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.
©2009 Jacqueline Carey; (P)2009 Tantor
Yes, I will listen to this one again. Kept me interested all the way.
Emotional expression, variety of voices.
Passion, adventure, and heroism all wrapped in one.
Plan to listen to the other 2 installments and othere work by this author.
the language, pronunciation - I would never have figured how to pronounce some words, and the accents help you to associate the world with our current world.
Audio HAS to be better than print. The narrator's Scot's accent lends so much to Morin's character and surroundings.
Morin, hands down.
Would LOVE to do in one sitting, but at 26 hours, it isn't humanly possible. As it is, I missed many exits and was late to meetings as I sat in the truck and listened.
It is a rare combination IMO of story and storyteller that compels me to get the rest of the series. Not since the Pern books have I so enjoyed a series/author/narrator.
Narrator's lilting pronunciation of Irish brogue
Wonderful Irish brogue and subtle intonation to indicate emotion
Several--main character's disappointment and sadness when leaving her mother
Way too much sexual content for my tastes
Jim Butchers Codex Alera series. The characters were colorful and easy to dentity with.A lot more sex in Naamah's Kiss, but the story telling was amazing.
No downloading the 2nd in the series now
No, it took place in many settings and countries, but not countries as we know them.
This was a wonderful book. A little too much sex for an old lady, but it fit in the book to help you explore the characters fully.
Very long book - or rather, audible book. Didn't think I would enjoy it but it was a great story. The beginning for me - again, due to not thinking I would enjoy it, felt boring and slow but soon after couldn't wait till the next time I was in my car to continue the story. It's a cross of Skyrim and World of Warcraft but not too much magic. In the end ... very good story. Ending was fine ... wish it continued. Anne Flosnik did a great job voicing the story line. Loved her accent and multiple characters although the voice of the dragon somewhat - only somewhat, annoyed me.
This is the first book that I stopped reading after the first download. Take the sex out and the book would still be boring, just shorter.
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