Anne Bishop is an American author that is best known for the Black Jewels Trilogy. Anne was a little girl when she started writing. She appreciated the education system for having taught her to read and write.
Order of The Black Jewels Series
|1||Daughter of the Blood||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||Heir to the Shadows||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||Queen of the Darkness||2000||Description / Buy|
|4||The Invisible Ring||2000||Description / Buy|
|5||Dreams Made Flesh||2005||Description / Buy|
|6||Tangled Webs||2008||Description / Buy|
|7||The Shadow Queen||2009||Description / Buy|
|8||Shalador's Lady||2010||Description / Buy|
|9||Twilight's Dawn||2011||Description / Buy|
|10||The Queen's Bargain||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Tir Alainn Series
|1||The Pillars of the World||2001||Description / Buy|
|2||Shadows and Light||2002||Description / Buy|
|3||The House of Gaian||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Ephemera Series
|1||Sebastian||2006||Description / Buy|
|2||Belladonna||2007||Description / Buy|
|3||The Voice (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Bridge of Dreams||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of The Others Series
|1||Written in Red||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Murder of Crows||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Vision in Silver||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||Marked in Flesh||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||Etched in Bone||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of The World of the Others Series
|1||Lake Silence||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Wild Country||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Anne Bishop Short Story Collections
|1||Stranded||2012||Description / Buy|
Anne Bishop Anthologies
|1||Powers of Detection||2004||Description / Buy|
And it did not take her long to glom to writing. Bishop loved storytelling, and it brought her quite a bit of joy to realize that she could use the words she was learning to shape fictional worlds and characters.
Unfortunately, she was also quite young when she abandoned writing. The author recognized early on that her skills were lacking. And she decided that there was no point in pursuing her love for writing when she didn’t have the capacity to produce great stories.
So Bishop put her hobby in the rearview mirror and went on with her life. For a time, the author was fine. She became an adult and did all the things that were expected of her; there was no reason for Bishop to believe that writing would ever return to the forefront of her life.
But then something unexpected happened. Even as an adult, Bishop was still quite adamant about her decision to abandon writing. But then stories started forcing their way into her mind.
At first, Bishop thought she could ignore them. But then they persisted, so Bishop eventually sat down to give them life with her words. She was able to write and publish numerous short stories, a feat that gave her the confidence to finally look at publishing as a viable career.
That, in turn, forced the author to face the fears of her childhood that had compelled her to abandon her passion, all those thoughts of inadequacy that had continued to permeate her perception of her own writing.
As an adult, Anne Bishop had the maturity to contend with these worries. And rather than letting them bully her, she went on to read books and magazines on writing, time management, and organization, injecting effort into honing her skills along the way.
She also read more and wrote more, having determined that she would eventually leave her short stories behind to tackle a full-length novel.
Her dream became a reality in 1998 when she wrote Daughter of the Blood, the first book in the Black Jewels series. Bishop went on to publish several books, garnering a reputation for producing violent but sensual fantasy fiction.
The author’s works feature strong women that must overcome the aggressive threats that litter their worlds.
Bishop loves creating new worlds and characters. That initial stage of writing, when her stories are still fresh and unexplored, is her favorite. The author writes organically. She doesn’t care for outlines.
Rather, she works most of her ideas out in her head, only sitting down to write once she understands the general direction her stories will take. Even though Bishop’s work features a lot of violence, she takes greater pleasure in crafting warm and inviting scenes that explore themes of love, friendship, and romance.
Anne Bishop Awards
Bishop’s extensive collection of awards includes the Pioneer Award (1998), the RT Career Achievement Award, the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award and the RT Book Reviewer’s Choice Award.
She also received a Sapphire Award nomination in 1998 and a PEARL Award mention in 2009.
Best Anne Bishop Books
Anne Bishop’s books are designed to provide the perfect blend of dark, violent fantasy and sensual romance, with some of the best books in her bibliography including:
Daughter of the Blood: The Dark Kingdom has known for a while now that the power of the High Lord of Hell would be eclipsed by a Dark Queen who would rise to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Now the witch is here and she isn’t quite what anyone expected.
The girl is immensely powerful but she is also quite young. Whoever controls her will control the darkness.
Heir to the Shadows: Janelle is slowly coming into her own. She still has room to grow. Her powers are frightening. But Saetan, her foster father, will protect and guide her until she gains the control she needs to take her place as the true heir of the magical darkness.
But before that appointed time, Jaenelle must regain her memories of Daemon, Saetan’s son and the person who sacrificed everything for her.
When Does The Next Anne Bishop book come out?
Anne Bishop doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Queen's Bargain and was released on March, 10th 2020. It is the newest book in the The Black Jewels Series.