Kushiel's Avatar

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429910933

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 2285

A decade of peace has passed in Terre D'Ange, the country founded by the god Elua. Since the world's most famous courtesan saved her queen from assassination, Phèdre n? Delauny has been enjoying a quiet life until a prophetic dream calls upon her to serve her gods one last time. But what they ask may be too painful for even an anguissettte to bear. When the young son of the traitor Melisande Shahrizai—Imriel de la Courcel, who stands third in line for the crown—is kidnapped, Phèdre enters an uneasy bargain to find the boy in exchange for the information that will free her beloved childhood friend Hyacinthe from his eternal imprisonment as the new Master of the Straits. When it becomes clear that Imriel's disappearance is part of a larger, far darker scheme, Phèdre knows it is her sacred duty to end it. At her side is her loving consort Josselin, who will also risk losing himself in Phèdre’s gamble to rescue Imriel and save her country from a spreading darkness. And beyond her doubt, her fear, dangles the promise of a holy mystery so great that it could transform Phèdre into justice incarnate... or consume her in the flames of her own passion. All of Phèdre’s journeys have led here, to the grandest of conclusions in an epic tale of fantasy, adventure, and, above all, love. Kushiel's Avatar is the stunning conclusion to Jacqueline Carey's epic trilogy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Das Zeichen : Roman / aus dem Engl. von Ann Lecker. Buch 1

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453522565


Page: 953

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Kushiel's Dart

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429910903

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 1193

A nation born of angels, vast and intricate and surrounded by danger... a woman born to servitude, unknowingly given access to the secrets of the realm... Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phédre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy... and unlikely heroine. But when Phédre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice. Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phédre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond. Phédre nó Delaunay is the woman who holds the keys to her realm's deadly secrets, and whose courage will decide the very future of her world. 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. It is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travelers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess... all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Kushiel's Chosen

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447208196

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 2724

This wonderful novel is a sensuous fantasy of sacrifice and conspiracy, which will be loved by fans of George R. R. Martin and Sylvia Day alike. Phèdre has been trained as a skilled spy, courtesan and strategist under her tutor's watchful eye. He was the first to see she'd been touched by the god Kushiel's dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. And above all, Phèdre was taught to observe, remember, and analyze, skills that may yet save her life. Once before, Phèdre gave up everything she held dear to save her homeland, but the gods wishes still cast a shadow over her. For while their young queen is well-loved by her people, there are some who believe other heads should wear the crown. It seems factions who previously escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with schemes for power and revenge. To protect and serve, Phèdre must once again leave her beloved homeland. She will meet old friends and new enemies . . . and uncover an earth-shattering plot masterminded by the one person she cannot deny. Kushiel's Dart, the first in this trilogy, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. It also won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Fantasy.

Kushiel’s Legacy

(Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, Kushiel's Avatar)

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 076539653X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2112

View: 9575

This discounted ebundle includes: Kushiel’s Dart, Kushiel’s Chosen, Kushiel’s Avatar The first trilogy in Jacqueline Carey's sprawling—and darkly sensual—New York Times bestselling series. 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. Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a tale of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Kushiel’s Dart — Phèdre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a very 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. Kushiel’s Chosen — The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre's brow, and they are not finished with her. While the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe another should wear the crown... Kushiel’s Avatar — Phèdre and Joscelin journey on a dangerous path that will carry them to fabled courts and splendid vistas, to distant lands where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world. And to a power so mighty that none dare speak its name. Kushiel's Legacy Kushiel's Dart Kushiel's Chosen Kushiel's Avatar The Sundering Banewreaker Godslayer Other books Miranda and Caliban At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Volume I of The Sundering

