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
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…
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, and the Novels of the Others - including Etched in Bone, Marked in Flesh, Vision in Silver, Murder of Crows, and Written in Red. She lives in upstate New York.