Kushiel

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

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453522565

Category:

Page: 953

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Kushiel's Chosen

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447208196

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 7814

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.

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: 5940


Kushiel’s Legacy

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

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 076539653X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2112

View: 2386

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.

Kushiel's Dart

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144720820X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

View: 7824

This extraordinary novel will be loved by fans of George R. R. Martin and Sylvia Day alike - an intoxicating fantasy of intrigue, betrayal and desire. Phèdre nó Delaunay has a turbulent path before her, one that will touch the life of queens and princes - and change the course of her land, but this all lies ahead... After a childhood of indentured servitude, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a very particular mission. He's also the first to recognize who and what she is: one touched by the god Kushiel's dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.Phèdre is trained equally in history, politics and the courtly arts - but she's also eventually taught the arts of pleasure, And above all, she learns how 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, then love and honour goad her further. Her journey will take her to the edge of despair and beyond, as false friend, loving enemy and beloved assassin can all wear the same glittering mask. Navigating a world of deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear. Kushiel's Dart won the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 2002. It also won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Fantasy.

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: 5257

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

Kushiel's Avatar

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447208188

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 2331

This triumphant conclusion to this trilogy is a sumptuous fantasy of defiance and redemption. It's a fabulous read for fans of George R. R. Martin and Sylvia Day alike. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman touched by Kushiel's dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has been a strange and dangerous one, and through it all the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side. Her very nature is torturous for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never forsaken his vow: to protect and serve. Now Phèdre's plans will put his pledge to the ultimate test. For she hasn't forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe, and has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from eternal indenture. But this is a bargain he struck with the gods themselves - to take Phèdre's place as a sacrifice and save a nation. However, Phèdre cannot forgive herself or the gods. She is determined to seize one last hope to redeem her friend, even if it means her death. The search will take Phèdre and Joscelin to the far side of the world, to distant courts where madness reigns and souls are currency. At the end of the their journey, they'll find a power so mighty that none dare speak its name. 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.

Banewreaker

Volume I of The Sundering

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429910941

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2545

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.

Kushiel - Der Verrat

Roman

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135397

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Brillant, düster, erotisch Nachdem die Verschwörung gegen die Königin von Terre d’Ange aufgedeckt wurde, kehrt wieder Ruhe in das Land ein. Doch dann gelingt der ebenso schönen wie gefährlichen Anführerin der Verschwörer die Flucht, und Phedré muss sich auf die Suche nach ihrer Widersacherin begeben. Ihr Weg führt sie in die geheimnisvolle Stadt La Serenissima. Nach „Das Zeichen“ der zweite Roman der vielfach preisgekrönten amerikanischen Kultserie.

Kushiel's Dart: Phèdre's Trilogy 1

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN: 1743290527

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 6937

When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity on me. 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 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. Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember and analyse. Almost as talented a spy as she is a courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundation of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honour goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair. . . and beyond. Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear. REVIEWS: "This brilliant and daring debut catapults Carey immediately into the top rank of fantasy novelists... At the end, the heroine reminds me of an equally strong-minded sister whose home was Tara.:–Publishers Weekly

Kushiel's Scion

Treason's Heir: Book One

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515384

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 5093

I was afraid of the dark tide that stirred in me. I did not want any part of my mother's blood. And yet it called to me.' Imriel de la Courcel, third in line to the throne, was enslaved and tortured as a boy, leaving him scarred and wary of his future. Son of a traitor, Imriel fears the dangerous passions of his bloodline - and his potential for destruction. His beloved stepmother, exotic and lovely, has trained him in the arts of covertcy - espionage skills that will either serve his country well, or draw him into a web of corruption and treachery. Imriel will need all of these resources as he travels, incognito, to escape the demands of court and family ... What he discovers is not freedom, but a city at war, and a political game so deep that he may never escape its net.

Codename Rook

Roman

Author: Daniel O'Malley

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641234271

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 3785

Die coolste, liebenswerteste und witzigste Heldin der Urban Fantasy. »Der Körper, in dem Du steckst, hat einmal mir gehört.« Das ist sicherlich nicht das erste, was man lesen möchte, nachdem man aus einer tiefen Bewusstlosigkeit erwacht. Erst recht nicht, wenn man von Leichen umgeben ist und jede Erinnerung verloren hat. Doch Myfanwy Thomas findet sich in genau dieser Situation wieder, und ihr bleibt kaum eine andere Möglichkeit, als den Anweisungen der mysteriösen Briefschreiberin zu folgen. Aber kann sie ihr trauen? Ist Myfanwy wirklich ein Rook, eine ranghohe Agentin, die Großbritannien gegen übernatürliche Bedrohungen verteidigt? Sie wird es herausfinden ...

