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Kushiel’s Legacy Trilogies – jacquelinecarey

Rather try to look at these books as an adventure in another Europe of such. Still this series is my favorite fantasy series sharing the spot with Harry Potter and possibly A Song of Ice and Fire.

The year is The plot of this one follows the pattern of the first book too closely for me. In many ways this is the “hardest” for me to re-read because I find the first half just a bit tedious with all the stregazza politics, but the 2nd half more than makes up for it!

Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins Kushiel’s Legacy is set about one thousand years after the time of Elua, and the D’Angeline people worship him and his eight companions as gods. This is also the chronological order within the story.

In so doing, Carey captures the breadth of human expression writ large and writ small. This article needs additional citations for verification. This brings me to an interesting at least for me lol point.

Carey does a fabulous job in making these intrigues as compelling as any battle. I also finally began to understand why, sexually, our heroine is a very special person. 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.

May 19, Lightreads rated it liked it Shelves: I recommended Kkushiel Dart to fans of epic fantasy; now I’ll go one step further and say that even straight up historical fiction fans can find enjoyment here. Currently, Carey lives in western Michigan and is a member of the carsy Mardi Gras krewe in the state.

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March 9, Imprint: With the expectations Kushiel’s Dart gave me, I might have been worried that Kushiel’s Chosen wouldn’t match up. The sequel to Kushiel’s Dart does not disappoint.

If you can get past kudhiel understand the depth of her Elua’s precept ‘Love as thou wilt’ and put that as a guidance for your own life, ‘love one another,’ ‘God is love,’ or as my friend’s motto, ‘Let love rule,’ the meaning is clear. I find it hard to consider these books fantasy because they are so non-fantastical.

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After returning she started her writing career while working at the art center of a local college. Scorned by his grandfather, the One GodElua wandered the Earth with eight companion angels. Several times I felt that the writer repeats himself, recycling many of the ideas of the first book, while there are some excesses.

A people so cursed by the dark sorceries of the t Again, politics takes the forefront as Phedre makes friends and allies from countries throughout the Greek isles and escapes death to find an enduring love. Sometimes with women, sometimes with men, and sometimes she’s compensated for it.

I was almost scared to read this, because I was just sure it wouldn’t be able to measure up to Kushiel’s Dart. This is hands-down one of my favorite books! The first in the series introduced Phedre no Delauney as an anguisette, the red mote in her eye indicating that she’s been chosen by Kushiel to follow a path of pain and pleasure. Not to mention how vain they both are. In the series, the Roman Empire called the Tiberian Empire had fallen due to internal conflict instead of the Barbarian Invasions and the Germanic peoples were kept at bay to the east of the Rhine called Rhenus with its Latin name.

There is no shame in being a Servant of Naamah nor an anguissette. I’m always a little weirded out in these books, by the way, by the co-existence of Bronze Age England with Renaissance or even 18th century?


Does that make sense? He’s supposedly exploring his faith, but it seems like a device to remove him whenever it would be more interesting for Phedre to be in danger. I loved this book just as much as the first one. More than that, it is an epic fantasy with the most profound of messages at its heart – “Love as thou wilt. Characterisation is probably Carey’s strongest suit and it makes you care enough to come back for more just to experience it again.

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This novel was less than the first. I found it lacking a bit, but the world building is still stunning and it’s nice to read a fantasy that focuses more on the court intrigue and not the battles. This second book of the series follows broadly the pattern of the first. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Kushiel’s Legacy

We appreciate your feedback. All except one man, that is: In the meantime, you can read t When I wrote my first review, I wondered for a while if this was really jacquelinr – or rather, said that kuhsiel until one particular thing happened, there was nothing that made this particularly fantasy in terms of magic. 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.

Jul 24, Cathie rated it liked it Recommends it for: I could not put it down until I had come to the last page despite its rather hefty size.