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
- Data di uscita: 15-09-2005
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
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
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
What a fucking sublime masterpiece, albeit with emphasis on the fucking. A grand epic of court intrigue in a historical world evocative of the historical fantasies of Guy Gavriel Kay, Kushiel’s Dart introduces the land of Terre d’Ange in its most perilous hour, saved only by the machinations of a you Leggi tutto
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