Title: Island of Glass (Book 3 of the Guardians Trilogy)
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Unabridged Audio Book
In the third and final book of the Guardians Trilogy, our guardians find themselves on the coast of Ireland at Bran’s home. It isn’t just Bran that Ireland holds special meaning to though, as centuries ago this was also the land of Doyle’s family. As Doyle makes peace with his tragic past, Riley finds herself torn between her practical nature and the allure of Irish myth and magic. As the guardians face their final battle to for the third star, they realize their journey is not quite complete until the stars are returned to the Goddesses.
Once again, Nora Roberts, in her prolific way, delivered a fantastic trilogy of combined stories. With Ireland not only being home to Bran, but also the ancestral home of Doyle, the interwoven story lines took on a whole other dimension. Having read many Nora Roberts books and recently gotten into her In Death series (writing as J.D. Robb) I couldn’t help but compare Riley to Eve Dallas. If I honestly had to pick one favorite part of this trilogy though, it would be Saskia Maarleveld’s performance for the audiobook. With 6 major characters in the guardians (two with Irish accents) and multiple minor characters, the difference in diction and tone was just phenomenal and really helped to bring this story to life for me. Nora sets her own bar so high with her trilogies and while it was a fun read, it wasn’t the best I’ve read from Nora and that why I only give it 3.5 stars.