Naamah's Kiss

Naamah's Kiss

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 Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But gen...

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Title:Naamah's Kiss
Author:Jacqueline Carey
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Naamah's Kiss
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:645 pages pages

Naamah's Kiss Reviews

  • Jai
    Aug 24, 2009
    http://janicu.livejournal.com/81751.html Premise: This is the beginning of a new series in the same world as the two Kushiel series, but takes place a few generations later. The heroine is Moirin, who was born into the Maghuin Dhonn, worshippers of a great brown bear, a wild people ...
  • Kim
    Jul 23, 2009
    Naamah's Kiss is set some 150 years after Carey's remarkable Kushiel trilogies, but the reader who has not read the earlier books can still enjoy this one, I think. In fact, if you attempted to read the Kushiel books and were ill at ease (as I was, initially) with the BDSM content, Moi...
  • Lassarina Aoibhell
    Jun 19, 2009
    As is usual with me and the Kusheline books, I read this in one big gulp - less than 24 hours from the time I bought it, I had finished it. Carey employs a different view of Terre d'Ange in this book, choosing to illustrate it through the perspective of an outsider (in this case, an Al...
  • Jaime
    Jul 17, 2009
    Though I?ve had Carey?s Kushiel series on my "want to read" list for quite a while, this is the first of her books that I?ve read. It absolutely won?t be the last. Carey has created an incredibly complex yet easily understood world, and has a knack for introducing us to it with...
  • Nikki
    Oct 19, 2010
    I've been putting off reading this trilogy until it was all out, wanting to immerse myself in Carey's world all at once. I'm glad I did: it took me a while to get to the point of wanting to read it without putting it down, but I got there. It starts slow, I suppose, but so did Kushiel'...
  • Felicia
    Jul 06, 2009
    I love this author so much, and this is an amazing amazing book. A bisexual druid is a hard character to pull off, but she does it in her classing romantic/fantasy way! Continues to be one of the few authors I buy in hardback. ...
  • Sandi
    Jun 06, 2009
    I don't usually like books that I'd rate NC-17 if they were movies, but this one was an exception. I thought it was wonderful. I haven't read anything by Jacqueline Carey before, and I may never read anything by her again. GoodReads shows this as being #7 of the Kushiel's Legacy series...
  • Laura
    May 31, 2010
    I keep holding out hope that Carey will surprise me with another story as beautiful as Kushiel's Dart. This, unfortunately, is another near-miss. The portions dealing with strict fantasy are actually beautiful. I love the summoning of the different gods and the games they play. I lo...
  • Terence
    Mar 02, 2009
    Kushiel's Dart blew me away when it came out. Carey showed real verve and talent in exploring the world of Terre d?Ange and Elua?s commandment to ?love as thou wilt? with interesting characters and an involving story. There wasn?t quite as much energy in the second trilogy...
  • Ben Babcock
    Aug 24, 2013
    With a little over a week left before I return to England, I went to the library and borrowed a few more books. As I was browsing the stacks, I noticed all three of these books next to each other on the shelf. Longtime library conossieurs will share with me the feeling of surprise and ...
  • TheBookSmugglers
    May 13, 2009
    Full Review Link Moirin mac Fainche is of the royal bloodline of Alais de la Courcel, but lives in the wild woods of Alba as one of the few remaining Maghuin Dhonn, inheriting her knowledge and small gifts of magic from her mother. Moirin?s father, however, is a D?Angeline pries...
  • Victoria
    Aug 13, 2009
    Aug. 2009 I met Jacqueline Carey at a signing last month, for this book and her other recent release, Santa Olivia. She mentioned how different fans at these later signings were from the rabid fans who had rushed up to her at the first signing ? a day after the book came out ? g...
  • Jessica
    Jul 05, 2009
    Even Jacqueline Carey's weaker efforts are better than a lot of fantasy that's out there, but while I was entertained by Naamah's Kiss, I was also disappointed. Despite entirely new characters and a new continent, this book still felt like a tired rehashing of the first Kushiel trilogy...
  • Christine
    Jul 04, 2009
    Naamah's Kiss is set generations after the last Kushiel book. When I first heard this, I was a little disappointed. The jump forward in time does make sense. It allows for a "happily ever after" for the first six books and allows for Carey to further explore her world. We are given mor...
  • Kerry
    Aug 18, 2009
