Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

April 17th, 2017 Kimberly Review 25 Comments

17th Apr
Island of Glass by Nora Roberts
Island of Glass
by Nora Roberts
Series: The Guardians Trilogy #3
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…

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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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25 Responses to “Island of Glass by Nora Roberts”

  1. Lorna

    I’ve read my share of her books, but her futuristic, J.D. Robb books are my favorite. This trilogy sounds very intricately plotted.Glad this final installment was a good one for you 🙂

  2. Dragonfly

    I like creepy stories about good and evil with goddesses and lovers that bite at each other.! 🙂 especially if there is friendship and humor 🙂

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m glad this final installment wrapped up things nicely, Kimberly. I have a few NR books in my shelf needing attention. *sigh* Someday. 🙂

  4. Lily B

    I skimmed it, because I hope to read this series this year. It’s on my list of trilogies to get through.
    I love the plot tho and the fact that it takes place in Ireland, at least this book

  5. 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.

  6. Tanya

    How does this compare to the other trilogy she wrote. Oh gosh, what was the name of it, with the girl who moves to Ireland from America. Oh The Cousins O’Dywer trilogy?

  7. Tanya

    How does this compare to the other trilogy she wrote. Oh gosh, what was the name of it, with the girl who moves to Ireland from America. Oh The Cousins O’Dywer trilogy?

  8. 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.

  9. Heidi

    I can’t keep up with all the books she writes. This sounds good, but I don’ know, the formula writing puts me off an it because I worry it will be predictable? IS that the case?

  10. Angela

    I really need to get to this series. The books have been sitting in my TBR pile for ages.

  11. 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!

  12. Nadene

    It has been ahwile since I have read a Nora Robert’s book. Reading yor review as made me realise what I have been missing. I need to get this series.

  13. Geybie's Book Blog

    I want to read more romantic suspense whether it is paranormal or contemporary. This one looks great. Thanks for sharing, Kim. I’ll check this out. Awesome review!

  14. cindy

    I love all Nora Roberts, it amazes me how she writes in different genres. When I read your paranormal book reviews I again ask myself , why don’t I read this genre? Great review!

  15. Silvia

    I love when the final instalment of a series wraps things up well like this one did! I haven’t read the first book yet, but I admit you sparked my curiosity and I’m not new to Nora Roberts, so I know this trilogy could work for me, too 🙂