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Kushiel's Legacy is a series of fantasy novels by Jacqueline Carey, comprising the Phèdre Trilogy and the Imriel Trilogy (called the "Treason's Heir" trilogy in the United Kingdom).

Kushiel's Legacy is a series of fantasy novels by Jacqueline Carey, comprising the Phèdre Trilogy and the Imriel Trilogy (called the "Treason's Heir" trilogy in the United Kingdom). Since the series features a fictional version of medieval Western Europe, it can be considered historical fantasy or alternate history. Kushiel's Legacy consists of the following novels (with release dates). Phèdre Trilogy series follows the story of Phèdre nó Delaunay.

Kushiels Justice, . Part of Imriels Trilogy series by Jacqueline Carey. Instead, I am afforded a reminder harsher than any rod, that cuts deeper than any blade: Kushiel's justice is cruel. You will wonder if I loved you. The answer is yes; a thousand times, yes.

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From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel's Scion, comes the second adventure in the Imriel trilogy. Imriel de la Courcel's blood parents are history's most reviled traitors.

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Phèdre had hoped that Hyacinthe might visit while we were in Bryn Gorrydum, but Talorcan shook his head when she voiced it. No, my lady. No, my lady eldom leaves his Stormkeep. He bears a great responsibility. Somewhat in his tone made her cock her head. He wards the Straits as ever. Brigitta made an impatient gesture. Who chooses which ships are granted passage?. Eamonn clarified helpfully

SUMMARY: From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel’s Scion, comes the second adventure in the Imriel trilogy.

SUMMARY: From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel’s Scion, comes the second adventure in the Imriel trilogy. 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.

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Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology.

Kushiel's Scion Treason�s Heir: Book 1 . In the darkness their will always be light Kushiel's Justice Treason�s Heir: Book 2 . Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology. Books by Jacqueline Carey. Kushiel�s Legacy: Book 1. .

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  • This may be my favorite of the Imriel trilogy, which is unusual for middle books. Usually I find those to be the weakest, but not Justice. It's hard to talk about without getting into spoilers, but I will try.

    This installment sees Imri through as he accepts his responsibilities as a Prince of the Blood and agrees to marry into Alban nobility. We get a much, much closer view of Alba, which I have always wanted and so enjoyed reading. We also get a bit of a closer look at some of the Night Court Houses which we hadn't seen before, although I'll admit that I wish we had seen more.

    As with the rest of the books, the presence of the gods is strong. I love seeing how the gods interact with or support their followers &/or scions. I love seeing new magics, especially in other lands, showing that it is not only the D'Angelines who wield other-worldy powers. I love the tenderness and the sharpness. I love the depth of emotion that Carey makes me feel, and the amazing way she has with words. Again, a great book written with great skill.

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    Ok, so the ending is Completely satisfying. It is J.Carey to the ultimate - touching, and putting into beautiful words a truth that many of us struggle with. Read it to get to the end and start the next one!

    I am obsessed and in love with the master story telling of the Kushiel's Legacy series (the Phedre books).

    For this first of the Imriel series, it's about what you would expect in a sequel. It's a continuation for those invested in Terre D'Ange, but you can tell that it's not the Epic life-change tale/writing that was invested into the original trilogy. I have enjoyed it and do think it's a worth while and fun read. But it's not going to deeply move me or change my outlook on life (like the Phedre series did!).

    I know this is only the first in the Imriel series and maybe this changes in the coming two books, but Imriel's POV sounds exactly like Phedre only she slapped someone else's name/sex on the writing. Imriel has the same tone, voice, word phrases and even reactions that Phedre would have. I feel like I'm still just stuck in Phedre's head. Unfortunately, as a survivor myself, Imriel's progression from deeply injured and scared child to competent and ok adult rings pretty false. It's a nice lighthearted attempt though.

    All in all, an enjoyable read, but take it at its surface value of "Let's enjoy Terre D'Ange a little longer."

  • Not quite up to Phedre's trilogy, but if you're dying to get back to Your favorite characters, there is no other way. Imriel mopes so much I found myself skipping through pages occasionally as he wrestled again and again and again w the same tired questions & demons over and over again. How I wish there was more of Phedre and Joscelin - they are infinitely more interesting - as even Imriel himself points out a half dozen times. But you can't help but like Eammon and I enjoyed his storyline. The siege of Lucca goes on for far too long, and I began losing interest before it was all said and done. I'm on the fence about reading the next two books....

