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!!
I’d really love to reread this one, because I don’t remember being blown away by the plot. I sort of remember all of the problems being solved with her having really great sex with people, which took away the tension of wondering how they’ll get out of each rough spot? But I’d like to tackle it again, and then give the later books a try to see if my opinion has changed at all.
I’ve had so many copies of this throughout the years. It’s one of those books you have to be careful about introducing people to, but when you find someone you know will love it, they’re hooked. I’d love a copy of the TPB.
I’ve seen Carey’s books on shelves, but I haven’t read any of them yet. I admit, with all the hype around the re-released covers, it’s piquing my interest. I like the look, old and new.
It’s been years since I’ve read it and I don’t think I’ve ever owned a copy. I’d love to give it a reread. Thanks for running the giveaway!
I’ve been looking forward to reading this series.
I’ve not had the pleasure of reading this one yet. That cover is beautiful though.
Oh my, what a beautiful cover. I’d love a copy of this to replace my old copy (the MMPB) which has fallen apart.
My daughter loves this series but I have never read it. Would love to win a book!!
Ooh, me, me!
I’ve heard good things and I would love to win a copy
I love this book–LOVE it. It is one of my all-time favorite re-reads. Would love a copy. <3
I’ve been meaning to read this forever. And this is going to be the year. Of course, getting a nice new edition would really beat renting from the library…
I’ve been meaning to read this one for sometime, hearing your praise just reinforces I need to make the time for it!
This will be my first time reading the book. I love discovering new authors and hope to have the change to read this. Cover is absolutely gorgeous and I hope the content is equally so.
I love the new cover and I would be thrilled to add this to my collection. It has been many years since I have read this and I would definitely read this again.
I would love to win this! I have never read this novel, but I can see myself devouring it! I am intrigued and wonder how I went so long without reading it!
Wow, this sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read it.
This new cover is amazing and I’d love to own a copy of it.
I do feel sort of guilty though, a lot of the other commenters seem to have never read the book and I’d hate to keep them from such a wonderful experience.
I’ve been doing research for writing a speculative fiction novel and am always appreciative of finding out about books of great accomplishments of imagination, art, human theatre. I’ve seen this book highly rated, and the whole series. I’d love to win a copy and post my review to spread awareness of it. Cheers from Calgary.
Been wanting to read tjis for a while, but I jist added it to my hoidreads list yesterday.
I would love to have this on my shelf!
I remember reading this book in junior high after drooling over it for months debating on reading it, and it didn’t let me down. I instantly fell in love with all of the characters, cried when some died, and lovingly hated the antagonist. This is a book I reread often, have a tattoo of, and frequently check to see if new members of the series come out, which sadly there haven’t been for a while. I will always remember this book fondly for never once letting me down.
I had a friend obsessed with these books in high school and never got around to reading them myself.
One of my friends has been raving about this series for a while now, and I’ve committed to reading it this year. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
I’ve been wanting to read this book.
This is on my to-read list
I’ve been wanting to reread this book. I read it when it came out ages ago and my copy went missing some odd move back.
I’ve never read any of her book but I’d like to. I’d love to win a copy.
Would like to give this book a try!
On my “To Read” list for some time now…maybe this is the time.
I’ve read Santa Olivia from her which I quite enjoyed as well as the sequel Saints Astray which I thought was complete trash. Would like to try something else of hers to get a more complete vision of her as an author. Thanks for doing this giveaway 🙂
My girlfriend loves this series, she reads them religiously once a year. Hope to win this for her.
I would love to win a copy of this.
I’ve had quite a few people recommend this series to me in the past. Count me in!
Oh, cool, thanks for doing this giveaway! I’ve seen mixed reviews of this one, but I’ve never had a chance to read it. Crossing my fingers!
Great giveaway. Count me in please!
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