Also in this series: Bay of Sighs
Series: The Guardians Trilogy #1
Published by Berkley on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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…
Who are the 6 and how do they find the stars?
Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts is the first book in the Guardians Trilogy. This is one of those paranormal-romance-good vs evil stories that I think Nora Roberts does so well.
I found the story to be wonderfully crafted. The paranormal aspect along with the good vs evil is one of my favorites. I like the way the story incorporated things that don’t normally happen in real life. It really put the supernatural into perspective. I also love the setting. Ms. Roberts’s description of the island and the atmosphere were extraordinary.
I love that each of the six characters has a special ability and that they were able to become instant friends. I think the connections show the power of the Goddesses that they come from. This is their destiny but it is also their choice, as free will is always important in the good vs evil sagas. I loved getting to know their secrets. Annika secret was easy to guess but Sawyer’s caught me by surprise. The romance between Sasha and Bran is precious. Bran has so much patience and Sasha at times is kind of whiny.
The evil Goddess has some serious mental issues. However, I feel that she has more up her sleeve than our heroes know. Nerezza doesn’t seem like the type to give up easily. Nerezza makes Ursula the Sea Witch look small and insignificant.
I look forward to the next 2 books in the series, to see how the heroes fair with Nerezza and to see the others romances bloom, and how group grows closer. My rating is 5 stars.
This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book on your site. ~Jen