The first in the Circle Trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling authorStanding 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 two thousand years 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.
Author, Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson, on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more than three decades Roberts has published more than 200 titles in the romantic novel category. She wrote her first story during the blizzard of 1979, when she was snowed in at her home. The first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published just two years later. Then, the next two years brought 23 more published novels, and she finally caught the public's eye in 1985. That last novel, "Playing the Odds" gave Roberts a "fan favorite" status and transformed the romance novel category.
Roberts has two sons by her first marriage, and married her second husband, Bruce Wilder, in 1985. From 1991 to 2001, all 68 novels she published made it onto the New York Times best seller list. In 2000 alone she had 13 best sellers, several making it into number one. She also writes futuristic romantic suspense under the pen name of J.D. Robb. Many of her novels have been adapted into TV movies. She was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame on 1986. She currently owns the Inn at BoonsBoro in Boonsboro, Maryland. The suites are each inspired by and for romantic couples from books. FYI......she has a fear of flying and is an ardent baseball fan.
The story itself was very good. However, I found the narration difficult to listen to. The narrator had difficulty with female voices. They tended to sound extremely whiny. I ended up taking the rest of the trilogy out in hard copy to read and found that much better.
This is the amazing story of six people coming together in order to save their respective worlds. This first installment is the love story between Hoyt and Glenna, but it's so much more. Here, you learn what the mission is to save the worlds. You meet Morrigan, who's entrusted Hoyt, a great sorcerer, to gather his group of six, including his brother Cian, a vampire, who has to help to destroy Lillith the Queen of the Vampires. You don't want to put this book down once you get started. I recommend this book 100 times over.
I've read the Circle Trilogy twice and I am sure, will read it again and again. The characters are well developed and you get introduced to the lovers when their part of the trilogy is most important. The well grounded love of Hoyt and Glenna is the perfect love to start the trilogy with.
I think this book and the whole trilogy are some of Roberts best. There is nothing really trite about these. The characters are very fleshed out. If you enjoy supernatural thrillers/romances you will like this one.
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