Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
This is the third book in the Naamah Trilogy, as such there may be some minor spoilers in the Summary portion if you haven't read the previous two. Apparently I didn't review either of those books on the blog so I'm linking you to Goodreads instead Naamah's Kiss (Book 1) and Naamah's Curse (Book 2).
Moirin finally has a chance to return to Terre d'Ange, but it is not as vibrant a place without Jehanne there. Also, the Prince is off on an expedition on the other side of the world, and with him is Ralph de Mereliot, who Moirin must face and perhaps even stop although she knows not why.
And she's back! Carey that is. After a somewhat disappointing second novel to this trilogy, the third novel brings back the level of writing, world building, and adventure which I've come to expect from her. BTW I am somewhat of a Carey fan (huge understatement).
Sadly, we still don't get to spend that much time in Terre d'Ange, but this is the case in all but Kushiel's Dart so that's not really a surprise. The exploration we get to do is fun as per usual ^.^ Possibly the best part of this book is Bao who cracks some great one-liners throughout the book, which is something we never really got with Joscelin or Imriel in the previous series since they were both so serious.
Now, there is still doom and gloom in this book, but really this series hasn't been as dark as the previous ones. If you like Carey's style of writing, you will like this book. If you haven't tried any of her books yet, I recommend starting with Kushiel's Dart.
Star Rating: 4.5/5.0
For an explanation of the Star Rating go here.