Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel's Dart (Phèdre's Trilogy, #1)Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would describe this book as “masochist woman with slightly magical vagina conquers the world”.

Note – this is not a criticism. It’s well written, amusing, intricate, interesting. It’s nice to read a book where people don’t have sexual hangups, which is straight faced and upfront about bdsm (not being silly) while also thoughtfully exploring the implications of a society which incorporates it.

The romance aspect is actually chaste for the most part, because in a world/book where sex isn’t much of a big deal, people by and large aren’t repressed about these things; therefore the people she doesn’t sleep with take on additional significance.

I have no desire to read the rest though because I think the book is complete as is and would not benefit from sequels.

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