Terre D'Ange: un regno fondato dagli angeli e popolato da individui in cui una bellezza mirabile si accompagna a un'incondizionata libertà fisica e mentale. Un unico precetto guida infatti le Tredici Case che lo dominano: Ama a tuo piacimento? Phèdre nó Delaunay non è soltanto una delle cortigiane più ammirate di Terre D'Ange, ma anche un'abilissima spia, che in diverse occasioni ha messo a repentaglio la propria vita per proteggere il regno. Ed è per questo che la sua antica nemica e traditrice, Mélisande Shahrizai, si affida a lei quando suo figlio viene rapito per favorire gli oscuri intrighi di un pretendente al trono della corte angeline. Il legame ambiguo che unisce le due donne induce Phèdre ad accettare il pericoloso incarico, perché lei sa di poter contare sull'amato Joscelin, il cavaliere che conosce la sua natura di anguissette persone che possono mescolare la sofferenza e il piacere per natura e non per costrizione e che non è mai venuto meno alla promessa di proteggerla e servirla.
- ISBN: 8842915262
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 832
*** 4.44 *** "... “We are all these things [...]. Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty...and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights. ”..." Wow! What an ending to the Phedre Leggi tutto
I stayed up until 8 o'clock in the morning to finish this book. I literally could not put it down, it didn't even occur to me. This book was fan-freakin-tastic and I definitely consider it among my few favorites. I already loved (and hated, in some cases) these characters. They already felt real to m Leggi tutto
Although I did enjoy the first two books in this series, it was with a bucket of reservations: repetition, overblown language, and inadequate characterization of the supporting characters, which made the impressively plotted political machinations so much less involving. The third book, however, over Leggi tutto
Carey writes very well. Her turns of phrase and choice of imagery are excellent. Her command of language is exquisite. She tells a deep and detailed story through well-imagined characters. I have found this true of all her books, and I can readily recommend them to anyone who can enjoy fantastical f Leggi tutto
Not quite a 5-star read but my favorite of the trilogy. The writing is nearly superb for most of the book, with so much meaning and depth packed into each sentence, and with every arc that began in the first book coming to a head, there's never a dull moment. It's pretty much edge-of-your-seat actio Leggi tutto
As I finish this trilogy for the second time, I am - no kidding - hugging the book to my chest and willing for Phèdre's story to continue. That is how much I love Kushiel's Legacy. How do I describe my love for these books? Is it Phèdre's courage, to falter at no boundaries in order to achieve what Leggi tutto
In the third part of the series, the last of Phedre's trilogy, things start a bit sluggish - but especially sweet - as our heroine seems to have a partial control over her wild desires and thus to have the necessary balance. However, the punisher god Kushiel does not want to leave her quiet and drag Leggi tutto
A powerful conclusion to this epic trilogy. It got very dark in the middle, so much so that I did put it down for a while, but i’m so glad I continued. Carey’s writing is so beautiful it brought me to tears at the end. Such friendship, such tragedy and yet such joy to be had. Everything about this t Leggi tutto
Further adventures of fantasy!France’s most beautiful traveling courtesan who is marked by the gods to have a lot of kinky sex. I have a lot of thoughts about this series suddenly. Funny, since in the past it was my go to law school exams reading choice. Thing 1: I really like how this series talks ab Leggi tutto
How can a series with prose this purple and a premise this absurd be so gripping? All three of these books have kept me up reading late into the night. Purple or no, Carey’s writing is engaging; and somehow I completely buy into the idea that a prostitute with a heart of gold can use her astonishing Leggi tutto
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