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Now available in paperback, March 2009



Tangled Webs

Cover art by Larry Rostant
Cover design by Ray Lundgren


From the Front Flap:

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 jewels...


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…

Includes the Black Jewels short story
BY THE TIME THE WITCHBLOOD BLOOMS


Reviews:

From the mass market edition:

“Bewitching…With feverish pacing and terrifying twists, Bishop’s surefire spellcraft will leave readers’ hearts pounding.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[Has] enough plot to interest series fans and newbies alike.”
Booklist

“An excellent action-packed tale that grips readers…and never slows down…The story line is fast-paced and the cast seem real. However, what makes Tangled Webs great is the Blood magic seems plausible so much so that readers will feel trapped inside Jenkell’s house of horrors.”
Midwest Book Review
 
“Bishop is one of those wonderful writers who get steadily better as they grow more experienced, and I have no problem saying this is the most enjoyable of her books to date, but I doubt it will stay that way for long.”
—Don D’Ammassa (www.dondammassa.com)
 
“Fans of Bishop’s Black Jewels series will delight in this stand-alone foray into the world of the Blood with the SaDiablo family…There’s plenty of sly humor and action to keep the reader well entertained.”
Romantic Times
 
“Reading Tangled Webs was like meeting up with an old friend…The humor brought a smile to my face…And I will always appreciate how Bishop can make even the most superpowered characters seem like those eccentric neighbors next door.”
—Dear Author (www.dearauthor.com)

“A nice visit back into the world of Blood.”
—Monsters and Critics (www.monstersandcritics.com)

 

from Roc Books

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