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429910941

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7044

Following the triumphant success of her Kushiel series (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, Kushiel's Avatar), Jacqueline Carey now turns her hand to another startling fable, an epic tale of gods waging war in their bid to control an entire universe and the mortals they use as chess pieces in a most deadly game. Once, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord. First-born among them was Haomane, Lord-of-Thought and with his brother and sister gods, the Seven drew upon of the power of the Souma, claimed a race of beings for their own and began Shaping the world to their will. But Haomane saw the ways of this new world and was displeased. For in his younger brother Satoris, once called the Sower, Haomane thought too prideful and in his gift, the quickening of the flesh too freely to the races...and to that of Man in particular. Haomane asked Satoris to withdraw his Gift from Men but he refused. And so began the Shapers' War. Eons have passed. The war that ensued Sundered the very world. Haomane and his siblings lay to one end of a vast ocean unable to touch their creations, Satoris and the races of the world on the other. Satoris has been broken and left adrift among the peoples of the world and is reviled, with most of the races believing that it was he alone who caused the rift and depriving them of the balm of the Seven. He sits in Darkhaven, controlling his own dominion--seeking not victory but neither vengeance. But still Haomane is not content. Through Haomane's whispers in the minds and hearts of the races of the world come a prophecy that if Satoris were defeated, the world could be made whole and all would bask in the light of the Souma again. And the few who stay by Satoris are viewed as the ultimate evil. And so the races come together to defeat Satoris, a being who helped engender them all but who is caught in his elder brother's warp. Strong storytelling with evocative, compelling, and unforgettable characters, Banewrecker ultimately asks the question: If all that is considered good considers you evil, are you? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Endymion Spring

die Macht des geheimen Buches

Author: Matthew Skelton,Ulli Günther

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423624275

Category: Mainz - Buch - Geheimnis - Geschichte 1450 - Jugendbuch

Page: 430

View: 5397

Kushiel - Das Zeichen


Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135400

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1417

Brillant, kühn und unglaublich erotisch Terre d’Ange ist ein Ort der Schönheit und Anmut, und seine Bewohner leben nach einer einfachen Regel: Liebe, wie es dir gefällt. Doch Phèdre, seit ihrer Geburt mit einem roten Mal gezeichnet, ist eine Ausgestoßene. Eines Tages entdeckt ein Edelmann ihre Gabe, Lust am Schmerz zu empfinden, und sie wird Kurtisane am königlichen Hof. Fortan sieht und hört sie alles – auch die Vorboten eines unglaublichen Verrats ...



Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Bragelonne

ISBN: 2820518745

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 9911

« La qualification de chef-d’œuvre est proche de la vérité : un récit épique, d’une ampleur rare et au style magnifique. » NooSFere « Évoluant au milieu d’une foule de personnages hauts en couleur, Phèdre mène à son terme une quête qui change les plus grands mystères en épisodes d’une incroyable intensité. [...] Une saga digne de George R.R. Martin. » Locus La marque de Kushiel fait de Phèdre une élue, et lui vaut d’éprouver à jamais le plaisir dans la souffrance. Mais dans le danger, elle peut compter sur le moine guerrier Joscelin. Bien que la nature de Phèdre soit une source perpétuelle de tourments pour eux deux, Joscelin lui demeure indéfectiblement fidèle. Jamais il n’a trahi son serment : protéger et servir. Pourtant le destin lui réserve une ultime épreuve. Phèdre n’a jamais oublié Hyacinthe, son ami d’enfance, et elle cherche depuis dix ans la clé qui le libérerait de l’asservissement. Car il a conclu un pacte avec les dieux pour se sacrifier à la place de son amie et sauver sa patrie. Aussi Phèdre saisit-elle la dernière chance de le secourir. Cette quête la conduira au bout du monde, à la merci de seigneurs de guerre déments et cruels, et face à un pouvoir si terrifiant que personne n’ose en prononcer le nom...

Ein Ticket für den Friedhof

Matthew Scudder, #8

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Lawrence Block

ISBN: 1386145882

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9665

Ein Ticket für den Friedhof ist der achte Roman mit Lawrence Blocks fesselndster Figur, Matthew Scudder. Eher klassischer Thriller als Kriminalroman, ist er vielleicht sogar sein bester. Von heftigen Schuldgefühlen geplagt, hat Scudder Frau und Kinder verlassen und den Polizeidienst quittiert, um in einem Hotel in New Yorks Hell´s Kitchen ein einsames Dasein zu fristen und sich in Jimmy Armstrong´s Saloon gleich um die Ecke vorwiegend von Bourbon und Kaffee zu ernähren. Inzwischen hat er zwar dem Alkohol abgeschworen, lebt aber immer noch in demselben spartanischen Hotelzimmer und verdient sich das wenige Geld, das er zum Leben braucht, indem er, wie er es selbst nennt, “Freunden hin und wieder einen Gefallen tut”. Dann holt ihn eines Tages die Vergangenheit ein. Zwölf Jahre zuvor hat Matthew Scudder vor Gericht eine Falschaussage gemacht, um James Leo Motley hinter Gitter zu bringen. Inzwischen ist der brutale Gewaltverbrecher wieder auf freiem Fuß und sinnt auf Rache. Scudders Freunde und ehemalige Geliebte - sogar vollkommen Fremde, die das Pech hatten, denselben Familiennamen zu tragen – bezahlen mit ihrem Leben. Denn der rachsüchtige Psychopath ist fest entschlossen, nicht eher zu ruhen, als bis er seinen Erzfeind wieder in den Suff getrieben – und dann ins Grab gebracht hat. “Man kann dieses Buch einfach nicht mehr aus der Hand legen”, schrieb die Washington Post Book World. “Anhaltende Spannung und ein atemberaubendes Ende.” Der Boston Herald lobte Ein Ticket für den Friedhof als “fesselnden Spannungsroman, der die Nerven des Lesers auf eine harte Belastungsprobe stellt”. Ins selbe Horn stößt die San Diego-Union Tribune: “Nervenzehrende, kaum zu ertragende Spannung. Lawrence Block ist einer von Amerikas besten Krimiautoren, und er war nie besser als in diesem Buch.”

