New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel's Legacy series (Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, and Kushiel's Avatar) of historical fantasy novels, the Sundering epic fantasy duology (Banewreaker and Godslayer), and the standalone epic fantasy Starless. Carey currently resides in west Michigan. Although often asked by inquiring fans, she does not, in fact, have any tattoos.
"A very sophisticated fantasy, intricately plotted and a fascinating read." --Robert Jordan "A beautifully written story and a gem of a fantasy novel." --The Associated Press "This brilliant and daring debut catapults Carey immediately into the top rank of fantasy novelists." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Making a marvelous debut, Carey spins a breathtaking epic starring an unflinching yet poignantly vulnerable heroine." --Booklist, starred review "With her provocative debut novel, Jacqueline Carey introduces herself as an extraordinarily talented writer...Ms. Carey weaves an exquisite tapestry of politics, intrigue, history, magic, desire and fate into a breathtaking epic that will captivate readers." --Romantic Times, Top Pick/Gold Medal, 41/2 stars "Jacqueline Carey astonishes with her first novel...sexy and sometimes shocking, if you don't mind your eyeballs popping out every couple of chapters, this is a swell tale." --The Detroit Free Press "Compulsively readable...a saga worthy of the field's best writer on such a scale, George R. R. Martin. It's an astonishing debut." --Locus "The highly distinctive voice of the protagonist, Phedre, captured me within the first few pages of the novel and held me spellbound.... This is a stunning debut novel." --Juliet Marillier