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 Ph├Ędre.

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Here is my review of the book. That is, to let me have the same impressions as the previous two.

Funny, since in the past it was my go to law school exams reading choice. Its so funny I know, that I found so much religious meaning in a book so full of strange gods. Phedre receives a letter to look for someone missing, someone who by the accident of birth has become a pawn in the Royal machinations. But the element that makes the big difference is Jacqueline Carey’s amazing writing.

Kushidl command of language is exquisite.

Kushiel’s Avatar

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I’ll leave it to you to interprete what that says about my brain. 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.

Audiobook Details Tantor Media, Inc. Joscelin is my xvatar.

Next to her, of course, her faithful companion following his oath, and he understands In the third part of the series, the last of Phedre’s trilogy, things start a bit sluggish – but especially sweet – as our heroine seems to have a partial control over her wild desires and thus to have the necessary kishiel.

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Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey book review

He is clever and stubborn, but he is also loyal and kind. And I look forward to reading more.

He is one of my favorite male characters and it was too hard for to watch him suffer. Spiritwalker Kate Elliott 9. Jacqueline Carey born in Highland Park, Illinois is an author and novelist, primarily of fantasy fiction. The pain and the pleasure it causes is once again the issue as our heroine is the victim of the most violent abuse, a question that perhaps causes us a special thought, making us wonder whether a dark part of ourselves enjoys its description.


Not quite a 5-star read but my favorite of the trilogy. But accept all of that — and it isn’t as hard as it may sound, I think, as long as you have the mental power to skip parts you know you’re not going to like — and there’s a brilliant story shining out at you.

Also, in previous volumes, we saw a great deal of Phedre’s masochistic sexuality; in this volume, we dwell on how awkward it is for her a great deal, but we spend very little time exploring that aspect of her sexuality, and much more on her romantic life. This audiobook can be listened to on: I should have stopped at book The cruelty and brutality seem overwhelming.

The struggle between honor, love, political games, pain, sexual hunger and desire, and loyalty are what makes the characters of Phedre, Kushiel’s chosen, and Joscelin Verreuil, the defrocked warrior priest, some of the most rounded and layered characters in Fantasy I have ever encountered. I followed Phedre and Joscelin into the most realized interpretation of Hell I have I stayed up until 8 o’clock in the morning to finish this book. Joscelin is now definitely high on my list of book boyfriends.

It’s amazing to see how Carey navigates this great pattern, how much of this has been planned from that first novel, how the idea of Love as thou wilt is explored in so much depth, from so many different angles.

The book comes to climax three times and rides each out gracefully into buildup for the next.

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How can a series with prose this purple and a premise this absurd be so gripping? You get a definite sense that they are both older and wiser and don’t leave the things unsaid that need to be said.

I do understand why some people don’t like it. In certain scenes, the ordinarily sumptuous dialogue and in-depth characterization has been elided in favor of advancing the story. Even Melisande, who we always believed indestructible, displays her one weakness: This cemented the series as one of my favorites and I’ll be keeping an eye out for the author’s other books.

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In the third part of the series, the last of Phedre’s trilogy, things start a bit sluggish – but especially sweet – as our heroine seems to have a partial control over her wild desires and thus to have the necessary balance.

But there’s also unimaginable joy, hope, and love. For reasons unknown even to me, I never quite liked Queen Ysandre. The level of detail that Carey goes into is sublime, yes, and I love her worldbuilding still, but more than anything I love her characters. The thinly veiled copy of our world almost seems like a whole new fantasy land.

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. The next trilogy focuses on the rescued child, Imriel, and I hope those books are as good as these first three. Here I’m thinking primarily of scenes at court in Egypt and Africa; much of the journey through Africa seemed to unfold more quickly than expected.

Her bond was purchased by a nobleman who recognized that she was pricked kushhiel Kushiel’s dart, chosen to forever experience pain The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. Quotes from Kushiel’s Avatar. There are only so many ways to describe vambraces in a fight scene, where need to maintain the pace is necessarily athwart any possible desire for more creative verbiage ;- less.

Mar 09, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: No kusiel or quizzes yet. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.