The epicness continues!
After the good times recently had reading the first book of the Terre d’Ange Cycle trilogy, Kushiel’s Dart, we are returning to Jacqueline Carey’s wonderful world for a read along of book two! Check out the schedule below…
Mighty Kushiel, of rod and weal
Late of the brazen portals
With blood-tipp’d dart a wound unhealed
Pricks the eyen of chosen mortals
The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. The inhabiting race rose from the seed of angels and men, and they live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.
Phèdre nó Delaunay was sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by a nobleman, the first to recognize that she is one pricked by Kushiel’s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. He trained Phèdre in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber—and, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze.
When she stumbled upon a plot that threatened the very foundations of her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. She survived, and lived to have others tell her story, and if they embellished the tale with fabric of mythical splendor, they weren’t far off the mark.
The hands of the gods weigh heavily upon Phèdre’s brow, and they are not finished with her. While the young queen who sits upon the throne is well loved by the people, there are those who believe another should wear the crown… and those who escaped the wrath of the mighty are not yet done with their schemes for power and revenge.
And here’s the schedule for the read along:
Week 1: August 2nd, Chpts. 1-14, hosted by Nancy at FaeStruck Reviews
Week 2: August 16th, Chpts. 15-26, hosted by Grace at Books Without Any Pictures
Week 3: August 23rd, Chpts. 27-36, hosted by Allie at Tethyan Books
Week 4: August 30th, Chpts. 37-49, hosted by Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow
Week 5: September 6th, Chpts. 50-61, hosted by Susan at Dab of Darkness
Week 6: September 13th, Chpts. 62-72, hosted by Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 7: September 20th, Chpts. 73-END, hosted by Emily at Emma Wolf
As always, participants are perfectly welcome in any way that you’re comfortable taking part. If you want to sign up to receive each week’s questions in email, drop a line to Susan over at Dab of Darkness. You can also follow along at the Goodreads group page, or just join in as a commenter if you’re more of a casual sort. That’s cool too. However you join us, I hope you guys enjoy it!