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5.0 out of 5 starsThe passion finally sparked
Reviewed in Canada on November 6, 2019
I enjoyed so much of the strong Celtic Irish background. The passion was lacking in the first 2 books for me and I’m a hopeless romantic. Finally the passion sparked with Branna and Fin coming together. It gave my belly flutters (sigh) and that’s what I look for in a good romance novel
5.0 out of 5 starsNora has outdone herself...again!
Reviewed in Canada on November 3, 2014
This Trilogy has everything I require to completely escape for recharge! I believe in Magic when I read Nora's beautifully written stories and love all things Ireland! The weave and flow is intricate and pulls you into the lives of "three and three and three" as if they are yours. I pre ordered and waited for each of these books and while I detest the wait, I am thankful as I know I wouldn't be able to read all 3 at once without feeling the wrath of my family! Impossible to put down!
4.0 out of 5 starsNora Roberts has written a good story -- one with a nice mix of mystery
Reviewed in Canada on November 30, 2014
As always, Nora Roberts has written a good story -- one with a nice mix of mystery, romance and a little witchcraft and time-shifting. It's a good story but not quite as good as some others that Roberts has created. I was not disappointed, but as I have read many books by this author, some of her other creations were somewhat better in my opinion. The trilogy as a whole is worth reading.
I love Nora Roberts. I love her Irish fairytales and always fall in love with the characters. Each time a new trilogy comes out I keep thinking I can't possibly enjoy this one as much as the last, and behold I am wrong. This one is no exception. It's wonderful.
5.0 out of 5 starsJust finishing this book. The last of three which ...
Reviewed in Canada on November 9, 2014
Just finishing this book. The last of three which tied the romance of Ireland and its history of magics. Each of the first two books left you wanting more. A few pages to go and I'm expecting the light and the dark to finally come to fulfillment.
3.0 out of 5 starsToo shocked for proper comment!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2019
I had found the book both lovely and imaginative as I'm both Wiccan and PAGAN as well SO ....I would have gone into detail about this but I found the use of the name of the demon, discovered at the end of this book, deeply offensive, as it is the name (and not a common one) of a Pagan god!!!! Is this a matter of ignorance or a pop at my religion? I am really upset by this and I'd read the whole trilogy before discovering it. I cant quite believe it!!!
Blood Magick is the final book in this series and brings Branna and Fin back together. Once teenage sweethearts their lives were pulled apart when Fin developed a demon mark. However, to finally defeat the evil Cabhan, they must put their past behind them and find a way to deal with the demon who is trying to take their powers.
There is a lot going on in this trilogy, with plenty of magic, time slips, battles with evil and animal interactions. There is plenty of romance too which I looked forward to and the Irish setting was delightful. However, at times I felt it dragged a little and I was always conscious that nothing would be totally solved until the end of book three. So although generally I like this author’s writing, this particular trilogy isn’t one that I would rush to re-read.
4.0 out of 5 starsThere is good characterisation and an interesting story line but why oh ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 10, 2014
This, the third part of the series was more exciting than part two, which fell rather flat. There is good characterisation and an interesting story line but why oh why is so little research done by the author or her researcher. Again there were many anachronisms in the medieval part of the story. The family were sitting down to tea and bread and jam again. I'm surprised they weren't watching the tv at the same time! It also felt as if someone had given Ms Roberts a dictionary of British swear words which were mixed and matched at random. Personally I have never heard 'shagging' used as an adjective. (That's a shagging shame etc) but possibly I am out of touch. There was also a touch of 'double, double, toil and trouble' about the spells used. I'm surprised that there wasn't any 'eye of newt and toe of frog', This having been said it was a romping good read with the usual mixture of supernatural events and romance. Worth a read.
I'm reviewing the whole trilogy really. Having not read any Nora Roberts before I was not disappointed by any repeats from her other works as others appear to have been. It's a fun escapist read that entertains if you don't take it too seriously. Think some of the reviews for this trilogy are quite harsh, I like a good story and don't expect historical accuracy, its a story :-) If your up for a few hours of easy escapism, with a bit of love & magic i'm sure you won't be too disappointed....
well I loved it! yes it's a bit hubble bubble from a magic point of view, any maybe some of the research isnt up to scratch - but honestly that's not what I read Nora Roberts for.
The characters are great, you know the end from the beginning but she pulls you into the fabric of their lives and they all weave a great story.
Have only read the first book up to now, so can't comment on the whole series. It takes you away for a couple of hours and I am looking forward to reading the rest . Yet another thoroughly enjoyable book by Nora!