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
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.
It starts out great and I loved the writing. The narrator is great too.
Unfortunately the story degenerated into rather pointless graphic and laughable sexual acts. Naamah's kiss basically means the gift of effing.
I stopped listening to this title halfway into the tale because it seemed like a waste of my time.
It had such potential too; I was disappointed that it took such a turn. I'm no prude, far from it and when I want erotica, I'll purchase from the erotica section. If you want to read about Moirin's sexual education, then you won't be disappointed.
If like me you want some substance you're better off reading something by Robert Jordan or David Eddings.
I read the book, because it was the only thing I had with me for a fairly long plane ride, and there was a crying child in the seat in front of me so the ear buds helped to limit the external noise. I would not have purchased the book had I known how explicit and the orientation of the sex. Also - the ending left you in the air. The narrator began with an accent with a near eastern flavor and morphed into a pseudo Scots accent.
I honestly had to give this book one star. I tried listening to the first two downloads and I was bored stiff. The sexuality did not bother me as much as the reoccurring question of "What's the point"? As you listen, you really want something to take off and happen, and you end up listening to someone's life step by step, not that thrilling! If you are into eroticism , then this is your book!
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