Hi SF&F Readers!
Love as thou wilt, that is your message for this week.
Because today, The Signed Page began taking pre-orders for not only the new Kushiel’s Legacy novel, Cassiel’s Servant signed by Jacqueline Carey, but also a newly-covered trade paperback set featuring Kushiel’s Dart, Kushiel’s Chosen, and Kushiel’s Avatar!
Jacqueline and I have known one another a long time. She was one of the first authors to visit The Signed Page. Since 2002, we’ve stayed in contact whenever we can, see one another whenever we can, and she even helped me by donating the first Kushiel short story — one that would eventually lead to Kushiel’s Dart — to my anthology Unfettered. She is kind, smart, and one helluva writer. If you love Robin Hobb’s characters and the wordsmithery of Tad Williams, then Jacqueline’s work is for you.
No, you probably don’t have to read the first trilogy to read Cassiel’s Servant. I’m betting the new book is a perfectly acceptable place to start Jacqueline’s work. But I highly recommend these wonderful epic fantasy novels in their totality. They are rich in diversity and culture, are wonderfully written, stretch the boundaries of what love looks like, and are beloved by the SF&F community.
I’ll be seeing Jacqueline in August when the new book publishes. Having the trade paperback set is just a bonus for you!
If you have any questions, I’m always around. Have a great week!