August 6th, 2015

Kushiel: Eglantine Quill

11/50: Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Chosen, by Jacqueline Carey, is my 'A book with magic' choice for the 50 Book Challenge. There's not really blatant fantasy-magic, but, as with Dart, there's enough gods' ichor, curses, and supernatural creatures/presences that it totally counts.

Kushiel's Chosen

Ah, Kushiel's Chosen! While I technically enjoyed it a bit less than Dart, I'm still giving it 5 stars because the overwrought prose is vastly improved (still florid, in keeping with Phèdre's voice, but not nearly as bad). I also really enjoyed seeing more of Carey's world – and am always extremely impressed with her research of other cultures and their religions/myths to incorporate them believably into her novels. My review will NOT spoil Chosen, but there's really no way to review this book without spoiling major aspects of Dart, so don't read this until you've read that one.

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