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disappointing filler to the Black Jewels Trilogy,
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This review is from: Dreams Made Flesh (Paperback)
I'm afraid that unlike the other reviewers here I'm not a great fan of this book. I understand the temptation of Bishop to revisit her enthralling creation but actually I think she should have left the trilogy alone as the stories here, especially the last one, Kaeleer's Heart, presses it out of shape.
In this last (long) short story she picks up the relationship between Daemon and Jaenelle directly after the end of the trilogy but twists it into something far tamer and more akin to standard romance than it deserves. Daemon becomes domesticated and while he is allowed a few moments of return to being the Sadist, the dark heart of him that makes him such a fascinating character becomes eroded.
Like many other Bishop fans, I had to buy this book when it came out but in lots of ways I wish I hadn't. So if you love the trilogy and can resist the temptation, I wouldn't read this.