Waiting on Wednesday (14)

May 25, 2011 waiting on wednesday 3

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.

Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old Desirée is a vision of her mother: tempestuous, intelligent, and fiery, but desperately lonely, and a vulnerable pawn in a game of shifting political allegiances.

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

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, showcasing an upcoming release that you’re looking forward to. Here’s mine for this week! Link leads to its Good Reads page.

Chelsey C.

3 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (14)”

  1. DarlingNickey

    I’m oddly sure I have never heard of the author yet the book titles ring a bell somewhere deep down *scratches head* Odd.
    But still, happy for you and your discovery 🙂

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  2. Sally Sapphire

    I’ve got some serious catching up to do on this series – Kushiel’s Dart was so utterly amazing, and I’m desperate to read more, but I’ve to continue. Definitely on my to-do list for the summer.

    I went for some old-school, apocalyptic vampires in my WOW for this week.

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