KUSHIEL'S DART. New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel. First book of the Kushiel's Legacy trilogy (aka Phèdre trilogy). A fantasy novel set in a medieval type world. "Kushiel's Dart, Jacqueline Carey's debut novel, is an extraordinary book in many ways. An adult novel if ever there was one, it eschews the mythic aspirations of traditional high fantasy while seeking to reinvent what you might call "low" fantasy — in particular, the slave girl tropes popularized by Burroughs and "John Norman" — and presenting sexuality, and the influence sex has upon all areas of human interaction, in a bold and yet non-exploitive and compelling way (T. M. Wagner, review at SF Reviews (.net) online. Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best First Novel. Also, the 2001 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#168384).
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