Kushiel's Mercy (Imriel's Trilogy, #3)
Having learned a lesson about thwarting the will of the gods, Imriel and Sidonie publicly confess their affair, only to see the country boil over in turmoil. Younger generations, infatuated by their heart-twisting, star-crossed romance, defend the couple. Many others cannot forget the betrayals... show more
Having learned a lesson about thwarting the will of the gods, Imriel and Sidonie publicly confess their affair, only to see the country boil over in turmoil. Younger generations, infatuated by their heart-twisting, star-crossed romance, defend the couple. Many others cannot forget the betrayals of Imriel's mother, Melisande, who plunged their country into a bloody war that cost the lives of their fathers, brothers, and sons. To quell the unrest, Ysandre, the queen, sets her decree. She will not divide the lovers, yet neither will she acknowledge them. If they marry, Sidonie will be disinherited, losing her claim on the throne. There's only one way they can truly be together. Imriel must perform an act of faith: search the world for his infamous mother and bring her back to Terre d'Ange to be executed for treason. Facing a terrible choice, Imriel and Sidonie prepare ruefully for another long separation. But when a dark foreign force casts a shadow over Terre d'Ange and all the surrounding countries, their world is turned upside down, alliances of the unlikeliest kind are made, and Imriel and Sidonie learn that the god Elua always puts hearts together apurpose.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 796
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Alternate History
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Imriel's Trilogy (#3)
Note: While this is Book 6 in Kushiel’s Legacy (also referred to as the Terre D’Ange Cycle) it is Book 3 in the second trilogy and focuses on Imriel de la Courcel, who we met in Book 3 of the first trilogy, Kushiel’s Avatar. Kushiel’s Mercy is best read as part of the second trilogy, if not as Book ...
Boy howdy is there a lot going on in this book. For some reason, this one feels even more jam-pakced than even Phedre's shenanigans. Maybe it's because I was reading so quickly at this point that this one almost felt rushed. I gotta hand it to Carey; the whole brainwashing of just one city plot twis...
This was an excellent conclusion to the second Terre d'Ange Trilogy. I loved seeing Imriel & Sidonie's relationship play out.
I have to admit, I groaned at the whole another quest plotline. Carey, however, does deserve full marks for a couple things (and the first one applies to all the Kushiel books). First, she does a very good job of making it clear when a character is raped, having sex for money, or having sex with a...
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