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Kushiel's Avatar By Jacqueline Carey Kushiel s Avatar The land of Terre d Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace It s inhabited by the race that rose from the seed of angels and they live by one simple rule Love as thou wilt Ph dre n Delaunay w

  • Title: Kushiel's Avatar
  • Author: Jacqueline Carey
  • ISBN: 9781405034142
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kushiel's Avatar By Jacqueline Carey The land of Terre d Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace It s inhabited by the race that rose from the seed of angels, and they live by one simple rule Love as thou wilt Ph dre n Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child Her bond was purchased by a nobleman who recognized that she was pricked by Kushiel s dart, chosen to forever experience painThe land of Terre d Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace It s inhabited by the race that rose from the seed of angels, and they live by one simple rule Love as thou wilt Ph dre n Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child Her bond was purchased by a nobleman who recognized that she was pricked by Kushiel s dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one Ph dre s path has been strange and dangerous She has lain with princes and pirate kings, battled a wicked temptress, and saved two nations Through it all, the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side, following the central precept of the angel Cassiel Protect and serve But Ph dre s plans will put his pledge to the test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture to the Master of Straights, a bargain with the gods to save Ph dre and a nation The search will take Ph dre and Joscelin across the world and down a fabled river to a forgotten land and to a power so intense and mysterious, none dare speak its name.
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    1. Allison (The Allure of Books) on said:

      I stayed up until 8 o clock in the morning to finish this book I literally could not put it down, it didn t even occur to me This book was fan freakin tastic and I definitely consider it among my few favorites.I already loved and hated, in some cases these characters They already felt real to me I know some people will read this series and say that some of the characters are without flaws, but I don t care I followed Phedre and Joscelin into the most realized interpretation of Hell I have ever e [...]

    2. Geoff Gerrietts on said:

      Carey writes very well Her turns of phrase and choice of imagery are excellent Her command of language is exquisite She tells a deep and detailed story through well imagined characters I have found this true of all her books, and I can readily recommend them to anyone who can enjoy fantastical fiction.I don t want to spend too long on the whole series, but I haven t written an in depth review of these books yet, so I ll quickly cover the highlights Carey s world is detailed and vibrant, with a r [...]

    3. Bellish on said:

      Although I did enjoy the first two books in this series, it was with a bucket of reservations repetition, overblown language, and inadequate characterization of the supporting characters, which made the impressively plotted political machinations so much less involving.The third book, however, overturned most of these There is still repetition I will own, if I ever hear that phrase again I will go mad , but the high flown language comes into its own describing the lengthy journey undertaken by P [...]

    4. Mimi on said:

      Not quite a 5 star read but my favorite of the trilogy 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 It s pretty much edge of your seat action for the last 500 pages However, as much as I love this book, there s a good chunk about 300 pages I will never ever read again Ever view spoiler Drujan Darsanga That zenana shudders hide spoiler

    5. Christina on said:

      As I finish this trilogy for the second time, I am no kidding hugging the book to my chest and willing for Ph dre s story to continue That is how much I love Kushiel s Legacy How do I describe my love for these books Is it Ph dre s courage, to falter at no boundaries in order to achieve what she believes in Or Joscelin s faith, to putting it simply protect and serve Maybe it is that without a doubt, I would drop everything in a heartbeat to take up residence in Terre d Ange and follow Blessed El [...]

    6. Lightreads on said:

      Further adventures of fantasy France s most beautiful traveling courtesan who is marked by the gods to have a lot of kinky sex.I have a lot of thoughts about this series suddenly Funny, since in the past it was my go to law school exams reading choice.Thing 1 I really like how this series talks about women s power political, sexual, subversive And how the thrust of the whole thing revolves around the love hate of two extraordinary and powerful women How often do you see that Thing 2 The shape of [...]

    7. Leyoh on said:

      I never say much about 6 star books Just know you ll be investing heavily with your emotion on this one My heart broke so many times I felt it physically and I was up until the wee hours to get my answers but I was not disappointed This was an experience I ll NEVER forget thank you Jacqueline Carey You have raised my standards.

    8. Giovanna on said:

      3.5 or 3.75 Not sure if I ll rate it a four yet Probably Mixed feelings everywhere Dart is still my favourite of the trilogy.Carey can write, that much is obvious, and her world is complex and extremely fascinating, butPh dre s voice bothers me I didn t dislike it at first, even though I liked all the secondary characters than her, but after three books I ve grown tired of her She s just too perfect And she reminds you of that in Every Single Page That is my problem I know that these things are [...]

