Kushiel’s Justice (Kushiel’s Legacy) [Jacqueline Carey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times. Kushiel’s Justice by Jacqueline Carey. Kushiel’s Justice book cover. uk logo logo. Rating / A tale of intrigue and heart breaking. Kushiel’s Justice is the second book in the Imriel trilogy. In this book Imriel goes to Alba to wed Dorelei mab Breidaia, while having to deal with his sudden love.
|Published (Last):||7 March 2006|
|PDF File Size:||4.83 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.48 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
That was great review! You pointed out all there is without spoiling anything. OMG I am sooo ready!!!!
I’m glad you liked the review. I try not to reveal any spoilers, so I hope I did a good job in that area. Enjoy the novel and definitely share your thoughts once you’ve finished reading it I really disagree that there was an antagonist in Justice, or even in Scion, in each book I think the real antagonist is Imriel himself, the dark view of himself in the mirror, his more deeper and darker self that he has struggled with in his quest in “trying to be good”.
It was hinted at some in the first book, and I think it comes out even more in the second book in his dilemma of trying to be good, which in this case means to due his duty to his country and the marriage he is somewhat forced into, and to following his desire, which is his love for Sidonie. Just when he comes to terms with that, everything is changed, and again the antagonist is his dark self, which is hell bent on vengeance, and the part of him that is good that wants to believe in mercy.
In the end there is a reconciliation of both parts. To me in the Imriel books that is the key, and what makes it more personal in the way you mentioned before and marks this series of being different then the first Trilogy.
Kushiel’s Justice (Imriel’s Trilogy, #2) by Jacqueline Carey
There is no grandiose antagonist, and why should there be, when the stage has already been set with the circumstances of hsi birth and life in the previous series setting the stage for his greatest enemy to be his own self. I think in the next book we will find clearer antagonists as the relationship between Sidonie and Imireal will not be without conflict, but I think for the first book, the first opening line sets the stage for who is the real villain in the series.
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Just wanted to clarify something. I never said that there was an antagonist in either of “Kushiel’s Scion” or “Kushiel’s Justice”. What I was trying to say was there was a notable ‘lack’ of villains and it was something that I, from a personal standpoint, missed having. The point you make that Imriel is his own worst enemy is dead on and I totally agree with you.
Considering everything that Imriel went through as a child, and all that he had to overcome as he grew up, was definitely as difficult as anything that Phedre or Joscelin had to face. So, kudos on your observations and thanks again for sharing I just finished reading “Justice” and I concurred with you on some points and not on others.
I found this book more compelling kushkel interesting than “Scion”, which I felt was lacking something I can’t quite name. Perhaps it was the lack of love in that book, where there wasn’t the same emotional investment in his relationships. Contrary to your opinions, I actually most enjoy the parts of the Imriel trilogy that involve Phedre and Joscelin, but I think that’s because they remain my favorite characters.
I’ve come to love Imriel, even more so after this book, but he didn’t capture my heart as deeply as Phedre and Joscelin did. I understand the need for Imri to set out on his own and have his own life; all children kuahiel strike out on their own eventually, and he had a bigger shadow to step out from than just about anyone.
Between his heritage, the kushidl of Darsanga, and his foster parents, it’s a lot of baggage to carry juxtice. So I see jutice need for it, kuushiel at the same time I just love Phedre and Joscelin so much, I’m sad when they aren’t around, and I love the Montreve family unit.
Ah well, even so it’s a wonderful story. I just love the perfect irony of him and Sidonie–unintentionally fulfilling his mother’s plans. Speaking of Melisande, I too was disappointed that she wasn’t more than a few mentions in the book.
I kept waiting for some word from her, some involvement even through an agent, but it never really happened. And I do also agree that having great villains really strengthened the original trilogy, although I also agree with the point that Imri’s dark side IS a major jusfice of this trilogy. I do think our boy has learned quite a bit though so far, and has come to accept and know himself fairly well.
But there IS something rather fascinating about the devious Melisande Mercy for his mother? Interview with David Anthony Durham “Necroscope: Wednesday, May 30, Official Jacqueline Carey Website. Read Fantasy Book Critic’s interview with Ms. Every book offers a different experience. There are those that are page-turners, uncomplicated and impossible to put down.
Others require patience or attentiveness to complete or fully appreciate, while some you just want to throw into the trash. Then, there are those books that you want to savor like a fine wine, drawing out the experience as long as possible, luxuriating in every moment.
Careyand yet another gratifying reading experience for me.
I also felt it was the most poignant book in the bunch. Going back to my earlier point, another difference between the two trilogies is the secondary characters.
A third distinction between the two trilogies is the eroticism, a trademark of the Kushiel books. Carey rehashing the same old ideas? As much as I love Ms.
On the contrary, Ms. For some, it may even ,ushiel your favorite. Mark the date, buy the book, read it and savor the experience…. Newer Post Older Post Home. Copyright Fantasy Book Critic.