Thursday, May 31, 2007

#40 Morrigan's Cross: Book One of the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

As a storm rages, the tale of a powerful vampire's lust for destruction—and of the circle of six charged by the goddess Morrigan to stop her—begins. One of the chosen is a medieval sorcerer whose quest will take him through time—and into the arms of a woman courageous enough to link her destiny to his own.

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.

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

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Leilani said...

Never been a fan of Nora.. really surprised when I found one here ;) Now I see why. I had no idea she did a paranormal. I've tried to read a book or two of hers, but never could make it thru it, not even half of the book. She just got on my nurve. Maybe I should give it a go.

Cherie said...

I definitely wouldn't go out of my way to find it if you've never been a fan. But I really felt I'd never given her much of a chance, only really having read one of her romances before. But yeah, it was better than I thought. And though I no longer have the first one (it was part of a bookring), I do have the next two. So if you do manage to get the first one, I can throw these 2 your way after if you let me know. x0x0x00x