Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dark Witch

Title: Dark Witch

Author: Nora Roberts [Website] [Facebook] aka Eleanor Marie Robertson Aufem-Brinke Wilder aka J. D. Robb aka Sarah Hardesty aka Jill March

Publisher: Berkley Books

Series: Cousins O'Dwyer, Bk 1

ISBN: 9780425259856

Length: 342 pages

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?:

It's Nora Roberts and the first in a new trilogy.  Plus I love the ones set in Ireland.


I always enjoy a Nora Roberts book (or at least always since she 90s or so).  And this was no exception.  The characters are likeable, the storyline interesting, ...

But I've come to recognize something else I can expect to feel about Nora Roberts books.  The characters are so perfect.  Oh, don't get me wrong.  They all have their flaws.  Pride, tempers, perfectionism, self-confidence issues, etc.  But somehow even their growing through and past those flaws seems so fluid that it adds to that perfection.  And that, in turn, plays on my weakness of self-doubt etc.  Which has odd result of being enjoyable and depressing balled into one.  How does that happen?

But you probably aren't here to read about my insecurities, so let me give my thoughts on this book in particular.  Iona has traveled to Ireland to meet her cousins, learn about her magic, and take on her role against an enemy that has faced their family for hundreds of years.

So she spends the book learning about her powers, herself, her history, and of course, falling in love, all while working with the horses she loves so much.  As for the evil the cousins O'Dwyer face, well he has maintained his power over all these hundreds of years, but it is finally time to defeat him... but maybe not all at once.

I look forward to reading the second book in the trilogy.

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