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Kushiel's Dart


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Appears on 12 lists in total.
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"When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity on me."

In a kingdom born of angels, Phedre is an anguisette, cursed or blessed to find pleasure in pain. Sold to the Court of Night Blooming Flowers, her fate as a beautiful but anonymous courtesan was sealed. Her bond was purchas...


  • Author: Jacqueline Carey
  • Publish Date: 2015-01-13
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    Reviews/Comments On Kushiel\'s Dart

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2013-01-06 04:51:18

    LOVED this series!! It was so complex. This fits into more than just romance though- it has battle scenes, political intrigue, Gods..etc. I'm glad to see it ranked so high on the lists - but I think it could be a contender for the top 25

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    By: Dhana Latchmi Mahesh
    2015-03-08 02:53:27

    Very well written book, great plot, unforgettable characters... The author takes on the Bible tale and changes it. I :) actually prefer Kushiel's Dart to the actual tale of Jesus and his disciples. I have read entire series by the way!

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2015-04-09 07:42:00

    This series, which is larger than the 3 novels, is very well written, the heroin and hero's of the story are well developed characters with rich layering, and careful development. The reader gets drawn into each and learns to love them. They are not two dimensional, good vs evil, the reader is challenged to appreciate the characters and their faults. The plot is well developed and carefully written, and as a man, I found the story compelling. I would highly recommend the series.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-10-13 01:29:14

    Elua's motto was "Love as thou wilt".
    And i love this book i did.

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    By: Nafi
    2016-04-15 05:41:47

    I didn't like it at all.
    Couldn't get over Book 2. Boring as hell, so I didn't get to the romance Part obviously.
    I would recommend
    Grace Draven, C.L. Wilson,Juliet Marillier, Samantha Young, Deborah Harkness, Patricia Briggs.
    Even Terry Goodman.

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