By Jacqueline Carey
Imriel de l. a. Courcel's blood mom and dad are history's such a lot reviled traitors, whereas his adoptive mom and dad, Phèdre and Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's maximum champions. Stolen, tortured, and enslaved as a tender boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood, 3rd in line for the throne in a land that revels in good looks, paintings, and wish.
After a yr in another country to check at college, Imriel returns from his adventures a bit older and a bit wiser. yet maybe now not clever adequate. What used to be an insignificant spark of curiosity among himself and his cousin Sidonie now ignites right into a white-hot blaze. yet from commoner to see, the full realm could cringe from any alliance among Sidonie, inheritor to the throne, and Imriel, who bears the stigma of his mother's misdeeds and betrayals. Praying that their ardour will top and fade, Imriel and Sidonie embark on an severe, mystery affair.
Blessed Elua based Terre d'Ange and bestowed one uncomplicated principle to steer his humans, love as thou wilt. whilst responsibility calls, Imriel honors his function as a member of the royal kinfolk via leaving to marry a beautiful, if only candy, Alban princess. by means of selecting responsibility over love, Imriel and Sidonie could have unwittingly trespassed opposed to Elua's legislation. but if darkish powers in Alba, who worry an invasion through Terre d'Ange, search to exploit the lovers' ardour to bind Imriel, the gods themselves take realize.
Before the top, Kushiel's justice might be felt in heaven and in the world.