I literally could cry. If Jacqueline Carey was ever to stop writing, I really don’t know what I would do. There wouldn’t be anything as amazing to interest me. Again, I will bow down to you Carey, love as thou wilt and kiss the ground you walk on, as you are my Queen. This devotion probably doesn’t sound healthy to you reading this, but if you have not ever read, starting from the beginning, the Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey, then you do not understand the joy and happiness and intense passion bond to them. Therefore, I recommend that you do.
Centuries after the lives of Phedre no Delaunay and Imriel de la Courcel we are introduced to Moirin of the Maghuin Dhonn, the bear-goddess, but she also has other strange gods claiming her as their own as well. She embarks on a journey, which is more important that the destiny which she is bond to. With her small gifts and the blessing of the goddess Naamah, the goddess of desire and pleasure, Moirin goes to places where powerful mages wield and a celestial being is trapped in the mortal flesh of a Ch’in princess. Moirin learns a lot of desire and destiny, but the gods are known to use their chosen hard and Moirin faces a lot of hardship on the way.
Jacqueline Carey once again spins a beautiful, compelling and powerful tale, plunging us into the depths of desire and pleasure in the forms of friendships, kindness and passion. I always have to commend Carey on her characters, as they are each the most interesting and the one thing that I believe drives all her tales. Her characters are seriously the most powerful in their kind, and in each there is something to admire and surely love. My heart aches. They are seriously powerful. It is not only this but also the imagery Carey provokes, are spectacular and beautiful.
I really recommend these books, you could pick up and start with any trilogy, but it wouldn’t be right. I think it is much better to start from the beginning and because they all link together perfectly.
Carey, please come to London and do a singing, I would surely cry before you, but I would love to pick your mind and have a lovely chat with you over a lovely cup of tea.