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Morrigan's Cross

Morrigan's Cross

Written by Nora Roberts

Narrated by Dick Hill


Morrigan's Cross

Written by Nora Roberts

Narrated by Dick Hill

ratings:
4/5 (90 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
Aug 29, 2006
ISBN:
9781423309048
Format:
Audiobook

Description

The first in the Circle Trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author

Standing on the cliffs of 12th century Ireland following the disappearance of his twin, Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is visited by the goddess Morrigan and is charged with the ultimate of tasks: saving his and all future worlds. His enemy, the beautiful but deadly vampire queen Lilith, has had over two thousand years experience in cruelly killing and changing humans into one of her own-including Hoyt's brother, Cian.

Now, Hoyt, a sorcerer, must travel across the world and through time to find and train the five others Morrigan has prophesized will join him as a circle and do battle against Lilith's army of vampires on Samhain in the land of Geall. But just who is the witch, the shape-changer, the scholar, the warrior, and the vampire? How will this unlikely band of six prepare and become one with less than three months until the possible end of the world?

Following the arrival of Glenna Ward-a modern day witch with a knack for making her own kind of magic, the kind that makes his heart melt-Hoyt must find the strength to save the world, and a love that knows no bounds.

Released:
Aug 29, 2006
ISBN:
9781423309048
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Nora Roberts is the bestselling author of more than two hundred romance novels. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Since her first bestseller in 1991, Nora’s books have spent more than two hundred weeks in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print, published in over thirty-four countries.



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  • (5/5)
    Love the book, unfortunately this recording skipped over a crucial part in the end. ?
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely love Nora Roberts.She is an amazing author .Ready to start second book
  • (4/5)
    The book itself is very good. I’m not crazy about female characters narrated by men in general but this narrator is better at female characters than most.
    The voice talent can make or break an audiobook even if the story itself is amazing.
    I recommend this recording.
  • (5/5)
    Great start to the series, look forward to seeing how the rest of it pans out
  • (1/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Take one dead sexy vampire + one dead sexy sorcerer + one dead sexy witch + one dead sexy queen + one dead sexy shapeshifter + one dead sexy vampire slayer = one hot mess This is just . . . well, indescribable. I found this book on my bookshelf the other day and couldn't believe that I had ever purchased a Nora Roberts book. A quick look at the back cover held part of the explanation: "A battle is brewing between the forces of good and evil--a war will be fought across the planes of time--as Lilith, the most powerful vampire in the world, gathers her dark minions around her. The goddess Morrigan rises up to stop her--and with her, a circle of six . . ." Okay, maybe not high-brow literature, but it sounded pretty kick ass--I mean the Morrigan, the three-phased Irish goddess of battle? As I was reading, the other part of the explanation became evident when the receipt from Sam's Club fell out. I apparently only shelled out a couple of bucks for this when I bought it. I like to think that, if I had paid more, I would have investigated a little further as to what exactly I had in my hot little clutches. Oh, sweet irony, I've managed to book rape myself. I'm all for a little mindless brain candy; after all, I willingly admit to enjoying Sookie Stackhouse novels. The problem with this is that Roberts has thrown in every fantasy stereotype and stock plot available to her. We have time travel, we have locales that lend themselves to fantasy (Ireland--both 12th century and modern day--and New York), vampires and wizards, unspeakable evil versus unbelievable good, alternate worlds, a final battle pre-ordained by the gods, and the list goes on and on and on. And so do Roberts' descriptions. Never, not once, did I have to wonder about what the quilt on the bed looked like or the glass from which a character drank. Her color descriptions read like paint swatches from Sherwin Williams. For all this excitement, the plot basically boils down to the following repetitious cycle: train with medieval weaponry, cook a meal, train with medieval weaponry, discuss magic, train with medieval weaponry, and have mind-blowing sex. This is, apparently, all that's required to stave off the apocalypse. And who has instigated this apocalypse? Lilith, the world's oldest and most powerful vampire. However, her motivation for this apocalypse is standard issue power-hunger with only nebulous explanation as to what she actually plans to do with the world once she has it. She spends her days skulking around the caves off the coast of Ireland, wearing sumptuous clothes (oh, except, for when she's lying around bare-breasted in bed) while preening, whining, and bitching about how, damn it, she can't see her beautiful self in the mirror. And Morrigan? She just pops in every now and then like a good-natured fairy godmother wanting to check on the fate of our heroes. Will I be able to resist reading the rest of the books in the series? That would be a hell yes. Now please excuse me while I trot on over to Swaptree to hopefully swap this piece o' trash.

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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The best book in this trilogy. On the whole, this genre is what I really prefer from Roberts. However, she is a very skillful writer. However, she isn't as good as the best fantasy writers so that undercuts her talent as one of the best romance writers in in mind.

    1 person found this helpful