Island of Glass: Guardians Trilogy, Book 3

Island of Glass: Guardians Trilogy, Book 3

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

With 2814 ratings

By: Nora Roberts, Saskia Maarleveld, et al.

Purchased At: $1.17 (251 used & new offers)

The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune.

As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley - and the wolf within her....

An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love - and save them all....

Really enjoyed it

- luciano_hernandez

I was eagerly waiting for this book, the story of the immortal soldier and werewolf archeologist. I thought they were the most intriguing characters. Hence my disappointment when their love story was rushed through to get us to the end of the trilogy. There was so much more that could have been done with these characters. Instead, there was way too much of the the dialog she writes for gods and prophets so you know they are gods and prophets. I find it repetitive and stilted. In fact, in more than one place a goddess character says the same exact thing to each of the main characters. This trilogy started out so well, the ending could have been doing much more.

- rayne_turner

Love it

- willa_turner

I've enjoyed Robert' books for years but, although her longer books are still a pleasure, her trilogies have become too formulaic. I've met all the characters before, several times, and it's becoming too rote to enjoy like I used to.

- orion_king


- billy_wright


- angel_peterson

I was extremely (and I do not use the word lightly) disappointed in this entire trilogy. I have read and re-read Nora Roberts books for years and have thoroughly enjoyed most of her previous trilogies. The Dark Witch trilogy made me feel a little "t-witchy" about buying any more of her books, but I am helpless to resist when she comes out with something new. That being said, this was definitely not something new. Hashed and re-hashed and utterly boring. The mermaid annoyed the heck out of me, being winy and vacuous, the seer was just "blah" and the werewolf came across as cold. I believe the only character I quite liked was the time-traveller, but was disappointed that he ended up with airhead. And with the way this group openly talks about their sex lives and mention sex every couple of sentences, I was almost waiting for them to get into a whole partner-swap thing. Does anyone really behave like this? The dialogue was prosaic and not up to Ms Roberts' normal witty level. I adore that she usually gives her characters smart and funny dialogue, making her women and her men clever and interesting. She certainly dumbed this lot down and it gave me shudders. I will not pre-order again before reading reviews. Oh, please bring back the old Nora Roberts, I miss her.

- giuliana_rogers

This was my favourite of the 3 books set in Ireland as the 6 guardians seek to find the last star. Again alongside the search for victory is the romance between my 2 favourite characters of the six. Both highly skilled and fiercely independent I loved them both and from the beginning of the series I willed them to become an item and to accept each other for who they are. Fantastic read and would give it 6 stars. Well done Nora - paranormal romance is not something I like.

- finn_gutierrez

I have read loads of Nora Roberts' books and used to love them, but every time she sets one in Ireland, or with an Irish character I have the same irritation with it and it's so easily remedied. She refuses to research Irish peoples names and instead insists on using american names or on the occasion she does use an Irish name it's out of context and wrong. In this book Doyle's surname was "Mac" a Scottish surname. Doyle is a surname in itself though- American people use it as a first name but not in Ireland and definitely not in 16th century Ireland! Also Bran? Another American name for an Irishman? Its insulting to refuse to spend a little bit of time learning some names from a country that's shoehorned into so many books. I think my journey with this writer has ended here.

- aadhya_lopez

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