Good closure for this trilogy. Magic is all over the place, the figures are very thoughtful and it fits in nicely how the author solved some things. If you are a Nora Roberts fan and fan of this trilogy, you should definitely read it. Good, this might not be the best book the author has ever written, but for my taste, it was a nice and solid written novel about love, magic, and fulfilling your destiny. And it gave me some relaxing hours while reading.

Island Of Glass
by Nora Roberts
The Guardians Trilogy #3
Publisher Berkley on December 6, 2016
Genre Novel
Pages 315
Format Paperback
Source Purchased

Three stars – of fire, water, and ice – have fallen from the skies, and now three women and three men have come together to find them. But on the quest for the final star, they´ll discover that possessing it won´t be enough to stop the destruction of themselves – and of their world … As the hunt for the Ice Star 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 that 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 toward love – and save them all …
Riley and Doyle, are the ones who are supposed to find the Ice Star. But playing together, finding its place is not easy for the Lycan and the immortal. But when Nerezza crosses their way again, the six have to find a way to get the third star. And the Island of Glass is not easy to find. Not even with the magic they have.

The atmosphere is a bit rough, compared to the other two books of this trilogy. Nora Roberts shows the hunt for the third star, the Ice Star, but not with the same method as in the other two books. This time, the guardians are in Ireland, in a protected castle that Bran owns and the search takes mostly place in the library the castle contains and the landscape around. All protected land. Nerezza is more concentrated on Riley and Doyle and how they find each other. The tone and style are a bit different from the other books of this trilogy. But still written in a wonderful language and with the typical style the author has. Good, the end was a bit too much, for my taste and I wouldn´t have needed it like this. But the hilarious dialogues, the thoughtful moments, and the way how Riley and Doyle are in person made up for it.

I still have my little problems with Annika. She is a bit too playful, too light and I am very glad that she didn´t appear very often. Riley and Doyle are very rough with each other. They talk straight, they act straight and they don´t hold back. Oh, and Brigid, what a fantastic woman. She has only a short appearance but those pages gave me one hell of a great time. How she handles the situation she is thrown in, how she talks, the way she helps, and her way of thinking – simply great. 

It was wonderful to read and with some very beautiful moments. The end was, for my taste, a bit too kitschy, but I enjoyed most of this last book of the Guardians trilogy. So, if you´re a Nora Roberts fan like me, this is your book. I can really recommend it for a relaxing afternoon read.

Happy reading

Nora Roberts
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Nora Roberts, born in Silver Spring, Maryland, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming. Nora is a member of several writer’s groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.” She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


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