    As much as I enjoyed returning to the world of Terre d'Ange, I have to say that Naamah's Kiss wasn't nearly as good as the original two trilogies in the Kushiel's Legacy series. Don't get me wrong, it was a good book and when the next one in the trilogy comes out, I will definitely pic...
  • Chy
    Jun 27, 2009
    Okay. I was a little depressed when I found out this was set generations after the Kushiel books, but it turned out to work very, very well. If it weren't, then when Moirin goes to the City of Elua, I would have stopped paying attention to her and done nothing but look for characters I...
  • Paul Weimer
    May 10, 2009
    With Naamah's Kiss, Jacqueline Carey, whose reputation has been largely based on the Kushiel world novels, returns to that world. This time, Carey decides to jump forward in time a few generations, so that she can create a new situation, a new protagonist, and explore new parts of ...
  • Aster
    Aug 05, 2011
    Nice White Lady Saves China! And Prevents Modern Warfare! And Finds Love! Intrigue and court politics and sexual drama in equal measure with grand world-changing adventure. A thoroughly enjoyable read, fast paced, exciting, heart-rending and heart-warming, and overall fun. Two ...
  • Eli
    Mar 30, 2009
    The first six books of this series are sacred scripture for me, and I did not expect that lightning to strike again. But Carey showed stellar writing capabilities in the previous books, and I had at least hoped this book would be a rousing adventure with that high quality of writing. M...
  • Kelly
    Jun 12, 2009
    In Naamah's Kiss, Jacqueline Carey returns to the world she created in the Kushiel's Legacy series, and introduces a delightful new heroine. Moirin mac Fainche is a descendant of Alais de la Courcel and a member of the Maghuin Dhonn tribe of Alba. On her father's side, she's D'Ange...
  • Duffy Pratt
    Oct 24, 2009
    Carey has created another seemingly perfect heroine. What's surprising to me is that she manages to do this while keeping these perfect creatures distinct from one another. Moirin is nothing like Phedre, except in her perfection. (And she's also nothing like Loup, from the Saint's book...
  • Phoenixfalls
    Feb 20, 2010
    The world Jacqueline Carey has created with this series continues to have a great deal of beauty and grace about it in this seventh novel. Her characters are still fully-fleshed and wondrous, each one unique and each one worthy. Like the first books in the other two trilogies, this one...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Feb 16, 2013
    What I love about this book, after having read so many romance novels with a chaste/virginal heroine, is the complete and utter abandon of any type of sexual shame. Love is love, sexual in manner or not, with men or women, it's just so freeing to read about the act of love being portra...
  • F√©rial
    Jan 24, 2017
    Moirin a insatiable man (and women)-eater girl blessed by Namah's gift (Namah being the god of sex love) leaves Alba, the place of her birth, and crosses the sea to Terre d'Ange where she supposedly has a destiny to fulfill. This destiny being jumping from one's bed to another's not ve...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    Aug 03, 2017
    [3.5 stars] I have mixed feelings about this trilogy. You see, it?s really difficult for anything to follow Kushiel?s and Imriel?s stories and, since this one took place a few hundred years in the future, I found myself mourning the fact that we?ve moved on (kind of like when A...
  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    Jul 23, 2018
    After the trilogy of Imriel that things somehow changed, the writer returns to the recipe of the first three books of this cycle. In this new trilogy we again have a woman in the leading role, which because of her origins has the blessing of the goddess of desire, which makes her have ...
  • keikii Eats Books
    Jul 30, 2018
    91 points/100 (4.75 stars/5) Alert: LGBT Themes Moirin mac Fainche of the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, grew up with her mother in Alba, possessing small gifts to summon twilight and grow plants. Unbeknownst†to her for many years while growing up, she is half D'Angeli...
  • Antigone
    Jul 29, 2015
    Jacqueline Carey is most well-known for her work in what is now being called "historical" fantasy. This designation generally refers to tales set in a quasi-medieval environment. Game of Thrones would be considered historical fantasy, as would the Wheel of Time series and the majority ...
  • Ellen Gail
    Apr 01, 2017
    "Ambition untempered by caution is like a river in flood. It leaps from its natural channels to forge the shortest course, and it sweeps away all in its path. Do not get swept away, Moirin." I love this series so damn much. I don't even know how it's this consistently good. Fir...
  • Belinda
    Jun 12, 2018
    5 stars - English hardcover - I have dyslexia - Notes in old note book : first in this trilogy. Loved the bisecual druid. Had so much character! ??? ...