Search Results: "Jacqueline Carey"


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MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN BONES by Jacqueline Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A fine addition to the series."
Carey's latest supernatural urban fantasy, a sequel to Dark Currents (2012). Read full book review >

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KUSHIEL’S SCION by Jacqueline Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2006

"No great claims to originality, but skillfully rendered, sensual and thoroughly engrossing—this will appeal to newcomers and fans of the first trilogy alike."
The opening installment of another doorstopper trilogy, set in the same quasi-Europe as Kushiel's Avatar (2003), etc. Read full book review >

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DARK CURRENTS by Jacqueline Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Beautifully articulated and intriguingly populated: Altogether, an arresting kickoff."
The inaugural volume of a new urban fantasy series, from the author of Naamah's Blessing (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CROSSLEY BABY by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Accomplished and insightful, but oddly disjointed; showing her strengths as a storywriter rather than a novelist, Carey makes each segment engaging, but with little forward motion."
From storywriter (Good Gossip, 1991) and novelist (The Other Family, 1996, etc.) Carey: a tale about three suburban sisters on very different paths, and the responses of the others when one dies. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER FAMILY by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Carey's in sure command of color, place, and atmosphere, but her characters themselves too often stay half-hidden, waiting to be drawn into true and full dimension."
Carey's eye and humor as a storywriter (Good Gossip, 1992) are here again, but even so her first novel—about family and divorce in the confusion of the late '60s—creeps at so benignly slow a pace as to risk its readers not waiting for the lovely close. Read full book review >

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POISON FRUIT by Jacqueline Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"What more could series addicts ask?"
Third in Carey's supernatural urban fantasy series (Autumn Bones, 2013, etc.) set in Pemkowet, a small resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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IT’S A CRIME by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Offbeat humor propels an unusual take on the modern mystery."
A mismatched trio stumble through the fallout of white-collar fraud in this madcap take on contemporary mysteries. Read full book review >

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BANEWREAKER by Jacqueline Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Often derivative but pleasingly nuanced, peopled with beings neither wholly good nor irredeemably evil: an impressive curtain-raiser for this projected trilogy, even if it weighs a ton and a half."
The author of an outstanding fantasy debut trilogy (Kushiel's Avatar, 2003, etc.) kicks off a new adventure set in a Tolkienesque world of contending gods, magic jewels, warring races, dragons, elves, trolls, and what-all. Read full book review >

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KUSHIEL’S DART by Jacqueline Carey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"Superbly detailed, fascinatingly textured, and sometimes unbearably intense: a resonant, deeply satisfying, and altogether remarkable debut—but, emphatically, not for squeamish or judgmental readers."
The physically exquisite inhabitants of Terre d'Ange reckon themselves descended from an angel, Blessed Elua. Read full book review >

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KUSHIEL’S AVATAR by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A rousing finale to an altogether captivating saga."
Conclusion to Carey's huge and remarkable fantasy trilogy (Kushiel's Chosen, 2002, etc.) set in a stunningly detailed and coherent medieval quasi-Europe. Read full book review >

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KUSHIEL’S CHOSEN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Less intricate and inventive than volume one—the first half's decidedly flabby—but, still, another captivating saga of powerful women, tormented men, strange gods, sublime sex, and vile treachery."
Continuation of Carey's megasized fantasy—each volume, commendably, self-contained—whose setting is an alternate medieval Europe of rare depth and assurance. Read full book review >