finally deciding to review Daughter of the Blood. This book is the first of a trilogy, and without the other two, the story as presented in this volume is incomplete. Just reading a third of the trilogy could confuse an unsuspecting reader who picks it up on my recommendation, exp ...