Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

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I dreamed about Harry Potter last night, which is strange because I haven't been reading the books or watching the movies or doing anything else vaguely HarryPotterish lately. More than anything I'm absorbed with my 500-a-day Atlantis story, looking forward to Friday's episodes (especially Atlantis, because I'm an angst whore) and generally bouncy about seeing an Alias season 5 commercial a few days ago (also because I'm an angst whore and because, for ill or good, I heart Vaughn). I've also been reading Jacqueline Carey's Banewreaker, which is nowhere near as good as the Kushiel books - too much labor on getting across the theme of the book, I think, and so the plot itself suffers - but it's the first (non-HP) fantasy book I didn't put down as soon as I came across the first dragon. I have an anti-dragon bias.

Anyway. This dream was loosely GoF-related, and sometimes it seemed that I was watching the movie, and sometimes it seemed that I was taking part in the story itself. FauxMoody was there, and Draco (who actually turned nice at the end) but most of the focus seemed to be on Ron thinking that Harry and Hermione were going out, and being really sulky about it, until Harry told them that they weren't and convinced him to that this relationship quiz he found in a magazine. Krum was there too, only he didn't have an accent and seemed rather pleasant, and I remember seeing something that made me think "Oh Lord, the slashers are going to love that".

Oh, and speaking of Jacqueline and Kushiel... she's posted a synopsis of Kushiel's Scion, which - suckage - isn't going to be out til June 2006. Grr.

Born a Prince of Terre d'Ange, Imriel de la Courcel bears a legacy he despises. His father was Benedicte de la Courcel, great-uncle to the D'Angeline Queen, Ysandre, who evaded conviction for treason by dying before he could be tried. His mother is Melisande Shahrizai, the brilliant traitoress who nearly usurped her nation's throne… twice.

Raised in an isolated sanctuary, unwitting of his heritage, Imriel was kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery in the deadly kingdom of Drujan. There he endured a living nightmare of cruelty and abuse until his rescue by Phèdre nó Delaunay, the Comtesse de Montève, and her consort, the Cassiline Brother Joscelin Verreuil, who restored him to Terre d'Ange against overwhelming odds and adopted him into their household.

Life in the country estate of Montrève is bucolic and serene, but the entanglements of court life are never far away. Imriel is surrounded by enemies who would gladly see him dead-and their distrust intensifies when his mother, Melisande, vanishes. With the onset of adolescence, Imriel discovers the darker aspects of Kushiel's legacy within himself, and finds with horror that he reacts to Phèdre's nature as an anguissette; Kushiel's Chosen.

Beset by desires he reviles and political obligations he rejects, Imriel flees to become a student in the ancient city of Tiberium in Caerdicca Unitas. There, he undertakes a course of study with an underlying agenda: To find the person who trained Anafiel Delaunay, Phèdre's mentor, in the arts of covertcy. If he can do so, it may be that he can undertake to solve a greater mystery and determine the whereabouts of his mother.

Intrigue, dalliance, friends and enemies await Imriel in Tiberium; but no one could anticipate the events that will shape his life. A child of his birth parents' blood and his foster parents' spirit, damaged by childhood trauma, he must find a way to reconcile his conflicted nature. Blessed Elua bids all D'Angelines, "Love as thou wilt." For Imriel nó Montrève de la Courcel, discovering how to obey the precept of Blessed Elua will prove a challenging journey, fraught with sorrow and joy.

And this is only the beginning of it...

And all I can think is... awww, Phedre and Joscelin were his parents! and eww, I hope he doesn't start having the hots for his mom... Joscelin'll kill him

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