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Anne Bishop (born 1955) is an American dark fantasy author, probably best known for the Black Jewels series. She has won two awards, the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award in 2000, and the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award in 2013.



  • Black Jewels series:
    • Daughter of the Blood (1998)
    • Heir to the Shadows (1999)
    • Queen of the Darkness (2000)
    • The Invisible Ring (2000)
    • Dreams made Flesh (2005)
    • Tangled Webs (2008)
    • The Shadow Queen (2009)
    • Shalador's Lady (2010)
    • Twilight's Dawn (2011)
  • Tir Alainn series:
    • The Pillars of the World (2001)
    • Shadows and Light (2002)
    • The House of Gaian (2003)
  • Ephemera series:
    • Sebastian (2006)
    • Belladona (2007)
    • Bridge of Dreams (2012)
  • The Others series:
    • Written in Red (2013)
    • Murder of Crows (2014)
    • Vision in Silver (2015)
    • Marked in Flesh (Forthcoming)

Works by Anne Bishop with their own pages include:

Other works by Anne Bishop contain examples of:

  • Den of Iniquity: The Ephemera novels have a Landscape called the Den of Iniquity. Described as a "carnal carnival", it's actually not a bad place, and the villains aren't welcome there.
  • Dream Weaver: In the Ephemera series, it's implied that Incubus and Succubus can manipulate the dreams of others, mainly the erotic dreams, but anything with a strong emotional impact will do.
  • Fantasy World Map:
    • There are maps in Tir Alainn books which have notes underneath them reading, "This map was created by a geographically challenged author. All distances are whimsical and subject to change without notice."
    • Inverted in the Ephemera books: you couldn't draw a map even if you wanted because two different people can end up in two different places by going through the same gate depending on where the "heart resonates" with.
  • Hope Is Scary: Used extensively in the Ephemera series. A large portion of the second book is devoted to the main character puzzling over why places of darkness always have a sliver of light in them. Then it's brutally exploited when Belladonna decides to use this trope to torture the World Eater relentlessly.
  • Patchwork World: The main premise of the Ephemera novels.
  • Selkies and Wereseals: In the Tir Alainne trilogy selkies are a member of the Fae race who must help witches avoid the mass murdering black inquisitors in order to stay alive.
  • Uncoffee: The Ephemera novels, in what is probably the least-intrusive possible version of this trope, have koffee. It is pretty explicitly just coffee, brewed from roasted beans, but in that universe it's a "black market" item that comes from a far away Landscape.