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: 2338

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: 9266

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: 9071

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: 7337

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: 3894

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.

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: 4857


Banewreaker

Volume I of The Sundering

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429910941

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3756

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's Dart: Phèdre's Trilogy 1

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN: 1743290527

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 4860

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

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 4754

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Kushiel's Avatar: Phèdre's Trilogy 3

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN: 1743548036

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5646

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. Phedre nó Delaunay is a woman born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by a nobleman, and he was 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. Phedre's path has taken a strange and sometimes dangerous course. She has lain with princes and pirate kings, battled a wicked temptress and saved two nations with her courageous actions and sacrifices. Through it all she has had the devoted swordsman Joscelin at her side. He is sworn to her and by accepting who she is, Joscelin has never violated the central precept of the angel Cassiel: to protect and serve. But Phedre's plans will put his pledge to the test. Phedre and Joscelin travel a dangerous path that will carry them across the world, 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 Avatar is the concluding volume in Jacqueline Carey's evocative novels about the enigmatic Phedre nó Delaunay; the third in a triptych of beautifully constructed historical fantasies that combine passion and danger, great battles of the sword and soul, deep eroticism, and mystical enigmas.

Kushiel's Scion

Treason's Heir: Book One

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515384

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 9873

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.

Die Nachtigall

Roman

Author: Kristin Hannah

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841211267

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 3139

Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende.

Herrin von Licht und Schatten

Roman

Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838717570

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 3051

Ellysetta fürchtet sich vor Magie, solange sie sich erinnern kann. Doch nun, da der König der elfenhaften Fey, Rain Tairen Soul, sie als Seelengefährtin erkannt hat und sie heiraten will, kann sie ihre eigenen magischen Kräfte nicht länger leugnen. Außerdem benötigt Ellysetta diese Kräfte. Denn sie wird bereits von der dunklen Seite der Macht bedroht: Die bösen Magier der Eld wollen sie entführen und die Magie der schönen Frau für die eigenen Zwecke nutzen. Dabei schrecken sie vor nichts zurück. Schafft es Ellysetta mit der Liebe Rain Tairen Souls, sich der Gefahr zu stellen und der Dunkelheit zu entkommen?

Yelena und die verlorenen Seelen

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 386278052X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6242

Die bösen Kräfte rotten sich noch einmal zusammen - wird Yelena sie aufhalten können? Wie ein Lauffeuer verbreitet sich die Nachricht, dass Yelena eine Seelenfinderin ist, die Seelen fangen und in die Ewigkeit entlassen kann. Gerade als sie versucht, dieser Gabe Herr zu werden, erhält sie eine verstörende Nachricht: Ferde, der Mörder von elf Mädchen, ist aus dem Gefängnis entkommen und plant gemeinsam mit den Daviians, die Macht in Sitia zu übernehmen. Um das Schlimmste zu verhindern, muss die junge Magierin sich jetzt einer Herausforderung stellen, die sie an die Grenzen ihrer Fähigkeiten bringt. Doch die Hoffnung, am Ende endlich wieder ihren Geliebten in die Arme schließen zu können, verleiht ihr ungeahnte Kräfte.

Visionen in Silber

Die Anderen

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Drachenmond Verlag

ISBN: 3959916086

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 5942

Die Anderen befreiten die Blutprophetinnen, um sie vor Missbrauch zu schützen. Doch ihre Taten hatten furchtbare Konsequenzen, denn die fragilen Seherinnen sind nun in größerer Gefahr als zuvor. Simon Wolfgard, Gestaltwandleranführer der Anderen, bleibt keine Wahl: Er muss die Blutprophetin Meg Corbyn um Hilfe bitten – ohne Rücksicht auf das Risiko, das sie damit eingeht. Meg weiß, dass jeder Schnitt mit der Klinge sie dem Tod näherbringt. Doch Menschen wie Andere brauchen Antworten – und Megs Visionen sind Simons einzige Hoffnung, als die Schatten des Krieges den Horizont verdunkeln und bis zu ihnen vordringen.

Kushiel's Justice

Treason's Heir: Book Two

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515368

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 7622

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.

Die Blutkönigin

Roman

Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641214688

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9860

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 ...

Blutsherrschaft

Die Schwarzen Juwelen 8 - Roman

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054435

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1179

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...