I admire a person who can create another world intricately just from the recesses of their mind. Jacqueline Carey is one of those people I admire. The world she creates for her readers in the Kushiel's Legacy series is spectacular. Terre d'Ange (with the motto of "Love as thou wilt") is on my list of places to visit if someone ever finds a way for books to become reality.
Kushiel's Dart is a must read for any fantasy novelist reader. Carey mixes sex, religion, adventure, conspiracies, and romance all into her Kushiel series. And I might add, Carey is a great writer that pulls you in, and makes you want more and more and more. I'm reading Kushiel's Dart again, and all I can say is I'm falling in love all over again! lol.
Kushiel's Dart follows Phèdre nó Delaunay, a women with a scarlet mote in her left eye... Sold into servitude, and than purchased again by a nobleman, who recognises something no one else can see... She is pricked by Kushiel's Dart, a fate where she is to experience pain and pleasure as one... Although her nobleman has other plans for her...
Carey definitely knows how to grab my attention with her writing, and I'm glad to have found her books. The Kushiel's Legacy series are her most well known works, though she has just recently released Santa Olivia, a tale set in near-future Texas.
Careys work is something you do not want to miss out on!