Se non fosse per una macchia scarlatta nell'occhio sinistro, Phèdre sembrerebbe adatta a entrare come schiava a Casa Valeriana, i cui adepti vengono iniziati al dolore. Ma un nobile enigmatico riconosce in quella macchia un segno inequivocabile: il Dardo di Kushiel, il marchio che contraddistingue le "anguissette", coloro che amano la sofferenza per natura e non per costrizione. Così Phèdre viene educata nell'arte di dare piacere e subire la sofferenza fisica, ma viene addestrata anche ad osservare, ricordare e analizzare, diventando in questo modo un'abilissima spia. E sarà proprio lei a intuire un complotto per destabilizzare il regno...
- ISBN: 8842913294
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 900
Did you cop a big eyeful of that? That's right. Those Tortoises are totally boning. Now, I'm sure there's many a tortoise out there who would find that image very appealing. Unfortunately, I don't. And this is my BIG PROBLEM with Kushiel's Dart. Not that it's full of tortoise sex, mind you. There's al Leggi tutto
Just a disclaimer here: This will be a very difficult review to write. In order to truly review this book, I have to talk about my own views on things and how books affect me personally. I am opening myself up here, which always makes me squirm. If you are reading this review and you don't agree wit Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this a lot at first, in a stupid trashy way, but got bored after a while, which is why I took so long to finish it. I think it reaches its height of trashy fun in Terre d'Ange; all the bits with Phedre living with the Skaldic tribes, getting away from them in the wintry tundra etc. etc. dr Leggi tutto
I don't care how long a book is, if it's failed to wow me by page 361 then I think it's time to give up, right? I understand a few things about this book. Firstly, that Jacqueline Carey is actually not a bad writer, that the world created and the politics of it are well thought out... but I still
There is this new guy at my office. The moment I learned he used to work at B&N, I wanted to run to his desk and start hounding him about books. Don’t scare him off, Cassy. Pace yourself. I started stealthy checking the cover of the books he’d read during lunch. I tested the waters before team meeti Leggi tutto
This is going to be a very unpopular review. So, to all of you who may hate me after reading this, I apologize in advance. From the rave reviews, and based on the vast number of people who seemingly loved this book enough to tattoo a representation of it on their body , I expected it to blow me away. Leggi tutto
The first thing everyone usually talks about regarding the Kushiel books is the sex, so I'll get it out of the way first: S&M, not for the faint of heart, absolutely integral to the plot. It's easy to summarize the book very briefly or very in-depth; it's almost impossible to do anything in between, Leggi tutto
once upon a time, in response to the question What Would You Like To See In Fantasy, i responded: 1. i would like to see an old woman as a protagonist. 2. or an interesting demon - but not a 'sexy' PNR demon. 3. or more epic fantasies set in steamy, wet jungles rather than european-style forests or m Leggi tutto
This book is so overwrought, so full of tangled, convoluted prose, that I found it hard to take seriously. The world, instead of being built up as an original creation, seems to be taken fairly whole cloth from the French Court of Louis XIV. I know everybody steals, but the best writers steal the mo Leggi tutto
☠ DNF at 21% . Finally! A DNF! Believe it or not, it’s been such a long time since I added a book to my beloved DNF Graveyard that my murderous babies were getting super concerned and stuff! (So much so that they even considered calling Dr. Prawn to the rescue *eyeroll* Foolish—if bloodthirsty—crustac Leggi tutto
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