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Kushiel's Dart (2001) [Novel]
by Jacqueline Carey Rating: Weighted - 8.1 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (33 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 3 (show them) Review!

Series: Kushiel Legacy
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phèdre nó Delauney is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy...and unlikely heroine. But when Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice.

Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phèdre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond.

Phèdre nó Delauney is the woman who holds the keys to hear realm's deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world.

Original title: Kushiel's Dart
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionFantasyAlternate and Parallel Worlds
FictionFantasyRomantic Fantasy

Edition #1: Kushiel's Dart

Kushiel's Dart (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "This brilliant and daring debut catapults Carey immediately into the top rank of fantasy novelists. ... At the end, the heroine reminds one of an equally strong-minded sister whose home was Tara." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "An exquisite tapestry of politics, intrigue, history, magic, desire, and fate... a breathtaking epic that will captivate readers." Romantic Times
  • "A powerful narrative, with savage action balanced by exquisite characterization. The best fantasy I've read in years." Piers Anthony
  • "Making a marvelous debut, Carey spins a breathtaking epic starring an unflinching yet poignantly vulnerable heroine." Booklist (starred review)
  • "Superbly detailed, fascinatingly textured, and sometimes unbearably intense; a resonant, deeply satisfying, and altogether remarkable debut." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • "Perhaps once in a decade, if you are fortunate, you discover a debut novel as intoxicating as Jacqueline Carey's KUSHIEL'S DART. Part reimagined history, this sumptuous, spellbinding fantasy is kaleidoscopic in breadth, intimate in detail. It is sure to be read and talked about for years to come." Eric Van Lustbader
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Kushiel's Dart (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765342987
Pages: 912

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