Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey is the author’s nineteenth published work, following the release of the last of the Imriel Trilogy. In her latest novel, Carey brings us back to the land of fantasy we’ve all grown to love. This time, however, she introduces us to Moirin, a woman whose lineage will change the course of Maghuin Dhonn forever.
We join Moirin as she journeys across The Land of Angels and across oceans beyond what she has called her home. She discovers more than what she bargains for-a mage in need of humility, a warrior princess whose nobility becomes one of Moirin’s inspirations, and a celestian dragon’s spirit-all of which are essential in her journey to find the father she never knew. And of course, to fulfill a destiny she has yet to know of.
Carey intertwines this young woman’s destiny with that of Naamah’s-the goddess of desire-own, making the already complicated story all the more complicated. Once again, Carey makes this kind of coming-of-age fantasy come to life with her witty dialogues and catchy storyline. She is a master at creating worlds with her words and it takes talent of the highest degree to able to do that. She will keep us on our toes with multi-layered plots disguised as simple ones, gripping our hearts as Moirin discovers herself in the most difficult way possible-through a journey with no map to guide her. Carey has shown that she is as capable of magic as her characters are and I bet Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey will prove that she is, indeed, in a class of her own.
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