Friday, April 11, 2014

~J~ is for Jaenelle

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

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

The Black Jewels Trilogy is an epic dark fantasy and the saga of one young woman's destiny played out against the backdrop of three powerful realms...

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.



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In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

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.

2 comments:

TMW Hickman said...

I've heard of this book, but hadn't thought of reading it. I've added it to my list on your recommendation. Thanks!

Jocelyn Rish said...

I loved these books! Jaenelle was a very interesting character, and I was completely blown away by the world that Anne Bishop created. It's been years since I read them, and I still think of some of those scenes and shiver.

Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
Jocelyn