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Jóia Perdida

(The Black Jewels #6)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  11,218 ratings  ·  302 reviews
Neste enfeitiçado volume do mundo das Jóias Negras, um escritor enlouquecido descobre que é descendente dos Sangue. Mas quando percebe que os seus sonhos de grandeza e fama são apenas uma fantasia, decide vingar-se. Os Sangue vão pagar caro por o substimarem e a primeira vítima vai ser a família SaDiablo. Surreal SaDiablo e o Príncipe Rainier recebem um convite para visita ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published December 2008 by Saída de Emergência (first published March 4th 2008)
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Mar 06, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the Black Jewels Trilogy
Shelves: fantasy, not-my-copy
This book is a kind-of-but-not-really sequel to the trilogy in that it takes place after it, and I don't recommend reading it unless you've read the Black Jewels Trilogy. Obviously, it's not set on such an epic scale. The "plot" itself sounds rather silly: Surreal and her escort get trapped in a deadly(!) "spooky house" that was set up by a pompous writer who wants to get revenge on the SaDiablo family, and so, of course, Daemon and Lucivar have to do their "Evil Twin* Powers! Activate!" routine ...more
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyone knows that Jaenelle and Marian have something spooky planned for Halloween so when the family all receive an invitation to the grand opening of a haunted house they don’t really question it. Not until Surreal, and her companion Rainier, find themselves trapped inside a house full of dangerous magical traps trying to keep a group of human children safe. This is a powerful trap but it failed to capture the entire family and now it’s up to Daemon and Lucivar to find a way to free the other ...more
This book will likely make little sense to anyone who hasn't read and loved the Black Jewels Trilogy but to someone, like me, who was obsessed with those books, this is a delicious treat.

Tbh, I view all the books Bishop wrote in the Jewels world after the Trilogy ended as the best kind of fanfiction - glimpses into the life of characters I feel too attached to part with even if I pick and choose what to insert into 'my' canon.

The plot is kinda slim - Surreal gets menaced by a creepy homicidal h
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
This book was sweet, but less engaging than a book about a haunted house made real should be. I love Anne Bishop and I loved the bits that were an insight into Jeweled family life, but the haunted house itself fell flat. Watch my video review
Mar 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unlike the previous books this one doesn't have a complicated plot. It was actually quite silly and very used. Some crazy man thinks too much of himself and his arrogance and sense of self superiority lead him to take unreasonable revenge to the most powerful family in all realm. If you've read the first trilogy (not necessary to enjoy this particular book) you'll actually sympathize with the villain since it's painfully obvious what would happen to him once his own game caught up with him. I ne ...more
Jun 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is the first book by Anne Bishop that I read after reading her short story 'Stands a God Within the Shadows' which I absolutely love!

I soon discovered this book is part of a series (The Black Jewels series) and it's not the first book in the series. And let me tell you: if you're going to read any book in the Black Jewels series I can advice you to start with the first book and work your way through the books in the right order. I'm telling you this as I reread this book after reading the o
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Another Black Jewel novel is always exciting for me. In this one, all I could think of was, "uh oh, someone is going to get a spanking when they get out of this haunted house". Surreal, I wish there was a little side story of what Lucivar did as a punishment after she was healed. While the plot of this story is pretty hokey. Still, it was fun for me because I loved seeing my favourite characters all back together again. This was a happier sweet story. Light read and nice insight into the seconda ...more
Kathy Martin
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new author has taken the Blood by storm. Jarvis Jenkell is a famous author among the landen. He has just learned that he is Blood and has decided to write a semi-autobiographical mystery series. Unfortunately, he doesn't know anything about actually being a member of the Blood and his attempts are laughable - to the Blood.

Jenkell's book gives Jaenelle an idea. She and Marian are going to create a "spooky house" that plays up to the landen's stereotypes of the Blood. Neither Daemon or Lucivar a
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story! I almost lost interest because of the slow moving beginning but the story line picked up around the time Luciver's invitation arrived! Poor Tersa, I'm glad she got her revenge!
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This time of year is perfect to read this one Loved it!
I liked this novel better than the Ephemera books and the Invisible Ring, but not as good as the Black Jewels trilogy.

