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A multilayered plot and Imriel’s complex inner life as he struggles with pain and loss Jacqueline Carey’s previous publications include various short stories, essays, a nonfiction book Angels: Would you like to tell iushiel about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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 lgacy, Moirin possesses such gifts – the ability to summon the kuhsiel 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 legavy, 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 lehacy 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 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.
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Most of the reviews on this seem to be 4- and 5-star, but I can’t bring myself to give more than 3. However, even Carey’s mediocre Terre d’Ange books are better than a lot of fantasy I’ve read, so I still recommend it if you love the world. I do love that this book shows us what it’s like to be touched by Naamah, and I was also excited to get a closer look at the Maghuin Dhonn though we did not see as much of that as I might have hoped.
Still, we see Naamah take a more active role, which of course leads to lots of lovely sex, so I can’t be too terribly disappointed. Plus, reiki was officially made canon, which I really adored when I was roleplaying in the milieu.
What is it that keeps me from enjoying this more, then? She has some cool magic, but I’m not really sure she’s a main character-level heroine. Seeing Ch’in was exciting, but it wasn’t as wonderfully developed as Terre d’Ange or Alba. I don’t know what it is. It’s a good book, but not a fabulous one. I’ll always revel in more of Carey’s Terre d’Ange worlds, but this just wasn’t as strong as the first two trilogies.
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Ok, so this book has had a lot of controversy and as an avid reader and fan of the series I’d like to share my experience. For myself, I fell so hard in love with Phedre and her surrounding characters that my first blow was to pick up this book and realize that it’s generations away from the world I had fallen for and wanted to be part of. From there I judged Moirin, got bored with the book and put it down disappointed.
The time came and I read Kushiel’s Legacy series for the second time and enjoyed them even more–I am once again enamored and now I also have a little more life experience to bring to the table. I picked up this book to try again.
It was magical because I let Moirin be who she is and I found myself in her also. From there I charged through the Naamah’s books and couldn’t put them down.
Thank you, Jacqueline Carey, for tempering my adventures with your own! After reading the reviews here, I didn’t want to believe that Jacqueline Carey was capable of writing a bad Terre D’Ange novel.
When I finished Naamah’s Kiss, my initial reaction was, “That wasn’t so bad”–truth be told, it wasn’t. Naamah’s Kiss is not a bad book, but now that I’ve let it sit for a month or so, it becomes increasingly obvious that it pales in comparison to its predecessors, who have set such a high mark that it’s hard enough to consistently match it, let alone surpass it.
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I applaud Carey for jumping one century ahead and letting the Kushiel cast fade gracefully into myth and legend. Too many authors cling onto popular characters but end up warping them into unlikable ghosts of their original selves instead of just moving on.
All told, Moirin’s backstory is, at first, a refreshing change of pace as she originates far away from the courtly intrigues of Terre D’Ange–but quickly falls into them, and perhaps in a more convoluted and displeasing fashion than either Phedre or Imriel did.
That is, before she’s jetted off to Ch’in, which, despite being a thriving empire, seems to consist only of four major characters, Moirin included. Moirin is not a terrible character, nor is her story unreadable. What Naamah’s Kiss lacks is the epic scale of the Kushiel series moreso Phedre’s trilogyboth in environment and cast. Phedre and Imriel were heroes on their own, but it was clear that many other characters letacy events shaped the outcome of the story.
With Naamah’s Kiss, everything leyacy to revolve around Moirin, which can get tiring. Besides scale, another factor that sets Naamah’s Kiss apart from Kushiel’s is the reliance on magic, perhaps too much so. Kushirl felt that Carey really wanted to make this story about Moirin’s interpersonal relationships with people so different from herself, but had kuhsiel include some larger than life plotlines for the sake of having them–plotlines she didn’t really want to deal with.
Any sense of urgency outside of the bedroom was quickly quelled with a magical fix. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mind magic in books, but I don’t like it the magic trivializes major conflicts, which is essentially what happens in Naamah’s Kiss more often than not.
All in all, did I like the book? There were some very touching and poignant moments that felt unreal. Did I like it more than the Kushiel series? Carey’s prose is as beautiful as ever in Naamah’s Kiss, but the overall execution of this book was not up to snuff. It feels like kuahiel were some conflicting interests on the direction of the book: I think Carey is fully capable legacj accomplishing both with aplomb, but for whatever reason, wasn’t able to do so with Naamah’s Kiss.
Let’s lay down some guidelines here: You don’t get enough explanation in this book to truly understand oushiel world you’re dropping into You’re not reading a book, you’re reading the kkshiel third of a kushiiel ok, its a big book. Each book does NOT stand on its own. This is a follow up to the Phedre and Imriel tales.
It’s good, but its not the same. You may like these characters more, you may like them less. It’s written from a different character’s view point. If you liked the Kushiel series, then you’ll probably enjoy this probably not as much, but then the Kushiel series was a real roller coaster ride. Carey writes romance a guy can read and enjoy, not too sappy, she leggacy master a battle scene, and most of her steps kuehiel reasonable within the frame work of the created world.
One more thing I like about Carey. She finishes off a book, no “and they lived happily ever after”. Of all author’s I think she finishes a book the best OK, so if you read the Kushiel series and liked it, jump right in.
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