cover image Dreams Made Flesh

Dreams Made Flesh

Anne Bishop. Roc, $16 (448pp) ISBN 978-0-451-46013-4

The ""scheming woman seeks to control powerful man"" plot substitutes for anything truly new or surprising in Anne Bishop's Dreams Made Flesh, a collection of four novellas set in the realm of her Black Jewels trilogy (Daughter of the Blood, etc.). As always, the author's vision of the demands-and earthy pleasures-of powerful magic compels, but these fragmentary shorter works lack the depth to be found in her novels. Agent, Jennifer Jackson at DMLA. .