I loved, loved, LOVED Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy, so when I found this collection of novellas, I was over the moon!
If you haven't read the Black Jewels trilogy, you really, really, really have to. It's dark and sensual, romantic and addictive.
Also, if you haven't read the trilogy, this blog post contains *spoilers*, so be warned.
There are four novellas in this book.
1. Weaver of Dreams is a short story that explores the origin of the Jewels of power.
2. The Prince of Ebon Rih is about Lucivar and Marian.
3. Zuulaman gives you a dark look into Saetan's past.
4. Kaeleer's Heart tells the story of what happens after Queen of the Darkness, the last book in the trilogy.
I loved this collection to pieces. It just felt like a flawless addition to the trilogy. I always wanted to know what happened to Janelle and Daemon after Queen of the Darkness, and Kaeleer's Heart answers that in the best of ways. And since the wild, dangerous Lucivar was one of my favorite characters in the books, getting to see his story made me jump up and down like a little girl. The other two stories are shorter, but just as intriguing, as they give enticing glimpses into different facets of the world of the series.
Given how much I love these books, I was incredibly excited to hear that Ms. Bishop is writing a new book set in the world of the Black Jewels. Tangled Webs is releasing March next year. Guess who'll be first in line to grab a copy? :-)
As you can see from my very mature and reasoned post above *cough*, I was delighted to find such a wonderful edition to a much-loved series. Are there any series or books that you'd like to see another chapter of?