Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phedre and the warrior-priest 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... show more
Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phedre and the warrior-priest 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 art, beauty and desire. It is a court steeped in deeply laid conspiracies...and there are many who would see the young prince dead. Some despise him out of hatred for his mother, Melisande, who nearly destroyed the entire realm in her quest for power. Others because they fear he has inherited his mother's irresistible allure...and her dangerous gifts. As he comes of age, plagued by unwanted desires, Imriel shares their fears. When a simple act of friendship traps Imriel in a besieged city where the infamous Melisande is worshiped as a goddess and where a dead man leads an army, the Prince must face his greatest test: to find his true self.
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 944
Edition language: English
Series: Imriel's Trilogy (#1)
Note: While this is Book 4 in Kushiel’s Legacy (also referred to as the Terre D’Ange Cycle) it is Book 1 in the second trilogy and focuses on Imriel de la Courcel, who we met in Book 3, Kushiel’s Avatar. Kushiel’s Scion can be read on it’s own. Set in an alternate history mixed with a bit of fantasy...
I'm a huge fan of Carey's first three Kushiel books centered around Phedre: Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen and Kushiel's Avatar. They precede this book chronologically and I'd read them first. This book begins a second trilogy built around Imri, who was introduced in the Kushiel's Avatar. I foun...
Second Read 8/11/13First Read 4/24/10
Jacqueline Carey is a great author of realistic fantasy, and I adore her. Kushiel's Scion is the beginning of Imriel's trilogy, and it's distinctly different from Phedre's story. However, it's still a rich and lush adventure of a very likeable young man. Highly recommended.
Die deutsche Rezension findet ihr hier.4.5___________________________Imriel nó Montrève de la Courcel is a boy with many roots. He is Melisande Shahrizai’s biological son, but had lived for ten years as a shepherd, believing he was an orphan. Then he had become a slave who had to endure torture and ...