rating for Jacqueline Carey's story: Martyr of the Roses: 3.5 stars
It is a nice little story if your interested, and if you can stand a L'Envers on the throne. The country we visit here has not been eplored in the Kushiel series, which is a pity, I think. Vralia seems to be a harsh, very religious country and I would gladly go back there. This short story is hardly enough, but well - it did wet my appetite.