Naamah's Kiss

Naamah's Kiss

eBook - 2009
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Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn; the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts - the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow. Moirin has a secret, too. From childhood onward, she senses the presence of unfamiliar gods in her life; the bright lady, and the man with a seedling cupped in his palm. Raised in the wilderness by her reclusive mother, it isn't until she comes of age that Moirin learns how illustrious, if mixed, her heritage is. The great granddaughter of Alais the Wise, child of the Maghuin Donn, and a cousin of the Cruarch of Alba, Moirin learns her father was a D'Angeline priest dedicated to serving Naamah, goddess of desire. After Moirin undergoes the rites of adulthood, she finds divine acceptance...on the condition that she fulfill an unknown destiny that lies somewhere beyond the ocean. Or perhaps oceans. Beyond Terre d'Ange where she finds her father, in the far reaches of distant Ch'in, Moirin's skills are a true gift when facing the vengeful plans of an ambitious mage, a noble warrior princess desperate to save her father's throne, and the spirit of a celestial dragon.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
ISBN: 9780446799614
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JessicaGma Jan 30, 2019

A colleague told me about this trilogy, of which I was unaware, and the first book was just right. It's also nice to get non D'angeline perspectives, and travel in this both familiar and strange world.

Kereesa Jan 06, 2016

I liked this one much much MUCH better than Imriel's trilogy.

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Kyanite
Sep 10, 2012

I really loved the Kushiel's Legacy books, and one of the main reasons was because of the great characters, so I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to get into this series as much. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Moirin was a strong and sufficiently-compelling character to carry the book. But Bao is no Joscelin. Not even close. This book is lacking the angst that made the earlier books so perfect. Oh, and the kink. That is also sorely missed.

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TabiD
Jun 23, 2010

In a wonderful continuation of her previous series, Carey slips forward in time to present a new set of powerful and compelling characters. Drawing on the past and cultures of our own world, she twists the familiar into something new and vibrant. The characters she design are creative and extraordinary while retaining the flaws that allow her readers to connect with them. True to her work, this was a very adult book; the quantity of sex occasionally overwhelms the plot. Still, I loved the emphasis being less on the D'Angelines and more on areas that had only been hinted about before.

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Morgaine
May 24, 2010

I absolutley love Careys writing. When you read her books you can almost picture everything happening right in front of you

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cllevett
Feb 09, 2010

Really enjoyed this book. The main character is easy to fall in love with. All the sex does get to be a bit much. Toward the end I felt it was really taking away from the story.

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