Kushiel's Mercy ) follows its youthful protagonist, Moirim, from bed to"/>

Naamah's Kiss

Jacqueline Carey, Author . Grand Central $26.99 (645p) ISBN 978-0-446-19803-5

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)

Reviewed on: 05/11/2009
Release date: 06/01/2009
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