Heir to the Shadows

Anne Bishop plunged into dark fantasy with her first book, Daughter of the Blood She described a world where Blood Witches have always ruled, drawing males to their courts through seductive power An ambitious High Priestess destroys powerful females before maturity and has enslaved the strongest males, weakening magic and corrupting natural bonds between men and womAnne Bishop plunged into dark fantasy with her first book, Daughter of the Blood She described a world where Blood Witches have always ruled, drawing males to their courts through seductive power An ambitious High Priestess destroys powerful females before maturity and has enslaved the strongest males, weakening magic and corrupting natural bonds between men and women Sexual violence permeates Terreille Jaenelle, born to be Queen, is vulnerable until adulthood Though guarded by male Warlord Princes, Jaenelle is violated Daemon, her destined Consort, rescues her but is convinced he attacked her and goes mad In Heir to the Shadows, Jaenelle s vampiric, adoptive father, Saetan, and her foster family of demons shelter her To restore her memory and emotional balance, they move to Kaeleer, where Jaenelle befriends the kindred animals with magical and communicative powers and gathers a circle of young Queens She also heals Lucivar, Daemon s half brother, who offers a brother s love and a warrior s fealty As she recovers strength and memory, Jaenelle resolves to restore Daemon and cleanse Terreille Bishop subverts readers expectations the darkest powers reside in virtuous characters, demons and vampires are kindly, and Jaenelle s adolescence is comically normal than horrific Her vibrant characters and descriptions will keep readers hooked, anxiously awaiting what promises to be a riveting conclusion Nona Vero
Heir to the Shadows Anne Bishop plunged into dark fantasy with her first book Daughter of the Blood She described a world where Blood Witches have always ruled drawing males to their courts through seductive power An a

  • Title: Heir to the Shadows
  • Author: Anne Bishop
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Heir to the Shadows”

    1. OH ANNE, you expectation-shattering fountain of COYlicious sauciness, you completely drenched me in surprise on this one. After spending much of Daughter of the Blood setting up a dark, violent, matriarchal fantasy realm full of sexual sadism, rape and men wearing “rings of obedience” on their ROOSTERS, you pivot 90 degrees, throw back the covers and reveal a three dimensional fantasy world full of as much goodness and evil. You really blew my expectations and you came “THIS CLOSE” to ge [...]

    2. Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.It took me a full year to build up the courage to listen to HEIR TO THE SHADOWS after being thoroughly traumatized by book 1. I really love Anne Bishop’s THE OTHERS series, and I’m a firm believer in second chances when it comes to authors, so after twelve months of mental preparation, here we go again. It’s with a massive sigh of relief that I write this review because A) no nightmares & B) this installment was a vast improvement upon the previous one. It was [...]

    3. SoI have mixed thoughts about this trilogy, not the least of which it's kind of hard to take seriously a world where hot men are controlled by penis rings. BUTI still like it. This trilogy seems to me to be the ultimate teenage girl's fantasy. Everything is about this main character and her growing up to be the savior of the world, all the men are safe and doting (controlled by penis rings if they're super hot, lol), older women are the ones who are evil and jealous and want to control the young [...]

    4. 2.5 rounded upThis was nowhere near as good as the first book. Still, there's just something about Bishop's writing that I find comfortable, which is similar to how I feel about Patricia Briggs's books. That being said, the story in this second book seemed more like filler or a bridge between Jaenelle's childhood and adulthood without a whole lot of substance. Also there wasn't enough Daemon. I could go into more and point out some nitpicks but honestly this is an old series and there are a ton [...]

    5. Wow!! My face is still a bit damp from tears and my heart is still pounding. This is the second book in this trilogy. I read but didn't review the first although it was almost as good. I'm a lover of fantasy, humor, sex and mystery and this trilogy contains all of that. This second book was light on the sex but when you read something this amazing, it really doesn't matter to me.This is the fantasy story of a girl and how she becomes queen of almost all she sees. In the first book we find out so [...]

    6. 2.5 stars Very little happened to move the plot forward. Anne Bishop’s books aren’t action packed, and I don’t expect them to be. I do expect something interesting to happen. Most of this book rehashed the same problems from Daughter of the Blood. This covered Jaenelle's teenage years, which were relatively uneventful. She recovered from the traumatic events in the prior book, hung out with her friends, and learned how to hone her craft. *yawn*Hekatah hatched a few desperate attempts evil [...]

    7. *Edited* 12/30/13 reread. Totally loved it as much as the first time! Some of the scenes that shouldn't have been as intense since I already took the ride were just as intense for some reason! Thanks for the BR and a reason to do the reread BW and Esra!Wow!! This book totally consumed me! I haven’t read a fantasy with so many pieces woven together without getting overwhelmed with the politics. I guess I was just in the PERFECT mood for this book. I don’t think I skimmed a single adjective. T [...]

