Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Posted February 8, 2018 by karenbaron in Fantasy, Greek Mythology, Guest Post, Immortal, Mermaid, Mythology, Paranormal, Review, Seer, Shape Shifters, Time Travel, Witches / 0 Comments

Stars of Fortune by Nora RobertsStars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
Also in this series: Bay of Sighs
Series: The Guardians Trilogy #1
Published by Berkley on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 314
five-stars

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.

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This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book on your site. ~Jen

five-stars

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”


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