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Valère L'Envers


Valère L'Envers-Shamabarsin, Lugalin of Khebbel-im-Akkad


D'Angeline (Namarrese)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Violet


Barquiel L'Envers




3 sons


Isabel L'Envers


Ysandre de la Courcel, Nicola L'Envers y Aragon


House L'Envers, House of Ur

First Appearance

Kushiel's Avatar

Valère L'Envers, also known as Valère-Shamabarsin, is the only daughter of Barquiel L'Envers. She is married to Sinaddan-Shamabarsin, the Khalif of Khebbel-im-Akkad's son. She and Sinaddan have three sons.


Valère favors her father in appearance. She is tall and long-limbed. Her hair is golden blonde and she has the purple eyes of House L'Envers.


Valère accompanied her father to Khebbel-im-Akkad when he was appointed ambassador. When Barquiel arranged a match between her and Sinaddan, she accepted. This sealed the alliance between Terre d'Ange and Khebbel-im-Akkad. Sinaddan built her a private D'Angeline garden so she would not feel homesick.

In Kushiel's Avatar, Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève sought Valère's aid in her search for Imriel de la Courcel. Valère initially refused to aid them due to Drujan and because she considered Imriel a danger to the realm. Phèdre used the sacred password of House L'Envers to have her ask Sinaddan for aid. Valère was not at all pleased by this, but she obeyed the password and asked Sinaddan. Sinaddan refused to send an army into Drujan, but he provided them with a guide.

Valère forgave Phèdre for forcing her hand with the password and gave her a coat. She wished that Phèdre was not insistent on going into certain death to find the son of a traitor. When they returned from Drujan with Imriel in tow, Valère was displeased that he'd been found. Believing Imriel to be a threat to her house and to Terre d'Ange, she tried to have him assassinated. These attempts failed. It is unknown if she acted alone or on Barquiel's orders.