New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, for The Black Jewels Trilogy. She is also the author of the Ephemera series, the Tir Alainn trilogy, and the Novels of the Others-including Etched in Bone, Marked in Flesh, Vision in Silver, Murder of Crows, and Written in Red. She lives in upstate New York.
The "scheming woman seeks to control powerful man" plot substitutes for anything truly new or surprising in Anne Bishop's Dreams Made Flesh, a collection of four novellas set in the realm of her Black Jewels trilogy (Daughter of the Blood, etc.). As always, the author's vision of the demands-and earthy pleasures-of powerful magic compels, but these fragmentary shorter works lack the depth to be found in her novels. Agent, Jennifer Jackson at DMLA. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
In "Weaver of Dreams," a dying dragon passes along its knowledge and magic to an unlikely successor, while in "The Prince of Ebon Rih," the winged warlord Lucivar develops an unlikely affection for a young hearth witch. "Zuulaman" reveals the depths to which the Blood Warrior Saetan will go to protect his child, while "Kaeleer's Heart" relates an episode in the life of Jaenelle, the Queen of Darkness. The four tales in this collection, set in the same universe as Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy, further explore the sensual richness of a world in which the powers of good and evil are not as clear-cut as they might seem. For most fantasy collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Dreams Made Flesh
"Intrigue, mystery and passion permeate [this] fast-paced and winning set of adventures."-Midwest Book Review
"The four tales in this collection...further explore [their world's] sensual richness."-Library Journal
"Fans of Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy won't want to miss this new collection."-Locus
"Will delight [Bishop's] fans...carefully written with lovely language and great characterization and humor."-SF Revu