Valerie here! This is one of my favorites:
Jacqueline Carey is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels. She as a B.A. degree in Psychology and English Literature from Lake Forest College. She worked in a bookstore in London and while living abroad she started writing professionally. Carey enjoys doing research on a wide variety of arcane topics and has traveled from Finland to Egypt to date.
Kushiel’s Dart is the first book in the Kushiel’s Legacy series. It is a wonderful series that is filled with mystery, romance, adventure and excitement. Carey’s writing style is lyrical and epic. The characters and the fictional world are filled with spiritual, religious, and historical elements. This a great book to get lost in for awhile.
Publisher’s Weekly said this: “This brilliant and daring debut… catapults Carey immediately into the top rank of fantasy novelists…. an assured and magnificent book that will appeal to both male and female readers.”
You can request Kushiel’s Dart from the WRLC.
Learn more about Jacqueline Carey from her website.