I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Book One of the Guardians Trilogy.
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.
Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.
But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…
When I was asked if I wanted to review a Nora Roberts novel, I said yes without thinking about it – and without knowing what the book was about. Although it’s been a few years since I read a Roberts novel, I was confident that I’d enjoy it. She’s a rock star, and one of the authors who originally inspired me to start writing. You can feel a but coming, right? There is, but only a little one. This story, a modern romance with a mythological paranormal twist, is a little different than my preferred reading. I like my paranormal to be of the alternate-dream-life or travel-back-in-time variety. The part of the plot involving gods, goddesses, and lands beneath the seas lost me a bit. Still, the themes of good vs. evil resonate and Roberts can craft a romance like nobody else. Sasha is a likable heroine who certainly deserves peace and happiness. And the setting, the Greek island of Corfu, is vividly described. I’m ready to book a trip to Greece and do a little archeological exploring of my own. I think any Roberts fan who enjoys mythology and fantasy will love this book.