It was refreshing to read a tale from the Black Jewel series that recognized its insignificance to the war in the trilogy. It gave the book credit for being "less exciting" than the trilogy before it. It was great to see powerful characters set in a far less threatening situation.

~Second Read~

I remember that when I first read this book ten years ago, it was one of my least favour
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Feb 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Anne Bishop's skill with words rivals her characters' skill with magic: she weaves beautifully compelling characters and stories that enchant the mind and leave you wanting more.

And as those of you who have read my other reviews know, I rarely rave this much about an author, but Anne Bishop is my favorite by far.

When I happened upon book one of the Black Jewels trilogy, which Tangled Webs is sort of a sequel to, I could not put it down, ran out to buy the next two the very next day, and read eve
Oct 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I actually read this book thinking it was the 5th book in the series. I guess the fact that I never realized I had skipped a book without noticing, even after I was done, says a lot...THIS BOOK WAS REALLY BAD. While I adored the original trilogy, I felt like I wanted to tear every single page off. The plot was terrible, exactly like a Jigsaw movie but for all audiences, really depressing. No content at all, everything was terribly shallow and superficial. I just didn't care for anything that was ...more
Mar 06, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Anything after The Black Jewels trilogy will seem completely inconsequential in comparison. After all, what's left to do after you've already killed all the bad guys and saved the world? This book serves as a sharp reminder that even though all the bad guys are gone, that doesn't necessarily mean there aren't still problems in society, ie. neglected orphans, subpar schools, random psycho weirdos.

The plot here was subpar, I felt. There's a line from Surreal in the beginning of the book:

She clappe
Bishop tells us right up front in this book that "the big battle has been won, the big tale has been told," and that this is just a day-in-the-life-of sort of story. which is to say 2 very obvious things: 1)don't start here, 2)it's nowhere near as good as the books that *did* tell the big story.

but you knew that, thanks to the handy disclaimer up front. you don't particularly mind though (those of us who loved those previous entries, anyway), since Bishop is absolutely *killer* at characterizat
Miss Ginny Tea
Blah. Surreal as a damsel in distress struggling to survive until The Men can come rescue her. Blah. Sure, she's stronger than the man with her, but he's gay, so it doesn't count. I'm all for exploring the awesome relationship between Saetan, Daemon, and Lucivar, but to kill 20 women and children to set up the premise and then recast Surreal as a (damaged) damsel in distress just sucks.

Gee, I wonder if Bishop's working on a book in which Surreal meets a strong warlord who thinks her past is awes
Aug 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anne-bishop
What a spectacular visit back to the world of the black jewels! Ms. Bishop's best work is without a doubt her Black Jewels series and this long await return does not disappoint.

Trapped in a web of danger created by Jarvis Jenkell, Surreal and Rainier try to escape, while guarding the children, they unknowingly brought into the web with them.

Forced to work from outside the web to rescue Surreal and Rainier, Lucifier, Daemon, and Janelle race against a mad man to save them.
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was different! Surreal and Rainier were the main characters of the book but Daemon, Lucivar and Jaenelle weren't left far behind. This book is a perfect Halloween read, peeps! It involves an evil house designed to trap and kill SaDiablo family and their very gory struggle to stay alive and destroy this house. Chilly, scary and very intense, this was a fantastic read!

Okay, maybe it's nostalgia, but I found this book highly readable despite its obvious faults. It was an easy read, comfortable in a way, and just...I don't jives with the younger, more innocent me.
Took me nearly 4 weeks to read this. It was interesting, but I couldn't help thinking the characters were a little OOC and that put me off. But I did enjoy it, at times it even sort of creeped me out :) Definitely not in league with the Black Jewels trilogy though.
Allison Sesame
Not her best work in this universe, but still enjoyable and quick.
Evanne Lorraine
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread
This one was plenty dark for me, but as always a delight to spend time with these characters in this world.
keikii Eats Books
66 points/100 (3.5 stars/5).

Jaenelle and Marian are building a "Spooky House" to play with some children, and are trying to rope others into helping them. There is also a book author out there with the same idea, but less nobel goals.

