It's hard to believe it's been 14 years since Kushiel's Dart
first hit the shelves, butJacqueline Carey's
mark on the genre remains as original and distinct as the marque tattooed upon Phèdre's back.
This is a book that attempted to infuse some very dark, very explicit scenes of sexuality and spiritual sadomasochism with the political machinations and mythological constructs of epic fantasy - and which did so quite successfully
is in the process of re-releasing the original Kushiel's Legacy
trilogy in trade paperback, complete with some exquisite new covers. It's being marketed as 'Fifty Shades of Grey meets A Game of Thrones
' for the re-release, which is a bit unfair since it came long before Fifty Shades
and just before A Song of Ice and Fire
really exploded, but hopefully it will serve to draw new readers into what is an exquisite and original world.
To help celebrate the re-release, Tor Books
has kindly offered up a pair of copies of Kushiel's Dart
to some lucky readers here in the Ruins (Canada & USA only).
To enter, just pop me at email at bob[dot]beautyinruins[at]gmail[dot]com
and let me know how you follow the Ruins - whether it be here on the Blog
, or Booklikes
.Giveaway ends Sunday at midnight, and I'll draw the lucky winners Monday morning.