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Naamah's Kiss (Kushiel Legacy)

 
 
 
 
Naamah's Kiss (Kushiel Legacy)
Author: Jacqueline Carey
ISBN 13: 9780446198042
ISBN 10: 446198048
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 800
List Price: $8.00
 
 

The author of the New York Times bestselling Kushiel fantasy series returns with an all-new saga set in her brilliantly imagined Renaissance world and featuring Moirin, whose divine gifts prove to be crucial as she comes up against an ambitious mage, a noble warrior princess desperate to save her father's throne, and the spirit of a celestial dragon.

Publishers Weekly

The seventh installment in Carey's bestselling Kushiel series (after 2008's Kushiel's Mercy) follows its youthful protagonist, Moirim, from bed to bed as she worships sexuality goddess Naamah. Following a tragic affair, Moirim travels to Terre d'Ange, this world's France. There she takes a variety of lovers, from the aristocratic occultist Raphael de Mereliot to Queen Jehanne herself. The elderly but wise Lo Feng befriends Moirim and leads her to the distant land of Ch'in and the true love of her life, the gruff but affectionate ex-bandit Bao. Moirim and her friends endeavor to save the Ch'in emperor's daughter Snow Tiger from a curse, but their efforts come at terrible costs, not least of which is the certainty of multiple sequels. Carey's triumph as a writer lies in her ability to turn these stock-nearly stereotyped-components into an engaging, fascinating novel. (July)

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