Intricate plotting, beautiful writing, and impressive characterization weave together to make Kushiel’s Dart an unforgettable story. An epic fantasy which draws you in slowly and sets its hooks deep, making you feel as if you’re reading about friends or family members whose history you know and whose future you cannot wait to discover.
I had been putting off reading this book because I wasn’t sure I wanted to read about a masochistic main character. What I discovered was a fantastically developed and rich character who, in her world, served her God and those she loved in a truly heroic fashion.
The number of characters, sub-characters, nations, and houses reminded me of George R.R. Martin in their detail and development, but the story remained focused on the character(s) that I wanted to know about. I flew through this book and enjoyed every minute of intrigue and tension. I might have to go to a bookstore today to find Kushiel’s Chosen and Kushiel’s Avatar.
Fantasy readers, this is a book you don’t want to miss!