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Then there is Kushiel, herself. It’s not a matter of her beliefs or her personality, but simply of taste: I loved this book just as much as the first one. In London, all men are free, the streets are lined with gold and ccarey naughty ladies are friendly to all. If her existence as the world’s only anguissette isn’t conflicting enough, her attraction to Melisande is inconvenient and almost deadly.

Kushiel’s Chosen

Thank you thank you thank you. The thin line between love and hate that lies between them is perfectly walked. I liked book 1 better due to the lore and how Phedre’s perspective changed from pawn to player, whereas in this book I didn’t get a sense that Phedre became a substantially better player. 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.

I liked Kushiel’s Dart. A strictly limited run of 50 copies was produced to ensure that the bound version remained a collector’s item.

This isn’t lust or greed or a wave to your neighbor. It chronicles the story of Delaunay, Phedre’s foster father and mentor, and his rocky lifelong love. It’s lovely to see varey Jacqueline Carey weaves the characters so neatly into the plot — there are no useless characters. At times you could almost believe it’s a fantasy world without magic, just myths and legends for them, and then – as with the master of the straits in the 1st book – something just jumps out at you to show you that magic can touch Phedre’s world.

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Several times I felt that jacquelinr writer repeats himself, recycling many of the ideas of the first book, while there are some excesses. The map and cast of characters are in the front of the book to keep you informed. The more dynamic format might have positively been assisted by the smaller page count, although at pages it is still a hefty tome.

And jacquelone, Kushiel’s Chosen takes the best aspects of Kushiel’s Dart and amplifies them, grafting on a better plot with more sinister intrigue and a stellar cast of supporting characters. Love as thou wilt. Does that make sense? Because right now, I am just so fucking grateful to this book, it has eclipsed the book itself — unintentionally hilarious, strangely unproblematic — almost entirely.

Carey doesn’t fling this in your face, but if it’s going to make you queasy, you’re forewarned. This novel was less than the first. If I’d known how wrong I was, I wouldn’t have waited two months to pick it up!

This is the 2nd book in the series and while good and true to the story line, it just seemed to drag on. It’s just a little more slow paced than its’ counterparts. Return to Book Page. Which only makes me wonder how far she’d have to travel in the third book in order to beat it! D’Angelines, as the citizens are called, are descended from Blessed Elua and his band of fallen angels.


Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. John Mendez I just finished listening to this audiobook yesterday. I seriously recommend this trilogy, if you don’t mind a bit of BDSM sex woven into the plot you can skip it, after all.

Kushiel’s Chosen (Phèdre’s Trilogy, #2) by Jacqueline Carey

Love as thou wilt. But of course the adventure was far from over. Myyyyyy god, these two. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ysandre was one of my favourite characters in the latter part of this book: More importantly, how do the machinations of a D’Angeline traitor affect Serenissiman politics? Truly anything and everything you want in a complete, low fantasy story, down to an epic, epic duel at the end. Jul 24, Cathie rated it liked it Recommends it for: She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they ksuhiel the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren’t far off the mark.

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I might pick up the 3rd in the series the ending to Phedre’s part in the story line but it will be sometime in the future. Suspecting another traitor wi The sequel to Kushiel’s Dart does not disappoint. I also love that in the main land where Phedre comes from, love is acceptable in all forms as long as it is between consenting adults.

Jul 21, Mei jacquueline it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Joscelin is precious, you little bastard. Scorned by his grandfather, choseh One GodElua wandered the Earth with eight companion angels.