#RollBackWeek Review: Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Posted April 27, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

#RollBackWeek Review: Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

#RollBackWeek Review: Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Avatar
by Jacqueline Carey

5 Stars

Released: January 26th 2016
Series: Phèdre's Trilogy #3
Published by Tor Books
Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Length: 31 hrs and 25 mins
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 592
Format: Audiobook

Recommended Read!

“Jacqueline Carey created a world that I felt immersed in and characters I truly care for.  Their journey wasn’t easy, for them or for me, but I am sitting here with content tears in my eyes for how beautiful their story was.”
~ Under the Covers

What a ride this was!  I have had this series on my TBR for years and last year I took the plunge and started book one.  I have to say it’s been a wonderful experience and one I consider a must read if you’re a fan of epic fantasy stories, in the same vein as Game of Thrones.

I picked up KUSHIEL’S AVATAR in February I believe.  As with the other books, Phedre doesn’t have it easy and I admit the first half of this book was hard for me to read.  And that also means I had to take it in small doses.  So it’s taken me a a few months to finish reading this book.  Jacqueline Carey has really put our emotions through the ringer and these characters have overcome so many obstacles.  But KUSHIEL’S AVATAR gives us closure on a lot of people.  It was truly the perfect ending to Phedre’s story, even though I didn’t want it to end.

As much as these books are fantasy, and I wouldn’t classify them as romance, they do depict an epic love story.  Jocelin and Phedre are a pair unlike any other.  Both their natures are complete opposites and make their relationship one of struggles.  And this book brought a major part of that to the forefront.  It broke my heart to see Jocelin have to deal with Phedre’s nature so in his face.  I admit this were some of the times I had to stop reading.  It still gets me teary eyed to think of how deep their love is, and the things they’ve had to deal with.  Not many couples in books or real life can say they have and the strength of their love is what pushed through in the end.  I love that.utc-top-pick

I also absolutely loved the turn of events in the storyline after about half way through the book.  It warms my heart to see this added element to their HEA and makes their future even more perfect to me.

I am sad to say goodbye to these characters but I know they are going to stay with me forever.  Jacqueline Carey created a world that I felt immersed in and characters I truly care for.  Their journey wasn’t easy, for them or for me, but I am sitting here with content tears in my eyes for how beautiful their story was.  Now I know I’ll need more of this world!




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About Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey (born 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois) is an author and novelist, primarily of fantasy fiction.

She attended Lake Forest College, receiving B.A.'s in psychology and English literature. During college, she spent 6 months working in a bookstore as part of a work exchange program. While there, 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 2001.

Currently, Carey lives in western Michigan and is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state.


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5 responses to “#RollBackWeek Review: Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

  1. Amy R

    Thanks for the review, I’ve been following all your reviews on this series and have added to my wishlist. These covers are gorgeous.

  2. Mess

    Thank you for this review. I would have never known about this author otherwise. I just ordered book one and I can’t wait for it to get here!

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