Out on 08 June 2023

Kushiel's Avatar

Jacqueline Carey

08 June 2023
832 pages


The triumphant conclusion to this trilogy, Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey is a sumptuous fantasy of defiance and redemption – perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Desire. Duty. Death.

Phèdre has lain with princes and pirate kings, battled a wicked temptress, and saved two nations. But Joscelin has remained her loyal swordsman throughout. Chosen to experience pain and pleasure as one, Phèdre’s nature is tortuous to them both. Yet Joscelin has never forsaken his vow: to protect and serve, even if her plans push his pledge to its limit.

For Phèdre can’t abandon her friend, Hyacinthe, who bargained with gods to spare her life. She’s long sought the key to free him from eternal servitude – even if this means her death. This now takes Phèdre and Joscelin to a distant court where madness reigns and souls are used as currency. But they’ll also find a power so mighty that none dare speak its name . . .

‘Effortlessly rich . . . with a huge cast of well-defined characters’
Publishers Weekly

‘An emotionally charged tale seasoned with explicit scenes of love and sacrifice’
Romantic Times

‘A savoury feast for mind and heart’
Booklist starred review

Start the journey with Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey.

The promise of Kushiel’s Dart, the first volume of Carey’s immense trilogy set in a skewed Renaissance world, is more than realized in this splendid conclusion . . . Effortlessly rich in adventurous incident, with a huge cast of well-defined characters, this poignant and robust story will appeal to both fantasy lovers and fans of erotic romance
This exquisitely piercing love story will take its readers on an unbelievable sensual journey. With its unique characters, history and plot, Jacqueline Carey’s stunning Terre d’Ange trilogy concludes in an emotionally charged tale seasoned with explicit scenes of love and sacrifice
Carey dismantles standard notions of both magic and mortality to produce a long, complex saga worthy of the field’s best writer on such a scale, George R. R. Martin