The Valley of Silence is a forbidding place for the battle of all battles, but the circle continues to prepare, through magic and a few early stakeouts that test their strength individually and as a team.
Moira finds herself playing the roles of warrior and royal as she follows the tradition of her people and prepares to take the crown before leading them into battle. And if that isn't enough, she finds her thoughts turning to Cian more often than not.
So what's a chaste and intelligent young woman to do when given less than a month with the man she loves, who's not a man, but a vampire? And how will the people of Geall fare against an army of blood-thirsty vampires who have had centuries to prepare?
©2006 Nora Roberts; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"Completing her series with the real-world complications of selfless, star-crossed love, Roberts has crafted a fantasy-romance trilogy with strong appeal for romance fans of all stripes." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dick Hill's narration gives further evidence why he is an AudioFile Golden Voice and Audie winner. Even if you're not a fan of this genre, Hill does such a convincing job as each character that one cannot help but be entertained by this action-packed tale of good versus evil." (AudioFile)
I don't know why we don't have a movie/mini-series or actual series out of books like these. Dick Hill has a great voice and way of reading. Great series!
Yes. As fantastic as Nora Roberts' writing is in this book, Dick Hill made it even better. I've probably read this trilogy 5 or 6 times but listening to it was like experiencing it for the forst time.
This series has it all - romance, action, and good vs evil. Of course since this is the final book the climax will make you cheer and cry.
His variety of voices are perfect including the men and women and spanning countries and centuries.
I wouldn't dream of ruining this series for anyone, but there were several moments that moved me including the last 3 chapters of this book.
Here is my review of "Morrigan's Cross", the first book of the trilogy. My review stands for all 3 of the books. I really liked them all.
"I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book, as I might have missed out on a very good read. I finished "Morrigan's Cross" (the first book in the Circle trilogy) and couldn't wait to start the second book, to which I am currently listening. I love the paranormal/mythological air of the story, and the coming together of the characters from different times. Yes, as someone pointed out, there is a slight resemblance to the story line in the Sign of 7 trilogy, but only in that a group of characters come together to fight evil; otherwise the story lines are different.
As far as the narrator, Dick Hill, I think he did a fine job and I enjoyed his narration. He does a great Irish brogue (I love Hoyt's voice), and I am able to distinguish the characters' voices with no problem. The comment was made by another reviewer that he made the female voices sound whiny. I think he did a very acceptable job for a man with a deep voice."
Bought all three of the books in this series at once, and glad I did, cause it sure left you hanging from book to book. By the time I got to this one, I was just wanting an end to it. The quest was so long and drawn out, and the actual battle, of good against evil, was very short lived. I did like the love story in this book, which is what kept me interested. I was wondering just what Ms Roberts would do with Cian, in the end, but that too, I managed to figure out. You have to keep reading though, just to make sure. All in all, it's a good tale, but I did get tired of the series, by the time it was done. The love story, is intense and keeps you listening.
The series was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to all 3 books. The battle scene was a little long in this one and I would love to hear a little more about life after vampires, the melding of the world's with the main characters and such, but perhaps that is for another series.
I never read this book so I can't compare.
The final battle and the ending.
Wow! He is an amazing narrator. He brought so much feeling to the words he spoke. I began to know instantly who each person was before their names were mentioned.
I loved the history and the knowledge I received from these 3 books. To learn and enjoy at the same time is very special. Hats off once again to Nora Roberts.
One of the best series that I have listen to, I have l listened to this over and over and still enjoy the story.
"Great narration, good story"
Best of the trilogy. The ending is predictable, but the main characters were all likeable and well-rounded. Good mix of folklore and fantasy.
The narration really brought it to life.
"Valley of Silence"
I have read these books several times so was really happy to get the audio book. This is my favourite due to the character hook up. The only thing I didn't like was one of the characters accents. A little grating and cheap sounding. It always sounds different in your head when you read it so shouldn't complain. I enjoyed the entire trilogy and wouldn't mind in they turned it into a trilogy movie. I would certainly watch it.
"A truly epic ending"
The day of reckoning is almost here. As Moira prepares to lead the troops to the battle ground in the valley of silence and assumes her mother's throne, she becomes ever more powerfully drawn to Cian, the circle's troubled vampire adviser. Cian knows that whether they win or lose this war, a life with Moira is impossible, bbut his feelings won't be denied. This is a powerful tale of love and sacrifice and the stunning conclusion to this brilliant trilogy.
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