    9. Jamie Collins on said:

      How can a series with prose this purple and a premise this absurd be so gripping All three of these books have kept me up reading late into the night Purple or no, Carey s writing is engaging and somehow I completely buy into the idea that a prostitute with a heart of gold can use her astonishing beauty and hardcore masochism to save the world.In this conclusion to the trilogy, Ph dre seeks nothing less than the Name of God, which she needs to free her friend who was trapped on an island by an a [...]

    10. Sotiris Karaiskos on said:

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    11. Maria_Love_For_Books on said:

      Since I read the first two books from the Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey, I am a huge fan of hers But nothing, and I mean NOTHING, prepared me for this book Kushiel s Avatar is by far the best book I have ever read For the first time in my life, I thought I was living in a book A couple of times, I found myself not to continue reading because I was afraid of what will happen to the characters I fell in love with them, fought beside them, cried for them, I lost hope as they did and, finally, [...]

    12. Sath on said:

      Ten years have passed in Terre d Ange, peace and prosperity for the country, and for Phedre and Joscelin Phedre has never forgotten Hyacinche, still trapped by the curse of the angel Rahab, and has long searched for and never found the one thing which could free him the name of god Then comes a request for help from Melisand Sharizhai, her son Imriel, hidden away in secret these ten years is now missing, presumed abducted And if Phedre will search for him, Melisande promises a lead on the lost t [...]

    13. Elizabeth on said:

      I felt spent after reading book 2 in this trilogy but that was nothing compared to the terrible beauty of Kushiel s Avatar Carey delves deep into the darkness of the human psyche, and deep into our hearts with the seemingly impossible task laid at Ph dre s feet We might wish for gifts from the gods, here in our cubicles or sitting in rush hour traffic, but this book outlines the price of being the Avatar of a god such as Kushiel, and the courage required to meet his demands Unlike the others in [...]

    14. Kelli on said:

      As much as I loved this series and as much as I loved the ending of this book I had to give it only 2 stars and prob only deserved 1 2 reasonsFirst, the middle part of this book was awful It was horrid It was so over the line I almost put it down several times but was too invested in the characters I ended up briefly skimming the middle third and it still took me twice as long to read Second, the whole weird hycinthe love was weird and pissed me off Joscelin loved her and the fact that she was m [...]

    15. Ale on said:

      Beneath it all, I was still a whore s unwanted get, struggling to make sense of the world and do what was right.Ah Ph dre, how far we ve come from that first meeting in Kushiel s Dart and how much we ve ended up learning about Terre D Ange and the children of Elua, yes, but also about the wider world, now spanning into Carey s reimagining of Egypt, Carthage, the Middle East and Africa A voyage of discovery, of cultural exploration and above all, about love and this book goes beyond just romantic [...]

    16. Veronica on said:

      Kushiel s Avatar picks up ten years after the events of the last book 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 Their efforts will take them through what we would consider the Middle East and Africa and will keep them far from their home fires f [...]

    17. Meredith on said:

      Ultra spoileryI have to echo the sentiments of another reviewer here Kushiel s Dart and Kushiel s Chosen pulled me into a world of political intrigue and colliding loyalties, but it was Kushiel s Avatar that made me care about the characters The romance between Ph dre and Joscelin is deeper, intense, and there is heart wrenching angst between them after Ph dre s nightmarish time in Dar anga It is there that the Mahrkagir teaches her not only the depths to which an anguisette can plummet, but wh [...]

    18. ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme on said:

      The conclusion to Jacqueline Carey s Kushiel trilogy featuring Phedre no Delaunay leads us to Phedre s darkest hour Torn between two loyalties, Phedre starts a new journey to save the missing child, Imriel de la Courcel Imriel is no ordinary child born of Phedre s betrayer, Melisandre Shahrizai, he is of two lines From his father s side, he is in the direct line to Terre d Ange s throne From his mother s blood, he is bequeathed the darker aspects of Kushiel s legacy.In Phedre s quest to find the [...]

    19. Traci on said:

      This series took me by surprise and became a favorite The last book is as constantly good as the other two and Carey s writing is, so far, at it s best I recommend trying these books Fans of fantasy along the lines of Guy Gavriel Kay, Robin Hobb, Jennifer Fallon, and N.K Jemisin And also romance fans of Diana Gabaldon and Beatrice Small.Now for the reason this almost didn t get a five star rating I liked Phedre throughout the series but I felt that here in the last instead of growing older and w [...]

