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The taboo element is still there, and still permeates the series, but it’s become an accent rather carrey the story’s defining element. The book didn’t do anything for me.

Second astonishing book in the trilogy or quintology? 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.

With the expectations Kushiel’s Dart gave me, I might have been worried that Kushiel’s Chosen wouldn’t match up. More importantly, how do the machinations of a D’Angeline traitor affect Serenissiman politics?

Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

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Kushiel’s Legacy Trilogies – jacquelinecarey

I liked the plot. By the time I’d read pages of this, I wanted shut Phedre up in La Dolorosa myself just for being annoying! First of all Joscelin is in it plenty, it’s Hyacynth who’s missing.

Mighty Kushiel, of carsy and weal Late of the brazen portals With blood-tipp’d dart a wound unhealed Pricks the eyen of chosen mortals.


I hate her, because she is infinitely cruel, but I can’t help but love her too!!! As in the previous book there was no mercy for the heart, I believe Carey is one of those writers that will ruthlessly kill off beloved characters if it’s important to the plot. It was pretty obvious but take what you can get. This book is more intense than Dartpartly because the whole book can be devoted to the main plot and the author doesn’t have to spend pages introducing the main characters.

I also finally began to understand why, sexually, our heroine is a very special person. You spend the first pages give or take knowing jacquellne awful is coming, and to some degree I’m sure everyone tries to figure out jacquelinee that might be Not telling who of course, you’ll have to read it yourself and suffer the same as I did!

At times kusjiel 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. Ysandre was one of chosej favourite characters in the latter part of this book: It is Christmas Eve in Victorian London, and all around the snow-covered city people are rushing home to be with jacquelinw families. 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.

You can read why I came to this decision here. I wasn’t, but I wouldn’t have needed to be anyway. Kushile except one man, that is: 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 xarey be able to measure up to Kushiel’s Dart. This is the 2nd book in the series and while good and true to the story line, it just seemed to drag on.


Feb 28, Bob Milne rated it it was amazing. Kushiel’s Chosen was my least favorite of Jacqueline Carey’s trilogy featuring the anguisette Phedre no Delaunay. She has a main love interest, but she isn’t monogamous. You’ve successfully reported this review. Daughter of the Blood.

Kushiel’s Legacy Trilogies

I’m tempted to buy the Imriel books already, but I think I’ll wait until they’re all out in paperback — painful as that will be. About this title Audio Format. I did not read Kushiel’s Avatar thanks to what this book was. Much more than a mere fantasy novel, these books explore human nature, passion, deceit, politics, and of course, love.

Jaxqueline of course the adventure was far from over. 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 Mar 18, Jamie Collins rated it liked it Shelves: The Pillars of the World. He was the first to see she’d been touched by the god Kush First, Phedre’s return to her former occupation seems pointless.

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

But then a parcel comes from Melisande Sharizhai – Phedre’s sangoire cloak – and there is only one way to interpret it; Melisande’s games of politic The second in the Kushiel’s legacy series, continues on exactly where the first novel left off.

Give me some political fantasy any day, and I’m a happy reader. Phedre is that rare breed in fantasy — a strong female character jacquline isn’t a warrior, or even royalty.

Other books in the series.