Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series of historical fantasy novels and The Sundering epic fantasy duology.
An avid reader, Jacqueline began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After receiving B.A. degrees in psychology and English literature from Lake Forest College, she took part in a work exchange program and spent six months working in a bookstore in London. While living abroad, the desire to write professionally emerged as a driving passion. Upon returning she embarked in earnest on a writing career, which came to fruition a decade later. During this time she worked at the art centre of an area college, gaining a strong background in the visual arts. Jacqueline enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics, and an affinity for travel has taken her from Finland to Egypt to date.
She currently lives in west Michigan.
An epic journey awaits the young D’Angeline with the scarlet mote in her left eye. The tales of the old are dead; the tales of a new birth begin.
Pleasure and pain are Phedre’s weakness, but she will never surrender her home and the ones she loves dearly for the price of Melisande’s diamond, or would she?
With the help from old and new friends, Phedre’s final quest tests her scarlet mote beyond measure. Once at the Queens mercy, now the Queens right hand in defeating the evil that threatens Terre d’Ange, Phedre’s skills as a courtesan and Kushiel’s Chosen prove to be a formidable force. Kushiel’s Avatar is sure to pull some heartstrings along the deadly journey. With the darkness, there is always light.
In the darkness their will always be light. In Phedre’s journey to save the land she loved so dearly and free her friend from a curse proved to be more than Phedre had envisioned. Melisande still lurks around the corners, but Imriel de la Courcels is the only one who can bring the memory of his beautiful and malicious mother’s treachery to an end. Third in line for the throne of Terre d’Ange and the adopted son of Phedre and Josceline, Kushiel’s Scion is the tale of a young man trying to make his own mark on the world that is so dead set against him because of his mother’s ambitions.
Imriel is torn between escaping his past and creating his future. The memory of his mother’s betrayal still lingers in his memory and his life. Imriel has faced many dangers in his young life, and the one he faces now doesn’t fall short.
The final destination of self-discovery brings the greatest heartache for our dear Imriel. The marriage to the young Alban Princess brought him great joy and the soon to be birth of his son, gave Imriel joy he could not suppress, he did love his Alban Princess, but the memory of Sidone still haunted him. The one great love he has never learnt to leave, although circumstances dictate otherwise, the love Imriel shared for his Terre d’Ange Princess and his now dead Alban wife and son is something that Imriel will never forget or forgive.