You know those episodes in tv series that are completely out of place within the story, but only seem to be there to celebrate some holiday like Halloween or Christmas? Well, imagine if they managed to stretch that episode out the entire season. That would be the eq
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I am enjoying these... I am very disappointed Jaenelle is kind of a forgotten character. Yes, she's still in the books but always seen through the eyes of the other characters. It almost makes me feel like they're all stuck in the Twisted Realm or something and she's not really there... but I dunno. Maybe Anne just wanted to focus on the other characters, but I miss seeing things from Jaenelle's view. Also, she's starting to do that poop in books with people 'miraculously' know what's goin ...more
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not terribly pleased with this book. It was well written, however it was horribly slow. The last book was also slow, however I could forgive a slow story, given the state of the characters. This book feels very much like a dead end novel. Do I get to see all/most of the characters I have emotionally invested in? Yes. Is that enough to have me read it? Yes. Is it good for the series? I would say no. This book did provide a lot of insight into the world state and the popular opinions of the masses ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The premise of the book slightly.... uh, stupid. I mean a writer that sets up a haunted house to get payback on the SaDiablo family. I mean come on... And while I still love the characters and their interactions, the shitty communication between Janealle and Daemon continued to be a thorn in the readers side. They aren't idiots, communication between two married people should never be that silly, or lack of communication I should say.

There was also problems with SL's that felt partially complete
Finally, Surreal gets her own story! I've always liked the feisty daughter of Titian, and it's great to see how she goes all out for what she wants - even if it's not the best or wisest thing to do. Loyal to a fault, brave and resourceful, Surreal gets herself into a situation, and struggles to get out. And yes, Surreal, Lucivar will pound on you when he finds out!

Reviewer's note: This is recommended to a mature audience, and not one for the faint-hearted.
I would recommend reading this as #5 of
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spooky houses

Once again Anne Bishop does not disappoint. A writers attempts at writing books about the Bloods are very popular. The Bloods are reading them, too, but not because they are less realistic than laughable. He finds out they are laughing at his work and decides to find out what they are really like and punish them for their lack of respect. Meanwhile Janelle is planning a lesson of her own. I loved this, loved the characters, as usual and am going on to the next book in this series.
The well thought out characters saved this book. All the main characters we love from the trilogy are in this book but the idea seems very contrived. I like the idea of a person realising they are Blood late in life. I even like the idea of that same person being angry at being abandoned and pushed aside. I do not understand why he is such a pathetic character. While Jarvis would be ill informed about the Blood, he is still a writer. Writers do a lot of research so I feel like this missed the ma ...more
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Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel, Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestseller list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

Crawford Award (2000)


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The Black Jewels (10 books)
  • Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels, #1)
  • Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels, #2)
  • Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels, #3)
  • The Invisible Ring (The Black Jewels, #4)
  • Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5)
  • The Shadow Queen (The Black Jewels, #7)
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“I walked down to the village with five Sceltie puppies. I came back to the Hall with four.”
“And the fifth ?”
“By now, I’m sure Sylvia has convinced the little bitch to let go of Mikal’s trousers. And Mrs Beale promised to send her recipe for puppy biscuits to Sylvia’s cook.”
“Mrs Beale agreed to share a recipe,” Saetan said slowly.
“Mrs Beale agreed that I could pay for... I’m not sure what it is except that it’s something she wanted for the kitchen but couldn’t justify as a normal household expense.”
“And you agreed to fund this in exchange for a recipe ?”
Daemon stared at his father for a long moment before he muttered, “She sharpened the meat cleaver before coming to talk to me.”
One beat of silence. Two. Then Saetan burst out laughing.”
“What were you going to do if he’d refused ?”
Jaenelle looked at him and smiled.
Butterflies filled his stomach and tickled unmercifully before turning into heavy, sinking stones.
“Well,” his darling said, “you have a wonderful deep voice too. So if Papa refused, I was going to ask you.”

Saetan walked into the sitting room where he’d asked Geoffrey and Draca, the Keep’s Seneschal, to meet him.
“My friends, this bottle of wine arrived this evening, compliments of Prince Sadi. Since it came from the wine cellar at the Hall, I can assure you it is a very fine vintage, one best enjoyed when shared.”
He called in three glasses and opened the wine.
Draca said nothing until he handed her a glass. “What iss the occassion ?”
Saetan grinned. “My son has just realized how much his father loves him.”
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