She received B. During college she spent 6 months working in a London bookstore as part of a work exchange program, where she decided to write professionally. After returning she started her writing career while working at the art center of a local college. After ten years, she discovered success with the publication of her first book in Elua was born when the blood of Yeshua ben Yosef, the son of the one God, mingled with the tears of the Magdelene and carried in the womb of Mother Earth.

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This second book in the Phedre Trilogy was, in my opinion, better than the first. The pacing was much better and it kept you on your toes throughout. It had some lull moments, but they were well spaced and gave the main heroine time for some angst and going through all the facts and things she had done wrong and has to plan to do still The more dynamic format might have positively been assisted by the smaller page count, although at pages it is still a hefty tome.

In order to pursue her quarry she goes back to the seat of the royal family and rededicates herself to the goddess Namaah, thinking that by bedding as many nobles as she could, she might find who conspired and helped Melisande, and might be able to figure out where to find and detain her.

He fits perfectly with them, since they have been promised in a prophecy a country of their own, and he gets to train them to fight. Things between him and Phedre really go bad and this rift comes in play when he is not there to protect her.

Queen Ysandre de la Courcey puts on a good show as well, but nothing and no one can compare with Melisande Shahirizai and the heat that comes off the pages when she is in any proximity to Phedre!!!

Now that is a women of which even the big boys have to be terrified! Good for girl power, but still a bad person in the end Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel. I will go with "this is Fantasy" so things like that can happen and it is OK! I also love that in the main land where Phedre comes from, love is acceptable in all forms as long as it is between consenting adults. Yes, this whole series is full of sexual relationships - after all, Phedre is a servant of Namaah, which makes her a highly paid prostitute and is also chosen by Kushiel.

So yeah, she is using her skills as a sex professional to spy for Queen and Country!!! She is a true patriot: : : : " I am very glad that some friends encouraged me to start the series and I am looking forward to the next installment with trepidation!!!

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Kushiel's Legacy

She later attended Lake Forest College where she received a B. A degrees in psychology and English literature in the year During her college life, she had to spent half a year working in a samll bookstore in London; it is during this time that she made the decision of becoming a professional author and novelist. Her writing career officially started as she was working at a local college after she had returned to the US from London. The money she earned provided her a steady income and enabled her to travel wide; her traveling landed her in Finland and as far as Egypt.


Kushiel’s Legacy Trilogies

This was changed for continuity and branding. Alternate history[ edit ] In the series, the Roman Empire called the Tiberian Empire had fallen due to internal conflict instead of the Barbarian Invasions and the Germanic peoples were kept at bay to the east of the Rhine called Rhenus with its Latin name. Paul the Apostle did not live to form Christianity and followers of Jesus called Yeshua ben Yosef live as a sect of Messianic Judaism known as the Yeshuites. An offshoot from Yeshuites, led by a descendent of Jesus and his angel companions, had made its foothold in Gaul after a long period of exile and persecution. Earth Begotten was published in April, by Havilah Press.

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