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Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Blood

by Anne Bishop

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Series: The Black Jewels Series (1)

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DAUGHTER OF THE BLOOD is a fascinating dark fantasy about an ancient prophecy that is finally coming to fruition. Daemon Sadi, Lucivar Yaslana, and Saeton have all been waiting for hundreds of years.

Jaenelle is the potential Witch who can make things better and end the abuses practiced by the Queens who have gotten darker and darker. But when she makes her first appearance in the story, she is only a seven-year-old child who is in a terrible situation and who uses powers that are almost beyond comprehension to travel to many worlds.

Jaenelle is an intriguing character. She is young but already knows so much about evil and betrayal. She has a sweetness and a deep curiosity and a tremendous ability to love. She also has a deep anger at what is happening around her.

When she is twelve, Daemon meets her and recognizes that she will be his Queen. He's determined to protect her and shelter her which isn't easy for a man who is under control of one of the most evil and powerful Queens. But Daemon has powers of his own too which might be enough to keep this beautiful child safe.

The world building is intriguing as we see a society that is becoming more and more corrupt and more and more disconnected from the land. We see Queens who are quick to kill any potential rival which has the effect of diluting the power and magic. We see intrigue and treachery and a child who inspires those who love her to be better than they thought they could be.

I can't wait to read more in this series. ( )
  kmartin802 | Dec 11, 2018 |
Eu tenho uma grande dificuldade em memorizar nomes. Talvez por isso tenha uma especial alergia a livros com nomes difíceis de memorizar (e pronunciar). A Filha do Sangue é um desses livros. Começar a ler este livro foi como um salto no abismo: de repente estamos imersos neste mundo de fantasia tão diferente e estranho e ao mesmo tempo tão rico, intenso e inebriante. É tão difícil pousá-lo assim que compreendemos as jóias, os locais e os personagens. Adorei a escrita de Anne Bishop, tão emotiva, por vezes quase visceral. Aqui deixo o meu elogio à Cristina, que conseguiu manter intacta a voz de Anne Bishop na tradução que fez. Compreendo agora o amor que tem em relação a estes livros.
Mais interessante ainda foi as vezes que fui surpreendida. Imprevisível no desenrolar de acontecimentos, misteriosa e empolgante, senti-me cada vez mais agarrada a cada página que lia, temendo os acontecimentos finais, desejando ardentemente um final feliz. Oh, como o fim é chocante!!! Raramente leio dois livros do mesmo escritor ou da mesma saga seguidos mas dei por mim a agonizar até me emprestarem os dois seguintes (Obrigada, Célia).
Jaenelle é, neste livro, uma criança e apesar de ser um dos personagens principais, nunca nos é dado a sua perspectiva. Assim, tudo o que sabemos dela é o que nos é contado da perspectiva dos outros personagens, mantendo-a sob o véu de mistério e aumentando assim o fascínio que sentimos por ela, em tudo semelhante ao que os outros personagens sentem.
Daemon é o herói romântico mas, como nada nesta história é convencional, assim Daemon também não o é. Foi as suas características que me fizeram pensar e reflectir sobre a inversão de papéis nesta história (as mulheres são o sexo dominante). Muitas vezes pensei em Daemon como o personagem com mais características femininas, com toda a sua predisposição para ser submisso perante a Jaenelle.
Lucivar foi talvez aquele que mais curiosidade me despertou, principalmente por causa das asas.
Os vilões desta história são na sua maioria mulheres mas há também vilões do sexo fraco que, por o serem, encontram uma forma de contornarem o sistema e darem forma e vida às suas perversidades.
É um livro que dá início a uma trilogia rica e fantástica, que vale a pena ler.

Pontos positivos: A escrita, a riqueza e detalhe no mundo criado, a forma cativante como a acção se desenrola.

Pontos negativos: Inicialmente há muitas mudanças de perspectiva entre mundos e personagens e depois há uma parte muito longa que é centrada practicamente em dois personagens e onde todos os outros quase que se desvanecem.

Fez-me reflectir sobre: Submissão.

Review publicada originalmente em Ler e Reflectir... ( )
  Telma_tx | Jul 30, 2018 |
The Dark Kingdom is preparing itself for the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy--the arrival of a new Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But this new ruler is young, and very susceptible to influence and corruption; whoever controls her controls the Darkness. And now, three sworn enemies begin a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, and the destiny of an entire world is at stake.
  Cultural_Attache | Jul 22, 2018 |
In a world ruled by the Blood and their Jewels, a new queen is coming. Not just queen, Jaenelle is also Witch, the woman who's coming has been foretold. She will take her place in an ancient struggle of complex beings.
I've read this series (and all of Anne Bishop's books) several times, and I'm rereading it again now. The world of the Jewels is so involved with dozens of always fascinating characters and lands. Violence is matched by touches of humor throughout the story, though overall this is a dark world and book. It is also complex and rich; I always find something new when I read one of the Black Jewel stories again. Ms. Bishop's writing is so good. She's one of my favorite fantasy authors. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Dec 18, 2017 |
It took me a while to lose the feeling of confusion in this first book. I think a part of that was that I kept expecting the world and the magic system to be explained in more depth. It never was. I felt like I was continuously floundering. Add to that the common time jumps and I had a hard time keeping a grip on the time frames. Despite all of that I found that I was almost immediately sucked into the story and I haven't been able to stay away at all. I was immediately drawn to Daemon and Luciver and they led me to other characters that ended up feeling invested in as well. This series is dark and not for someone whose looking for traditional fantasy. But out of the three books, I think this first one is the strongest. I'm very glad I finally picked it out of the list. ( )
  Kassilem | Oct 24, 2017 |
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"Lavishly sensual...a richly detailed world based on a reversal of standard genre cliches."
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In a world plagued by corruption and desperation, three extraordinary men share a vision of hope -- Witch, dreams made flesh, a queen that could save them all from themselves. But Witch isn't what anyone expected, and she may be the one in need of saving.
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Anne Bishop's debut novel, Daughter of the Blood, is like black coffee--strong, dark, and hard on delicate stomachs. Within the Blood (a race of magic-users), women rule and men serve, but tradition has been corrupted so that women enslave men, who seek to destroy their oppressors. Female children are violated before they can reach maturity; men are tortured and forced to satisfy witches' sexual appetites.

Bishop's child heroine, Jaenelle, is destined to rule the Blood, if she can reach adulthood. Her power is hidden; her family believes her mad. Saetan, High Lord of Hell and most powerful of the Blood males, becomes Jaenelle's surrogate father and teacher. He cannot protect her outside Hell, where he rules. She refuses to leave Terreille, risking herself to protect or heal other victims of violence. Can Daemon, Saetan's estranged son, keep her safe from the machinations of the evil High Priestess? Or will he lose his battle to control his destructive urges and endanger her?

Readers may find some aspects of Bishop's world confusing; not least that most of the good guys live in Hell. But her protagonists are compelling, sympathetic characters who overcome terrible adversity. If you like Anne Rice or Laurell K. Hamilton, try this one. --Nona Vero

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Three men, sworn enemies, vie for sway over the girl witch--a blue-eyed innocent--who is to rule over the Dark Kingdom, commencing a ruthless game of politics, magic, and betrayal, in which the weapons are love and hate.

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