Kushiel's chosen.

Author:Root, Deirdre
Position:Brief Article
 
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Tor. 687p. c2002. 0-765-34504-8. $799. A

As long as you can get around the fact that the main character is an acolyte of the God of S&M, this is a pretty good book. Phedre, abandoned child turned courtesan, spy and heroine, saved her kingdom and saw the rightful queen on the throne in the first book Kushiel's Dart. Now, in this second book of a trilogy, the treacherous Melisande, who escaped in Book 1, is plotting against the Queen, and Phedre returns to her role as courtesan and spy to root out her hiding place. A bad...

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