The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune.
As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley - and the wolf within her....
An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love - and save them all....
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I enjoy NR's work and am a big fan. This 3rd book had a few unexpected elements (no spoilers from me) and some expected elements. When you have a Seer as one of the main characters, you get a glimpse of what is coming.
While I enjoyed most of the performance, it was difficult to hear the difference between Bran & Doyle much of the time. And there were a few times the lead ladies sounded alike. That was the most disappointing thing about this story for me. Even with that, I am glad they didn't change performers. That is a jolt for me.
I was taken away on a journey with this trilogy which is exactly what I want and expect from NR!
This is a typical Nora Roberts trilogy, and maybe that's the problem. I expect more from a trilogy then I got from this. For a story that covers three books, there was little to no character growth. In particular, Sasha made me want to virtually smack some backbone into her. I can understand hesitancy and uncertainty at the beginning, but by book three, she shouldn't turn into a quivering heap of irritation at every challenge.
But that was true of all the characters. Other than the hook-ups, there is little difference in most of them from the first book to the last (with the exception of the mermaid). A good story isn't enough any more. You need good characters to go with them, and Roberts might have pulled this batch out one too many times.
There was not as much a distinction between the voices of the characters as I'm previous books. This meant I was often confused on who was speaking. Also the end of the storey seemed rushed. once they got to their destination it seemed there were lots of details skimmed over to finish the story. it could hasn't been a four book series with the quest to end the witch at the end.
Loved this series. I'm a huge Nora fan and she didn't disappoint. It's such a let down when I finish because I always want more and want to know what happens next. I'll re-listen to them again and again.
Very well written. She really knows how to develop a story and keep you engaged without getting bored.
I've recently listened to another series by another author and all 7 of the narrations were terrible. Saskia knows how to make each character different and has a pleasing voice.
YES and I almost did. I finished it in 1 1/2 days.
I waited, with baited breath, for the release of the final part of this trilogy series so perhaps my expectations were high. It seems they were too high: this trilogy felt like a regurgitation of her Circle trilogy.
3 guys and 3 girls put together to defeat evil, sound familiar? well, even with the similarities to other trilogies it was a good book that got me through a road trip and household chores. The characters definitely had their own personalities. Of the 3 books, this one was my least favorite. Everything seemed rushed, especially the battles. I probably will not listen to it again but it served its purpose.
"Fire, Water and Ice- A winning Finale"
It was the narrative style; the writing was poetic and very descriptive; made me want to visit Ireland and see it for myself.
I felt satisfied, as it was happy; it felt final. In my opinion, however, there could have been more about what happened, say; a year or two after.All in all,however; I really enjoyed it.
The scene where we visited the fabled Island of Glass and all of its beauty. I do wonder if it would look different in different parts of the world, as it is not a fixed location.
It was a mixture of emotions; though I had to say I was laughing at some parts;.
If you're planning on reading this- definitely start with the first one(Stars of Fortune), if you read/listen to this; you're going to miss out on some serious character development.
It is in my top 50 books.
I loved rylie because of her connections and also her fearless attetude. However i loved Doyle just as much as he had a lot to cope with but he was loyal and true.
I thought that she read the book really well, and the fact that she kept the characters identity threw out the whole book.
I was happy and sad in parts.
Fantastic series of books, it is one i will come back to in the future that is for sure. Not a fan of fanticy normally but this is making me think that i should give the jonra more of a chance.
"Really enjoyed these books!"
These books were great, I really enjoyed them. The narrator was excellent and story really lovely.
Really great book, Love the Terry Pratchett reference. Nice finish to this series. Looking forward to the next one.
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