What Do I Read Next?

A Reader's Guide to Current Genre Fiction

Author: Neil Barron,Daniel S. Burt,Tom Barton

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787661823

Category: Fiction genres

Page: 690

View: 557

Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre


Die Schwarzen Juwelen 8 - Roman

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054435

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 627

Anne Bishop ist die Königin der Dark Fantasy Nach "Blutskönigin" legt Anne Bishop ihren neuen Roman aus der Welt der Schwarzen Juwelen vor: Lady Cassidy hat die Herrschaft über Shalador übernommen und ist fest entschlossen, das Gesetz des Blutes zu achten. Doch eine finstere Prophezeiung droht das Reich in seinen Grundfesten zu erschüttern...

Die Blutkönigin


Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641214688

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4812

Sie ist die größte Königin aller Zeiten – doch zu welchem Preis? Daleina gehört zu den wenigen Frauen, die über die Gabe verfügen, die Elementargeister zu kontrollieren, die das Königreich Renthia terrorisieren. Diese Frauen werden Königin – oder sterben bei dem Versuch, zerfetzt von den Klauen und Zähnen der Elementare. Daleina ist bei weitem nicht die mächtigste der potentiellen Erbinnen der Königin. Doch dann wird ausgerechnet jener Mann ihr Mentor, der die amtierende Königin liebt – und von ihr verraten wurde ...

Songs of Love and Death

All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love

Author: George R. R. Martin,Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143915015X

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 3583

An anthology of original tales that explores crossover themes of romance, fantasy and science fiction includes contributions by leading genre authors and is co-edited by the creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and a 15-time Hugo Award-winning writer. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology

Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Steven Savile,Alethea Kontis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466827351

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7129

In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres today, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories here in this book. Elemental has an introduction by Arthur C.Clarke and more than twenty stories by Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, and a Dune story by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and many others. They created in Elemental one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but more than that: in giving real value for the purchase price, everyone who sells this book can be proud, and everyone who buys it will be richly rewarded for supporting the tsunami relief effort. "The entire collection constitutes thought-provoking entertainment for a good cause, with all publisher and author profits earmarked for the Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund."--Booklist At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

In Blut geschrieben

Die Anderen

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Drachenmond Verlag

ISBN: 3959916108

Category: Fiction

Page: 516

View: 7556

Entdecke eine Welt, die von den Anderen bevölkert wird - unheimliche Wesen, die diese Welt beherrschen und für die Menschen Beute sind. Meg Corbyn ist eine Cassandra Sangue - eine Blutprophetin - und kann in die Zukunft sehen, wenn ihre Haut geritzt wird. Eine Gabe, die sich eher wie ein Fluch anfühlt. Meg wird von ihrem Aufseher wie eine Sklavin gehalten, damit er unbegrenzten Zugang zu ihren Visionen hat. Doch als sie entkommt, ist der einzig sichere Platz, an dem sie sich verstecken kann, der Lakeside Courtyard - ein Geschäftsviertel, das von den Anderen geführt wird. Gestaltwandler Simon Wolfgard zögert, die Fremde einzustellen, die sich als menschliche Kontaktperson bewirbt. Er spürt, dass sie ein Geheimnis verbirgt. Und warum riecht sie nicht nach menschlicher Beute? Doch sein Instinkt drängt ihn, Meg den Job zu geben. Als er die Wahrheit über sie erfährt und dass Meg von der Regierung gesucht wird, liegt es an ihm zu entscheiden, ob sie den unausweichlichen Kampf zwischen Menschen und den Anderen wert ist.