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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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Open Preview See a Problem? John Mendez I just finished listening to this audiobook yesterday. My favorite character, Jocelin, is caery disappearing for badly explained reasons. Apr 14, Bibliophile rated it it was ok Shelves: After ten years, she discovered success with the publication carej her first book in I asked for it in my review of Kushiel’s Dart and book two delivered!

A power for good, or for evil Not to mention how vain they both are.

The stage is set, in this book, so there isn’t such a flurry of characters being thrown at you. Dec 06, Donna rated it liked it. I found it lacking a bit, but the world building is still stunning and it’s kushifl to read a fantasy that focuses more on the court intrigue and not the battles.

Jacqueline Carey born in Highland Park, Illinois is an author and novelist, primarily of fantasy fiction. It’s funny what the years can do to your taste in books – and I’m talking about something deeper, something more profound than csrey books that just don’t stand up to being revisited. Apparently with ten years of time they have choseen they would possibly find something.

I missed some characters. Sincerely, So, while I don’t plan to give away any major plot twists, I’m reviewing the second in a series, so spoilers, of course, if you haven’t read the first, and probably light spoilers here anyway. Audiobook Details Tantor Jacqueliine, Inc.


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.

This fleck, or dart, it transpires, is the mark of an anguisette, someone who by birth is made to endure and enjoy pain. This choesn, therefore, she passes it perfectly as she offers us with the description of very touching moments.

Its also a great mark of her writing abilities that she can display such a wide emotional range in these characters. The combination of her stunning beauty, sexual promiscuity, and savvy spy skills can be very persuasive.

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Does this make sense? If I had some problems with the pace of book 1 I found book 2 much more refined and with more balance to its different parts at least.

Second astonishing book in the trilogy or quintology? The thin line between love and hate jacqusline lies between them is perfectly walked.

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Unsatisfied with her triumph of the previous novel, our heroine travels to a foreign land seeking a traitor who escaped justice. May 23, Benedict rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

While the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe another should wear the crown The characters are still good and there is still much to be done.

I had a hard time at the beginning personally, but I think that is due to the fact that I hated how Phedre and Joscelin tortured each other for no good reason.

I liked her in this installment and I liked her clever games. Still somewhere in the middle regarding the prose; mostly beautiful, but I tend to Son of a bitch, Carey is magnificent. Phedre no Delaunay, now the comtesse de Montreve, comfortably living in her country home with Joscelin cardy her three chevaliers, and spending most of her time learning Habiru, in the hopes of discovering the key to freeing Hyacinth from the yeshuite curse. Trained in the skills of a courtesan of the Night Court, she is also trained to be a spy for the master of her marque, Afaniel Delauney.


In moving beyond that taboo novelty of its sexuality, I was able to appreciate the characters, the politics, the mythology, and the storytelling. The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace.

The OBG overshadowed the whole thing, so that’s what I remember of the book, not the characterizations or how well the plot went together. In the meantime, you can read t When I wrote my first review, I wondered for a while if this was really fantasy – or rather, said that up until one particular thing happened, there was nothing that made this particularly fantasy in terms of magic.

Chsen Market Paperbackpages. Carey ha W Rating: It was late last year that I finally got around to reading the second book in the series prompted by a review copy of the new trade paperback editionand I was finally ready to appreciate it. There’s no talk about purity or shame. Until you have started reading this books you jacaueline not understand their depth. Her indenture, or marque, is sold by the head of her mother’s house into the household of a nobleman who is already raising one very unusual young boy because Phedre is considered flawed by the standards of the house: It has rich language and beautiful prose.

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Queen Ysandre de la Courcey puts on a good show as well, but nothing and no one can compare with Melisande Shahirizai and the heat that comes off the pages when she is in any proximity to Phedre!!! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Phedre is that rare breed in fantasy — a strong female character who isn’t a warrior, or even royalty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.