Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy Mass Market Paperback – Aug 29 2006
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Starred Review. Romance institution Roberts dives into her first paranormal series with the first book in the Circle Trilogy. In 12th-century Ireland, sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith does battle with a centuries-old vampire named Lilith, who has turned Hoyt's twin brother, Cian, into a fellow bloodsucker. Unable to defeat her, Hoyt is visited by the goddess of battle, Morrigan, who charges him with the task of leading a battle, "the greatest ever waged," against Lilith and her demons. Hoyt must gather five others to fight alongside him: "the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one you've lost." He travels in time to present-day New York, where he encounters his vampire brother, Cian, and Glenna, a beautiful red-haired witch. Two more warriors, Moira and Larkin, join them back in the Mac Cionaoith ancestral home. Romance ignites between Hoyt and Glenna as enemies emerge from the shadows, and the "circle of six" prepare for the big showdown with Lilith. This well-plotted, finely detailed paranormal adventure is driven by richly developed characters, making it a cut above others in this subgenre, and among Roberts's best. (Sept.)
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Another enticing paranormal trilogy from the ever-versatile, prolific, and much-loved queen of romance. Irish sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith tried but failed to destroy Demon Queen Lilith after she ruthlessly turned his twin brother, Cian, into a vampire. Lilith gradually recovered and immediately set about amassing an army of vampires with the intention of destroying all humans so that she could rule the world. The goddess Morrigan chooses Hoyt and five others to stop Lilith, sending Hoyt 1,000 years into the future. In twenty-first-century New York, he starts to build his team, enlisting Glenna Ward; his brother, Cian; and Cian's employee, King. Traveling back to Ireland, the three pick up new recruits Moira and her cousin Larkin, both of whom have traveled through space and time from the Kingdom of Geall. Demon-hunter Blair Murphy is the last to sign on to the circle of six. Now a sorcerer, a witch, a warrior, a scholar, a shape-shifter, and a lost soul must find some way of working together as a team if they are to have any hope of stopping darkness from overcoming all that is good and light in the world. Best-seller Roberts' Celtic-flavored Circle trilogy features superbly crafted characters, three passionate romances, and a bewitching blend of magic and myth. John Charles
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Top Customer Reviews
And there are dragons! It's hard to turn down a series filled with jewel toned dragons. Escapism at its best.
Having lost his brother Cian to Lilith's kiss, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is charged by the Goddess Morrigan to gather his own forces. He must gather five others: The witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one he's lost.
Together, with Hoyt as the Sorcerer, the circle will be complete. Morrigan takes Hoyt to The Dance of the Gods, where he is to meet his fate. There, traveling through time, he is thrust from the mythical town of Eire, in the region of Chiarrai, in the year of 1128 to modern day New York, in the year 2006.
There he meets Glenna, the fiery Witch with red hair. He also meets his brother, the long dead Vampire and Larkin his sidekick and protector. They also save Moira and Larkin, royalty from Chiarrai.
Together, they form a circle that stands together against the most evil Vampire of all time. Lilith is bent on world domination and will stop at nothing until Morrigan's Circle is all dead...
If this sounds a bit far fetched, that's because it is. This is the first book in the Circle Trilogy and Robert's first stab at all out fantasy. Though she's had fantasy and paranormal elements in her novels before, this is the first time she's strayed completely into that territory.
And boy does it show. That's not to say that Morrigan's Cross is a bad novel. Far from it. Once the novel finds it's feet somewhere after the first two hundred pages, oddly enough once Roberts leaves the fantasy setting.Read more ›
Vampiress Lilith is evil with a capitol E. She has spent centuries seducing men with her kiss, turning them into soldiers in her dark army. She even lured Cian, twin brother of sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith. It is Ireland in the 12th century and Hoyt rues the day Lilith ever laid her beautiful but devilish eyes on Cian. Hoyt has tried to do battle with Lilith but has found himself almost helpless against her.
However, hope appears in the form of the goddess Morrigan who gives him power. She instructs him to form a circle, selecting five others who will then fight Lilith and her army on Samhain in the land of Geall. Hoyt is told that he must do this in order to save not only his brother but also the entire known world.
In order to accomplish this Hoyt is projected through time to the future where he meets Glenna Ward, a very modern witch, who not only falls in love with Hoyt but has some ideas of her own as to how Lilith should be brought to her knees.
Morrigan's Cross is a fantasy enhanced by the Roberts touch - enjoy!
- Gail Cooke
Most recent customer reviews
I did not expect to enjoy this series, but it was very good. Enjoyed it thoroughly even though I'm not usually drawn toward stories about the occult.Published 20 months ago by S. A. Cox
Nora Roberts and vampires: I wondered how that combination would work. Though she didn't create anything new mythology-wise, it worked fine. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2011 by Chris
I love NR's writing style. It always seems some how poetic to me. I highly recommend this book. It is intriguing and captivating. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2007 by smcmullen