Morrigan's Cross (Circle Trilogy (Paperback))
6 journalers for this copy...
I'm not much of a reader of Nora Roberts, but my mom saw this and read it was about witches and vampires so she bought it for me. She's such a sweet lady. I have started it and it appears that it will be a good read. I am putting it up for bookring when I am finished. Here's what barnes and noble has about it:
The Barnes & Noble Review
Bestselling author Nora Roberts ventures deep into the world of paranormal and fantasy with an action-packed powerhouse of a book, the first in what promises to be a terrific trilogy. The backstory is the stuff of legend: Lilith the vampire turns Cian, the brother of Hoyt (a sorcerer in 12th-century Ireland), into a bloodsucker like herself. Hoyt is charged by the goddess Morrigan to wage a battle against Lilith, using a very specific team of six -- "the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one you've lost."
The gathering of the team is a strong story in itself, but that's just the beginning. As Hoyt puts together the team, he discovers Glenna, a modern-day witch, and their cross-centuries romance begins, thanks to the marvels of time travel. There are some wonderful moments as they fall in love, with Glenna teaching Hoyt about the role of women in the 21st century and demonstrating the use of appliances. Then there's the decision of where they should live -- and by that we mean, in which century. The evolving relationship between Hoyt and his vampire brother, who joins the team, is also moving. Book One closes with an exciting wedding/battle that sets the stage for the next books, Dance of the Gods and Valley of Silence.
As her fans already know, Nora Roberts can take any subcategory in the field and spin it to new heights. This paranormal fantasy proves the point all over again. Ginger Curwen
2. terra57 - MASS
3. macewoman - NC
4. awakeagain - NJ
5. pammykn - FL
6. booklover1 - WV
7. cheriepie - MASS
Back home now.
This book was okay, but I was not overly thrilled with it. I read only 2 other books of Nora Roberts, the Three Sister Trilogy 1 and 2 and plan the read the 3rd so I am not sure if this is a usual for her. I did like the Three Sister 1 and 2 and this book was not as good as those were. I am not sure if I will continue to the 2nd book that is due to come October 3rd. I'll have to look at it and see. It's on its way to terra57 in MA as she is the first in line for the bookring. Enjoy and please journal when you get it and finish it.
I received this book on Saturday and will read asap. I have out of state company for the next week so not sure how much reading will be done.
This is my first Nora Roberts book and I absolutely loved it.
Morrigan's Cross is a well written paranormal with strong character lines and a very clear purpose. It's a gathering of 6 people from different places and times to fight evil. Quite a mix of characters makes this a test of patience and faith.
We have Holt the sorcerer, Glenna the witch, Cian the vampire, Moira the queen, Larkin the shape shifter and last but not least Blaine the demon hunter. These are all the good guys or are they!
I'm not going to say more as I don't want to spoil it for others coming after me. I just want to say that I can't wait to get my hands on the next two books in the series. This will go out to macewoman next week.
I'm a big Nora Roberts fan, so I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I have a few rings/rays in front of it. I'll journal when I finish it. Thanks all for sharing and passing it along.
My only regret when I finished was that I would have to wait for the next two books to come out. Discovering the personalities and strengths of each of the characters is interesting and keeps the story moving at a nice pace. Having read Glenna and Hoyt's story, I'm really looking forward to learning more about Cian, Moira, Larkin and Blair and the battle yet to come.
Thanks to nightraine56
I already have awakeagain
's, so this will go out in the morning mail.
Rec'd this bookring today. One more book ahead and then I'll be starting it.
I loved every minute of this book and my only regret is that I can't immediately start the next two in the trilogy. Will be mailing to booklover1 early next week.
I got this one from awakeagain as part of a bookring.I got this a little before Christmas and forgot to make an entry for it.Hope to be finished with it soon.
Sent to CheriePie as part of a bookring.
Just received this one today. I'm a little swaped with trying to get specific books read to bring to the convention in less than 2 weeks, some RABCKs, some swaps, and others to wild release, so I probably won't get to this until after I return from Charleston on the 23rd. But since I'm at the end anyway, should be no worries, no? Thanks nightraine for letting me come on board late on this one. I do have copies of the next two in the series already, but I just needed to read a copy of this one first! :)
Going in, I wasn't sure how I'd like this book, seeing as I'm not a huge fan of romances. But if it's paranormal, you know I've gotta try it out! :P So I was pleasantly surprised that I liked it as much as I did. I found that Roberts', who tends to be too overly descriptive and flowery in the romances of hers that I've read, didn't annoy me so much here. Probably because those descriptions were instead directed towards a different outlet. These descriptions nicely portrayed the beautiful landscapes and hills of Ireland. And even New York city, while the characters were there for awhile... I felt as if I were able to see it from the point-of-view of a tourist visiting for the first time. :D
Overall, a fun read, and I'm looking forward to the next two in the trilogy, both of which are waiting here on Mt. TBR. :D
Thanks to nightraine for sharing this first book with me, which I didn't have, and for allowing me to share it with my Dad's girlfriend, who reads a lot of Nora's stuff but hadn't yet picked up this trilogy. Will return it to you after Patty's read it. Thanks again! :)
This is back with me after a ready by my Dad's girlfriend, who reads some of Nora Roberts, but wasn't sure how she'd feel about paranormals so she hadn't picked this one up. She's not a bookcrosser or swapper so she buys all her books at Barnes & Noble, basically at full price. *gasp*
However, she said she couldn't really get into this. Says she gets creeped out by the thought of people being able to read your thoughts, which is what some of the characters introduced in the first part of this story could do, so she couldn't continue. LOL I laughed and told her she's obviously not going to like many paranormals then if such things freak her out. ;)
So this will be heading home to nighttraine shortly. Thanks for letting me share it further hon! :)
UPDATE 07-SEP-2007: Mailed out to nighttraine today via First Class Mail.
Book is home safe and sound. Thanks to all of you for reading and I hope you all enjoyed it.