She's written the Kushiel series and the Sundering duo, and since her name has come up several times lately, I figured she needs her own thread I really like the Kushiel series. The alternate universe is very interesting, and the characters are fascinating. I think I like the first trilogy, from Phedre's POV, more than this new one (though I haven't read book 5). I didn't really like The Sundering. I've got 100 pages left of the second book, and wehile it's interesting how much the storyline and characters are like those in LOTR (though told from the POV of the "bad guys" -- "If all that is considered good considers you evil, are you?") the books are dry and boring and stretch out the story too much. Has anyone else read them or been interested in them?