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Kushiel's Chosen (Kushiel's Legacy, Bk 2)
Kushiel's Chosen - Kushiel's Legacy, Bk 2
Author: Jacqueline Carey
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that the 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. — Phedre no Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and sold into indentur...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780765345042
ISBN-10: 0765345048
Publication Date: 3/2003
Pages: 687
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 329 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Kushiel's Chosen (Kushiel's Legacy, Bk 2) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
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.]
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Helpful Score: 5
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
The continuation the saga. If you are looking for this book you are probably hooked. It won't disappoint.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very Good Book. Little hard to follow but very enjoyable.
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reviewed Kushiel's Chosen (Kushiel's Legacy, Bk 2) on + 33 more book reviews
Disclaimer: Since this is the second book of the series, please don't read this review if you haven't read the first book yet. Unless you really don't care about spoilers, then go right ahead.

Sorry, had to go back to the beginning to see where I can start without significant spoilers. Anyways, the majority of the book is about Phedre chasing after Melisande and trying to stop her devious plots. In addition to that, Phedre and Joscelin have problems that have Phedre mopey. If it sounds like I didn't like the book, that is far from my true feelings. The book may have been a tad slow in the beginning, but midway through the book, it picked right up until the very end.

It was interesting to read about how Phedre adapted to her various surroundings (different countries and such). She dealt with new trials and tribulations. Her growth as a character really shown through in this book, in my opinion.

One thing I do admire in this series is the weaving of religion into the plot. Even though the different countries follow different gods, they are all somehow intricately related, perhaps an allegory to our own world and its religions? It's a possibility, if only a suggestion. Anways, I digress.

If you liked the first book, you will probably like this book as well. I will now be off to twirl my thumbs, awaiting the arrival of the third book of the series.
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Phedre is a lady who is quite singular. There are no other characters who come to mind when considering her. There is a language barrier re:names, but the impact of the story overcomes the difficulty of French and Spanish full bore names. I am looking forward to the third volume in the trilogy.
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This is the second book in the series, and with regard to love and intrigue it far surpassed the first. The details within the plot are so finely traced that every piece of the story in relevant and interconnected. It is a fun novel in which you become desperately invested in your characters- unable to put the book down as you guess the next steps and the fate of those you love. Sex, intrigue, violence, unseen turns of events, betrayal and passionate love this book has everything a reader could ask for and more.