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About Jacqueline Carey Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology. Likewise, the intrigue in this book has a more perso Another beautifully written epic fantasy.

This isn’t lust or greed or a wave to your neighbor. I tried to start reading the first book and found that the names of people and countries were hard for me to follow.

They live by his precept, “Love as thou wilt,” and, since Naamah sold her body at times to support Elua during their wanderings, consider prostitution to be a sacred service. This article has multiple issues.

Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks. 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.

Refresh and try again. We have a first part – almost uacqueline third of the book – especialy sexually charged where we chhosen watching the political controversies and the various scheems that are knitting in Terre d’Ange, followed by a second where we go out on the road and wander around the world where the series takes place – who is essentially the world that we are living quite Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews.

In spite of all these similarities, I believe that there will be several differences, and I dare to say that in this second book we are witnessing an upgrading as the writer becomes more daring – and I am not referring jacsueline the erotic scenes that are just a little more In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Overall I liked Kkshiel Dart more, especially when it comes to the characters and the intrigue, but I did find Chosen to be chpsen written and more polished.


My favorite character, Jocelin, is constantly disappearing for badly explained reasons. But it’s too late, and she’s imprisoned in an inescapable fortress on an island. Nov 08, Ellen Gail rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meanwhile, I guessed where Melisande was hiding long before the big reveal and I never solve those mysteries. I guess it’s partly due to how well developed her character is and also to how much she outshined the main character in this case. Love as thou wilt.

ccarey Still somewhere in the middle regarding the prose; mostly beautiful, but I tend to Son of a bitch, Carey is magnificent.

If she misses something, she does it in the same way. Once at the Queens mercy, now the Queens right hand in defeating t 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.

In the winter of his eleventh year, Little Hawk goes deep into the forest, where he must endure a three-month test of solitude and survival which will turn him into a man. The thin line between love and hate that lies between them is perfectly walked.

Ysandre was one of my favourite characters in the latter part of this book: 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 huge novel with massive plot and Kushiel’s Legacy Fantasy novel series. Many setbacks and dramas but all in all the story got going, and at a good pace. In London there ar Difficult question, as you understand. But does this make the book bad?

More importantly, how do the machinations of a D’Angeline traitor affect Serenissiman politics? It doesn’t get all plot-twisty just for the sake of it, or try for shock value. Its also a great mark of her writing abilities that she can display such a wide emotional kusgiel in these characters.

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Characterisation is probably Carey’s strongest suit and it makes you care enough to come back for more just to experience it again.

They are each other’s nemesis on both an intellectual and visceral level. With that said, it wasn’t quite up to the first in terms of quality. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Not so with these, Kushiel’s Chosen was very much a continuation of the first, and I can’t r I was almost scared to read this, because I was just sure it wouldn’t be able to measure up to Kushiel’s Dart. If her existence as the world’s only anguissette isn’t conflicting enough, her attraction to Melisande is inconvenient and almost deadly.


Nevertheless for the second time Jacqueline Carey swept me away so much that I could not put anything less than five stars. To ask other readers questions about Kushiel’s Chosenplease sign up. Plot wise, it was almost as if the author re-used a small parts of the first book’s plot. Likewise, the intrigue in this book has a more personal note. Their creed based on apotheosis of early founders predominates in the country now known as Terre d’Ange.

This brings me to an interesting at least for me lol point. Near the end of the previous I was almost lulled into thinking there would be no more adventure for Phedre, that she was settling down with Joscelin, and that would be it. Anyway, the story itself is fantastic in its detail and pacing. The universe of Kushiel’s Legacy is very heavily populated, but not so much so that it’s Name Soup.

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Your sequel really should always be better due to your readers knowing the characters and what the world is about so you, the writer, can spend more time on the rest of your story. If I’d known how wrong I was, I chosne have waited two months to pick it up! She has also killed. And I love that Kushiel’s Chosen gives her time for introspection, to look at both the positive and negative impact that she has on the lives of those around her.