What is an anguissette?
An anguissette is a mortal chosen by Kushiel to set a balance back in the world. They are marked by Kushiel with a red mote in their eye, referred to as a wound unhealed. They are essentially extreme masochists, finding pleasure in pain.
What is Kushiel’s dart about?
Plot summary The book follows Phèdre nó Delaunay’s life from birth. She’s born with a mote in her eye, which makes her appear inappropriate for service as a religious courtesan, but it is revealed that this is actually a sign that she is an ‘anguissette’ or sexual masochist, deriving sexual pleasure from pain.
How many pages is Kushiel’s Dart?
|Kushiel’s Legacy Series , #1
Is Kushiel’s Dart worth reading?
Suffice to say instead that Kushiel’s Dart becomes a very exciting and moving novel, and one which, despite its shaky beginning, was well worth reading.
When did Kushiel’s Dart come out?
June 23, 2001Kushiel’s Dart / Originally published
What genre is Kushiel’s Dart?
Fantasy FictionHigh fantasyErotic literature
Who does Phèdre end up with?
It’s been ten years since the events of Kushiel’s Chosen, and Phèdre has been living happily in the countryside with her consort, Joscelin.
Does Kushiels Dart have romance?
With this emphasis in everything from the worldbuilding to the major plot, er, climaxes, Kushiel’s Dart often gets unfairly lumped into romance, with Phèdre uncharitably written off as a shallow erotic fantasy of total submission.
Is there romance in Kushiel’s Dart?
Kushiel’s Dart is some of the best world-building I have read in years. Not only that, it has both erotism and romance woven into storyline in such a way that without them the plot cannot move yet avoids being all-about-teh-sex.
Is Kushiels Dart a romance?
Do Phedre and Joscelin end up together?
At the end of the novel, Joscelin is finally declared as Phèdre’s official Consort – this is as much as they might do to proclaim their status as a couple, as they cannot wed without violating Joscelin’s remaining vow. It is enough for the two of them.
What happens to Phedre?
Bitter, Phaedra lied to her husband saying that Hippolytus raped her. Theseus cursed his son; so, a bit later, Hippolytus’ chariot horses were scared by a sea monster and dragged him to death. In another version, Phaedra lied to Theseus, who killed Hippolytus; out of guilt, Phaedra committed suicide.