Book Review

Naamah’s Blessing

The final installment of the Moirin trilogy takes our favorite characters even farther than they’ve already been. All the way to the shores of what we would think of as South America. Moirin interacts with the equivalency of Aztec and Incan people, in a long, dangerous journey she has to undertake to right a wrong.… Continue reading Naamah’s Blessing

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Naamah’s Curse

I’ve never read a more beautiful, terrifying story. If you know me, you know that a basically Pagan Celtic protagonist driven by her soul’s passion to form meaningful connections with people is…well, me. Reading characters that so closely mirror ourselves can be an interesting exercise. You learn a lot about yourself. In reading this book—which… Continue reading Naamah’s Curse

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Naamah’s Kiss

I thought I wouldn’t be as interested in Moirin’s trilogy after I heard that it takes place so long after Phedre and Joscelin and Imriel’s time. I was wrong. There’s an entirely different approach to this one. It’s the same in that the story starts with Moirin as a young girl, and we watch her… Continue reading Naamah’s Kiss

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Kushiel’s Mercy

Imriel’s great quest in the wilds on his own is over—but Carey’s stories are never that simple. He’s made great sacrifices, and terrible mistakes. And now he has to win the right to be with the woman he loves. You feel sorry for him. No one should have to endure the amount of travesty and… Continue reading Kushiel’s Mercy

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Kushiel’s Justice

This is the second book in the Imriel trilogy, and it’s just so darn sad! In the best way possible, because I’m beginning to think that Carey’s incapable of writing anything bad. But I definitely cried while reading this book. I actually was reading a particularly weighty scene during a pumping break at work (still… Continue reading Kushiel’s Justice

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Kushiel’s Scion

You know that I really love a book when I re-read it in less than a year. I read this Imriel trilogy while I was pregnant, and had to re-read all of the Kushiel’s Legacy series about eight months later because it's just that good. Some authors are fabulous at protagonists of one sex, but… Continue reading Kushiel’s Scion

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Kushiel’s Avatar

I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to raise the stakes higher than they already were in Kushiel’s Dart and Kushiel’s Chosen. You’d think it’d be enough, one amazing protagonist saving her country, saving her queen. But Phedre isn’t done yet. This third installment in her legacy takes Phedre and Joscelin to a new… Continue reading Kushiel’s Avatar

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Kushiel’s Chosen

If you’re looking for some fantastically suspenseful writing, this is the series to beat. Jacqueline Carey has already given us a complex, compelling world complete with fascinating mythos in Kushiel’s Dart. In this sequel, we travel with the protagonists away from their home again, this time to a place that feels like Italy/Venice. Phaedre is… Continue reading Kushiel’s Chosen

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Kushiel’s Dart

Whew. There’s definitely some steamy goodness in this book. I’ve seen some people on the internet getting all huffy about it—she’s so young! She’s a sex worker! It’s BDSM! And sure, if there’s just no pleasure sensor in your body that lights up with a little bit of consensual violence, maybe you’ll find parts of… Continue reading Kushiel’s Dart