Kushiel's Chosen

Jacqueline Carey
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Kushiel's Chosen


Kushiel's Chosen is an excellent continuation of the story of Phèdre's life, which started with Carey's debut Kushiel's Dart. The characters are growing and maturing, and their adventures lead them to new lands and new cultures. I still am not sure I understand Phèdre's obsession with Melisande, but I have to admit that she is an entertaining, intelligent and ruthless villain. The main plot is again an exciting tale of political manipulation, travel, and overcoming hardships, but I felt Phèdre and Joscelin's romance also played a larger role. I really enjoy their relationship, and how their problems arise naturally from their mismatched expectations and desires. I've already read Kushiel's Avatar at this point (what can I say, I'm running late on reviews), and I'm looking forward to reading the next trilogy!

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