My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There’s something I just love about these fantasy novels by Nora Roberts. They’re so good. This one is set in Ireland, involves Fey and witches and gods and epic battles and hidden pasts. And it wouldn’t be a Nora Roberts book if there wasn’t a hunky Hero, and this one just happens to be extra hunky. And broody.
The setting in Ireland is so perfect for this story, actually. There always seems to be something magical about that place, and this story played that to the best advantage. But the fact that Breen actually lives in America and has this whole other life and these dreams in that realm that are finally coming true and pieces she’s been missing there finally falling into place, makes it difficult to just give up everything to pursue this whole piece of her past and now her future, a family she never knew but now knows what she’d be missing, new friends and pets and a piece of herself that this new world allowed her to find, and let’s not forget the hunky Hero.
This first book has caught my attention. I can’t wait for the next one!
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Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Date Published: November 24, 2020
Page Count: 435
Author Nora Roberts begins a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening.
In the realm of Talamh, a teenage warrior named Keegan emerges from a lake holding a sword—representing both power and the terrifying responsibility to protect the Fey. In another realm known as Philadelphia, a young woman has just discovered she possesses a treasure of her own…
When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.
This newfound fortune would be life-changing for anyone. But little does Breen know that when she uses some of the money to journey to Ireland, it will unlock mysteries she couldn’t have imagined. Here, she will begin to understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, elusive man, why she imagined his voice in her head saying Come home, Breen Siobhan. It’s time you came home. Why she dreamed of dragons. And where her true destiny lies—through a portal in Galway that takes her to a land of faeries and mermaids, to a man named Keegan, and to the courage in her own heart that will guide her through a powerful, dangerous destiny…