Heir to the Shadows - Black Jewels, Bk 2 Author:Anne Bishop DREAMS MADE FLESH — The Blood have waited centuries for the coming of Witch, the living embodiment of magic. But Janelle, the young girl singled out by prophecy, is haunted by the cruel battles fought over her -- for not all the Blood await her as their savior. Some dismiss her as myth. Some refuse to believe. And still others look forward to usi... more »ng her, making her a puppet to their whims.
Only time and the love of her guardians have healed Janelle’s physical wounds. But her mind is still fragile, barely able to protect her from the terrible memories of her childhood. Nothing, however, can keep her from her destiny -- and the day of reckoning looms near. When her memories return...when her magic matures...when she is forced to accept her fate.« less
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The first book introduced us to this little girl who had a horrible upbringing at the hands of her family. She endured much as only a 12 year old can. With the help of her "adopted father Saeten" and other friends she was able to get out of that nightmare and in this book she begins to heal. Janelle has grown from a witch-child to a very powerful witch. She struggles to fight inner demons while trying to save her friends in the process. The interaction between Janelle and Saetan are very rich and at times heartbreaking. Janelle has her sire,"the lord of High Hell" wrapped around her black crystal ring finger. The relationship as father and daughter is one I will never forget in these books. It goes to show that even though Janelle was not sired by him she is truly the daughter of his soul and will fight anyone even the all powerful Lorn to protect her against anyone.
Anne Bishop creates characters and scenery with a beautiful imagination where even in a magical world, deceit, betrayl, corruption and power rule.