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Publisher Comments:

Following hard on the heels of Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey's spectacular debut novel, comes Kushiel's Chosen, a glittering and riveting historical fantasy.

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that the 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 and sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a very special mission--and the first to recognize her for who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.

Phèdre has trained in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Having stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren't far off the mark.

The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre's brow, and they are not yet done with their charge--for while the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe that other heads should wear the crown. And those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge. To protect and serve, Phèdre will once again leave her beloved homeland.

From the sun-drenched villas of La Serenissima to the wilds of old Hellas, from a prison designed to drive the very gods mad to an island of immutable joy. Phèdre will meet old friends and new enemies and discover a plot so dreadful as to make the earth tremble, masterminded by the one person she cannot turn away from.

Review:

"Carey is adept at bringing both her exotic settings and vast cast of characters fully to life....Phèdre's first outing deservedly won her a host of followers, but wordiness and needless complexity combine to make this hefty novel less of a stellar achievement than its predecessor." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Set in a richly detailed Renaissance-like world, this sequel to Kushiel's Dart boasts a wealth of stunning visual images and vivid, complex characters. Carey's sensual, often erotically charged prose, reminiscent of the best efforts of Tanith Lee and Anne Rice, adds an unmistakably sexual tension to an already tautly plotted tale of conspiracy, intrigue, passion, and, ultimately, love." Library Journal

Review:

"Carey's second extravagantly sensuous novel fulfills every promise made by Kushiel's Dart....There is seemingly something for everyone here: a great love story, intense spirituality, high eroticism, and lots of adventure, intrigue, and swordplay." Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"From the first page I shivered - with anticipation, with delight, with awe that a new author could best her breathtaking debut novel." Romantic Times, 4 ½ stars, Gold Medal, Top Pick

Review:

"Well, Carey has not lost her capacity to surprise: sequel Kushiel's Chosen is nearly as long and just as absorbing, with settings and concerns different enough to represent a new stage in its heroine's life?"Locus

Review:

"Carey is cementing her place as an outstanding fantasy writer and Phèdre is developing into one of the genre's most memorable characters." The Patriot-News

Review:

"Continuation of Carey's megasized fantasy - each volume, commendably, self-contained - whose setting is an alternate medieval Europe of rare depth and assurance?. another captivating saga of powerful women, tormented men, strange gods, sublime sex, and vile treachery." Kirkus Review

Synopsis:

Mighty Kushiel, of rod and weal

Late of the brazen portals

With blood-tipp'd dart a wound unhealed

Pricks the eyen of chosen mortals

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. The inhabiting race rose from the seed of angels and men, and they live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

Phèdre nó Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by a nobleman, the first to recognize that she is one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. He trained Phèdre in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber--and, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze.

When she stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren't far off the mark.

The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre's brow, and they are not finished with her. While the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe another should wear the crown... and those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge.

Synopsis:

This powerful, erotic sequel to "Kushiel's Dart" continues Carey's Kusheil's Legacy series. When she stumbles on a plot that threatens the very foundation of her homeland, Phdre will give up almost everything she holds dear to save it.

About the Author

Jacqueline Carey was born in 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she spent half a year living in London and working in a bookstore, traveling once the work permit expired. Upon returning to the U.S., she embarked on a writing career while working at a local college to provide a steady income and traveling when possible, thus far ranging from Finland to Egypt. She currently lives in western Michigan, where she is a founding member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312872397
Author:
Carey, Jacqueline
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Women domestics
Subject:
Indentured servants
Subject:
Phedre no Delaunay (Fictitious character)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Kushiel's Legacy
Series Volume:
No. 2 of 3
Publication Date:
20020406
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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Product details 704 pages Tor Books - English 9780312872397 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Carey is adept at bringing both her exotic settings and vast cast of characters fully to life....Phèdre's first outing deservedly won her a host of followers, but wordiness and needless complexity combine to make this hefty novel less of a stellar achievement than its predecessor."
"Review" by , "Set in a richly detailed Renaissance-like world, this sequel to Kushiel's Dart boasts a wealth of stunning visual images and vivid, complex characters. Carey's sensual, often erotically charged prose, reminiscent of the best efforts of Tanith Lee and Anne Rice, adds an unmistakably sexual tension to an already tautly plotted tale of conspiracy, intrigue, passion, and, ultimately, love."
"Review" by , "Carey's second extravagantly sensuous novel fulfills every promise made by Kushiel's Dart....There is seemingly something for everyone here: a great love story, intense spirituality, high eroticism, and lots of adventure, intrigue, and swordplay."
"Review" by , "From the first page I shivered - with anticipation, with delight, with awe that a new author could best her breathtaking debut novel."
"Review" by , "Well, Carey has not lost her capacity to surprise: sequel Kushiel's Chosen is nearly as long and just as absorbing, with settings and concerns different enough to represent a new stage in its heroine's life?"
"Review" by , "Carey is cementing her place as an outstanding fantasy writer and Phèdre is developing into one of the genre's most memorable characters."
"Review" by , "Continuation of Carey's megasized fantasy - each volume, commendably, self-contained - whose setting is an alternate medieval Europe of rare depth and assurance?. another captivating saga of powerful women, tormented men, strange gods, sublime sex, and vile treachery."
"Synopsis" by ,
Mighty Kushiel, of rod and weal

Late of the brazen portals

With blood-tipp'd dart a wound unhealed

Pricks the eyen of chosen mortals

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. The inhabiting race rose from the seed of angels and men, and they live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

Phèdre nó Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by a nobleman, the first to recognize that she is one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. He trained Phèdre in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber--and, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze.

When she stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren't far off the mark.

The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre's brow, and they are not finished with her. While the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe another should wear the crown... and those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge.

"Synopsis" by , This powerful, erotic sequel to "Kushiel's Dart" continues Carey's Kusheil's Legacy series. When she stumbles on a plot that threatens the very foundation of her homeland, Phdre will give up almost everything she holds dear to save it.
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