Die Blutkönigin

Roman

Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641214688

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5535

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 ...

Die Erbin der Festung

Roman

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641164478

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1217

England 1148. Brunin FitzWarin ist ein stilles, in sich gekehrtes Kind. Deshalb schickt ihn sein Vater auf die Burg von Ludlow, wo er zu einem starken und unerschrockenen Ritter ausgebildet werden soll. Zwischen Falkenjagden und Kriegszügen verbringt der Junge seine Zeit mit der Tochter des Burgherrn. Der scheue Brunin und die temperamentvolle Hawise freunden sich an. Und eines Tages spüren sie, dass aus ihrer Jugendfreundschaft Liebe geworden ist. Doch ihr Glück ist Gefahren ausgesetzt, denen Brunin mit aller Kraft trotzen muss ...

Kushiel's Justice

Treason's Heir: Book Two

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515368

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 2292

Imriel, is third in line to the throne and a troubled scion of a dangerous bloodline. In an effort to unite two lands he has been betrothed to Dorelei, an Alban princess, so he may beget future rulers of Alba. Yet he cannot escape the illicit and dark passion he feels for Sidonie, queen-in-waiting of his homeland - and this will be used against him. When Dorelei and her unborn son are betrayed and he is badly wounded, Imriel finds himself torn between his vow to avenge his wife and child and his desire to seek solace in Sidonie's arms. This is a battle Alba's elders would see him loose, even if they must employ sinister forces to accomplish their ends. And treason and magic make murderous bedfellows.

Blutsherrschaft

Die Schwarzen Juwelen 8 - Roman

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054435

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8945

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...

Fallstudien

Die dunklen Fälle des Harry Dresden: Anthologie

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Feder & Schwert

ISBN: 3867623341

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 7893

Harry Dresden, Chicagos einziger professioneller Magier, bewohnt eine Welt voller Intrigen und übernatürlicher Kreaturen aller Art. Machen Sie in dieser neuen Anthologie Bekanntschaft mit diesen seltsamen Wesen, während Harry die dunkle Seite der Wahrheit, der Gerechtigkeit und des American Way of Life erforscht. Vom Wilden Westen bis hin zum Baseballstadion Wrigley Field – überall lauern in dieser Kurzgeschichtensammlung Menschen, Zombies, Dämonen und sogar Mitglieder der Feenhöfe, die eine Unterscheidung zwischen Freund und Feind schwierig machen. In der hier erstmals veröffentlichten Novelle "Ein Tag im Zoo" betritt Harry als Vater Neuland, während liebgewonnene Charaktere wie Molly Carpenter und Anastasia Luccio, seine einstige Schülerin und nun Wächterin des Weißen Rates, klassischere Abenteuer erleben. Diese Sammlung enthält neun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzte Geschichten aus dem Harry-Dresden-Universum, die sowohl Fans der ersten Stunde als auch neuen Leserinnen und Lesern spannende Unterhaltung und neue Einblicke in Harrys düsteres und gleichzeitig einmalig komisches Universum bieten. Hinweis: Geschichten, die bereits in Im Auftrag des Yeti publiziert wurden, sind in dieser Sammlung nicht enthalten.

Sommer in Maine

Roman

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552062181

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3007

Ein Sommer in Maine, vier Frauen und ihre Abgründe: Alice, die oft streng und unnahbar wirkt, würde alles dafür geben, eine einzige tragische Nacht in ihrem Leben ungeschehen zu machen, aber auch Tochter Kathleen, Enkelin Maggie und die scheinbar so perfekte Schwiegertochter Ann Marie, die am liebsten Puppenhäuser bastelt, haben panische Angst davor, dass ihre dunklen Geheimnisse ans Licht kommen könnten. Doch die Wogen gehen hoch zwischen den ungleichen Frauen, und die Fassaden bröckeln ... Eine meisterhaft erzählte Familiengeschichte in der Tradition der großen amerikanischen Romanciers.

L'Héritier de Kushiel

Imriel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Bragelonne

ISBN: 2820520340

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 1033

Imriel est le fils adoptif de Phèdre, l’Élue de Kushiel. Enlevé, torturé et réduit en esclavage lorsqu’il n’était qu’un enfant, Imriel est aujourd’hui prince du sang. À la Cour où se trament mille conspirations, nombreux sont ceux qui souhaitent sa mort – de peur qu’il n’ait hérité des dons maléfiques de sa véritable mère, Melisande. Alors qu’il approche de l’âge d’homme et que s’éveillent en lui des désirs de plus en plus vifs, Imriel en vient à partager leurs craintes et se trouve piégé au coeur d’une trame de meurtres et de manipulations où il devra faire face au plus grand des défis : découvrir sa véritable nature.