    8. Reread: 9/6-7/17First read: 4/3-5/17This book was so SO GOOD! I love these characters so much. I missed Daemon through a lot of it, but I also understood it. And freaking LUCIVAR is awesome. I love the brother-sister dynamic between him and Jaenelle.Saetan continues to be given a hard time by Jaenelle. He loves it, but I'm sure he sometimes wishes he were capable of falling into an early (not so much) grave.For such a dark series, I end up laughing a lot, and I feel so much for all of these char [...]

    9. Este segundo volume é um pouco mais parado, mas nem por isso menos interessante.É o livro de ligação entre “Filha do Sangue” e “Rainha das Trevas” e por isso não tem grandes desenvolvimentos em termos de história.O livro deixa um pouco de lado Daemon Sadi para se focar em Lucivar Yaslana, o outro filho bastardo do Senhor Supremo do Inferno.Jaenelle Angelline está agora com 17 anos e é constantemente pressionada para constituir a sua corte.

    10. In Book 2 of Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy, With Daemon's help, Janelle has been brought back from the psychic wasteland she had descended into after a vicious attack. Her body has healed and aged a only couple years but her spirit, that which makes her Witch- Dreams Made Flesh and the very embodiment of magic, is fully mature. She is coming into her powers but some things are missing, chief among them- Daemon. (Thinking he killed her body in the process of recovering her mind, Daemon never left [...]

    11. Omg this series is just one big clusterf@ck. I mean honestly, this book had SO MUCH going on and because of that, the story was all over the place. It was hard to concentrate, so I lost interest real fast. There were so many loose ends and things weren't consistent and all the main characters were acting so different in this book compared to how they were in Book 1. Saetan was a bumbling idiot in this book. You're the dark lord! How are ppl able to trespass onto your property without you noticin [...]

    12. 3,5 starsI am an amazing procrastinator. I truly am. It's been two weeks since I finished this book, and yet I still haven't reviewed it. Maybe lazy would be a more fitting adjective. I can be such a sloth sometimes.This book definitely lacked something when compared to the first installment. Oh well. Second-book-syndrome is a reality. Yes, that's exactly what this is. Sequel-syndrome at work.Please refer to my review of the previous book for information on the world-building."Heir to the Shadow [...]

    13. Daughter of the Blood is fun and intriguing; Heir to the Shadows is just cheap wannabe storytelling. My main complaints are: 1. The story is a lot more scattered. Bishop keeps track of the main storyline (which is compelling at the beginning of the book and at the end) but I am not sure about the many, many unnerving and quite laughable subplots. These subplots are not well-integrated in the narrative, they don't enrich our understanding of the characters' psychology, and they have a "fill-up sp [...]

    14. Much more enjoyable than the first and quite considerably less dark. It's still dark, but it's full of great characters who get to interact more within the book. Great snarky, sarcastic banter and you know how much I love that!(video review to come!)

    15. Continued from the Daughter of the Blood review page (because my review was too long; I explain my predicament on the Daughter of the Blood review page)Titian:HOLY FUCK I LOVE TITIAN!!!!!!! (let me say it louder for the people in the back) HOLY FUCK I LOVE TITIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!SHE IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, FIERCE, INDEPENDENT FEMINIST AND I JUST LOVE IT SO FUCKING MUCH!!!!!!!! IM JUST CRYING RIGHT NOW CAUSE SHE’S SO BEAUTIFUL! LIKE, SHE IS THE PERSON WHO I ASPIRE TO BE--ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL RIGHT HERE [...]

    16. Buddy read with AlyDaughter of the Blood may have been an incredibly dark and at times shocking story but I loved every minute of it so although I had to brace myself beforehand I couldn't wait to continue reading Jaenelle's story in Heir to the Shadows. I was expecting an intense read when I picked up this book and I wasn't wrong but I was also pleasantly surprised to find it isn't quite as dark and disturbing as the first book. Although this sequel wasn't quite as painful to read it does still [...]

    17. The second book in the Black Jewels trilogy picks up almost immediately after the conclusion of Daughter of the Blood, then quickly starts jumping forward in time in intervals of days, months, and even years. The story makes these jumps throughout, and unfortunately, Bishop does not accomplish them smoothly. The jumps are necessary to keep the plot moving, but every time there was a jump forward in time I felt a moment of dislocation, as there are very few clues in the text about what happened i [...]

    18. I found Heir to the Shadows a little less gruesome than the first book, Daughter of the Blood, but I also found it a little more tedious. As Saetan is fond of saying, "Everything has a price," and the price of enjoying this book is tolerating repetition—none so much as Jaenelle's "midnight voice." After a while (as my mind began to wander to thoughts of drinking games, etc.) I began to wonder whose voice would be more shiver-inducing: Jaenelle's or Bill Compton's? His cold, dark voice is quite [...]

    19. Even more vicious, clever, and disturbing than the first novel. This book takes a lighter tone overall (though all the TRIGGER WARNINGS from the first one-- rape, child abuse, torture-- still apply). I have read this book over more times than I can count, and I still laugh, gasp, and fist-pump at the same spots as always. My favorite character from the first one barely made an appearance, sadly, but I have a new favorite now, and I won't name her; I'll just say "kiss, kiss" and smile wickedlyI s [...]

    20. It hurts to rate a book in this series with 4 stars, but the author didn't give me a chance to do otherwiseWhile the second half of the book and its ending were amazing and everything I wanted, the beginning was just too slow. I hate to have main characters in a series which don't get an appearance, and in this book one was invisible half the book and the other one never had the possibility of saying more thant 2 words. THIS ANNOYED ME BIG TIME.Another thing that did not work for me was the youn [...]

    21. Jaenelle, the living embodiment of magic, the prophesied Witch, is a young girl of twelve tormented by the horrors she endured at the hands of her relatives - from which Daemon Sadi rescued her. Her physical wounds are healing, but mentally she may never recover.As she rests in the home of the High Lord of Hell, she learns trust and love and befriends other creatures - who come to her for help as their realm is invaded, their land taken from them. She will never be alone though, with Daemon and [...]

    22. Here is what says about Heir to Shadows:Enough time has passed for the young girl Jaenelle, heir to the magical Darkness. Her physical wounds have heal, ed while amnesia keeps her frightening memories at bay. But with Saetan--a Black-Jewelled Warlord Prince and Jaenelle's foster-father--to protect her, she will continue to grow. Her magic will mature. Her memories will return. And Jaenelle will face her destiny when she remembers Daemon, Saetan's son, who made the ultimate sacrifice for her lov [...]

    23. So this is a bit like "The empire strikes back"e episode nobody likes. (I am exaggerating, but stillyou know what I mean)This books is not exactly boring. But it has too much of the same, too much repetition, too much text for not enough happening. I didn't like the "Daemon is rotting in madness, but we have better stuff to do" theme. Also the sloooooow healing of Jaenelle's emotional hurts were not that interesting. Really not.And what really really gets on my nerves? How imcompetent the bad gu [...]

    24. (Full review here: bibliotropic/2014/07/24/he)Heir to the Shadows turned my opinion of this series from “okay but I may or may not continue with it” to “I really want to finish this trilogy and read the other side novels and short stories.” Aside from occasionally irritating repetition in the text (but hey, everything has its price), the writing has improved noticeably between the first book and the second, the characters have had ample room to grow and develop, and the book’s story en [...]

    25. It was a rainy Sunday so I spent literally all day reading. This book is probably my favorite out of the series. I love Jaenelle and Lucivar's relationship. I love how she comes into her power, and really shows the bad guys what she's made of.The darkness and mystery, and how beautiful the story is always pulls me in and refuses to let me go on with my life. I'm now having to do homework before I can read the third book and I'm kind of desperate to get to it. If you like Dark Fantasy, you will a [...]

    26. Daemon! OH Daemon! How could this happen? I don't care what anyone else says, Daemon is my favourite of the line. Yes, okay, his father Saetan is very sexy and his brother Lucivar is hot. Still, in this second story, I felt sorry for all the SaDiablo members. I did like reading about Jaenelle growing up. Her time with Lucivar brings a smile to my face. All these blood coming together for a time when Witch will make people pay, it's pretty heady. At times, I find this story to be young adult and [...]

    27. Dark, gritty fantasy series with appealing characters and original world building. I liked this book, but didn't like one of the main parts of the storyline. Daemon was one of my fav characters from the first book and the story was often told from his perspective. I really missed his absense in book two. What would have been a great book was only good without this key character having a leading role. I understand he comes back with a lead role in book three so I'll keep reading.

    28. I enjoyed this book more than the first but I still have issues with the novel. Bishop includes so many characters in her books that she seems to lose track of them. For instance, the sister the main character cared so dearly about in the first book isn't even mentioned in the second book. It's just a point of annoyance. The story is still interesting even if the telling is sometimes lacking.

    29. Tina:The healing took a long time to happen. I didn't enjoy the start of the book. The rest of it was Daemon-less. However it jumped from age 14-20 so it was rather interesting. And watching her establish her court was very satisfying. Haha unicorn scepterwow.

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