Narrated by: John Sharian
Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now, the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its queen, a witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. But she is still young, still open to influence - and corruption.
Whoever controls the queen controls the darkness. Three men - sworn enemies - know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, in which the weapons are hate and love - and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining.
This is a phenomenal audio book, my first Dark Fantasy and I enjoyed it very much, the narrator is great, he did a terrific job with all the different characters. You will find yourself very entertained and submerge in fantastic world. I highly recommend this trilogy.
By Erin (Tonawanda, NY, USA) May 29, 2010
You'll have to put aside any Western Judeo/Christian meanings for the names of the characters and be open to the idea that humanoids are not the only intelligent, feeling race.
This first book is very dark and sick making and ends on an unresolved note. You could skip this one and start with the second book, but I wouldn't. You'll miss some important back story.
It is a story of love that echoes how we really go thru ups and downs weaving thru a good vs. evil fight that may keep you awake way past bedtime.
This entire series is one of the best I have. I have the physical books also. I am currently waiting (im)patiently for Audible to get the rest of the series so I can buy them.
By Rachel (Tampa, FL, USA) Apr 6, 2010
This is a terrific book and excellent beginning to a series. I have waited impatiently for it to come out on audio for the longest time. John Sharian does a phenomenal job on all the books by Anne Bishop. Listen to this one! It's GREAT!