Audace e indipendente, Phèdre nó Delaunay ha lottato a lungo per raggiungere la libertà. Abbandonata dalla madre a quattro anni e deputata quindi a servire in una delle Case, Phèdre ha infatti capovolto il suo destino, diventando non soltanto una delle cortigiane più ammirate di Terre D'Ange, ma anche un'abilissima spia. E, grazie alle sue capacità, è riuscita a salvare il proprio Paese dalla rovina e a sconfiggere una nemica formidabile, l'affascinante nobildonna Mélisande Shahrizai, che, dopo essersi sottratta alla condanna a morte, ha trovato rifugio nella repubblica della Serenissima. Quando però Mélisande fa consegnare a Phèdre un mantello sangoire, la giovane non ha dubbi sul significato di quel gesto: nel cuore di Terre d'Ange vive un traditore, qualcuno così vicino al trono da poterlo toccare, e lei è l'unica in grado di fermarlo, sempre che accetti la sfida lanciata dalla nobildonna, abbandonando l'uomo che ama e calandosi di nuovo in un mondo in cui gli inganni e i tradimenti sono moneta corrente? Vivacissimo quadro di un universo animato da pirati e cortigiani, cavalieri e poeti e percorso da una raffinata vena sensuale, La prescelta e l'erede è un romanzo avvincente, che ha il respiro delle grandi epopee ed è illuminato da un'eroina conturbante e indimenticabile.
- ISBN: 8850216610
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 752
I was waffling between 3 & 4 stars on this one, but since the second book in this series was a marked improvement for me on the first book, 4 stars it is. our intrepid heroine Phèdre - courtesan supreme with a very special talent for transmuting pain into pleasure - makes her debut redux as a titled Leggi tutto
*** 4.35 ***A Buddy Read with the FBR group! This second book in the Phedre Trilogy was, in my opinion, better than the first. The pacing was much better and it kept you on your toes throughout. It had some lull moments, but they were well spaced and gave the main heroine time for some angst and goi Leggi tutto
With the expectations Kushiel's Dart gave me, I might have been worried that Kushiel's Chosen wouldn't match up. I wasn't, but I wouldn't have needed to be anyway. I loved this book just as much as the first one. Everything I've said about how it's not for everyone still stands (see my first review ) Leggi tutto
Perhaps some day I will read one of these BDSM courtesan-spy epic fantasy doorstops and actually be able to talk about it afterwards, but today is not that day. Because right now, I am just so fucking grateful to this book, it has eclipsed the book itself – unintentionally hilarious, strangely unpro Leggi tutto
It's funny what the years can do to your taste in books - and I'm talking about something deeper, something more profound than those books that just don't stand up to being revisited. Instead, I'm talking about those books that you appreciated back in the day, but somehow knew you weren't quite read Leggi tutto
Screw magic. Give me some political fantasy any day, and I'm a happy reader. I liked Kushiel's Dart . I'm not sure if there's a definite quality improvement or if I'm going too easy on this one, but I loved Kushiel's Chosen . The Kushiel's Legacy series takes place in a sort of Fantasy Counterpart Cultu Leggi tutto
The second in the Kushiel's legacy series, continues on exactly where the first novel left off. Phedre no Delaunay, now the comtesse de Montreve, comfortably living in her country home with Joscelin and her three chevaliers, and spending most of her time learning Habiru, in the hopes of discovering t Leggi tutto
Another beautifully written epic fantasy. Kushiel's Chosen picks up where Kushiel's Dart left off. But whereas Phedre is initially drawn into intrigue for the sake of her murdered mentor & foster-brother, the tragedies & travails in this second installment are a product of Phedre's own impetus. She d Leggi tutto
Kushiel's Chosen was my least favorite of Jacqueline Carey's trilogy featuring the anguisette Phedre no Delaunay. In this novel, the action shifts from Terre d'Ange to Carey's version of Venice (La Serenissima) so Phedre is free to display her snobbery and chauvinism to a grating degree (no one else Leggi tutto
When I wrote my first review, I wondered for a while if this was really fantasy - or rather, said that up until one particular thing happened, there was nothing that made this particularly fantasy in terms of magic. I'm not sure what genre non-magical but certainly not Earth-based historical fiction Leggi tutto
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