Kushiel’s Dart is a book I read years ago, and instantly fell in love with. The writing is absolutely stunning. The story is luscious and full of texture and surprises. The world building is both sensational and sensual. Throw in a strong female protagonist with an unforgettable voice, and you have something incredible on your hands.
In fact, quite honestly, this book set the bar for what I look for when I want to read a book with knock-it-out-of-the-park fantastic prose.
I was really excited to see that this series is getting rebooted with new covers and all that. I was even more excited when I was asked if I’d like to give away three (3) copies of this book. Of course I would!!
About the Book
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 very a 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 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; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair…and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.
Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. 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.
If you’re interested in winning a copy of this book, here are the rules:
1. Giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents.
2. You have until midnight Mountain Time on Feb 1 to enter.
3. Enter by leaving a comment under this post.
Three winners will be chosen at random. You will be contacted by email. You will have 24 hours to respond. If you don’t respond within 24 hours, I will pick another winner.
Good luck to all who enter!!