Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

April 17th, 2017 kimbacaffeinate Review 25 Comments

17th Apr
Island of Glass by Nora Roberts
Island of Glass
by Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians Trilogy #3
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchase
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The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune.

As the hunt for the Star of Ice 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 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 towards love—and save them all…

magical paranormal ROMANCE SUSPENSE

The ISLAND OF GLASS, by Nora Roberts, is the third and final book in the Guardians trilogy. This paranormal romantic suspense shares the joining of six strangers as they battle the forces of evil to save the world. I was excited for Doyle and Riley’s story along with the epic final battle set in Ireland. Roberts did not disappoint.

Coffee Pot Review of Island of Glass

Since this is the third book in a trilogy that is best read in order, I am going to keep this short and sweet by sharing my thoughts in the time it takes my coffee to brew.

Nora Roberts always offers up a good story I know I will enjoy. While her trilogies all tend to be very formulaic in writing style, I draw comfort from that and end up falling for the characters.

Thus far this motley group of strangers all related in blood to three Gods, have obtained two of the stars and weakened the evil goddess. We are now in Ireland where we will find the final star and vanquish evil or so one hopes. Our group is made up of a Seer, a Warlock, a Traveler, a Mermaid, a Shifter and an Immortal. Riley is a wolve and has been one of my favorite characters. She digs books, is an archeologist and historian but she is also a total badass with a gun and grabs life by the horns. Doyle is a three hundred plus year Immortal, who was cursed and his story tugged at my heart strings.

I quickly slipped in and was anxious for the romantic aspect to begin. These two have chemistry, but also bite at each other. I loved all the research, exploring and discussions as this group began looking for the final star. We get a perspective from the evil goddess as well. So creepy! As with the previous books we see a coupling between two of the six, and since Doyle and Riley are the only ones not coupled it wasn’t a surprise. I loved how it happened. It fit Riley.

We faced danger as Doyle was tested and fought back evil. Roberts did a fantastic job with the Island of Glass, the three goddesses, and the final battles. Fans of the series are rewarded with answers to some of those niggling problems and get updates on the previous couples. Humor, friendship, love, and trust made the characters and tale come to life.

The ISLAND OF GLASS delivered wrapping up both the suspense and romance(s). I am going to miss these characters.

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About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times–bestselling author of Whiskey Beach, The Witness, Chasing Fire, and The Search, among other titles. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series, written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her novels in print.

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25 Responses to “Island of Glass by Nora Roberts”

  1. Sophia Rose

    I agree about sometimes a formula is comforting and I’m drawn to it. This series sounds great. I love the idea of a hunt with paranormal elements, and a romance. Riley does sound like my kind of gal. Great Coffee Pot length review. I’d have to be brewing enough to fill a huge buffet coffee server to get mine done. Ha!
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  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    I always look forward to your coffee pot reviews. It’s truly a talent and impressive that you can write such a detailed review in that amount of time.

  3. lisa thomson

    I have read many of Nora Roberts books but not this trilogy. I will have to fix that. Thanks for the review, Kim! The last book I read of hers wasn’t my favorite (I think it was one of the witch series) still, I have thoroughly enjoyed some of her other books.

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