The Invisible Ring: A Black Jewels Novel
by Anne Bishop
Cover Artist: Larry Rostant
Review by Beth Slater
Roc Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451462060
Date: 03 June 2008 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Returning to the world of the Black Jewels trilogy with a standalone, we are at the slave market with Jared, a ringed pleasure slave who killed his former queen and attempted escape. Believing that this will make others fear him, he is unbelieving when he is purchased by the Gray Lady. Red jeweled himself, he fears few but her jewel is much stronger than his own, and her reputation is fierce – those who cross to her land are never seen again. From official release/information:
Product Description: A prequel set in the "dark and sensual world" (11th Hour) of the national bestselling Black Jewels Trilogy.
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. The notorious queen who has purchased him, known as the Gray Lady, may not be what she seems. Soon, Jared faces a difficult choice: his freedom, or his honor.