So I saw Kushiel’s Dart in supermarkets for about a year or so before picking it up. Kept passing on it and passing until I was in need of something new to read. I loved it. I couldn’t believe I’d waited so long to read it. I quickly devoured the other two in the first Kushiel trilogy. The second trilogy dealing with Imriel was all right. Not as good for me. I liked her third trilogy more. Naamah’s Kiss was very good; Naamah’s Curse even better. So I’m very excited for this next installment. I can’t wait to see how things end.
As tensions mount, King Daniel asks that Moirin become Desirée’s oath-sworn protector. Navigating the intricate political landscape of the Court proves a difficult challenge, and when dire news arrives from overseas, the spirit of Queen Jehanne visits Moirin in a dream and bids her undertake an impossible quest.
Another specter from the past also haunts Moirin. Travelling with Thierry in the New World is Raphael de Mereliot, her manipulative former lover. Years ago, Raphael forced her to help him summon fallen angels in the hopes of acquiring mystical gifts and knowledge. It was a disastrous effort that nearly killed them, and Moirin must finally bear the costs of those bitter mistakes.
Release date: June 29, 2011 Grand Central Publishing