— THE BLACK JEWELS TRILOGY —
*** This is one of my Top 10 Books That Stayed With Me In Some Way ***
I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!! L-O-V-E it!!!!!
I would describe them as kind of dark, sexy urban fantasy with lots of romance. I just adore the author’s writing style! She is very gifted at character development. The males in this story are ALPHA and the lines between good and evil are deliciously blurred. There are strong relationships and very dark, sexual themes but the whole story is just in it’s own category all together. The world that this author created is entirely, 100% unique and very complex. Gosh, I’ve probably read this trilogy at least 10 times over minimum and it was one of those where the more I read it, the more I loved it. Saetan, Daemon, and Lucivar are some of my top favorite paranormal males. I’d highly recommend this series! 🙂
Warning: These are very graphic, gritty books.
Book 1: Daughter of the Blood 5+ stars
The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal…and the destiny of an entire world is at stake….
Book 2: Heir to the Shadows 5+ stars
Enough time has passed for the young girl Jaenelle, heir to the magical Darkness, for her physical wounds to heal, 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 love….
Book 3: Queen of the Darkness 5+ stars
Jaenelle Angelline now reigns as Queen-protector of the Shadow Realm. No longer will the corrupt Blood slaughter her people and defile her lands. But where one chapter ends, a final, unseen battle remains to be written, and Jaenelle must unleash the terrible power that is Witch to destroy her enemies once and for all.
Even so, she cannot stand alone. Somewhere, long lost in madness, is Daemon, her promised Consort. Only his unyielding love can complete her Court and secure her reign. Yet, even together, their strength may not be enough to hold back the most malevolent of forces.
OTHER BOOKS: These are optional reads. Part of the same with (with the same characters) but not a part of the Trilogy.
- Dreams Made Flesh 4.5 stars
- Tangled Webs 4 stars
SPIN OFF SERIES
- Prequel: The Invisible Ring 4 stars
- Book 1: The Shadow Queen 5+ stars
- Book 2: Shalador’s Lady 5+ stars
- Book 3: Twillight’s Dawn
— THE OTHER SERIES —
unrelated to The Black Jewels Trilogy, but same author
I am sorry, but what does graphic, gritty means?
Vivid descriptions of things that might make certain readers uncomfortable.