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I wasn't sure about buying the guardians trilogy, but am so glad I did! All three books are excellently narrated and the story is engaging and magical. I am a Nora Roberts fan but have never read this type of fantasy from her so wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm so glad I gave it a try. Highly recommend 💜
What made the experience of listening to Island of Glass the most enjoyable?
It was the narrative style; the writing was poetic and very descriptive; made me want to visit Ireland and see it for myself.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
I felt satisfied, as it was happy; it felt final. In my opinion, however, there could have been more about what happened, say; a year or two after.All in all,however; I really enjoyed it.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The scene where we visited the fabled Island of Glass and all of its beauty. I do wonder if it would look different in different parts of the world, as it is not a fixed location.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It was a mixture of emotions; though I had to say I was laughing at some parts;.
Any additional comments?
If you're planning on reading this- definitely start with the first one(Stars of Fortune), if you read/listen to this; you're going to miss out on some serious character development.
I enjoy NR's work and am a big fan. This 3rd book had a few unexpected elements (no spoilers from me) and some expected elements. When you have a Seer as one of the main characters, you get a glimpse of what is coming.
While I enjoyed most of the performance, it was difficult to hear the difference between Bran & Doyle much of the time. And there were a few times the lead ladies sounded alike. That was the most disappointing thing about this story for me. Even with that, I am glad they didn't change performers. That is a jolt for me.
I was taken away on a journey with this trilogy which is exactly what I want and expect from NR!
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This is a typical Nora Roberts trilogy, and maybe that's the problem. I expect more from a trilogy then I got from this. For a story that covers three books, there was little to no character growth. In particular, Sasha made me want to virtually smack some backbone into her. I can understand hesitancy and uncertainty at the beginning, but by book three, she shouldn't turn into a quivering heap of irritation at every challenge.
But that was true of all the characters. Other than the hook-ups, there is little difference in most of them from the first book to the last (with the exception of the mermaid). A good story isn't enough any more. You need good characters to go with them, and Roberts might have pulled this batch out one too many times.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful