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 Dart

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144720820X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

View: 9841

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.

Kushiel's Dart: Phèdre's Trilogy 1

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN: 1743290527

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 7040

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 Legacy

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

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 076539653X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2112

View: 1089

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 Chosen

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447208196

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

View: 9228

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.

O Dardo de Kushiel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Leya

ISBN: 9897101470

Category:

Page: N.A

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Phèdre é uma jovem nascida com uma marca escarlate no olho esquerdo. Vendida como escrava em criança, é comprada por um fidalgo, Anafiel Delaunay, detentor de uma missão e de muitos segredos. E ele é o primeiro a reconhecê-la como a eleita de Kushiel: uma mulher para quem a dor e o prazer são uma coisa só. Phèdre aprende as artes da corte e de alcova, mas sendo observadora e perspicaz, torna-se uma espia talentosa e uma irresistível cortesã. No entanto, Phèdre tropeça numa teia que ameaça os próprios alicerces da sua pátria. A traição mostra-lhe o caminho a seguir, o amor e a honra instigam-na a ir mais longe. Mas a crueldade do destino vai levá-la ao limite do desespero... e para além dele. No meio do ódio e da desconfiança, Phèdre apenas terá uma oportunidade de salvar tudo o que lhe é mais querido.

Kushiel - Der Verrat

Roman

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135397

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5415

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 Avatar

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429910933

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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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.

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

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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

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: 3004


Die Blutkönigin

Roman

Author: Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641214688

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9403

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 ...

Ein süßes Stück vom Glück

Roman

Author: Laura Florand

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838724720

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 2284

Witzig, sexy und unwiderstehlich schokoladig: Serotonin-Ausschüttung garantiert! "Sylvain Marquis wusste, was Frauen begehrten: Schokolade. Und so hatte er auf dem Weg ins Erwachsenenalter gelernt, die Begierden einer Frau zu befriedigen." Als Cade nach Paris reist, um den weltbesten Chocolatier für das Süßwaren-Imperium ihres Vaters zu gewinnen, rechnet sie nicht mit dessen arroganter Abfuhr. Doch Cade kann auch anders! Sie setzt alles daran, Sylvain das Geheimnis seiner Rezeptur zu entlocken - koste es, was es wolle. Wenn dieser eingebildete Fatzke nur nicht so unverschämt attraktiv wäre -

Herrin von Licht und Schatten

Roman

Author: C. L. Wilson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838717570

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 6121

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?

Der Sohn der Schatten

Roman

Author: Juliet Marillier

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435187

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 3435

»Wir stehen einer Feindin gegenüber, die uns schon lange bedroht«, sagte die Herrin des Waldes. »Sie hat die Menschen und die Feen überlistet, und nun hat sie die ganze Zukunft unseres Volkes in der Hand.« Die junge Kräuterkundige Liadan besitzt eine besondere Gabe: Sie kann nicht nur den Körper heilen, sondern auch Geist und Seele. Doch nun scheint es an ihr zu sein, weit mehr als das zu tun – denn das Schicksal ihrer Heimat Sevenwaters hängt von ihr ab. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen den Befehlen des alten Feenvolks und dem Wunsch, ihren eigenen Gefühlen zu folgen, muss Liadan eine schicksalsträchtige Entscheidung treffen ... Der zweite Band der bezaubernden Erfolgsserie von Juliet Marillier! Alle Romane der magischen Sevenwaters-Saga in der Reihenfolge ihres Erscheinens: »Die Tochter der Wälder«, »Der Sohn der Schatten«, »Das Kind der Stürme« und »Die Erben von Sevenwaters«. Begeisterte Leserstimmen: »Die Geschichte um Sevenwaters sollte jeder einmal gelesen haben.« »Fesselnd von Anfang bis Ende, ein spannendes Abenteuer und zugleich romantisch.« »Juliet Marillier lässt ihre Geschichten leben.« »Die Autorin versteht es einfach, mich nach wenigen Sätzen zu packen und mich so lange in ihrem Bann zu halten, bis ich das Buch komplett gelesen habe.«

Kushiel - Das Zeichen

Roman

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641135400

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 821

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 ...

The Convent of the Pure

Author: Sara M. Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981639093

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 5866

Secrets and illusions abound in a decaying convent wrapped in dark magic and scented with blood. Portia came to the convent with the ghost of Imogen, the lover she failed to protect in life. Now, the spell casting caste wants to make sure that neither she nor her spirit ever leave. Portia s ignorance of her own power may be even more deadly than those who conspire against her as she fights to fulfill her sworn duty to protect humankind in a battle against dark illusions and painful realities. Steeped in the legends of the Nephilim, The Convent of the Pure is the first installment of a steampunk novella trilogy by Sara M. Harvey. Don't miss the other two books of the Penemue trilogy!: The Labyrinth of the Dead The Tower of the Forgotten Blurbs "The Convent of the Pure is a compelling blend of the numinous and the creepy, with a rich, atmospheric setting. I devoured it in a single sitting! Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel s Dart "An intriguing fantasy novella that will move you to tears." Michael A. Burstein, Campbell Award-winning author of I Remember the Future "The Convent of the Pure is a beautifully written page turner, dripping with magic and intrigue. I couldn t put it down. A gifted writer and storyteller, Sara M. Harvey is worthy of a rocket to the top! Fran Friel, Bram Stoker Award finalist and author of Mama s Boy and Other Dark Tales "Harvey (A Year and a Day) cobbles together gothic steampunk fantasy and lesbian erotica in this romantic, necromantic tale." --Publishers Weekly, February 2009)

Visionen in Silber

Die Anderen

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Drachenmond Verlag

ISBN: 3959916086

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 7215

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.