Saturday, May 25, 2019

Book Review: Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

Island of Glass
Author: Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians Trilogy (Book 3)
Publication: Berkley (December 6, 2016)

Description: The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighsand 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...

My Thoughts: The final book in the Guardians Trilogy focuses on the final defeat of the dark goddess who has been after them and the three stars they had to find. It also focuses on the romance between archaeologist and werewolf Riley and the immortal Doyle.

This time the chase takes them to Ireland, to the land when Doyle was born 359 years earlier. He has to face the past that he has never come to terms with and the guilt he feels for not being able to save his younger brother from the witch who cursed him with immortality. He has tried to harden his heart because he is fated to outlive everyone he might love but his fellow guardians, and especially Riley, have found a way into it.

Riley is perfect for him because she is competent and strong. She is strong enough to tell him that she loves him and strong enough to accept it if he doesn't feel the same.

I loved the magic and the myth of this story. But the best part of it for me was the relationship between the six guardians who are all strong, competent, and loving and not afraid to show it. Each is strong and together they are truly formidable as a dark goddess learns to her cost.

Favorite Quote:
She'd never dreamed of weddings and marriage and happy-ever-after. Not that she stood against any of that. But she led and full and interesting life--even before waging war against a god. If she survived that war, she fully intended to continue leading a full and interesting life.

Doyle could be part of it, or not. Choice entirely his.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

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