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"When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity on me." Phèdre was the product of an ill-advised union. The daughter of a merchant prince's son and an adept of the Night Court, she was born into a society of courtesans who followed in the service of their angels. She was a flawed child with the mark of the devil.
Sold into indentured servitude by indifferent parents, she had little reason for hope. But hope would come in the form of a banned poet named Anafiel Delaunay, who would become her mentor. He wanted her for her mark; he knew what it meant and how he could use it. He taught Phèdre to move within the royal halls virtually unseen -- to look, listen, and think. She learned to spy in places of power, and her greatest danger would be that eventually she would know too much.
Kushiel's Dart is an exotic, edgy, and sensual novel about politics, intrigue, betrayal, conspiracies, and desire. But a Harlequin romance this isn't, trust me. This is a well-written story that simply amazed me. (Jim Killen)