    20. Darlene on said:

      I wrote the following review for my Kindle copy of this book This copy is the Audible audio narrated by Anne Flosnik Her voice enhanced my experience in Jacqueline Carey s well built world Here is my review of the book But keep in mind how much I admire Anne Flosnik s incredible interpretation of the written words.I finally understand why my husband was so in love in Jacqueline Carey He was so much in awe that he went to a book signing and got his copy of this book signed by this great author Fo [...]

    21. Grasha1m on said:

      Fantastic series So different and yet so compelling For everybody who has read a lot and wants an insider tip.A must have for every Home Fantasy Library

    22. Nikki on said:

      I suppose it goes without saying that I loved the final book of this trilogy The trilogy has its flaws, I ll admit For one thing, pages on pages could have been cut in the interests of getting to the point faster and dazzling prose Still, for me, I quite enjoyed the leisurely pace in some parts of it, and the careful and detailed world building that ensued Yes, it s kind of ridiculous the way what is essentially France is idolised, and the idea of a land where everyone is beautiful seems like a [...]

    23. Susan on said:

      This is and always will be my favourite out of the entire Kushiel s Legacy series I haven t even read all of the books yet and I can already say without a doubt that this one is my favourite that should tell you a lot about how much I love it, especially if you ve heard me rave about previous books in the series.Jacqueline Carey truly outdid herself here The story of this particular novel is compelling beyond compelling, amazing almost to a fault, and frankly, addictive Being in the process of r [...]

    24. Alytha on said:

      When I started reading this series, I could never have imagined how much I would end up loving it I m a bit sad it s over I m going to miss Ph dre and Joscelin They are just such great characters I guess having a psychology degree does pay when you re an author Yes, Ph dre is of course extra super special, touched by gods, and beloved of the most perfect man ever, but her narration never makes her come across like a Mary Sue, because she is such a real, complex character I would really have like [...]

    25. Ellen Gail on said:

      Five well earned stars A beautiful end to a fantastic trilogy I prayed it would end in love I prayed we could come home, all of us I love Ph dre n Delaunay de Montr ve Wholeheartedly, her story and her character have captivated me She is loving, brave, and compassionate, devoted completely to the people she loves, with a deep code of honor A vow from her is worth than gold Knowledge is precious to her, and she learns all she can She is also vain, suspicious, and stubborn Ph dre is one of the mo [...]

    26. NJ on said:

      Kushiel s Avator is definitely darker, contains gripping adventures, a deeper exploration of the world with all the characters being challenged and stretched to the limit and as always, it is done through ingenious storytelling When I thought Kushiel s Chosen took the series to a whole new level, this book broke all the rules by going way darker, magical, closer focus on world building, history as well as many achingly endearing moments between unforgettable characters Ph dre n Delaunay s sto [...]

    27. Darlene on said:

      I finally understand why my husband was so in love in Jacqueline Carey He was so much in awe that he went to a book signing and got his copy of this book signed by this great author For me, there hasn t been a better diet that reading her books I have gone full days not wanting to put the book down to go and get a meal or snack I even go thirsty forgetting that I need to drink water And getting to sleep while in the middle of one of her stories takes discipline than I have Even after I move to [...]

    28. Mara on said:

      See also my review for Kushiel s Dart, which covers this entire series.This is the spiritually deepest and most terrifying of all three books Phedre s pain bearing gift takes her into a kind of hell on earth, something only she could psychologically and physically survive in order to overcome and ultimately destroy it Her quest to save her good friend Hyacinthe from a lifetime of solitary confinement eventually unearths the lost Hebrew tribe of Dan in Africa and her meeting with the old priests [...]

    29. Giedre on said:

      Confession time the first time I read Kushiel s Avatar the book left me slightly disappointed Truly, I don t even know why I must have been in a reading slump Anyway, I wanted to re read this, because I d like to start the Imriel trilogy sometime this year, and he, as a side character, plays a rather large role in Kushiel s Avatar After finishing the book for the second time, I can say I am than satisfied with the last installment of the epic journey Phedre s trilogy took us on It is a great fa [...]

    30. Lorrie on said:

      This is my second time reading through the Kushiel s Legacy series and I remember why I loved the books the first time I read them Carey is a brilliant story teller and I came to love her characters but not just Phedre and Joscelin, but Hyacinthe, Queen Ysandre, and others as well I would read and read and before I knew it, I d read through half the book and it was the wee hours of the morning I did this on the second read through also The books for me, are timeless and the story is intricately [...]

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