Kushiel’s Mercy is the third and final book in the Imriel trilogy. It begins with Imriel returning from Alba with Sidonie after burying Berlik’s head at the foot of. Not only did Kushiel’s Mercy mirror events from the previous two Imriel books but it touched upon Phèdre’s trilogy as well. Imriel and Sidonie’s. Kushiel’s Mercy by Jacqueline Carey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Kushiel’s Mercy is a fantasy novel by American writer Jacqueline Carey, the final book in her Kushiel’s Legacy series. I’ve come to conclusion that I just don’t like novels where the driving force behind in the entire story is the development of a romantic relationship that, in the end, I don’t care much about. Although there is a love story at the heart of the tale, the fate of both Terre d’ange and Aragonia hang in the balance.

The Best Books of It was not with my wife, Dorelei, although she was worthy of such devotion and in the end, I did come to love her. Imriel and Sidone’s relationship was the backbone of a complex story full of politics, sex, magic, and death. In short, if explicit sex, and tollerance of sexual preferences and fetishes are offensive to you, you may want to skim past those scenes in the book.

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In addition to my In a Nutshell comments, let me add that I loved the transformation that some of the characters from other books went through in this book. Ill thoughts, ill words, ill deeds; the three-fold path of Angra Mainyu. By the middle of book, I was tired of hearing Imriel talk about how the sun shines out of Sidonie’s butt.

Once again in Kushiel’s Mercy, her gripping prose creates an imagery filled with wonder and beauty that never fails to fascinate.


My other major complaint was in how this book failed to continue Imriel’s development. Objectively, I can appreciate her character which is more than I can say for a lot of the novels that following this formatbut I just didn’t care about her. In short, although certainly this trilogy is subordinate than the first it has its value. It’s lovely and keeps me reading, and that’s the point.

PLEASE, if you haven’t checked this series out already, give it a try – I am truely amazed at how wonderful these stories are. But when a dark foreign force casts a shadow over Terre d’Ange and all the surrounding countries, their world is turned upside down, alliances of the unlikeliest kind are made, and Imriel and Sidonie learn that the god Elua always puts hearts together apurpose.

Two of them, Kratos and Astegal, truly stand out in this final volume and they left their mark on this tale, if for vastly different reasons. It’s megcy complex issue that would make a great paper for some English student.

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Normally, a plot where memories have been wiped would leave me in ,ushiel beyond what I like, but I think having Imriel believing he was someone else, helped with that. Astegal, the Carthaginian general who initiates the mind-altering, princess-kidnapping plot, is an idiot. If prompted, I think I can say this about the Kushiel’s Legacy series as a whole: The author has a knack for coming up with plot twists that suck you in and won’t let go. But wizards are good at detecting that sort of magic, so the transformation has to be good enough to fool the wizard—so good that it will fool Imriel as well.

Love of my wife is what drove me to Vralia, seeking justice on her behalf.

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I have read each of the previous books at least two times, if not more. It’s odd to think how much I love the first trilogy and how much I struggled with the second trilogy.


Of course, villains always think they have the super-special plan that will finally dispatch the hero, so Astegal’s audacity is justifiable in this sense. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Apr 04, Ashley rated it liked it Shelves: Covered platters sat on kushoel dining table, and the succulent aromas seeping from beneath the domes made me realize I was hungry. Once, I’d wanted to be one. Things do not go as expected, for anyone.

A few were hostile and guarded. One person found this helpful. These did not measure up.

Carey’s most annoying habit is iushiel have her characters reveal the next stage of the story, announce why it can’t take place immediately Hopefully, this book won’t be as repetitive and needlessly long as the other books of the Imriel story. They’re different kinds of stories, really, I think.

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The first book started out with very little magic. Alliances of the unlikeliest kind are made, and Imriel and Sidonie learn that the god Elua always puts hearts together apurpose. See this thread for more information. I’m on the fence about the whole Imriel Trilogy, really. And, for the most part, she manages to maintain powerful storytelling and characters in this second kuehiel.

Dec 18, Wendy rated it liked it Shelves: Review quote “Carey has wowed us throughout the Ultimately four stars, because this novel might perhaps only deserve three the first hundred of pages particularly bored me somewhat but the whole series gets that extra half star. Imrielbut also thematically?

I wanted more of Sidonie.