Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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The first in the Circle Trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author
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 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.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 43 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||June 10, 2008|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #3,656 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#69 in Paranormal Fantasy
#397 in Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#590 in Romantic Fantasy (Books)
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However, despite all that, I did find myself enjoying the story. Although the characters are a bit flat, I could tell as the story progressed that they were rounding out and I hold out hope that in the remaining books they will develop more fully. The plot idea, as I said, is quite intriguing and I am quite enjoying the idea of an elite circle of six people - the witch, the sorcerer, the scholar, the warrior, the one of many shapes and the one who was lost - being brought together to try to save all the worlds from Lilith, an ancient vampire queen, who has been building her vampire army in secret for centuries and now is planning to make a bid to take over all the worlds. Although occasionally getting carried away with it, Nora Roberts has a fine gift for detailed descriptions that helps to create a vivid picture in the mind of what she is describing - the opening scene with Hoyt standing on a cliff with a thunder-storm pounding around him is just amazing, for instance.
So, I would recommend this book definitely for people who enjoy Nora Roberts and paranormal romances. For those who are fans of vampire novels with a romantic setting ... well, most of the vampires in this book are portrayed as pretty evil, so you may not like it too much. Anyone looking for accurate portrayals of Celtic/Druidic teachings or witchcraft or magical powers ... well, again, the Morrigan is portrayed as queen of the faeries and if you know anything about Her, you will understand why that is just SO very wrong. But, overall, I would recommend this book to those who enjoy books of this ilk, and I am enjoying it myself.
I sooooo wish there was a movie made from these books because I could see it all in my head. The time travel, the magic, the love, the great battles. I'm surprised that no studios picked it up as the next big trilogy to produce. It begs for it and has the substance to back it up.
Love Nora's writing style and how she really dives into the ancient rituals and mythology of old Ireland. She also ensures that the reader gets a good understanding of how each of the character's talents are valuable, despite their varying backgrounds and fears. I could see the movie in my mind while reading her books which is a true sign of a good author. I really wish that I had a production company to put this trilogy into theaters. I think it would beat Lord of the Rings!!!
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She is an excellent author, I love the story lines, and I love that everything is in 3's I love a series of books and with a triology you have that without having to many books to read to finish off a series.
Perfect thing to take away with you and read by the pool!