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Kjshiel then there’s Phedre, who gets pleasure in pain, and so whose contracts always include a safeword. People back in the day didn’t speak like we do now. T – English – Fantasy – Chapters: View all 4 comments. Legacg cheered for her to find her rightful place in her world, because she earned that after all she’d suffered and lost. Rebecca This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I don’t believe it’s addressed in this book, so possibly spoilers May – Having recently read bookswhich I liked very much, and having remembered this book as simply ok, I thought I would read it again, to see if I enjoyed it more knowing the end results of the story.

A friend of mine convinced me to give them a kuhiel this year, insisting that the political intrigue was fascinating and the sex wasn’t that bad, really.

The various peoples were extremely culturally distinct, and I really appreciated the time that Ms. So many of her sentences just seem to wander around without actually going anywhere.

Carey has a habit of saying really obvious things in a hilariously portentous way, e. The perspective of the narrator is that of adult Phedre and is cast as knowledgeable, omniscient as a result of hindsight. But that’s not this book. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional legacyy in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


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Love as thou wilt. Unfortunately, I can’t count myself among them. If you’re a fantasy fan, you should for sure check this series out. It took me through a gamut of emotions, many not comfortable at all. Published September 5th by Tor Fantasy first published June 23rd I’ll just leave it with two words to express my feelings: Freedom by ArsenicAngel reviews Despite everything she’d done, it was impossible for me to hate her Her books, like comfort food.

I say ‘rape’, because she was drugged and bound and never asked for consentand because the sex was literally used as a coercive attempt to get information from her.

I thought that seeing the battles and war unfold through Phedre’s eyes was very interesting. Speaking of which, Carey has an excellent sense of pacing. It is essentially a prelude to the tales of Terre d’Ange and explores the mythology and origins of Blessed Elua and his seven angelic companions.

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Even though he was not the main character, my mind always went back to him, wanting to see what he was doing and how he reacted to the situations around him. There are no sentient creatures other than humans.

The characters themselves, again, you have to be willing to buy into, I think. No, one more thing. Even though I didn’t always like what she did, I respect why she did it. Double crosses, treaties made and broken, more betrayals, and a whole lot of campaigning make up the majority of the story. Jacqueline Carey born in Highland Park, Illinois is an author and novelist, primarily of fantasy fiction.

I don’t like gainsaying my friends, especially in an area where they objectively have more knowledge than I do, so I agreed, tracked down an ebook, and slogged through it. I think the reader will understand that the book France or book Italy is not the same as real France or real Italy; no need to rename them.

Such intricate plotting can often get tangled and leave open ends that frustrate a reader, but by the end of Kushiel’s Dart, one feels satisfied that loose ends are tied up At least most loose ends. And since it took me to some uncomfortable places, I’m not sure I want to go through that process any more with the following books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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Another of Elua companions was Cassiel, who was the physical protector and the muscle. I’m eager to read Kushiel’s Chosen — though I might have to take a day or two to recover first! There’s little more to say about it because it was just so damn shallow and dull. D’angelines must petition Eisheth to open their wombs. The plot offers everything: What was the point of the throw-away reference?

Kushiel’s Dart kushisl one of the most sweeping, richly detailed, and simply engrossing books I have read for quite some time.

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Moirin is not oegacy terrible character, nor is her story unreadable. We also have the irritating allusions to things that apparently we’re supposed to know already. Ill thoughts, ill words, ill deeds; the three-fold path of Angra Mainyu.

Though they appreciate the beauty that is their birthright, as any born on Elua’s blessed land must, the beauty they are drawn to is stern and cold, allowing not for butter.

Chapter 1 is mostly background and refresher but please let me know what you think. Any sense of urgency outside of the bedroom was quickly quelled with a magical fix. Too much annoyed me for me to say I liked it, but I didn’t hate it either.