Kushiel's Mercy

By Jacqueline Carey (Mass Market, 2009)
Having learned a lesson about thwarting the will of the gods, Imriel and Sidonie publicly confess their affair, only to see the country boil over in turmoil. Younger generations, infatuated by their heart-twisting, star-crossed romance, defend the couple. Many others cannot forget the betrayals of Imriel's mother, Melisande, who plunged their country into a bloody war that cost the lives of their fathers, brothers, and sons.

To quell the unrest, Ysandre, the queen, sets her decree. She will not divide the lovers, yet neither will she acknowledge them. If they marry, Sidonie will be disinherited, losing her claim on the throne. There's only one way they can truly be together. Imriel must perform an act of faith: search the world for his infamous mother and bring her back to Terre d'Ange to be executed for treason.

Facing a terrible choice, Imriel and Sidonie prepare ruefully for another long separation. 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.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446610162

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2009

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Having learned a lesson about thwarting the will of the gods, Imriel and Sidonie publicly confess their affair, only to see the country boil over in turmoil. Younger generations, infatuated by their heart-twisting, star-crossed romance, defend the couple. Many others cannot forget the betrayals of Imriel's mother, Melisande, who plunged their country into a bloody war that cost the lives of their fathers, brothers, and sons.

To quell the unrest, Ysandre, the queen, sets her decree. She will not divide the lovers, yet neither will she acknowledge them. If they marry, Sidonie will be disinherited, losing her claim on the throne. There's only one way they can truly be together. Imriel must perform an act of faith: search the world for his infamous mother and bring her back to Terre d'Ange to be executed for treason.

Facing a terrible choice, Imriel and Sidonie prepare ruefully for another long separation. 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.

Jacqueline Carey is the author of short stories, essays, the nonfiction book Angels: Celestial Spirits in Legend and Art, novels Godslayer and Banewreaker, and the nationally bestselling series Kushiel's Legacy. Carey lives in Michigan. http://www.jacquelinecarey.com/
  • "In this vivid conclusion to the...trilogy, Carey delivers a heady mix of adventure, power struggles, and romance." (Publishers Weekly on KUSHIEL'S MERCY).

  • Skillfully rendered, sensual and thoroughly engrossing.

  • "Carey brings Alba vividly alive again in another stunner... A multilayered plot and Imriel's complex inner life as he struggles with pain and loss in the present while trying to make peace with the past hook the reader but good."

  • "Carey has wowed us throughout the...trilogy, which this book senationally concludes, leaving faithful readers feeling both deliciously sated and hungry for more from her." (Booklist on KUSHIEL'S MERCY).

  • (Library Journal).

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Kushiel's Mercy
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 832
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446610162
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2009
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