L Anneau Invisible
Jared est un esclave sexuel entravé par l'Anneau d'obéissance. Après neuf ans de souffrance, il a tué sa maîtresse et s'est échappé. Hélas, il est rattrapé et acheté par une reine, la Dame Grise. Jared craint de partager le destin tragique des autres esclaves qui ont disparu à jamais. Il se prépare à mourir... Mais, alors que la Dame Grise révèle sa véritable nature, Jared se retrouve face à un cruel dilemme. Il devra choisir entre la liberté et l'honneur.
The Invisible Ring
A superb novel, set in the world of Anne Bishop's bestselling Black Jewels trilogy . In a world where magic is power and social status is everything, the colour of the jewel you wear determines the course of your life ... Jared is a Red-Jewelled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment, he murdered his owner and escaped - only to be caught and sold back into slavery. Recently purchased by a notorious queen, Jared fears he will share the mysterious fate of her other slaves - never to be seen again - and so prepares himself for death. But the Gray Lady may not be what she seems and Jared soon faces a difficult decision: his freedom, or his honour ... Praise for Anne Bishop 'the author's overall sublime skill [blends] the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, lush sensuality, and exciting action, all set in a thoroughly detailed, invented world of cultures in conflict ... It and its predecessors are genuine gems of fantasy much to be prized' SF Site
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to the “bewitching” world of the Black Jewels with a tale that will “leave readers’ hearts pounding” (Publishers Weekly). The invitation was signed Jaenelle Angelline, she who had been both Witch and Queen... Surreal SaDiablo, the former courtesan and assassin, is the first to arrive—only to find herself trapped in a nightmare created by the tangled webs of Black Widow witches. And if she uses Craft to defend herself, she risks being sealed in the house forever. Now, Jaenelle and her family must rescue Surreal and the others inside without becoming trapped themselves—and uncover the monsters capable of designing such an evil place... Includes the Black Jewels short story “By The Time The Witchblood Blooms”
This trio of short stories by the author of Madame Bovary consists of "A Simple Heart," "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller," and "Herodias." Translated by Arthur McDowall.
Mademoiselle de Maupin
Chevalier d'Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, yet every woman he meets falls short of his exacting standards of female perfection. Embarking on an affair with the lovely Rosette to ease his boredom, he is thrown into tumultuous confusion when she receives a dashing young visitor. Exquisitely handsome, Théodore inspires passions d'Albert never believed he could feel for a man - and Rosette also seems to be in thrall to the charms of her guest. Does this bafflingly alluring person have a secret to hide? Subversive and seductive, Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.
Queen of the Darkness
A taint now creeps across most of the Blood - those born into power - bringing war to the Shadow-realm, Kaeleer. In the face of such corruption, Jaenelle, the Witch Queen that rules the territory, is powerless to prevent its spread. Especially while her chosen consort - and the person needed to complete the prophecy - Daemon, remains lost. But the Dreamweavers' webs show two paths. One will see the blood of millions spilled, the other will see the taint destroyed, and only one person need die: her.
Introducing the Custard Protocol series, in which Prudence travels to India for Queen, country...and the perfect pot of tea. When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do -- she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India. Soon, she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis (and an embarrassing lack of bloomers), Rue must rely on her good breeding -- and her metanatural abilities -- to get to the bottom of it all... The Custard Protocol Prudence Imprudence For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Parasol Protectorate SoullessChangelessBlamelessHeartlessTimeless Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny
Tomorrow s Eve
Even after 100 years, this is a captivating fable - witty and biting - of a Thomas Edison-like inventor who creates the radiant and tragic android Hadaly, and the lovelorn aristocrat who falls for the manmade perfect woman who is conveniently adjustable so he may make her at his will to his taste and social needs.
Written In Red
No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.