Kushiel's Avatar (Phèdre's Trilogy #3)
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good ... and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman pricked by Kushiel's Dart,... show more
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good ... and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has been strange and dangerous, and through it all the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side. Her very nature is a torturous thing for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never violated his vow: to protect and serve.But Phèdre's plans put Joscelin's pledge to the test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe. She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture, a bargain he struck with the gods-- to take Phèdre's place as a sacrifice and save a nation. Phèdre cannot forgive-- herself or the gods. She is determined to seize one last hope to redeem her friend, even of it means her death.The search will bring Phèdre and Joscelin across the world, to distant courts where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world.And to a power so mighty that none dare speak its name.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 13th 2004
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates TOR Fantasy
Pages no: 750
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Alternate History
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Phèdre's Trilogy (#3)
Note: It is possible to read this book as a stand alone as relevant events from Book 1 and Book 2 are reflected upon in enough detail for a reader of Book 3 to grasp the point. However, I highly recommend reading the earlier books so that you get the most out of this book. Set 10 years after Book 2,...
A very satisfying ending to Phedre's trilogy. This book wraps up all of the major story lines from the series, and it does so with the characteristic emotion, action, spirituality, and world-building of the entire trilogy. This is the third book in what became a much larger series set in Carey's w...
This is the third and last book of the trilogy that describes the life of Phèdre. This review assumes you read Kushiel's Dart and Kushiel's Chosen. Let's get my main impression out of the way first; this book disappointed me. Everything was fine for the first half. Ten years after the events of...
Kushiel's Avatar is the concluding book in a trilogy that begins with Kushiel's Dart and continued in Kushiel's Chosen, so you should read those books first. Phedre is a very engaging heroine, and Carey writes this pseudo-Renaissance pagan world evocatively and sensually and I love how she intertw...
Ten years later Phedre has been resting and enjoying her life but she finds herself trying to work out a way to rescue Hyacinthe. It's interesting but it didn't feel like there was 10 years between this and the previous book, it felt like only a few short years. There was a lot of the story tha...