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Witch - the Queen who would bring freedom to the realms - has come, but now she is lost in darkness, and has a long road to recovery ahead of her. While her adopted father, Saeten, waits for her to return to the living world, the third side of the triangle needed to complete the prophecy - the lover, Daemon - walks in the Twisted Kingdom on the edge of madness.

As insidious whispers and dark schemes ferment treachery and betrayal, Jaenelle must make a choice: To protect those she loves, she must be more than an heir, she must become a Queen.

©1999 Anne Bishop (P)2010 Penguin

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"Bishop seems to delight in turning fantasy conventions on their head ... darkly opulent, often exotic." (Locus)

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Narration spoiled the story

Fortunately I’d read the book so was able largely to ignore the poor narration. The flat diction and use of pauses inappropriately were however very distracting