I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.
~J~ is for Jaenelle from Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy
Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her dazzling 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, where the weapons are hate and love--and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining.
Why I chose to highlight Jaenelle: In the first book of the trilogy, Daughter of Blood, Janelle is 12 years old. I thought her character was so complex. At times she is sweet, creepy, cute, then scary. She kept me on the edge of my seat. I had no idea how drawn into the series I'd be when I started reading the first book. And the end...holy cow! So painful! When I finished I just sat there, stunned. I felt like the ending ripped to shreds a cherished dream, smiling the entire time.
Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.