The promise of Kushiel’s Dart (), the first volume of Carey’s immense trilogy set in a skewed Renaissance world, is more than realized in this splend. Kushiel’s Avatar is the third book in the Kushiel’s Legacy saga and the final book in the Phedre trilogy. It concerns Phedre’s childhood friend Hyacinthe and the. Kushiel’s Reread Kushiel’s Avatar book cover Jacqueline Carey Stranger in a Strange Land: As horrible as the zenana was for Phèdre.

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Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

It’s free and yours to keep. The third book, however, overturned most of these. The writing is nearly superb for most of the book, with so much meaning and depth packed into each sentence, and with every arc that began in the first book coming to a head, there’s never a dull moment.

So while I am at times utterly appalled by the things and people that create sexual desire in ukshiel, Phedre herself is horrified in her heart and mind.

I will not finish it, even though it is the third in a series and even though I usually make a habit of finishing books. In this story, Phedre make a journey to the darkest place in her world but it was also a journey to the darkest place in her soul.


Val’s Random Comments: Kushiel’s Avatar – Jacqueline Carey

The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. I would still recommend this initial trilogy though, to fans of alternative history, to fans of character-driven, slow burning fantasy and to those who are willing to give a book slightly longer to take off.


How much love can stretch and bend and somehow not break. So I strongly advise you to read this during your summer vacation or something. Santa Olivia Saints Astray In certain scenes, the ordinarily sumptuous dialogue and in-depth characterization has been elided in favor of advancing the story.

I think for now I’ll take a small break from the world of Terre D’Ange. Kushiel’s Avatar picks up ten years after the events of the last book.

Kushiel’s Avatar (Phèdre’s Trilogy, #3) by Jacqueline Carey

Feb ksuhiel, Fey rated it it was amazing Shelves: The gods of Terre d’Ange can be real bastards though. Her very nature is a torturous thing for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never violated his vow: Just know you’ll be investing heavily with your emotion on this one.

It would have seemed too good to be true if he’d just got back what he had before he became Master of the Straits. I finally understand why my husband was so in love in Jacqueline Carey.

It’s been ten years of peace for Phedre and my favorite warrior priest, Joscelin Verreuil, but that respite comes to an end as the two heroes of the realm are called upon to help someone neither ever thought to willingly aid while simultaneously delivering on a long-held promise to an old friend. It was like a poem, a prayer, a homecoming unlooked-for. Each scene is designed to interlock and enhance a plot further along in her story.


Whatever it is, these books make me think, they make me believe. He is clever and stubborn, but he is also loyal and kind. The search for the key to his freedom intertwines in unexpected ways with the quest for the missing son of her onetime lover and sometime enemy, Melisande Shahrizai.

This page was last edited on avataar Novemberat The review must be at least 50 characters long. Phedre receives a letter to look for someone missing, someone who by the accident of birth has become a pawn in the Royal machinations. Published September 17th by Tor first published For everybody who has read a lot and wants an insider tip.

But above it all stands love. Preview — Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey. Great characters, interesting semi-historical world, and riveting p I gotta say, this avatra one of the most all-around satisfying conclusions to any series I’ve read. It was easier to ignore when she was sorrounded by interesting characters, but in this book it became the big, pink elephant in the room.