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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,869 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Carey Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phedre and the warrior-priest Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions. Stolen, tortured, and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood; third in line for the throne in a land that revels in art, beauty and desire. It is a court steeped in deeply laid conspiracies - and there are many who would see the young prince dead. Some despise him out of hatred for his mother, Melisande, who nearly destroyed the entire realm in her quest for power. Others because they fear he has inherited his mother's irresistible allure - and her dangerous gifts.

As he comes of age, plagued by unwanted desires, Imriel shares their fears. When a simple act of friendship traps Imriel in a besieged city where the infamous Melisande is worshiped as a goddess and where a dead man leads an army, the prince must face his greatest test: to find his true self. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/16/2014

    " Just not as gripping as the trilogy about Phedre, although I do enjoy Imriel as a narrator. The whole section in Tiberium became quite nonsensical! Won't stop me reading the rest of the trilogy - Carey's prose is still exquisite :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/8/2014

    " I am again blown away by Jacqueline Carey's incredible story-telling! I am so thoroughly involved in the milieu she creates that it seems to be reality while real life pales in comparison. Carey is masterful with her vignettes of the seemingly uneventful but profound moments of everyday life that unknowingly shape the future with their consequences. It is sheer joy to experience it unfolding with such skill. Her ability to subtly foreshadow plot lines without giving anything away makes for constant surprises. It is so satisfying to not be able to figure out what's coming but still have your mind challenged about what is to come. Carey shows the human condition in all its facets and is amazing with revealing the ways that relationships are formed and develop over time. She captures all the ways we bond, how trust is betrayed and forgiven and how we learn, grow and gain wisdom from our experiences, all in incredible true-to-life fashion. I also love how she continues to emphasize certain themes throughout this series: "Love as thou wilt." "All knowledge is worth having." And avoid ill thoughts, ill words, ill deeds. I am midway through the 5th book in the series and I am already dreading the moment I finish the 6th and final book of Kushiel's Legacy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lula | 1/23/2014

    " Not as good as the first three books in the series. I miss Phedre. Still, worth reading if you've read the others. Hopeing the next one is better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Willow | 1/19/2014

    " It's been years since I read a book in Jacqueline Carey's Kusheil universe, and I was not disappointed. Her writing is as sexy and well crafted as ever, her characters are realisitic, and the new protaganist, Imriel, is likable. I will cerainly read the other two books in this second trilogy! "

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