Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts

A Sorcerer, a traveler through space and time, an immortal, a mermaid, a seer, and a lycan (a werewolf). If I added, all walk into a room, it would sound like a joke. Instead, it's the team that comes together to defeat the darkness and find three stars in Nora Roberts' The Guardians Trilogy. In the second book, Bay of Sighs, the focus is on the traveler and the mermaid. And, Roberts manages, once again, to make it so believable.

As background, three moon goddesses, guardians of the world, once created three stars to honor a new queen. Then, they hid those stars from Nerezza, the mother of lies, who cursed the stars to fall from the sky. Centuries later, six heroes come together to find the stars, but they must battle Nerezza and her forces of darkness. The new guardians must risk everything to keep the stars from Nerezza.

Roberts sets this second book on the island of Capri, where the heroes must find the Water Star. After finding the first star, the six have finally formed a team, knowing it's only together that they can defeat Nerezza. And, Nerezza herself, once defeated in losing that first star, is building her own team. She finds Andre Malmon who once tried to kill Sawyer King, the traveler, in order to gain the compass that enables him to shift through time and space. Andre is wealthy, bored, and kills for excitement. And, he's crazy enough to cast his fate with the goddess of darkness for excitement and revenge.

I'm a fan of Nora Roberts' trilogies. I like to see the changes in relationships, the pairing up of couples who are fated to be together. And, in the case of this series, with its focus on magick, good vs. evil, the couples really are meant to be together. But, I also like to see the friendships that build between the characters in her series.

Bay of Sighs is as intriguing and action-packed as the previous book in the series, Stars of Fortune. Fans of romance and adventure can't go wrong with Nora Roberts. Unfortunately, it's a long time until December and the culmination of the series when the action moves to Ireland in Island of Glass. But Roberts' books are always worth waiting for.

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Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts. Berkley Books. 2016. ISBN 9780425280119 (paperback), 338p.

FTC Full Disclosure - I bought my copy of the book.


Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Jackie read the first book and has this on reserve at the library.

Lesa said...

Love this series! I bought it because I didn't have the patience to wait for it at the library.