Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop

This is my read for the December TBR challenge, which for this month was to read a book published prior to 2006. Whilst I might have only just scraped in for the deadline to post, I actually finished reading it quite early in the month on 11 December.

Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped - only to be caught and sold into slavery once again.

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....

Title: The Invisible Ring

Author: Anne Bishop

Year published:

Why did you get this book?
I have read the Black Jewels trilogy and can't get enough of them so at the moment I am trying to get anything I can that is set in that world.

Do you like the cover? It's okay.

Did you enjoy the book?

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? No, the author wasn't new to me and yes I would definitely read other things by this author. I actually have Dreams Made Flesh here to read at the moment - more stories set in the same worlds as the Black Jewels trilogy.

Are you keeping it or passing it on?
The library wouldn't like me anymore if I kept it so I took it back. If it had of been mine in the first place I would definitely have kept it!

Anything else? This is in many ways a prequel to the Black Jewels trilogy but I am glad that I read it in published order as I could just sit down and enjoy it already understanding the way that the world worked. A very enjoyable read.

Anne Bishop is definitely one of my finds of 2006. I can't wait for the next Black Jewels book to come out!!

Rating 4.5/5


  1. Another favorite series of mine. I read The Invisible Ring earlier in the year and enjoyed it. Have you read Dreams Made Flesh, the collection of stories from the same world? I recommend it if you haven't!

    Wonderful review, by the way! I like the format!

  2. I have Dreams Made Flesh here to read soon.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed it :D and you must read Dreams Made Flesh :D Really good and it's a nice conclusion to the trilogy. by the way, thanx... by reading your post, I learnt that there was going to be another books in the Black Jewels world. Can't wait :D

  4. Apparently there is a Surreal short story in an anthology called Powers of Detection that I had never heard of before as well.