Naamah's Kiss and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Buy Used
£2.81
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Naamah's Kiss Hardcover – 24 Jun 2009


See all 12 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover, 24 Jun 2009
£0.01
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 645 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (24 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044619803X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446198035
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.1 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,254,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"Intelligent, sexy, heartbreakingly human, Carey at her intoxicating best."--Booklist on Kushiel's Scion (starred review) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

Moirin has small magics, the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, the skill to coax plants to quicken - and she also has the bright lady's gift: the gift of desire. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Misty on 4 Jun 2010
Format: Paperback
The first trilogy (starting with Kushiel's dart) is a great read - 5 fully deserved stars.
The 2nd series (featuring Imriel) was a good read - 4 (slightly grudging) at times stars.

This, the first in what looks like a 3rd trilogy is extremely pedestrian by comparison.
The main character, Moiran is just bland - I couldn't care one way or another about her.
The decision making power of her inner soul is the laziest plot device ever, and as another reviewer has comment the sex scenes just seem very tawdry and meaningless compared to the other books.

The plot lumbers along, it's readable enough don't get me wrong. but it doesn't have the heart stopping qualities of her previous efforts. It all just seems too easy, there are no shades of grey people are just good or bad.

It is set in the future compared to the other books, but the constant references back to the previous adventures were also a bit contrived and made it seem like the adventures of Phedre et al were the only events of note in the history of a continent and several peoples.

To me it just feels formulaic and she needs to stop flogging this particular horse and move on.
I'm glad i didn't buy this book, and i won't buy the sequel (although i will read it if my friend forks out the cash like she did for this one!)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Coar on 3 Aug 2009
Format: Hardcover
Being a huge fan of Carey's work, I was really looking forward to this new series, the result though is ultimately disappointing.

It feels rushed, Carey goes through the motions, but never creates any real depth to the plot or her characters (which is her real strength). Moirin is shallow and trite, where she should be naive and savage. All the support cast are a shadow of what Carey can do. They are just not engaging at all.

In the end, this book is like a theme park ride, it certainly is enjoyable but ultimately lacks any emotional engagement.

Everything comes to Moirin easily. Whatever poor decisions she makes, success falls into her lap. A good example is the magic she learns: Through no effort of her own, it just comes to her (or is given to her) and you just know as a reader at that point that she'll just oh so conveniently will use it to save the day a couple hundred pages later. Please. You can do better than that.

All the while she has her very own homing beacon of fate inside her, that makes all the decisions for her. It's the ultimate killer of any sort of suspense. If you add Moirin's almost singular focus on 'desire', she comes across as unlikeable, shallow and unreflective, bumbling through the story, waiting for a 'Thumbs Up' from her fate traffic light.

On the whole, the sexual component of the book lacks the meaning and importance of her previous books. She just comes across as overeager, sleeping with everything that isn't on a tree on a count of five.

I could go on, but suffice to say that while I applaud the effort, this book comes across as uninspired and it's miles away from the quality of her previous work. It's a shame.

Nonetheless, as far as theme park rides go, this is a fairly good one if you don't expect anything other than a cheap thrill. At least it's worth the price of admission.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By H. Callaghan VINE VOICE on 30 Sep 2009
Format: Hardcover
This was a fun read in places, but seemed to take forever to get going. When something interesting happens - potential demon possession, or being pursued by a furious army - and just as you begin to think that this might go from mildly entertaining to gripping, the threat is immediately dealt with and rendered moot. I never felt Moirin or any of the others were in real danger, unlike Phedre and her companions, or Imriel even. Moirin's talents are also such a convenient and ragbag mix I never properly believed in them, or her.

If it wasn't Jacqueline Carey, I would have said I enjoyed myself but wouldn't buy another one. As it stands, I'll give the next one a chance, certainly, but must confess I was expecting a bit more.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bibliophile London on 11 Aug 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have read all of the "Kushiel" novels of Ms Carey and picked up this one thinking that it would be a follow on from the last. To begin with I was horrified that the action took place over a 100 years later but that soon turned to delight as I read the story. As usual her characterisation is excellent - both primary and secondary characters leap off the page. I finished the book last night after staying up late into the night and at my age to be prepared to forgo sleep for a good read is rare indeed! I cannot praise these novels enough and I am delighted that this is the start of another trilogy.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback