Kushiel's Avatar

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 704 pages

A decade of peace has passed in Terre D'Ange, the country founded by the god Elua. Since the world's most famous courtesan saved her queen from assassination, Phèdre n? Delauny has been enjoying a quiet life until a prophetic dream calls upon her to serve her gods one last time.

But what they ask may be too painful for even an anguissettte to bear.

When the young son of the traitor Melisande Shahrizai—Imriel de la Courcel, who stands third in line for the crown—is kidnapped, Phèdre enters an uneasy bargain to find the boy in exchange for the information that will free her beloved childhood friend Hyacinthe from his eternal imprisonment as the new Master of the Straits. When it becomes clear that Imriel's disappearance is part of a larger, far darker scheme, Phèdre knows it is her sacred duty to end it.

At her side is her loving consort Josselin, who will also risk losing himself in Phèdre’s gamble to rescue Imriel and save her country from a spreading darkness. And beyond her doubt, her fear, dangles the promise of a holy mystery so great that it could transform Phèdre into justice incarnate... or consume her in the flames of her own passion. All of Phèdre’s journeys have led here, to the grandest of conclusions in an epic tale of
fantasy, adventure, and, above all, love.

Kushiel's Avatar is the stunning conclusion to Jacqueline Carey's epic trilogy.

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A very satisfying ending to Phedre's trilogy. This book wraps up all of the major story lines from the series, and it does so with the characteristic emotion, action, spirituality, and world-building ... Read full review

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User Review  - SoubhiKiewiet - LibraryThing

JC's Terre D'Ange books are my favorite series, and this book in my opinion is the best of them all. The darkest villain, the hardest journey, bittersweet and wonderful in so many ways. I would not ... Read full review

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Contents

Dramatis Personae
9
Kushiels Avater
15
One
17
Two
23
Three
30
Four
38
Five
45
Six
53

SEVEN
58
EIGHT
65
NINE
71
TEN
77
ELEVEN
84
TWELVE
89
THIRTEEN
95
FOUTEEN
103
FIFTEEN
109
SIXTEEN
117
SEVENTEEN
124
EIGHTEEN
130
NINETEEN
139
TWENTY
147
TWENTYONE
154
TWENTYTWO
159
TWENTYTHREE
165
TWENTYFOUR
172
TWENTYFIVE
178
TWENTYSIX
184
TWENTYSEVEN
190
TWENTYEIGHT
197
TWENTYNINE
204
THIRTY
212
THIRTYONE
217
THIRTYTWO
224
THIRTYTHREE
230
THIRTYFOUR
235
THIRTYFIVE
242
THIRTYSIX
251
THIRTYSEVEN
259
THIRTYEIGHT
266
THIRTYNINE
273
FORTY
280
FORTYONE
285
FORTYTWO
290
FORTYTHREE
297
FORTYFOUR
304
FORTYFIVE
312
FORTYSIX
319
FORTYSEVEN
326
FORTYEIGHT
333
FORTYNINE
340
FIFTY
347
FIFTYONE
352
FIFTYTWO
360
FIFTYTHREE
368
FIFTYFOUR
375
FIFTYFIVE
385
FIFTYSIX
390
FIFTYSEVEN
396
FIFTYEIGHT
402
FIFTYNINE
409
SIXTY
417
SIXTYONE
424
SIXTYTWO
431
SIXTYTHREE
438
SIXTYFOUR
444
SIXTYFIVE
451
SIXTYSIX
457
SIXTYSEVEN
464
SIXTYEIGHT
470
SIXTYNINE
477
SEVENTY
483
SEVENTYONE
492
SEVENTYTWO
499
SEVENTYTHREE
506
SEVENTYFOUR
514
SEVENTYFIVE
520
SEVENTYSIX
529
SEVENTYSEVEN
536
SEVENTYEIGHT
543
SEVENTYNINE
549
EIGHTY
557
EIGHTYONE
563
EIGHTYTWO
572
EIGHTYTHREE
577
EIGHTYFOUR
584
EIGHTYFIVE
588
EIGHTYSIX
593
EIGHTYSEVEN
598
EIGHTYEIGHT
605
EIGHTYNINE
610
NINETY
615
NINETYONE
621
NINETYTWO
628
NINETYTHREE
635
NINETYFOUR
641
NINETYFIVE
647
NINETYSIX
654
NINETYSEVEN
664
NINETYEIGHT
668
NINETYNINE
675
ONE HUNDRED
682
ONE HUNDRED ONE
689
ONE HUNDRED TWO
695
Acknowledgments
5
Seven
58
Eight
65
Nine
71
Ten
77
Eleven
84
Twelve
89
Thirteen
95
Fourteen
103
Fifteen
109
Sixteen
117
Seventeen
124
Eighteen
130
Nineteen
139
Twenty
147
Twentyone
154
Twentytwo
159
Twentythree
165
Twentyfour
172
Twentyfive
178
Twentysix
184
Twentyseven
190
Twentyeight
197
Twentynine
204
Thirty
212
Thirtyone
217
Thirtytwo
224
Thirtythree
230
Thirtyfour
235
Thirtyfive
242
Thirtysix
251
Thirtyseven
259
Thirtyeight
266
Thirtynine
273
Forty
280
Fortyone
285
Fortytwo
290
Fortythree
297
Fortyfour
304
Fortyfive
312
Fortysix
319
Fortyseven
326
Fortyeight
333
Fortynine
340
Fifty
347
Fiftyone
352
Fiftytwo
360
Fiftythree
368
Fiftyfour
375
Fiftyfive
385
Fiftysix
390
Fiftyseven
396
Fiftyeight
402
Fiftynine
409
Sixty
417
Sixtyone
424
Sixtytwo
431
Sixtythree
438
Sixtyfour
444
Sixtyfive
451
Sixtysix
457
Sixtyseven
464
Sixtyeight
470
Sixtynine
477
Seventy
483
Seventyone
492
Seventytwo
499
Seventythree
506
Seventyfour
514
Seventyfive
520
Seventysix
529
Seventyseven
536
Seventyeight
543
Seventynine
549
Eighty
557
Eightyone
563
Eightytwo
572
Eightythree
577
Eightyfour
584
Eightyfive
588
Eightysix
593
Eightyseven
598
Eightyeight
605
Eightynine
610
Ninety
615
Ninetyone
621
Ninetytwo
628
Ninetythree
635
Ninetyfour
641
Ninetyfive
647
Ninetysix
654
Ninetyseven
664
Ninetyeight
668
Ninetynine
675
One Hundred
682
One Hundred One
689
One Hundred Two
695
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About the author (2007)

JACQUELINE CAREY is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series. A former a researcher in art history, Carey currently lives in west Michigan, where she is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state. Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.

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