The Guardians #1
November 3, 2015 – Berkley Books
Source: Borrowed from a friend
A long time ago, 3 goddesses of the moon created 3 stars (one of fire, one of ice and one of water) as a gift for the new queen. An enemy, a dark god wanted the stars for herself and her own power. To protect the world, the stars fell separately and out of the dark god’s reach. Today 6 strangers are called together to find and protect the three fallen stars.
When I started this blog, if you would have told me that I would do a review of a Nora Roberts book here, and not my other blog, I would have laughed at you. While love is at the heart of this story, there is so much more going on here. There’s the three moon goddesses, the dark goddess, the seer, the witch and four other characters with their own secrets and stories to tell. While this may not be the best fantasy story out there, it was still pretty good. Since this is the first book, it sets up the next two books in the trilogy. But it is loaded with mystery, love and adventure. Roberts, being the master storyteller that she is, weaves together a tale that quickens the heart from a fast burning romance while at the same time keeping you on the edge of your seat. With just the right amount of prophecy and action, the story remains engaging. Another thing to mention would be the treatment of the fantastical elements. They are treated casually, making them not only common but also believable. I really enjoyed this story.