Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey was an intriguing read. This story is about a young girl named Phedre and her life into adult hood. Phedre is a D'Angline from the lands of Terre d' Ange who was sold into indenture servitude by her mother at the age of 4. Terre d' Ange is a place where beauty and grace dwell and the D'Angelines are decendents from the Angels which whom they worship. They live by one rule love as thou wilt. Phedre had grown up in the Night Court until the age of 10 when her bond was purchased by Anafiel Delaunay. Phedre thought she was cursed all her life, having her name and being born with a scarlet mote in her eye, which is believed that she had been pricked with Kushiel's Dart, but only Anafiel Delaunay discovered the treasure within her and therefore purchased her bond. Phedre is the first in 3 generations to be pricked by Kushiel's Dart. It was told that Kushiel was the Angel who set the balance, he punished the sinners and after he was done with them, they would beg for more. Therefore Phedre who's been pricked by his dart finds the pleasure out of pain and known in their land she is referred to as an anguissette. Anafiel Delaunay knew this when he purchased her and brought her into his home to be groomed until the age of 16, he provided the best tutors for her and his other servant Alcuin who is a year older than Phedre, they learned the tongues of different lands, and most importantly he taught them how to spy. Phedre also dedicated her life to serve Namaah, which means she is to lye with strangers, it had been Phedre's choice and Anafiel had used that to his advantage to spy on the nobleman with specific tastes. Anafiel was like a father to Phedre and never allowed her to do anything she didn't want to do and always with a bodyguard as an escort. There are a lot of different cultures in this book that are recognized and the fantasy that is portrayed in this book feels real. In this book there are royal houses, who are always fighting for power, and if you don't belong to a house like Phedre an indentured servant, you work for whom bought you to pay off your marquee. The service of Namaah is more like prostitution, but accepted in this setting, and that is why Phedre is unofficially referred to as whoremaster of spies. I enjoy the setting of this sacred land and their devotion to it. This read tells you everything you need to know about the heroine in this book, from the beginning of her life to adulthood, and then that's when it gets really interesting with all the men and women that she sleeps with finding out all of their information because all they think of her as, is a dumb whore and all the while she's reporting back to Anafiel. She discovers mysteries and deadly plots, she finds herself and is accompanied by very few friends. This world is full of poets, princes, princesses, kings and queens, prophecies, blessings and the cursed, immortals, witches and healers and people who can see the future as well as the past. This book deserves to be made into a series, this could be a book that could very well compete with the Game of Thrones. It keeps your interest and keeps you wanting more. And Sorry Guys that it took me soooooooo long to get back to my blog, I know its been a month, but this book took most of my time, so whoever reads this, you'll get lost in it, it takes you on a wild journey with its 900+ pages. So producers and networks alike get ready, because this will be the next series to compete with Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Reign, and the Vikings. Listen when I tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!