- Mass Market Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reissue edition (May 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446198064
- ISBN-13: 978-0446198066
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 101 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Naamah's Curse Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2011
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In this sequel to 2009's Naamah's Kiss, Moirin, the devoted servant of a sex goddess, journeys across half of a fantasy version of Asia in search of her soulmate, Bao. In Tatar territory, she finds Bao... and his wife. His father-in-law, the Great Khan, is willing to go to great extremes to keep Bao and Moirin apart. Captured by the fanatic Patriarch of Riva, Moirin escapes to find that Bao has vanished again, this time headed toward the distant lair of the Spider Queen and her army of assassins. The romantic tale is marred by Moirin's narcissistic awareness that she is destined for a glorious fate that lesser mortals like Bao's jealous wife may only envy. Carey's storytelling ability is top-notch, however, and readers will applaud her willingness to resolve major plot threads in the middle book of a trilogy. (June)
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Still chasing her destiny in the sequel to Naamah's Kiss (2009), Moirin follows the urging of her diadh-anam across Tatar territory, looking for Bao, her Ch'in lover, who holds the other half of her divine soul-spark. She finds him married to the Great Khan's daughter, and their plans to smooth this wrinkle go disastrously wrong when the Great Khan arranges to have Moirin kidnapped by fanatical, pious Vralians, while Bao is led into the lands of the Spider Queen. Though this book is packed with new people, new lands, and new gods, the pacing is slow and the tone reflective. Carey's involving depictions of several religions also grow rather pointed. While Bao is never present long enough to gain depth, Moirin grows in strength and compassion, confronting several interesting crossroads in her faith and her way of life. Despite a “middle book” feel, series fans will love it, and an ominous warning about Raphael de Merliot, whom Moirin must “reckon with,” gives us something to look forward to in the next book. --Krista Hutley --This text refers to the Audible Audio Edition edition.
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Oh, and much as I liked Bao, I so wanted her to kick him to the curb a couple of times. Make that much of the book. As partners go, is is pretty impossible to top the Casseline but Sidonie held her own. Bao, not so much, at least in this book. I'm hoping he'll redeem himself in the next book and not be such a 'stupid boy'.
In any case, if you are looking for the brilliance of the first six books, you aren't going to find it here.
tly a weaker book by far. The first of this trio started out quite promising...(as other reviewers have aptly described) but this one...pfft..hmmm..it felt like filler. I mean, now that they have proclaimed their love for one another it was like a floodgate of "I love you, I love you too! I love you.." I was actually rolling my eyes in parts. I gave it 3 starts becaue I'm just happy to be along for the ride, and (crossing fingers) hoping that the next book 'picks it up' with the suspense and political intrique and snappy diologue that I have come to love from these books...and maybe Bao will fall into the Bog of Eternal Stench or a Deep Dark pit and die and put an end to this (YAWN) rather dull pairing.