By Jacqueline Carey
Unique ebook: 2002
Following tough at the heels of Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey's mind-blowing debut novel, comes Kushiel's selected, a glittering and riveting old fantasy.
The land of Terre d'Ange is a spot of unsurpassed attractiveness and style. it truly is acknowledged that the angels discovered the land and observed it was once sturdy, and the consequent race that rose from the seed of angels and males reside by way of one uncomplicated rule: Love as thou wilt.
Phèdre nó Delaunay is a tender girl who was once born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and offered into indentured servitude as a baby. Her bond was once bought through Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a truly certain mission--and the 1st to acknowledge her for who and what she is: one pricked through Kushiel's Dart, selected to eternally adventure ache and excitement as one.
Phèdre has expert within the courtly arts and the abilities of the bedchamber, yet, certainly, the facility to watch, consider, and study. Having stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her place of birth, she gave up nearly every little thing she held pricey to reserve it. She survived, and lived to have others inform her tale, and in the event that they decorated the story with cloth of legendary elegance, they weren't faraway the mark.
The palms of the gods weigh seriously upon Phèdre's forehead, and they're no longer but performed with their charge--for whereas the younger queen who sits upon the throne is definitely enjoyed via the humans, there are those that think that different heads may still put on the crown. and those that escaped the wrath of the effective will not be but performed with their schemes for strength and revenge. to guard and serve, Phèdre will once more depart her loved native land.
From the sun-drenched villas of l. a. Serenissima to the wilds of outdated Hellas, from a legal designed to force the very gods mad to an island of immutable pleasure. Phèdre will meet previous buddies and new enemies and find a plot so dreadful as to make the earth tremble, masterminded by way of the single individual she can't draw back from.
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And was well pleased by it. 17 Roland . . Sasha . . Peter . . Thomas. Now there is only one more we must speak of, isn't there? Now there is only the shadowy fifth. The time has come to speak of Flagg, as dreadful as that may be. Sometimes the people of Delain called him Flagg the Hooded; sometimes simply the dark man-for, in spite of his white corpse's face, he was a dark man indeed. They called him well preserved, but they used the term in a way that was uneasy rather than complimentary.
Thomas gasped. "Oh, that's nothing! Look over here! " He showed Thomas a pile of booty from the encounter with the Anduan pirates some twelve years ago. The Delain Treasury was rich, the few treasure-room clerks old, and this particular heap hadn't been sorted yet. Thomas gasped at heavy swords with jeweled hilts, daggers with blades that had been crusted with serrated diamonds so they would cut deeper, heavy killballs made of rhodochrosite. " Thomas asked in an awed voice. "It all belongs to your father," Flagg replied, although Thomas had actually been correct.
Just as the magician had promised. By the light of Flagg's magic finger-flare, he could also see they were in a secret passage which was about twenty-five feet long. Walls, floor, and ceiling were covered with ironwood boards. He couldn't see the far end very well, but it looked perfectly blank. He could still hear the muffled barking of the dogs. "When I said be quick, I meant it," Flagg said. He bent over Thomas, a vague, looming shadow that was, in this darkness, rather batlike itself. Thomas drew back a step, uneasily.
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