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Kushiel's Chosen - Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Chosen
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Following hard on the heels of Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey's spectacular debut novel, comes Kushiel's Chosen, a glittering and riveting historical fantasy. The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that the angels found the land and saw it was good, and... show more
Following hard on the heels of Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey's spectacular debut novel, comes Kushiel's Chosen, a glittering and riveting historical fantasy. The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that the 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 young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a very special mission--and the first to recognize her for who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Phèdre has trained in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Having stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren't far off the mark. The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre's brow, and they are not yet done with their charge--for while the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe that other heads should wear the crown. And those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge. To protect and serve, Phèdre will once again leave her beloved homeland. From the sun-drenched villas of La Serenissima to the wilds of old Hellas, from a prison designed to drive the very gods mad to an island of immutable joy. Phèdre will meet old friends and new enemies and discover a plot so dreadful as to make the earth tremble, masterminded by the one person she cannot turn away from. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781429910927 (1429910925)
ASIN: B000FA5QCC
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
Series: Phèdre's Trilogy (#2)
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susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
Note: It is possible to read this book as a stand alone as relevant events from Book 1 are reflected upon in enough detail for a reader of Book 2 to grasp the point. However, I highly recommend reading Book 1 as it is just so damn good! We return once again to the alternate history of Terre D’Ange (...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Review of Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
A fantastic follow-up to Kushiel's Dart. This book had many favorite characters return alongside many new characters that added greatly to the story. Without getting into any plot details, I continue to love how the story explored new parts of this alternate European setting and infused more impor...
Fantasy Hardships
Fantasy Hardships rated it
3.5 REVIEW: Kusiel's Chosen by Jaqueline Carey
This review assumes you read Kushiel's Dart. In the previous book, the main antagonist Melisande manages to escape, and she casts a challenge at our heroine at the start of this one. And that will be the main plot of the entire book, Phèdre traveling around the world to find out what her hated bel...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Kushiel's Chosen (Kushiel's Legacy)
Kushiel's Dart is the first book in this series, and if you haven't you really should read that first. There is a lot of adult material in these books--of a kind frankly I'd ordinarily find off-putting. The heroine is an anguissette--a masochist for whom pain is not just an integral part of her sexu...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Kushiel's Chosen (Kushiel's Legacy)
A bit less pain and a little more plot. Phedre follows the plotters to La Serenisima to try and stop them from doing more damage to the land of Terre d'Ange, along the way finding allies and friends. Interesting but I find it somehow lacking. Maybe it's just that pain isn't my path.
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