The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop

The Shadow Queen

The Black Jewels #7

Anne Bishop

429 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction fantasy romance adventurous medium-paced


Dena Nehele is a land decimated by its past. Once it was ruled by corrupt Queens who were wiped out when the land was cleansed of tainted Blood. Now, only one hundred Warlord Princes stand—without a leader and without hope… Theran Grayhaven is th...

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Community Reviews Summary of 618 reviews


emotional 70%
adventurous 50%
dark 50%
hopeful 20%
mysterious 20%
funny 10%
inspiring 10%
lighthearted 10%
relaxing 10%
tense 10%


medium 66%
slow 22%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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