This is the fourth book in the Black Jewels series. This is a stand-alone book that can be read and be understandable because it deals with characters that are not in the previous books except for a few cameos in this story. On the world where the Black Jewels stories takes place they have a system of rule determine by "queens" and all others bow down to her and protect her. They also go by jewel colors; you get one at your birth and how far you will go up in the world is determine by having a ceremony around your 21st birthday. Darker jewels have more power or magic to play with like: white, yellow, blue, green, red, grey, ebon-gray and black. Jared is a red jewel pleasure slave who killed the queen who owned him and he was put back on the slave block and should go to the salt mines to die. However, his life is saved by the Grey Queen who put an invisible ring around him. The Grey queen was taking her slaves back home but things changed by a message that was sent to her and she decides to travel over land and the story has some surprises.
The Invisible Ring is a good story just like the other books in the series. The characters in this book are intelligent, likable characters. If you like this story, you should read the other 5 books in the series.
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. Biography Anne Bishop is a winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for The Black Jewels Trilogy, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.