A nation born of angels; vast, intricate, and surrounded by danger...
A woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm...
A plot borne of evil, too cunning to be fathomed, too deadly to be known...
Sold into indentured servitude in the sumptuous and exotic Night Court as a child, Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman who struggles for honor and duty, whose loyalty to the land she loves will take her to the edge of despair—and then beyond.
Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart—a tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new. It is a novel of grandeur, luxury, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers, and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travellers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess...all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine.
About The Author
Jacqueline Carey is the author of short stories, essays, the nonfiction book Angels: Celestial Spirits in Legend and Art, novels Godslayer and Banewreaker, and the nationally bestselling series Kushiel's Legacy.
"A very sophisticated fantasy, intricately plotted and a fascinating read." --Robert Jordan
"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)
Series: Kushiel's Legacy (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 10.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1