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Phedre no Delaunay is a woman born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and sold into indentured servitude as a child. Pricked by Kushiel's Dart means that she is chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has taken a strange and sometimes dangerous course. She has lain with princes and pirate kings and battled a wicked temptress who is still determined to win the crown at any cost. All this time she has had the devoted swordsman Joscelin at her side, who has never violated the central precept of the angel Cassiel: to protect and serve. Now Phedre's plans will put his pledge to the ultimate test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe. She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture to the Master of Straits, a bargain with the gods that he struck so a nation could be saved. Phedre is determined to seize one last hope to redeem Hyacinthe, even if it means her death. Their search will take Phedre and Joscelin on a dangerous journey that will carry them to distant countries where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world...And to a power so mi

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"With help from a huge but vividly characterized cast, Phèdre's final quest turns these grand abstractions into the stuff of life."--Locus

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good ... and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

Phèdre nó Delaunay is a woman pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Her path has been strange and dangerous, and through it all the devoted swordsman Joscelin has been at her side. Her very nature is a torturous thing for them both, but he is sworn to her and he has never violated his vow: to protect and serve.

But Phèdre's plans put Joscelin's pledge to the test, for she has never forgotten her childhood friend Hyacinthe. She has spent ten long years searching for the key to free him from his eternal indenture, a bargain he struck with the gods-- to take Phèdre's place as a sacrifice and save a nation. Phèdre cannot forgive-- herself or the gods. She is determined to seize one last hope to redeem her friend, even of it means her death.

The search will bring Phèdre and Joscelin across the world, to distant courts where madness reigns and souls are currency, and down a fabled river to a land forgotten by most of the world.

And to a power so mighty that none dare speak its name.

About the Author:

Jacqueline Carey is the author of the New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series, the Sundering epic fantasy duology, the postmodern fables Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series. She lives in Michigan.

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