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Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy, Book 1

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.
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Publisher's Summary

Standing on the cliffs of 12th-century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds.

His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over 2,000 years of experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own - including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

Now, Hoyt, a sorcerer, must travel across the world and through time to find and train the five others Morrigan has prophesized will join him as a circle and do battle against Lilith's army of vampires on Samhain in the land of Geall.

But just who is the witch, the shape-changer, the scholar, the warrior and the vampire? How will this unlikely band of six prepare and become one with less than three months until the possible end of the world?

Following the arrival of Glenna Ward - a modern day witch with a knack for making her own kind of magic, the kind that makes his heart melt - Hoyt must find the strength to save the world, and a love that knows no bounds.

Complete the circle: listen to all three books in Nora Roberts' Circle Trilogy, including Book 2, Dance of the Gods, and Book 3, Valley of Silence.

©2006 Nora Roberts; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"This well-plotted, finely detailed paranormal adventure is driven by richly developed characters, making it a cut above others in this subgenre, and among Roberts's best." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Tarra Dayton, OH, United States 12-25-13
    Tarra Dayton, OH, United States 12-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Need more like this!"

    If this is just the first book, boy am I in for a treat! This was the most amazing book yet! It is a story that goes beyond romance, it is a STORY! One that you can see, hear and feel. Nora should write more like this! Cannot wait to listen to book two!

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    Holly East Syracuse, NY, United States 12-09-13
    Holly East Syracuse, NY, United States 12-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed reading the book. The narration is poor"
    What would have made Morrigan's Cross better?

    A different narrator


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Make the strong women characters sound wimpy, shallow and a mockery of women. His women's voice range is poor.
    The men sound similar.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I had listened to the reviews.
    I had enjoyed the print books

    I have listened to excellent narrators that evoke the feeling of the books. Male and female narrators

    Mr Hill has a compelling voice but not for Nora Roberts book.

    But then I have found very few Nora Roberts book well narrated.

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    Lila Eagle Point, OR, United States 10-31-13
    Lila Eagle Point, OR, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This book does not deserve all the good reviews"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Apparently a lot of people did enjoy it, and I don't understand why so not sure who those people are. Maybe die-hard Nora Roberts fans?


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Couldn't wait to be done with Morrigan's Cross, forced myself through it. Picked out my next listen well before I was done with it which is Gena Showalter's Beauty Awakened: Angels of the Dark, Book 2.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    okay nothing spectacular


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Morrigan's Cross?

    The book left no impression on me and I can't now recall many of the scenes, mostly due to poor character development.


    Any additional comments?

    I have only read one other Nora Roberts book more than 10 years ago, think it was called Divine Evil, I really enjoyed it and still remember some details. I can't say the same for Morrigan's Cross. I don't understand why it has such good reviews, I can only speculate it has something to do with Nora's large fan base that loves anything she does. While I enjoyed the premise of all the characters, they were so poorly developed that I didn't feel like I knew any one of them well by the end of the story. I didn't feel any sexual tension within the romance of the story, and so that part fell majorly flat. The moment I started to think "well maybe this is getting better...", it ended. There is not enough interest for me to go on with the series. The narrator was a little annoying with the female voices, but I find this common with male narrators. Male voices and accents were great, but I didn't really enjoy his voice overall. I would not recommend purchasing this one.

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    Dea United States 10-18-13
    Dea United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome"

    I liked this book and this series is worth listening too. I would recommend this series, I've not been disappointed with Nora Roberts!

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    lora CORUNNA, ON, Canada 09-07-13
    lora CORUNNA, ON, Canada 09-07-13 Listener Since 2009

    Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior

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    "A good story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book was different it pitted so many different characters each one having his own personality and reasons for fighting in this battle.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Larkin he made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book. I liked the different characters and the story. It wasn't the same as every other vampire, witch, sorcerer book I've read. It transcended worlds with strong and weak characters each bringing out personalities of their own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Lowell, MA, United States 06-18-13
    Kristin Lowell, MA, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "If you like other Nora Roberts, don't get it!"

    This book was not like Nora's other trilogy books. It started off dark and got darker. The narrator's brogue did not help with what I have come to expect of her other books.

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    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 06-10-13
    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not worth your time"
    What disappointed you about Morrigan's Cross?

    Built you up for excitement that never delivered. the characters wre good but plot not developed


    Has Morrigan's Cross turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No but this one was bad


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Didnt like all the brogue


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Morrigan's Cross?

    all of them


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    Dianne Salem, OH United States 04-02-13
    Dianne Salem, OH United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "One of Nora Robert's best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is book one of the trilogy and, while Nora's talent makes it hard to choose a favorite,this series is one of her very best. I must really like the series because I've read it once and listened to it twice. (Other fav series written by Roberts: Three Sisters, Irish Jewels, Key, Chesapeake, and In The Garden). I always cry at the end as the last book is wrapping up and to me that is the sign of a great book. Takes me awhile to get over missing the characters. Well written and excellently narrated, you can immerse yourself in the story. I HIGHLY recommend spending your credits on this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The detail given to the story and how you can connect with each character. I like more than just a surface story. This delivers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many too choose just one


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 03-11-13
    Natalie Cambridge, Ontario, Canada 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Really enjoyable listen"

    I was truly disappointed when it ended. A great story that brought an interesting blend of characters together. The narration was good, although there were times when I became confused as to whom was speaking due to overlap of accents and speaking styles. I would definitely get the next book in this series!

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    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 01-15-13
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Better than I thought"
    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He did an overall good job with the mens voices. The females weren't bad, except for Blairs. Blair was supposed to have a Boston accent but I kept expecting her to say "don't cha know" at the end of everything she said. Her voice came across as someone from Minnesota.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not at first. I was skeptical about listening to this book to begin with because it has to do with vampires, witches, sorcerers and so forth. I'm not into that type of book and after reading the Three Sisters Island Trilogy, my mind was set that I wouldn't like it. This book overall wasn't horrible. It took me a while to get in to. I started in some months back and stopped when I finished chapter 1. I listened/read a few other books before deciding to finish what I started.


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  • Nadia
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    3/6/09
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    "My bestbuy this year"

    My Mum has been urging me to give NORA Roberts a try for years and I finally succumbed. Morrigan's Cross is the first of the Circle Trilogy. The evil vampire Lillith is leading her army to conqure the human world and enslave human kind and six heros must lead the resistance to stop her. Five extraordinary people and their vampire trainer come together and so the circle is born. This is fantasy at its finest. The style is highly readable and the characterisation is superb. The characters are wonderfully drawn and both likeable and deeply complex. This is as much a saga of love and friendship as it is good verses evil, with a good dose of magic and monsters thrown in. I just fell in love with this book and its sequels and I can't recommend them highly enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Harrow Weald, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    5/16/09
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    "Morrigan's Cross Trilogy"

    This is the first of a trilogy by Nora Roberts. The three books take the reader from modern day New York to Ireland and to a mythical island in the middle ages. The books ae basically the fight between good and evil with several unusual twists in the characters. Each book is complete on its own but to read the three is very satisfying. Nora Roberts draws the characters in the first books and fleshes them out through the series. They are well thought out and believable as are the evil ones. Nora Roberts never goes to far with the horror that the evil ones can do but can bring her readers imagination to work on what is not written. I would certainly recommend this book to all those who enjoy fantasy fiction and a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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