Kushiel's Legacy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,776 ratings

Kushiel's Dart Publisher's Summary

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission...and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair...and beyond.

Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart - a massive tale about the violent death of an old age and the birth of a new.

©2008 Jacqueline Carey (P)2009 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Kushiel's Dart

    • By: Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 31 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,009
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,028

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Kushiel series in order

    • By Glen Gaines on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $45.49

  • Book 2

    • Kushiel's Chosen

    • By: Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 27 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. The inhabiting race rose from the seed of angels and men, and they live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by a nobleman, the first to recognize that she is one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great second book in the series

    • By Suzanne Iantorno on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $39.99

  • Book 3

    • Kushiel's Avatar

    • By: Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 31 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 972
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lushly-written and engrossing

    • By Karin on 03-21-10

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 4

    • Kushiel's Scion

    • By: Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 27 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537

    Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phedre and the warrior-priest 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 art, beauty and desire. It is a court steeped in deeply laid conspiracies - and there are many who would see the young prince dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and frustrating

    • By Jennifer on 01-28-09

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 5

    • Kushiel's Justice

    • By: Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    Imriel de la Courcel's blood parents are history's most reviled traitors, while his adoptive parents, Phedre 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another chapter to Imriel

    • By Selin on 08-14-10

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 6

    • Kushiel's Mercy

    • By: Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505

    Having learned a lesson about thwarting the will of the gods, Imriel and Sidonie publicly confess their affair, only to see the country boil over in turmoil. Younger generations, infatuated by their heart-twisting, star-crossed romance, defend the couple. Many others cannot forget the betrayals of Imriel's mother, Melisande, who plunged their country into a bloody war that cost the lives of their fathers, brothers, and sons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story with fabulous narration

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-17-08

    Regular price: $41.99