Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old... show more
Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old Desirée is a vision of her mother: tempestuous, intelligent, and fiery, but desperately lonely, and a vulnerable pawn in a game of shifting political allegiances.As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin become Desirée's oath-sworn protector. Navigating the intricate political landscape of the Court proves a difficult challenge, and when dire news arrives from overseas, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her undertake an impossible quest.Another specter from the past also haunts Moirin. Travelling with Thierry in the New World is Raphael de Mereliot, her manipulative former lover. Years ago, Raphael forced her to help him summon fallen angels in the hopes of acquiring mystical gifts and knowledge. It was a disastrous effort that nearly killed them, and Moirin must finally bear the costs of those bitter mistakes.
Publish date: June 29th 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 610
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
Series: Moirin's Trilogy (#3)
I can’t begin to express how much I adore these books. I started with Kushiel’s Dart in about 2007 and have read about one a year until I’ve now finally finished the overall series. These books are so immersive that I like taking my time through them and just enjoying the experience of reading about...
I relished this, I enjoyed it, I'm a little sorry it's over and I have to let this world go. It's "only" a four star because, well, it's not the moving experience the first thee books in the series were--those made me cry--and more than once. Nothing here put me close to that sort of feeling. I'd al...
I'm going to miss this goofy universe. This last installment was a bit more cozy than most of them. Moirin doesn't often have to decide or figure much out on her own. Bao causes absolutely no trouble (to make up for the past, perhaps) and everything comes full circle.
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 ...
I think I enjoyed this one the most out of this particular trilogy. Still not as good as the Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy (the one focusing on Imriel), but enjoyable anyhow. Most people like the first trilogy the best, but I thought Imriel was a much more interesting character, as he was so much more fa...