“Julie g said; 4 stars
I thought this would be a romance story.I didn't realise it would be a romance including demon/vampire hunters.My first thoughts when i started reading this was it was a teenagers book.Be warned Nora does include scenes of a sexual nature and a wee bit of swearing.I had a good old chuckle as i read this light fun book.I gather in the last book that Glenna and Hoyt were the main characters.This time it's Blair and Larkin's turn.The plot was predictable and I'm not sure at all that Irish people speak the way Nora portrays them.The set up is your basic good fighting against evil.Very much reminiscent of buffy or charmed.Her writing style is like nothing i've ever read before.I was in fits of laughter many times.i love the way she doesn't let either forgetting what something is called get in the way of her writing nor not knowing what it is.I made a note of one of the funniest ones.Page 145
"he opened the door,saw her sitting at the desk at the little computer thing."
Most authors would have gone and found out what it was called,not our Nora,she just ploughs into the next chapter.
The blurb says you might want to keep some lights on.I say this is the unscariest book ever about vampires.I liked it!
Sunflowery said: 5 stars
The second book in the Circle Trilogy takes up right where the first leaves off. The circle of six has just fought a skirmish with many vampires right in the middle of the handfasting ceremony for Glenna and Hoyt, and are recovering and continuing to train. As the time for Samhain draws closer, Morrigan again speaks to one of their number in a dream and tells them it is time to go back to Geall, where the battle will be fought. This book concentrates on the developing relationship between Blair Murphy, hereditary vampire hunter and descendant of Hoyt and Cian's younger sister, and Larkin, the shape-shifter and cousin to the future queen of Geall. As they continue to prepare for the war with the vampires that will determine the fate of the many worlds, they fall in love and have to deal with Blair's past hurts and fears.
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one, and am eager to finish the story in book three. Ms. Roberts' writing is engaging and the plot moves quickly. I enjoy how Larkin refuses to allow Blair to push him away and deals with her 'issues' as they occur.
Seatah said: 4 stars
This is the second book in the Circle trilogy, the circle of six (Hoyt the sorcerer and his twin brother Cian the vampire, Glenna the witch, Larkin the shape shifter, Moira the scholar and Blair the warrior) are called by the goddess Moriggan to prepare to battle the evil queen of the vampires. In this book the six must travel from modren day Ireland to the peaceful land of Geall where the battle will take place. In this book the relationship between Larkin and Blair grows into romance, two people from diffenet times and worlds.
I liked the first book better, Glenna and Hoyt's love story was so wonderful, but Larkin did not grow on me, I thought he was very immature but I love the shape shifting part of him. I look forward to read the 3rd book, it would be interesting to see what happens between Cian and Moira.
candace_redinger said: 4 stars. Second book in the circle trilogy. This one is about the warrior and the shape shifter falling in love while training to fight the vampires. They traveled to the land of Geall to train the citizens of this amazing place. I think this was better then the first book, but who wouldn't fall in love with a gorgeous shape shifter who can become a fantastical dragon? I think part of the reason I liked this one more is because I liked the main characters alot more.
kairilily said: 4 stars.
I think this book is much better than the first in the trilogy. I understood and liked the characters a lot more. The first book was about the circle of six coming together so that they can take on Lilith's army of vampires. In this book, the circle trains together and moves on to the next world where the final battle is to take place. I will definitely read the third and final book to find out how the story ends!
Samantha A said: 4 stars
These were both part of her Circle trilogy and I had read the first book previously. I really enjoyed these and thought that they were better than the 1st book which was only okay for me.
Barbara M said: 3 stars
t's been a while since I read the first in this trilogy so it took me a bit to catch up. Now that I've caught up, I'm enjoying the series but not quite as much as some of the others of hers that I've read. That said, I have ordered the third from the library so I can read it right after this one. You really have to because none of the books in this series can stand alone. It has a bit more magic than I'm really into. The mix of the magic and shapechanging with the modern world puts me off just a little, or perhaps it's just this story. I loved Roberts' Gallaghers of Ardmore series and that had magic. Although I do love the dragon in this one! Roberts is quite good with the visuals that she creates. Since I've already stated I loved the dragon, I have to admit to loving the little dragon-fest around the rainbow that Roberts described! That's put me in a quandary about whether to bump it up another star from "like it" to "really like it" :-} However, I really hated the sudden ending to the book leaving you on the brink. Perhaps this just should have been one large book because that's how it's meant to be read.”
“I enjoyed this book more then the first. Mostly because I liked the main characters more.”candace_redinger wrote this review Monday, April 14, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“2nd in The Circle Trilogy. One of Roberts better Trilogies. She writes believable characters!”Sonya B wrote this review Wednesday, April 2, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am currently reading this book. I've read the first one, which is Morrigan's Cross. I usually don't really read much Nora Roberts, but I'm making an exception in this case. It's a very nice trilogy, and I am looking out for the third installation! Go read it!”Joanna H wrote this review Wednesday, April 2, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Scary, sexy Vampire Trilogy. A good read. ”deb_bluerose wrote this review Friday, February 8, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a phenomenal book! I couldn't put it down.”Mama Weasley wrote this review Saturday, January 26, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoy reading novels of Nora Roberts..I am fund of collecting her books especially those that are available in Tacloban City, Philippines. It is the nearest place from our residence here in Catbalogan City, Samar. I usually buy second hand books because it is much cheaper and practical..I find the her books full of romance, suspense and I find it difficult to stop reading especially during unholy hour.. MORE POWER TO NORA ROBERTS!!!”Marilyn N wrote this review Friday, January 4, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wasn’t too happy with the first book (Morrigan’s Cross) and I didn’t feel this second book was much better. It could be that I’m just not a big fan of paranormal, but I think it’s more than I’m not a big fan of NR.”CindyPageTurner wrote this review Wednesday, September 26, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No