  • It's officially summer, the season of strappy sandals, sexy sundresses, barely-there bikinis, and the latest offering from Jacqueline Carey. Yes, June is no longer just about summer vacation and fruity girlie drinks on the beach - it's also the time to immerse yourself in the sweet and sexy world of the Kushiel's Legacy series.

    "Kushiel's Justice", of course, is the fifth and most recent in the series. It's also the second book in Imriel's subtrilogy - and, in an almost unheard-of development, in this case the middle book has actually surpassed the first. Fantasy fans know what I'm talking about - it's an unwritten rule that the second book of any trilogy is the weakest link. It even held true in Phedre's trilogy - "Kushiel's Chosen", while still fantastic, didn't quite measure up to "Dart" or "Avatar". However, "Justice" takes the bar set by "Kushiel's Scion" and blows it out of the water, if I may mix my metaphors. It is at once darker, more personal, and yes, more erotic than "Scion" - in fact, perhaps more than any other book in the series.

    Imriel has returned from his rebellious phase in Tiberium, a little older, a little wiser, and prepared - he thinks - to finally prove to his enemies that he is not tainted by the treason of his parents. He will marry a princess of the Cruithne and provide Alba with a half-d'Angeline heir. It will cement Terre d'Ange's alliance with Alba and help silence the grumbling against Queen Ysandre's own half-Cruithne heirs, and thus, Imriel hopes, establish once and for all his devotion to his country. (If this paragraph has just blown your mind, it is only proof that yes, you do need to read the entire series from the beginning to understand what's going on.)

    But you know what they say about the best-laid plans. Before the royal wedding can commence, Imriel finds himself head over heels with the last person he ever expected to capture his heart - his first cousin, twice removed, the Dauphine Sidonie. I must admit, this was a coupling that blindsided me when it was first hinted at in "Scion." But here, Carey makes it clear that everything we've seen of Sidonie to date is her public face, very different from her private side. She then sets about introducing Sidonie in such a lovely way that she makes it very easy to understand why Imriel falls in love with her.

    But although it breaks his heart, Imriel chooses duty over love - a huge no-no in Terre d'Ange, where the only commandment is "Love as thou wilt." He marries his Cruithne princess, Dorelei, and leaves Sidonie for Alba. Once there, however, a power darker and older than even Earth's Eldest Children seeks to control him by using his love for Sidonie against him. Tragedy ensues (I was terribly spoiled on this point, but it still shook me up, big time. Still, I won't ruin it for anyone else) and Imriel vows vengeance, never realizing how far his vow will take him, nor how much it will cost.

    Once again, this is a book about Imriel's personal journey, rather than the save-the-world plots that characterized Phedre's trilogy. I like the execution here much better than in "Scion"; rather than being a bit player in a relatively unimportant conflict, in "Justice" Imriel is cast in a singular and lonely quest that alienates him from the world and from his loved ones. He is forced to confront his own worst failings and weaknesses, and realize that he can't blame Melisande for all of them. In fact, irony of ironies, it is in part his mother's tenacity and perseverance that see him through the worst of his trials.

    I can't even say how much I loved this book. It might even edge out "Dart" as my favorite in the series so far! The emergence of Sidonie as a major character; the resolution of several minor storylines from previous books (and I might be the only one who squealed in delight at the brief return of Childric d'Essoms); Phedre and Joscelin going off on their own, completely unrelated adventure for most of the book (which gave me warm fuzzies for some reason); fascinating secondary characters, including Dorelei, Alais, and Maslin; Carey finally establishing a distinct and authentic voice for Imriel, rather than 'Phedre Jr.'; and oh, yes, yes, YES! The amazingly hot sex. Did I complain that the sex in "Scion" fell flat? Well, maybe Ms. Carey thought so too, because "Justice" more than makes up for it. This is some of the best erotic fiction since... I don't even know, for some reason I can't focus. Suffice to say, Imriel has, indeed, grown up. A lot. Ahem. And Sidonie! You naughty, naughty Dauphine.

    Readers of Jacqueline Carey, this is simply a can't-miss. I cannot wait for the final installment, and I only pray that it is not the end of Terre d'Ange! Of course, now I only have those fruity girlie drinks to see me through the rest of the summer.