|Cover artist||John Jude Palencar|
|LC Class||PS3603.A74 K79 2002|
|Preceded by||Kushiel's Dart|
|Followed by||Kushiel's Avatar|
In the novel, the journey of famed anguissette, Phèdre nó Delaunay, brings her all the way to Caerdicca Unitas, chasing after the path of the infamous traitor of Terre d'Ange, Melisande Shahrizai. Even still, the curse of her one true friend, Hyacinthe, haunts her. She has a long way to go if she will ever have the chance to free him from the curse that should have been hers. It is all she can do to keep madness at bay and try to stay one step ahead of Melisande.