Following hard on the heels of Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey’s spectacular debut novel, comes Kushiel’s Chosen, the second in the glittering and riveting. 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. Kushiel’s Chosen [Jacqueline Carey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This wonderful novel is a sensuous fantasy of sacrifice and.
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With that said, it wasn’t quite up to the first in terms of quality.
Just jarringly poor and weak. Who lives and who dies?
I wasn’t, but I wouldn’t have needed to be anyway. This audiobook can be listened to chowen In so doing, Carey captures the breadth of human expression writ large and writ small. I can’t recommend this series enough to the people willing to take a risk on such an original and fascinating storyline.
Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
It is essentially a prelude to the tales of Terre d’Ange and explores the mythology kushoel origins carej Blessed Elua and his seven angelic companions. Her indenture, or marque, is sold by the head of her mother’s house into the household of a nobleman who is already r Second astonishing book in the trilogy or quintology? In this second journey of self-indulgence and discovery, Phedre must use all her training learned in the arts of the bedchamber and jacuqeline learnt from Kushiel as his chosen and find the courage to face her fears and overthrow the plans that stand to ruin the home she loves dearly.
If you were one of those, like I was, worried that the 2nd book would not live up to the 1st book. I have to say, I enjoyed this one just as much, if not more than Kushiel’s Dart. If you can get past and 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.
Carey doesn’t fling this in your face, but if it’s going to make you queasy, you’re forewarned. The new ones, such as Nicola L’Envers y Aragon and Sevario Stregazza, are quite interesting not least because of the sex scenes, I have to admit. Unsatisfied with her triumph of the previous novel, our heroine travels to a foreign land seeking a traitor who escaped justice.
Five star rating just for pulling that off with such a flourish. 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 test, therefore, she passes it perfectly as she offers us with the description of very touching moments.
Please review your cart. The second book of the Kushiel trilogy is not quite as rough to get through as the first one.
Overall, a worthy second installment and I’m looking forward to the third. I would have been in my 20’s when I read Kushiel’s Dart, just out of University, and stumbling my way into a career. This second book in the Phedre Trilogy was, in my opinion, better than the first. Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction from April All articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles with multiple maintenance issues Use mdy dates from January January Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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.
Kushiel’s Chosen is character driven and has a single protagonist; part of her agony and the reader’s is not knowing what’s going on with the other characters, and it’s well-done. There is no shame in being a Servant of Naamah nor an anguissette. Heir to the Shadows. 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.
Feb 28, Bob Milne rated it it was amazing. 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 a big, sweeping series, often heavy on both the head and the heart, and one that I found I’d finally grown into. nacqueline
Poor Hyacinthe was only a mention here and there. It is Christmas Eve in Victorian London, and all around the kyshiel city people are rushing home to be with their families. Perhaps some day I will read one of these BDSM courtesan-spy epic fantasy doorstops and actually be able to talk about it afterwards, but today is not that day.
This is part of an epic long series 7 books in all, I believe? Aug 30, Talkswithwind rated it it was ok Shelves: Carey does a fabulous job in making these intrigues as compelling as any battle. I liked her in this installment and I liked her clever games. Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended kuhiel audiobooks. Set in a beleaguered land caught in a web of tyranny, Tigana is the deeply moving story of a people struggling to be free.
Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes cyosen difference and helps readers jacquekine find their perfect book. A people so cursed by the dark sorceries of the t Carey truly knows how to create a mul The second book of the Kushiel trilogy is not quite as rough to get through as the first one.
I also finally began to understand why, sexually, our heroine is a very special person.
Kushiel’s Chosen (Phèdre’s Trilogy, #2) by Jacqueline Carey
It’s all stuff we’ve read before. I do not care you’re Kushiel’s Dart, you do not hurt my puppy and be happy because you’re hurting him and yourself in the process.
I kusuiel a hard time at the beginning personally, but I think that is due to the fact that I hated kushiek Phedre and Joscelin tortured each other for no good reason. She has a main love interest, but she isn’t monogamous.
Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey book review
Raybould Marsh and other members of British Intelligence have gathered to watch a damaged reel of film in a darkened room. This brings me to an interesting at least for me lol point. It’s lovely to see how Jacqueline Carey weaves the characters so neatly into the plot — there are no useless characters. Instead, I’m talking about those books that you appreciated back in the day, but somehow knew you weren’t quite ready to enjoy.
I re-read it every year.