I will admit, when this series was first recommended to me at amazon, I looked at the cover and thought "nah". Oh a whim, I picked up Kushiel's Dart through PBS.
Oh wow. The tale is riveting. The characters are well formed and multi-faceted. It's a story of loyalty, deceit, friendship and strength of character rolled into one. You will find your friends in the least likely of places.
I grew tired of twiddling my thumbs waiting for this book to come my way via PBS and bought it. I am glad I did. The only thing that kept me from reading the book straight through is losing consciousness from exhaustion (not boredom).
Do NOT judge these books by their cover.
[PS: I agree with the statement at the end of the book.]
I was surprised to see that the second book lived up to the promise of the first. It is true that the names and places are a bit difficult to follow but it is well worth it. The details are rich and vivid. The people seem like people not two dimensional cardboard cut outs. All in all a beautiful story with intrigue and passion written extremely well. I cannot wait for the third.
Book 2 of Kushiel's Legacy is as richly detailed and intricate as the first. It springs solidly from characters and plots introduced in the first book and provides another continent sweeping adventure.
The continuation the saga. If you are looking for this book you are probably hooked. It won't disappoint.
Very Good Book. Little hard to follow but very enjoyable.