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kushiels_mercy_cov.jpgJacqueline Carey has posted the cover for her upcoming book “Kushiel’s Mercy”.  This is the last book in the Imriel trilogy and is out in June 2008.  The cover’s lovely, and possibly the best in the series so far.  Very lush and evocative.  I like how the model’s eyes are hidden, also the hint of bondage in the scarves wrapped around her wrists.  And the rich detail in the background tapestry.  All very suited to the story, IMO.  Also, Ms Carey mentions (in her November update) that she is working on a new trilogy set in the same world.

I can’t say much about it until Kushiel’s Mercy is released next summer for fear of divulging spoilers, but suffice to say that it will definitely take place a few generations later and feature a whole new cast of characters, as well as a return to a female protagonist.

How fantastic is that!  I’m a bit torn about the fact that it is a change of cast – on one hand, I think it’ll be great to see what happens a few hundred years down the line, but I will miss Phedre and Joscelin.  And Imriel.

In other Jacqueline Carey news, she also has a rather interesting interview up at Writers Unboxed (the interview was done by Juliet Marillier, another fantasy writer – I have one of Ms Marillier’s books sitting in my TBR pile, but for some reason or other, have not gotten around to reading it yet).

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4 thoughts on “Around the Web

  1. I’ve just ordered Book 2 in the Imriel trilogy, is it Kushiel’s Justice?

    I have got to read books 2 and 3 of the first trilogy properly. Phaedre is not my favourite narrator it has to be said. But I think I need to get the first trilogy stuck in my head to better appreciate the second.

  2. Yep, Kushiel’s Justice is the one. I really liked it (surprise, surprise!). I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s something about the way she writes, maybe the cadences of her sentences and the words she uses – all I’ve to do is read a couple of paragraphs and I’m completely immersed in her world.

    I hadn’t done a recent reread the previous trilogy (or the first Imriel book come to that) – didn’t really bother me though I probably missed out on some references…

  3. Oh excellent, let me know when you have read it – I’ll be keen to hear what you think.

    I’m a bit rubbish with series books – I rarely do re-reads of the previous books, so I normally spend the first few chapters trying to remember who is who. I think with this one, I kept on referring to the cast of characters list until it all came back to me…

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