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Key of Light

Key Trilogy, Book 1
Written by: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens when the very gods depend on mortals for help? That's what three very different young women find out when they are invited to Warrior's Peak.

The Malory Price Life Plan does not include a quixotic quest - but the strangers on Warrior's Peak claim that she must find a key that will release three souls held captive by an evil god.

Little does she know that the quest will bring her two new friends: the love of her life - and danger beyond anyone's imagination.

©2004 Nora Roberts (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • AudioAddict
  • 2013-10-12

Contemporary Romance Plus Ancient Mystery

STORY - (romance/fantasy/mystery) I enjoyed Key of Light. It's not just a sweet contemporary romance. There is also an interesting Celtic mystery, magic, Gods and a big silly dog. The lead characters are smart, likeable, and their clever banter will make you chuckle.

This is Book #1 of a trilogy, and in each book the characters will be searching for one of three keys which will unlock a magic box and release a soul which has been imprisoned inside for centuries. This is the story of Mallory's search. It comes to a nice conclusion, so the book can stand alone, but you will probably want to continue the trilogy and learn what happens when the other two keys are found.

PERFORMANCE - Susan Ericksen does a great job. She is the same narrator who reads the In Death series, so you will recognize Roarke's voice/accent in one of the characters.

OVERALL - Recommended for romance readers, especially if they might like an ancient mystery mixed in.

27 of 27 people found this review helpful

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  • Debra A. Blouin
  • 2010-06-17

AWESOME BOOK!

I very much love this story & there is no better narrator than Susan Ericksen

22 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • Cyn.
  • 2009-06-24

I loved it

I'm not usualy a fan of romance novels but this one has an intererting plot and amusing and entertaining characters.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Heidi
  • 2009-01-27

Now this is what I expected

This is exactly what I expected from Nora's books.

The writing at it's best - the narration fantastic.

I thouroughly enjoyed the book = even though you know how it should end, the way it gets there keeps you going.

Thank you - I have already downloaded book 2

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • marilynolsen
  • 2008-11-04

key of light

This is a fun story, if not predictable at times. I enjoyed it with its twists and turns at the dark side. Light, fun reading.

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  • June
  • 2015-12-29

Missing the usual Nora Roberts magic

Sorry, but I really did not find this book appealing and did not continue to the others in the series. While many of Nora's books are very engaging, this felt contrived and foolishly put up, with a sort of half-baked belief system in magic spells to drive real people to coordinate to find supposedly real keys to unlock their powers from past lives as well as finding their true loves through the finding the keys project. Some nice character touches while others were drawn too strongly - and so it seemed foolishly yet strategically laid out - which left it without much magic.

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  • Gibson the Goober
  • 2012-02-08

LOVED IT!

What did you love best about Key of Light?

The whole story really gets you into this book! I didn't want to stop listening! I listened to this on a five and a half hour drive and I've never been so awake and intune while driving for so long!

What did you like best about this story?

You feel the compassion of these characters, feel their emotions and best of all there's that hint of sarcasm and humor that really keeps this book going!

Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first listen from the narrator Susan Ericksen, I really enjoyed her though I love her Welsh voice!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I've been addicted to this trilogy! I'm a poor college student but I was willing to search under the couch for spare change just so I could see what happened next! This is a book series you never want to end!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Amanda
  • 2014-02-20

Just download them all now and call it a day.

This trilogy is awesome. I am not a romancy girl but these stories had mystery excitement and a perfect touch of magic and fantasy. Yea yea the romance was ok too. I got sucked into the characters quite quickly and pretty much listened back to back. Really couldn't put them down, in the car, in the kitchen, getting ready for bed, nonstop. Good stuff.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2009-01-20

Key of Light

Very good listen. Could not put it down. On to the Key of Knowledge. Get all three you will enjoy.

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  • Cam
  • 2013-06-21

Not her best

Any additional comments?

The story is about three women that come together and each is chosen to find a key which when all found, will relase the soals of three daughters of a God and human. The first book is all about the first key. Certainly not the most imaginative or complicated path to discovery of the key is discussed in this book!!!!The story is ok and that's all.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful