A Black Jewels Novel
Anne Bishop's national bestselling and critically acclaimed Black Jewels series has enthralled readers with its lavish blend of the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action.�SF Site). Now, readers can return to the violently passionate world ruled by the Blood, a race of witches and warlocks whose power is channeled through magical jewels...
The invitation was signed Jaenelle Angelline, she who had been both Witch and Queen.
It summons her family to an entertainment she has specially prepared. Surreal SaDiablo, the former courtesan and assassin, is the first to arrive. But as she and her escort enter the house, the door disappears. Surreal finds herself trapped in a nightmare created by the tangled webs of Black Widow witches...a nightmare where the monsters are all too real, and if she uses Craft to defend herself, she risks being sealed in the house forever.
But Jaenelle did not send the invitation.
Now, Jaenelle and her family must rescue Surreal and the others inside without becoming trapped themselves - and they also must discover who created such an evil place, and why. Because there is one thing they all know about this house: no matter who planned it as a way to kill members of the SaDiablo family, only one of the Blood could have created the trap�
Includes the Black Jewels short story BY THE TIME THE WITCHBLOOD BLOOMS.