Adventures in Books… Twilight’s Dawn

Winsol Gifts

Daemon, the Black Jeweled Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, is settling into his first year of married life with his Witch Queen Jaenelle. But as the thirteen-day celebration of Winsol draws near, Daemon finds himself being pulled in too many directions as he plays host to his formidable family…

Shades of Honor

Still recovering from the ordeal that left her wounded and angry, Surreal returns to Ebon Rih on the orders of Prince Lucivar. And when her former lover Falonar ruthlessly challenges the rule of her family, Surreal may finally succumb to the darkness burning inside her…

Family

When someone lays a vicious trap for Queen Sylvia and her sons, the fallout completely disrupts the lives of the ruling family of Dhemlan. Now, they have to uncover the identity of the warlord known only as No Face, before he returns to finish what he started…

The High Lord’s Daughter

After losing the two most important people in his life, Daemon has assumed his father Saetan’s role as High Lord of Hell and built a wall around his heart. But when he inadvertently forges a new connection, will it be enough to break him free from his loveless life?

I’ve been reading Anne Bishop books since 2004 and fell in love with the Black Jewels Trilogy. This book is a set of 4 stories about the characters from the trilogy set after the original story and with several other books in between.

I am writing this and I feel weird. I read the whole book in a 9 hour power cut yesterday afternoon and got pulled into the world all over again. However the last story in the book hit me hard. I wasn’t expecting the story to go there. I wasn’t prepared for this to be possibly the last book from this world. And I definitely wasn’t prepared for characters to not come back. I understand it and in a way I appreciate seeing where the characters go, but I am sad.

It is easy to lost in a world that is so beautifully described over a series of books. It is also easier to go back in when you have read 8 books set in that world. You’ve seen the characters live, struggle, cope and be happy. I think that makes it harder to see them hurt when there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. There is no evil to fight, just life moving forward.

It’s weird as I am genuinely upset, but content at the same time. Things have felt so off in the last year that feeling upset when reading a book hasn’t happened in a long time. It is reminding me that it is okay to be sad and to feel sad. Distraction doesn’t work with this kind of feeling. It will ease with time.

I had this feeling when I finished reading Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Even though I knew the end was coming I felt a little lost. I became friends with the characters. I cared for them. So when the story ends it feel like a loss. This has made me realise how important these books are in my life. They will have pride and place on my bookshelf in my new how 🙂

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