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 ...
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 her own kind - 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 prophesised will join him as a circle and do battle against Lilith's army of vampires. Fate brings him first to Glenna Ward - a modern witch who can make her own kind of magic. Hoyt and Glenna find themselves drawn together, but is their love strong enough to survive not just the battle ahead but the centuries that separate them? Morrigan's Cross is part of The Circle Trilogy, Nora Roberts' magical new series of paranormal romances. Other titles in this series are Dance of the Gods and Valley of Silence.
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great book ! if you like vampires, witches, etc. then i have no doubt you'll love this book, this is the first book in this series. just remember read in order
May 27, 2008
Nora Roberts is my favorite author; I have not read a story by her yet that was mediocre! This triology is another fantastic tale, complete w/all the supernatural element that make her fantasies top of the line! The way she builds the relationships between these six characters is an art form in itself; her characters, the depth of their personalities, and the way they relate to and care for each other, just builds and builds throughout the series, and the final conclusion is very satisfying, as always. You can't go wrong with any Nora Roberts series, or story!
Jul 25, 2007
Another wonderfully written book
Nora Has done it again! She had captured my attentioned until I finished the last page. I had first started reading Nora Roberts while I was still in High School and since then I have been a very big fan. I would most deffinatly recommend this book to a friend. I am sure if anyone picks this for their first try with Nora Roberts books than they will not be disappointed.
Apr 28, 2007
I always enjoy Nora Roberts' books. I especially enjoy her trilogies because when I reach the end of the book, I wish there was more! This particular trilogy is very interesting subject...vampires, witches, wizards, time travel...not what I'm used to with Nora Roberts. But I am enjoying the storyline, it's a combination of love & romance, horror, a little humor, imagination. Because of her writing style, you get to know all her characters very well, as well as being able to envision them in your mind. I would definitely say if you like Nora Roberts, start reading this trilogy. I'm currently reading book 2, Dance of the Gods and look forward to book 3, Valley of Silence.
Apr 14, 2007
Morrigan's Cross is a hit!!
Fantastic book!! At first, I wasn't going to read it as I'm not big on vampire novels. But being a huge Nora Roberts fan and reading everything else she had written, I decided to give it a shot. Within the first few pages, I was hooked!! Nora Roberts has another hit. I completely recommend this book to everyone, vampire fans or not.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-07-17 Romance institution Roberts dives into her first paranormal series with the first book in the Circle Trilogy. In 12th-century Ireland, sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith does battle with a centuries-old vampire named Lilith, who has turned Hoyt's twin brother, Cian, into a fellow bloodsucker. Unable to defeat her, Hoyt is visited by the goddess of battle, Morrigan, who charges him with the task of leading a battle, "the greatest ever waged," against Lilith and her demons. Hoyt must gather five others to fight alongside him: "the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one you've lost." He travels in time to present-day New York, where he encounters his vampire brother, Cian, and Glenna, a beautiful red-haired witch. Two more warriors, Moira and Larkin, join them back in the Mac Cionaoith ancestral home. Romance ignites between Hoyt and Glenna as enemies emerge from the shadows, and the "circle of six" prepare for the big showdown with Lilith. This well-plotted, finely detailed paranormal adventure is driven by richly developed characters, making it a cut above others in this subgenre, and among Roberts's best. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-11-06 This first installment in Roberts's paranormal Circle Trilogy (which continues with Dance of the Gods and Valley of Silence) starts off like a storybook, with an old Irishman gearing up to weave a fantastical tale of vampires, witches, sorcerers, shape-shifters and time travel. Hill lends the Irishman a gruff, lilting tone befitting his role, but as the story adopts a life of its own-with more characters joining the mix and the dialogue taking on a snappier edge-his narration falls short. For the handsome and commanding sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaith, who's charged with gathering a band of six to battle a power-hungry vampiress, Hill employs a deep, growly voice that evokes images of ogres rather than sexy men. In stark contrast, his female characterizations are muted and ultra-feminine, which suits the soft-spoken scholar who eventually joins Hoyt's troupe but not Hoyt's no-nonsense counterpart, the beautiful witch Glenna. Although these flaws-and an occasional slowness in pace-won't stop listeners mid-track, they sap a touch of magic from what is otherwise an enchanting tale. Simultaneous release with the Jove paperback (Reviews, July 17). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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