A prequel set in the ?dark and sensual world?( 11th Hour) of the national bestselling Black Jewels Trilogy.

Jared is a Red-Jeweled Warlord bound as a pleasure slave by the Ring of Obedience. After suffering nine years of torment as a slave, he murdered his owner and escaped?only to be caught and sold into slavery once again. The notorious queen who has purchased him, known as the Gray Lady, may not be what she seems. Soon, Jared faces a difficult choice: his freedom, or his honor.
Praise for The Invisible Ring

“Plenty of adventure, romance, dazzling wizardly pyrotechnics, and [a] unique and fascinating hierarchical magic system...darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action, all set in a thoroughly detailed, invented world of cultures in conflict...The Invisible Ring will serve as an enticement, whetting the appetite to explore more of the realms in the Black Jewels trilogy. It and its predecessors are genuine gems of fantasy much to be prized.”—SF Site
 
“[An] entertaining otherworlds fantasy adventure with battles and dangers and chases. Fresh and interesting.”—Chronicle
 
“A weird, but highly diverting and oddly heartwarming mix.”—Locus
 
“A formidable talent, Ms. Bishop weaves another intense, emotional tale that sparkles with powerful and imaginative magic.”—RT Book Reviews

“The dark and sensual world makes for an engaging stage for Ms. Bishop’s captivating storytelling...I found myself not so much reading the book as devouring it.”—The 11th Hour

“[Bishop exhibits] overall sublime skill as a writer blending the darkly macabre with spine-tingling emotional intensity, mesmerizing magic, lush sensuality, and exciting action, all set in a thoroughly detailed, invented world of cultures in conflict.”—Rambles