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Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Dart
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The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing 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 young woman who was born with a... show more
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing 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 young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission...and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.

Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair...and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.

Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age, and the birth of a new.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781429910903 (1429910909)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 928
Edition language: English
Series: Kushiel's Legacy (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey (reread)
This was a reread for me and I still enjoyed it quite a bit. In fact, I decided to increase my rating because the characters have stayed with me even if I didn't remember all of the details. The writing starts off in a deliberately formal tone that I can see not working for some people, but for me i...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Everything you hear about Carey's writing style is true. There is preponderance of words, there is a breathless tone to, and Phedre is, quite frankly, at times a bit annoying and a bit princess perfect.Yet, this is a damn good book. I've read it more than twice. Just recently re-read it, and despite...
CAB
CAB rated it
4.0 Kushiel's Dart
I'm not sure if I could have formally sat down to read this book, simply because it is so very long. When the audible became available I jumped at it. The audible is 96 chapters and 31 +- hours long but the narrator was very good.The story itself, for me, initially dragged in the first chapter or ...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
5.0 Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Set in an alternate fantasy world which looks much like perhaps 17th century Europe, Phedre no Delaunay is an indentured servant trained in the arts of the bedchamber as well as espionage. These dual talents, along with her abundant curiosity, will lead her into the depths of a traitorous plot that ...
Nannah's Bookbox
Nannah's Bookbox rated it
0.0 Kushiel's Dart
DNF at like way too little percent to put up here.Uhh, I wish I'd read the reviews here or looked at the goodreads shelves for this book before I picked this up. I'd remembered that a friend years ago told me to read this trilogy, so I checked it out. . . . and as a sex-repulsed asexual, I was more ...
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