Kushiel's Scion

By Jacqueline Carey; Simon Vance (Narrated by); Simon Vance (Read by)
(Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781400139521)

Publication Date: November 2008

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Description
Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse PhEdre and the warrior-priest Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions.
Stolen, tortured, and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood; third in line for the throne in a land that revels in art, beauty and desire. It is a court steeped in deeply laid conspiracies--and there are many who would see the young prince dead. Some despise him out of hatred for his mother, Melisande, who nearly destroyed the entire realm in her quest for power. Others because they fear he has inherited his mother's irresistible allure--and her dangerous gifts.
As he comes of age, plagued by unwanted desires, Imriel shares their fears. When a simple act of friendship traps Imriel in a besieged city where the infamous Melisande is worshiped as a goddess and where a dead man leads an army, the prince must face his greatest test: to find his true self.



About the Author
Jacqueline Carey is the author of the bestselling Kushiel trilogy ("Kushiel's Dart", Kushiel's Chosen, and "Kushiel's Avatar") and her epic fantasy duology, The Sundering ("Banewreaker" and "Godslayer"). She has won the "Locus" Award for Best First Novel and the "Romantic Times" Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her books have been listed on many booksellers' top ten fantasy books lists. Always an avid reader, Carey began writing fiction as a hobby in high school. After graduating from Lake Forest College, she worked for six months at a bookstore in London, and returned to the United States with a driving passion to write professionally. She resides in western Michigan.


Simon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of approximately 400 audiobooks, winner of 27 "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and a 12-time Audie Award-winner. He won an Audie in 2006 in the category of Science Fiction and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Biography and History and in 2010 Best Voice in Fiction by "AudioFile" magazine.

Vance has been a narrator for the past 25 years, and also worked for many years as a BBC Radio presenter and newsreader in London. Some of his best-selling and most praised audiobook performances include Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, " Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies "(an Audie award-winner), Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale", Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Patrick O'Brian's "Master and Commander" series (all 21 titles), the new productions of Frank Herbert's original "Dune" series, and Rob Gifford's "China Road" (an "AudioFile" 2007 Book of the Year). Vance lives near San Francisco with his wife and two sons.

Simon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of approximately 400 audiobooks, winner of 27 "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and a 12-time Audie Award-winner. He won an Audie in 2006 in the category of Science Fiction and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Biography and History and in 2010 Best Voice in Fiction by "AudioFile" magazine.

Vance has been a narrator for the past 25 years, and also worked for many years as a BBC Radio presenter and newsreader in London. Some of his best-selling and most praised audiobook performances include Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, " Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies "(an Audie award-winner), Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale", Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Patrick O'Brian's "Master and Commander" series (all 21 titles), the new productions of Frank Herbert's original "Dune" series, and Rob Gifford's "China Road" (an "AudioFile" 2007 Book of the Year). Vance lives near San Francisco with his wife and two sons.
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