My Phedre cosplay from illogicon this year! That last picture is my moment of extreme fangirling when I asked Jacqueline Carey to sign my marque. 

Dress design by zeldyn, created by Lacey and myself. Non canon but totally awesome overdress by Chained Elegance. Tattoo by zelieramora. Photos by photosnxs (with a cell phone shot by my buddy Kellye) 

This was such a fun cosplay and I loved geeking out with fellow Kushiel fans at the con :D


Another set of teas is up on Adagio!

Based on the Kushiel’s Legacy book series by Jacqueline Carey

There are fourteen teas in total, one for each of the Thirteen Houses of The Court of Night-Blooming Flowers, as well as a fan-only Anguisette blend. (It’s hard to see the red fleck in the eye on the label online, but I promise you it’s there! :P)

Join the fandom here or view the teas here.

Anguissette – A mix for Phedre no Delaunay {listen}

“Such a small thing on which to hinge such a fate. Nothing more than a mote, a fleck, a mere speck of color.”

–Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart

i. Apocalyptica; Beautiful ii. George Fenton; The Earth’s Highest Challenge iii. Trevor Morris; Saving Josh iv. Harry Gregson-Williams; Burning the Past v. Howard Shore, Billy Boyd; The Sacrifice of Faramir/The Edge of the Night vi. Thomas Bergersen; Merchant Prince vii. Danny Elfman; The Story viii. Thomas Bergersen; Soulseeker ix. Hedningarna; Räven (Fox Woman) x. Rammstein; Amour xi. Trevor Morris; An Historic Love 

Kushiel’s Legacy Characters ❧ Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève

Lest anyone should suppose that I am a cuckoo’s child, got on the wrong side of the blanket by lusty peasant stock and sold into indenture in a shortfallen season, I may say that I am House-born and reared in the Night Court proper, for all the good it did me.

Since I’m becoming tumblr-famous(I’m at 6 PEOPLE w00t) I’m going to start promoting stuff I like that I’ve not found on tumblr(yet). 



If you like Game of Thrones, you will like this.  Sizzling politics, incomprehensible religion(at first), alternate history based on some real world stuff.  A heroine whose only “powers” are a divinely inspired tolerance for pain, and her own intellect. 

It features a religion where the worst heresy you can commit is rape.  A non-patriarchal culture that is falling into sexist traps.  Prostitution is a sacred calling. 

It does somewhat poorly in the POC representation in the first book, but it takes place is Western Europe circa 800 CE.  But, England was never conquered by the Romans, so it still maintains its original Pict population.

This is improved upon in later books, as the characters travel further into the world.  The characters are well rounded, and believable.  It has amazing sex, but it is heavy in the BDSM(that’s where that divine pain thing comes in), so if that’s not for you, I’d pass. 

This is the first in a NINE book series, 3 separate trilogies that span 200 years, with three separate protagonists, each having to deal with the consequences of the last. 

my favourite cousin got me reading the Kushiel’s Legacy books recently, so here’s a quick doodle of Phédre. WOW what a great heroine. more forthcoming probably.

also I AM ANNOYED THAT I ONLY JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT alphabooks now that it’s over! so I am going to do the challenge anyway because fack it I do what I want. I needed more books-related fanart on my tumblr anyway, my first great loveee ♥

“If you ask me, nothing human could cross that sodding bridge without being seen.”

“Pascal saw it,” the other said shortly. “It ran off before it finished him, and he was still alive when Gitto found him. He did trying to say what he saw. It didn’t come over the bridge, it crawled under it.”

“Yar, like a giant sodding spider!” the first retorted. “I tell you, whatever we’re looking for, it’s not human. No man could do that.”

As I crouched in the dark, scarce daring to breathe while they moved out of range, I tried to imagine it - crawling beneath that deadly bridge, clinging to the underside, fingers and toes wedged between the knot-joined planks, moving one torturous plank at a time, suspended upside down in the howling winds, above the raging cauldron of sea and rocks … who would even dream of attempting such a thing?

I knew only one.


                                                                -Kushiel’s Chosen

I could not help it, any more than I could erase the prick of Kushiel’s Dart from my eye, and the more I struggled against it in the shuddering depths of my soul, the more I yearned in my heart for Joscelin’s presence. As gloriously, splendidly, intractably single-minded as he was, loving him was like grasping a knife, a clean white blaze of pain that kept me anchored to myself.

Cassiel’s dagger, with which Elua made reply to the messengers of the One God; Cassiel’s Servant, touchstone of my dart-riven heart.

—  Phedre no Delaunay de Montreve, Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacquelin Carey