This is a meme where the designer, photographer and/or illustrator of a favorite cover is featured is hosted by A Night's Dream of Books. I loved the idea since I always want to read a book when the cover is gorgeous. Bad habit, I know!
Author: Jacqueline Carey
Series: Phèdre's Trilogy #2, Kushiel's Universe #2, Kushiel's Legacy #2
Publisher: Tor Books
Published Date: April 6th 2002
Pages: 700 (Hardcover)
"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." - Wikipedia
Cover Artist: John Jude Palencar
I just love the cover of this book. It's beautiful and not like the usual covers I lust after. The cover is also tied to the story, since that's a back view of the the protagonist, Phèdre. And I'm not sure if I'm remembering correctly, but there's a dress like the one she's wearing mentioned in the story.