I’ll say one thing for Nora Roberts. She knows how to tell a tale. I’ve just finished reading Morrigan’s Cross, the first of The Circle Trilogy, and all I can say is wow. It is a powerful beginning and I can’t wait to see the outcome. I won’t reveal the plot here, as I think it’s poor sport when a review does too much of that and, frankly, this is a book best experienced for yourself. The characters are vibrant and the story wonderfully crafted with plenty of twists and turns, suspense, and a “magical” love story at the center of it all. There’s a true sense of urgency to the entire text, a sense that something is really at stake for the people in this story. I devoured the words on the pages, wanting zealously to see what happened next. This is the first I’ve read of Ms. Roberts’ works and I’m wholly impressed across the board with her attention to detail and ability to spin an enrapturing yarn. I thoroughly enjoyed Morrigan’s Cross and am poised to begin the second part of the trilogy, Dance of the Gods, which was just recently released. Happy reading!