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 l'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. Eppure Joscelin adesso deve superare una prova durissima: Phèdre infatti non hai mai dimenticato Hyacinthe, l'uomo che dieci anni prima ha rinunciato alla propria libertà per salvarle la vita, ed è decisa a superare qualunque ostacolo pur di ripagare il sacrificio dell'amico. Phèdre e Joscelin si apprestano perciò ad affrontare un lungo e insidioso viaggio, verso un potere così grande che nessuno osa nominare'
- ISBN: 8850218419
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 840
*** 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
Kushiel’s Avatar is the last book in the first of three Kushiel’s Universe trilogies. All three books were a solid four stars. I enjoyed the stories, cared about the characters, and looked forward to reading it each day. I didn’t find it very hard to put down, and there were slow spots here and ther 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
In equal parts dark, disturbing, challenging, hopeful and quite lovely, this is a fitting end to Carey's epic trilogy. I can't count the number of times I've returned to these books over the years, and I always end up falling in love with them all over again.
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