Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Books: Morrigan's Cross

Morrigan's Cross
By Nora Roberts
Audio Book, 6 hours
Read by Dick Hill
Copyright 2006

This is the first book in the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. I picked it up not because of the author but because of the reader. Dick Hill always does a fabulous job in his book reads.

The book turned out to be much better than I anticipated and I will get the next in the series.

Hoyt is a sorcerer in 12th century Ireland. His brother, Cian, becomes a vampire. The goddess Morrigan charges Hoyt with the task of stopping the queen vampire, Lilith, from taking over the world on Samhain in the land of Geall.

The kicker? It's in modern day times, not the 12th century, so the goddess sends the sorcerer through time to his brother's house. Cian, a vampire who has decided to forgo drinking the blood of humans and instead focus on commerce, agrees to help.

Glenna Ward is a witch who joins the circle of six that is set to stop this apocalypse. Along the way the others join up, Larkin and Moria, from Geall, a magical land not on any map, and finally Blair Murphy (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer).

The book ended with a major battle, with more to come. Having now decided I like the characters, of course I must finish the trilogy!

And Dick Hill did a fantastic job as a reader, as always.

3.5 stars


  1. I have never read Nora Roberts. Sounds like an interesting take on the Lilith story! You are absolutely right, the reader can make the story. I have a trip coming up...better start thinking about a book on cd from the library. Maggie, 11 yr old will be with me. Any recommendations? Adult is fine as long as it isn't too "adult"!

  2. I don't know if you like fantasy, but if you haven't listened to the BBC version of Lord of the Rings, available through the Botetourt County libraries, that is very good. Also if you haven't read Harry Potter those are good on audio, too, I have been told, although I haven't listened to them myself. Also, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series would probably be okay, particularly the first ones. They're available at the library as well. Also Diane Mott Davidson's books.

    I don't have children so I am not completely sure about the age appropriateness but those seem to me to be fairly benign.

  3. I absolutely love Nora Roberts "In Death" series (she writes as J.D. Robb) but I haven't read much of her regular books. Maybe I'll give this one a try.


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