Reviews by Linda
Year One (Chronicles of the One, #1)
Circle Trilogy: Morrigan’s Cross, Dance of the Gods, and Valley of Silence
About Year One
It began on New Year’s Eve.
The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.
Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.
As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.
In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.
The end has come. The beginning comes next.
Review of Year One
This author has written books on romance, and crime. She has now entered the arena as an author of romantic science fiction. This is the first book in a series named Chronicles of the One, Book 1. She has written about the end of the world and the emergence of several factions. Humans who have survived the plague and seem to be immune. Humans with magic, whose powers have increased and are on the light side. Humans whose magic increased and they chose the dark side. Humans who were evil to begin with and see the Doom as their chance to destroy civilization. The world is in utter chaos, who will help restore it? Don’t expect all the answers in this first book. I can guarantee I will be watching for the second.
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About the Circle Trilogy Books
As a storm rages, a tale begins of a powerful vampire’s lust for destruction—and of the circle of six charged by a goddess to stop her…
At the goddess Morrigan’s charge, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith must gather five others to form a ring of power strong enough to overcome Lilith. And it is in this circle, hundreds of years in the future, where Hoyt will learn how strong his spirit—and his heart—have become…
DANCE OF THE GODS
While demon hunter Blair Murphy has always worked alone, she finds herself drawn to Larkin, a man of many shapes. To prepare for their fight against Lilith, the circle of six travels through time to Larkin’s world, where Blair must decide if she can risk everything for a love that can never be…
VALLEY OF SILENCE
As queen of Geall, scholarly Moira must prepare her subjects to battle against the vampire who killed her own mother. Still, there is one vampire to whom she would trust her soul. But how can Cian truly love a woman whose life is sure to end—if not by Lilith’s hand, then by the curse of time?
Review of the Circle Trilogy Books
Time travel, witches, sorcerers, vampires and gods these are just a few words to describe these three books. The books have been here in our library since 2009. One of our patrons and I were discussing Nora’s new book that is a sci-fi thriller and the first book in her new trilogy. She asked if I had read these three books. If memory serves me right I had not until now. If you missed this trilogy you need to read it. It certainly affirms that she is one of the most versatile authors of our time.
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