Kushiel's Justice (Imriel's Trilogy, #2)
From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel's Scion, comes the second adventure in the Imriel trilogy. Imriel de la Courcel's blood parents are history's most reviled traitors, while his adoptive parents, Phèdre and Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions. Stolen,... show more
From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel's Scion, comes the second adventure in the Imriel trilogy. Imriel de la Courcel's blood parents are history's most reviled traitors, while his adoptive parents, Phèdre and Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions. Stolen, tortured, and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood, third in line for the throne in a land that revels in beauty, art, and desire. After a year abroad to study at university, Imriel returns from his adventures a little older and somewhat wiser. But perhaps not wise enough. What was once a mere spark of interest between himself and his cousin Sidonie now ignites into a white-hot blaze. But from commoner to peer, the whole realm would recoil from any alliance between Sidonie, heir to the throne, and Imriel, who bears the stigma of his mother's misdeeds and betrayals. Praying that their passion will peak and fade, Imriel and Sidonie embark on an intense, secret affair. Blessed Elua founded Terre d'Ange and bestowed one simple precept to guide his people: Love as thou wilt. When duty calls, Imriel honors his role as a member of the royal family by leaving to marry a lovely, if merely sweet, Alban princess. By choosing duty over love, Imriel and Sidonie may have unwittingly trespassed against Elua's law. But when dark powers in Alba, who fear an invasion by Terre d'Ange, seek to use the lovers' passion to bind Imriel, the gods themselves take notice. Before the end, Kushiel's justice will be felt in heaven and on earth.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 1st 2008
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 880
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Alternate History
Series: Imriel's Trilogy (#2)
Note: While this is Book 5 in Kushiel’s Legacy (also referred to as the Terre D’Ange Cycle) it is Book 2 in the second trilogy and focuses on Imriel de la Courcel, who we met in Book 3, Kushiel’s Avatar. Kushiel’s Justice can work as a stand alone, though there are plenty of characters and situation...
I'd count the first trilogy of Carey's Kushiel books, narrated by Phedre, as among my favorite works in fantasy. (Starting with Kushiel's Dart, and if you haven't already, you should read those three novels first, and, of course, the first novel in this trilogy, Kushiel's Scion) Carey has a vivid,...
Bumped it up a star on the 2nd read.2nd Read: 8/24/13Originally read: 4/27/10
Parts of this book were really good, parts were really hard to get through. The first 3 books in the series were amazing so I really do recommend the books. Not as much sex as she had put in the first books in the series but there was some. Over all a good book.
This is a comprehensive review of the series as a whole:By far my favorite books ever. An alternative medieval history with a unique slant on religion (not preachy—quite the opposite—the message is to love freely. With a soul-depth delivery). Carey’s stylized writing isn’t for everyone, but I found ...