So here we are the second book of the year completed, and yes another re-read. I felt a need to reconnect this past couple of months and have been devouring old favorites. It’s fun to see if lightning does indeed strike twice. ~Sheila
So Nora Roberts is not a go-to author for me. However…
there are always exceptions.
A long time ago I read two trilogies by her that blew me away. Mostly because they had in them the elements that I LOVE and are kind of like “book crack” to me. I love a book about strong independent female characters. I always have. AND I love books with a bit of magic to them…. or powers (I guess that ties in with strong independent women). AND I like books that have to do with books…. books stores, book owners, book lovers, book store staff, authors… like the Forest Gump of books.
Both of the trilogies I speak of dealing with all of the above. The Three Sisters Trilogy and the Key Trilogy. This book is the third and final book of the Key Trilogy and it is the final book in the two Roberts series that I have devoured these past weeks.
In the Key of Valor, the final trial is upon the girls. It is now Zoe’s turn to find the last of the three keys and right the world. Malory and Dana both (in the two previous books) had completed their quests, but Zoe has more at stake. She is the only of the three that has a son, Simon, who she is not willing to risk for anything… and being the last to be challenged, there is more at stake for Kane, the Dark Force as well.
This time around in this book was I would say just as satisfying as the first time. With Nora Roberts, you kind of know what you are going to get in her trilogies. There will be three (men or women) who each book will focus on one of. They will – most likely find love by the end of that book and this will continue with each through the trilogy. Knowing that – while a pattern – is helpful. You kind of know you are going to get into a love connection while reading which is not a top topic for me… however acceptable when it leads to something more…in this case, magic, a goal, power….
Anywho, yes. Read this if you like strong female characters. Definitely read this if you like Roberts. And please try it even if Nora Roberts is not your thing… the magic to me, changes it.
Oh and what’s with the number after the title of the book? I am trying to keep better track of my book count this year. 🙂