Sunday, June 11, 2006

Daughter of the Blood - Anne Bishop [June/06]

This month I decided to participate in a TBR challenge. The criteria is that it had to be a book recommended to you by someone, that is most of my pile, so I just randomly chose Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop. The first novel in The Black Jewels trilogy.

Title: Daughter of the Blood

Author: Anne Bishop

Year published: 1998

Why did you get this book? On the forums that I moderate, a Historical fiction forums, there was a thread about your favourite non-historical fiction novels. Someone posted a whole bunch of fantasy novels that she really enjoyed, after talking to her about it, I came away with a very long list. This is one of the books on that list.

Do you like the cover? Yep, especially since I have the whole trilogy and they all match!

Did you enjoy the book? Yep, I give it a 4/5. It is a very dark novel with witches, vampires, and hell being some of the major themes. I can't wait to read book 2, but there are few other books I want to attend to first. It is written by a female, and sometimes female authors and fantasy don't work well together because I am not a major fan of romance novels. This particular trilogy seems to work. I have been going through a vampire phase, reading authors like Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake series, so Bishop was a different author to cover in the vampire world.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? Yup, new author, but I will read her again. This book belongs to a trilogy, but then she has another trilogy that I have started collecting the books for.

Are you keeping it or passing it on? It's a keeper!

I am currently reading the third book in J.D. Robb's In Death series, Immortal in Death. I have already read three books by her.


  1. Thanks for participating, Kailana! I enjoyed The Black Jewels trilogy, I also enjoyed her Pillars of the World trilogy. Though people who enjoyed one often don't enjoy the other because they're so different.

    As for your reading material now...JD Robb...I adore her. Naked in Death is my favorite all-time book, hands down. It's the one book I read over and over again and still love, no matter how much I learn about editing and craft and things like that. She's the only author I still buy in hardcover and the day it releases. Yes, I have true love for JD Robb (but only in her JD Robb incarnation, Nora Roberts...not so much).

    Anyhow, hope you'll participate in the TBR challenge next month as well!

  2. I will have to see what I think of her other trilogy when I finish this one, Anne Bishop that is.

    As to J.D. Robb, I am enjoying reading through the series. :) Not a big fan of Nora Roberts either, though.

  3. I have this book sitting right in my TBR pile. I have the omnibus though with all three books in one. I keep hearing so much about them. I really need to sit down and read them.

    I also enjoy the In Deaths. I love JD Robb but I'm not too big a fan of Nora either. But her In Death series...I've read all 20+ books; whipped right through them. ;)


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