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ISBN: 0425278441

ISBN13: 9780425278444

Key of Light

(Book #1 in the Key Trilogy Series)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts opens the door to one woman's search for truth and passion in the first Key Trilogy novel. Malory Price's life plan has hit a snag. She's in danger of losing her job managing an art gallery in Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania. A welcome distraction comes in the form of an invitation to a cocktail party at Warrior's Peak, an infamous estate overlooking the town. But no one else she knows has been invited.....

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Key of Light

Malory Price is a woman with a plan. She is organized in every facet of life from her career to her personal life, and isn't the spontaneous type. When she receives an invitation to Warrior's Peak, she is hesitant, but curiosity wins out. Malory likes her hosts Pitte and Rowenna, as well as the other two women that accepted invitations Zoe McCourt and Dana Steele. Pitte and Rowenna relay a tale of angry gods and three special princesses, and that fact that they believe them to be those princesses reborn. The three women are skeptical about the story, but agree to hear the challenge Pitte alludes to. Each woman is offered $25,000 each to search for 3 missing keys. If they find the keys, they will get 1 million dollars each, but if they fail, each woman must forfeit 1 year of their lives. As they start the journey, they find out they will have assistance from three counterparts. Connected to the mystery and the search are three men - Flynn, Brad, and Jordan. This first book in the Key Series is Malory Price and Flynn Hennessy's story. I liked how Malory and Flynn met when his dog Moe knocks her down. She tries to resist Flynn's overtures, but is forced to be around him because he is Dana's brother. As the duo get closer, they must solve the puzzles, and overcome obstacles to find the first key. Very good start to the series!

Key of Light

Malory Price is a woman with a plan. She is organized in every facet of life from her career to her personal life, and isn't the spontaneous type. When she receives an invitation to Warrior's Peak, she is hesitant, but curiosity wins out. Malory likes her hosts Pitte and Rowenna, as well as the other two women that accepted invitations Zoe McCourt and Dana Steele. Pitte and Rowenna relay a tale of angry gods and three special princesses, and that fact that they believe them to be those princesses reborn. The three women are skeptical about the story, but agree to hear the challenge Pitte alludes to. Each woman is offered $25,000 each to search for 3 missing keys. If they find the keys, they will get 1 million dollars each, but if they fail, each woman must forfeit 1 year of their lives. As they start the journey, they find out they will have assistance from three counterparts. Connected to the mystery and the search are three men - Flynn, Brad, and Jordan. This first book in the Key Series is Malory Price and Flynn Hennessy's story. I liked how Malory and Flynn met when his dog Moe knocks her down. She tries to resist Flynn's overtures, but is forced to be around him because he is Dana's brother. As the duo get closer, they must solve the puzzles, and overcome obstacles to find the first key. Very good start to the series!

Great start to a new Triology

This is the first book in a triology. Nora Roberts often writes exciting trilogies and this book is no exception. Key of Light is the first in her new series and explores ancient celtic mythology in today's contemporary environment. Mallory, Dana and Zoe are three women who are offered a chance to solve a centuries old mystery. Long ago, an Evil celtic god had stolen the souls of 3 young goddesses--who happen to resemble Mallory, Dana and Zoe in paintings. These souls were then locked and magically sealed in a glass box with a spell to keep them there until they can be unlocked with 3 keys. The enchanted spell has the three women looking for the 3 keys to release these lost souls. Helping these women are Flynn, and his 2 best friends- Brad and Jordan. They also are connected to the mystery and the solution. Mallory and Flynn are this book's focus. Mallory represents art and beauty and she is to find the first hidden key. Also assisting the couples are 2 mysterious beings that are overseeing the search and guiding the women. Pitte and Rowena are great characters with a mysterious back story and they promise to figure in the next books as well. Key of Light is the perfect blend of romance, mystery, suspence and mystical elements. Mallory is the perfect heroine- independent, willing to believe in the celtic myth, loyal to her friends etc. Flynn is the hero who helps her despite his skepticism. It is fast paced, exciting and intriguing with great secondary characters of zoe/dana/brad and jordan--all of whom will have their own storys in the following books of this trilogy.

10 Stars!!!

Book 1 in the brand new "Key" series!!!You meet Malory Price, manager of an art gallery in a small town in Penn. She is about to lose her job and doesn't know what she will do with herself. She has always wanted to paint but has never believed that her work has true beauty. She received an invite to a reception at a mysterious mansion. There she meets two other single woman around her age. Dana Steele and Zoe McCourt. At this reception these women are told a story by their hosts, Rowena and Pitte.The story is said that a Celtic God fell in love with a mortal woman and brought her into his world. They were married and had three daughters. But an evil Celtic God didn't like this and cast a spell against the daughters and locked their souls away in a glass box. The box can only be opened by three keys by the hands of three mortal women.They are asked if they want to take on this quest and are each given twenty-five thousand dollars, but if they succeed they will each get a million dollars. Each woman must find her key within 28 days.Malory is the first on the quest. Dana's brother Flynn joins in the search and they fall in love. But each women must face danger in their search and search not only for the key, but a search within themselves. It's a supernatural story of legends and magic. Reminded me a lot like the Three Sister or Irish trilogies. It's about the beauty inside and the possibilities that are within our reach. A great new series. I can't wait for #2!!

The fun is in the details...

To those who aren't Nora Roberts fans, but are interested in picking up one of her books: this is a thoroughly entertaining book. It's got romance, intrigue, engaging characters, and an interesting plot. Be careful, though, because it's the first book of a trilogy, and you could easily get pulled into buying two more books. It might not be literature, it might not be art, but it sure is a lot of fun.Now on to the bulk of my review, which is aimed at those who are already Nora fans: in a way, you've read this before. The characters are mixes of earlier characters, and some are not even mixes: Dana Steele is rather a lot like Ripley Todd, for instance. You can pretty much guess what's going to happen both in this book and in the next two. For that reason, I'd really rather give it 4.5 stars instead of 5. In other words, it's not quite perfect.However, it's the same Nora Roberts we know and love. Just because you have a good idea of where you're going doesn't mean you can't enjoy the trip. What sets this book apart, and makes it so enjoyable, is its details. The plot is intriguing, and at times exciting. Even though it has parts to it that are reminiscent of earlier trilogies (especially the Three Sisters and the Irish trilogies), it has fresh and interesting twists to it. The characters are as loveable as always, and their details set them apart from previous characters: Dana's books (she's a reference librarian, which I love), for example, and Flynn's dog. And there are a few scenes that I thought topped anything NR's written before.In short, read it. It's good. :-)
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