Jacqueline Carey Book List

Jacqueline Carey is the author of the epic fantasy series The Kushiel Universe.

Born 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois, and currently living in western Michigan, Jacqueline Carey attended Lake Forest College, and graduated with B.A.'s in psychology and English literature. She worked on her novels while working at the art center of a local college and after ten years had success with the publication of her first book Kushiel's Dart in 2001 which was the recipient of the 2002 Locus Award for Best First Novel.

The first trilogy in The Kushiel Universe series , Kushiel's Legacy, consisting of Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen and Kushiel's Avatar, introduces her main characters, Phèdre nò Delaunay - a courtesan, Joscelyn - a warrior monk, and Hyacynthe - a gypsy. Phèdre nò Delaunay, a courtesan's flawed and unwanted daughter is sold into indenture to Anafiel Delauney,  Joscelyn is employed to protect her and Hyacynthe is her best friend.

The map of Terre d'Ange, the "Land of the Angels," bears a striking resemblance to that of France. In the world of Terre d'Ange, the D'Angelines are a race of people descended from eight fallen angels and humans.  They follow the demi-god, Elua, whose precept is "Love as thou wilt" , but the houses also follow other angels such as Kushiel.

It's influence is very French, its not about angels, its about politics and intrigue and sword fights much like Three musketeers or Pirates of the Caribbean but with a sense of beauty for extremes of colour and passion.

Kushiel Universe

Kushiel's Legacy:

* Kushiel's Dart (June 2001)
* Kushiel's Chosen (April 2002)
* Kushiel's Avatar (April 2003)
* Earth Begotten (limited edition companion book)

The second trilogy, named Treason's Heir in the UK but better known as the Imriel trilogy, is a continuation of the storyline started in Kushiel's Legacy. Phèdre and Jocelyn take second place to the main protagonist, Imriel nò Montrève de la Courcel, third in line for the throne of Terre d'Ange and adopted son of Phèdre nò Delaunay de Montrève. Imriel was first introduced in Kushiel's Chosen as the traitor Melisande's infant son.

Imriel Trilogy:

* Kushiel's Scion (June 2006)
* Kushiel's Justice (June, 2007)
* Kushiel's Mercy (June, 2008)

The third trilogy, whose second novel is due in June 2010, takes place centuries after both trilogies and features the protagonist Moirin of the Maghuinn Dhon. Moirin is half-D'Angeline and half Cruithne, touched by the blessing of Naamah.

Moirin Trilogy:

* Naamah's Kiss (June, 2009)
* Naamah’s Curse (June 2010)
* Naamah’s Blessing (tentative title) (Forthcoming)

Other Series

The Sundering:

* Banewreaker (November 2004)
* Godslayer (August 2005)

Santa Olivia:

* Santa Olivia (May, 2009)
* Santitos At Large (2011)

Short Stories

* "You and You Alone" is a return to the Kushiel universe and is the awaited love story of Anafiel Delauney and Rolande de la Courcel. This will appear in Songs of Love and Death, edited by George RR Martin (2010)
* "In The Matter of Fallen Angels" (in Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology (2006), edited by Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis)
* "The Isle of Women" (in Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy (2004), edited by the Rev. Andrew Greeley)
* "Jazznight" in I-94: A Collection of Southwest Michigan Writers (1997)

Online archived short stories (see wikipedia entry)

* "The Peacock Boy,"in The Scroll (issue 4, 1995), edited by Thom O'Connor
* "Actaeon," in The Scroll (issue 6, 1995)
* "The Antedivulians," Prisoners of the Night #9 (1995)
* "In the City," in Quanta (1995), edited by Daniel K. Appelquist
* "Bludemagick," in InterText (issue #26, July-August 1995), edited by Jason Snell
* "What Bled Through the Wall," in Clique of the Tomb Beetle (1996)


* Angels: Celestial Spirits in Legend & Art (1997)

See Also

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