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super ending to a great paranormal series!,
This review is from: Key of Valor (Key Trilogy, Book 3) (Mass Market Paperback)Key of Valor is fitting end to the Key trilogy. It lacks the wonder of "new" of the first book, and does not back the emotional pack of the second, but it sustains the series end ends it with style. The thrill of paranormal books is being able to set your own rules and boundaries, and Roberts handles this with skill and fun.
They three books really need to be read together and in order, for it's very clear Roberts presumes you have read the book(s) that came before with each. But they are fast reads, enjoyable reads, and you are coming late to the series, as I have, you have the chance to read them all at once instead of waiting between installments.
This is some of the best writing Roberts has done this decade, and it's exciting to see Roberts venture in to the paranormal element so strongly based on Pict-Celt lore and myths as the foundation.
In the final tale, the quest to find the third key falls to Zoe McCourt, the mother. It's clear to us, if not to Zoe, that her ability to finding the third key, to release the demi-goddesses from their imprisonment by the evil sorcerer Zane, is her ability to find love with Brad Vane. It's not easy for Zoe, a girl raised in a trailer park. Her father left her and her three siblings to be raised alone by her hairdresser mother. It was a rough beginning leaving a young Zoe to yearn for finer things in life. The path to that better life seemed to fall apart when at sixteen Zoe became pregnant. Once again, the man in her life deserts her, leaving her to make a life for her and her son, Simon. That the father of Simon was a rich boy only makes it harder for Brad ¯ a very rich man ¯ to convince Zoe he truly wants a role in her life. Brad is determined to be at Zoe's side as she searches for the key, but Zoe's past experience with men sees her expecting Brad to bail one the quest is over and she doesn't want to be hurt again, doesn't want her son hurt.
This book sees Rowanne and Pitte taking a stronger role in the outcome. Since Zane has failed to abide by the rules of the Enchantment, Rowanne and Pitte risk their chance to return to the magical kingdom, in order to protect Zoe and her son.
It's a super ending to the trilogy. So if you like paranormals, don't miss this very fresh and vital tales!