Out on 08 June 2023

Kushiel's Chosen

Jacqueline Carey

08 June 2023
1672 pages


Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey is a sweeping fantasy of romance, luxuriance and intrigue – perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Temptress. Traitor. Tormentor.

Phèdre was trained as a spy, courtesan and strategist under her tutor’s watchful eye. He also saw she’d been touched by the god Kushiel’s dart, chosen to experience pain and pleasure as one. Above all, he taught Phèdre to observe and analyse – skills that may yet save her life.

Once before, Phèdre sacrificed everything to save her country, but the gods still cast a shadow over her land. For while their young queen is beloved by her people, traitors remain. Those who want others on the throne and aren’t done with schemes for power and revenge. To do her duty, Phèdre must again leave her homeland – only to uncover an earth-shattering plot. One masterminded by the one person she can’t deny. . .

Kushiel’s Chosen is elegant, intricate, sensual, and captivating’ Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time

‘Ms Carey’s alternate Renaissance period is perfection’ Romantic Times

‘A great love story, intense spirituality, high eroticism, and lots of adventure, intrigue and swordplay’ Booklist starred review

Start the journey with Kushiel’s Dart, and finish with Kushiel’s Avatar.

Kushiel’s Chosen is elegant, intricate, sensual, and captivating. Once you pick it up you won’t want to put it down
Jacqueline Carey has a flair for creating Machiavellian plots . . . From the first page I shivered with anticipation, with delight, with awe that a new author could best her breathtaking debut novel. Ms Carey’s alternate Renaissance period is perfection
Set in a richly detailed Renaissance-like world, this sequel to Kushiel’s Dart boasts a wealth of stunning visual images and vivid, complex characters. Carey’s sensual, often erotically charged prose, reminiscent of the best efforts of Tanith Lee and Anne Rice, adds an unmistakably sexual tension to an already tautly plotted tale of conspiracy, intrigue, passion, and, ultimately, love