Kushiel's Justice

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 14, 2007 - Fiction - 720 pages
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Imriel de la Courcel's blood parents are history's most reviled traitors, while his adoptive parents, Phèdre and Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions. Stolen, tortured, and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood, third in line for the throne in a land that revels in beauty, art, and desire.

After a year abroad to study at university, Imriel returns from his adventures a little older and somewhat wiser. But perhaps not wise enough. What was once a mere spark of interest between himself and his cousin Sidonie now ignites into a white-hot blaze. But from commoner to peer, the whole realm would recoil from any alliance between Sidonie, heir to the throne, and Imriel, who bears the stigma of his mother's misdeeds and betrayals. Praying that their passion will peak and fade, Imriel and Sidonie embark on an intense, secret affair.

Blessed Elua founded Terre d'Ange and bestowed one simple precept to guide his people, love as thou wilt. When duty calls, Imriel honors his role as a member of the royal family by leaving to marry a lovely, if merely sweet, Alban princess. By choosing duty over love, Imriel and Sidonie may have unwittingly trespassed against Elua's law. But when dark powers in Alba, who fear an invasion by Terre d'Ange, seek to use the lovers' passion to bind Imriel, the gods themselves take notice.

Before the end, Kushiel's justice will be felt in heaven and on earth.

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First off I do love the provocative way this author writes. Some parts in the series tend to lag but WELL worth the effort of reading! The stories are rich engaging complex the characters memorable ... Read full review

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Wow. My heart is still pounding from all I've encompassed in this middle chapter of Imriel. What an astounding author. I've never been disappointed in her. Her use of language is just amazing. This ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Jacqueline Carey was born in 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she spent six months working in a bookstore in London. Upon returning to the U.S., she began her writing career while working at a local college. Her debut novel, Kushiel's Dart, was published in 2001 and won the 2002 Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her other works include the Kushiel's Legacy series, the Naamah series, the Sundering series, and Santa Olivia series.

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