Sunday, June 19, 2016
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
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.
Nora Roberts' website is www.noraroberts.com
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts. Berkley Books. 2016. ISBN 9780425280119 (paperback), 338p.
FTC Full Disclosure - I bought my copy of the book.