Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trilogy Tuesday: Key Trilogy #2 Key of Knowledge

Hello all, 
And happy Tuesday! As you can see, above, I had a tour feature today and I hope that all of you will be very willing to go check out "Redemption" by R.K. Ryals. 
But, to keep with schedule I've decided to go ahead and post the second review of the TRILOGY for this month. 
Here we go!  

So, as most of you are aware, the April Trilogy is the "KEY TRILOGY" by Nora Roberts.

Last week I reviewed "Key of Light", the first book in the trilogy. You can find that here.

Now it's time to review the second book in the series "Key of Knowledge".

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Title: Key of Knowledge
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Modern Fantasy Romance
Published: November 25, 2003
Pages: 338

Even with all Dana had seen and done, with all she'd been a part of over the last four weeks, it was hard to believe she was stretched out in the backseat of her mother's car, heading back up the steep winding road to the great stone house of Warrior's Peak. And what waited for her there.

It wasn't storming, as it had been on her first trip to the Peak, after receiving that intriguing invitation for "cocktails and conversation" from Rowena and Pitte, an invitation that had gone out to only two other women. And she wasn't alone. And this time, she thought, she knew exactly what she was in for.

Idly, she opened the notebook she'd brought along and read the summary she'd written of the story she'd heard on her first visit to Warrior's Peak.

Each daughter, demi-goddess, has a specific talent or gift. One is art, or beauty, the other is knowledge or truth, the third is courage or valor. A spell is cast on the daughters. The daughters' souls are stolen, locked in a glass box, known as the Box of Souls, which can only be opened by three keys turned by human hands. If the quest is completed, the Box of Souls will be opened and The Daughters of Glass freed. And the three women would have a cool one million dollars each.

An interesting story, Dana mused, until you understood it wasn't a story but a fact. Until you understood you were one of the three women who had the means to unlock the Box of Souls. Then it just got weird.
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Key of Knowledge is the second of three books in the "Key Trilogy" by Nora Roberts.

If you read the last review or the first book, then you've got a pretty good idea of what's going on. Malory has her beau and her key, and we're moving on to the next of the three, Dana. Now, we know very well that Dana's key is the Key of Knowledge... which is perfect considering she's one of the biggest book nerds (other than myself *wink*) that I've ever heard of.

Dana is STILL not my favorite character though. But that's for next week's post. Dana is a strong woman whose heart is guarded (and don't we all know that this will lead to some issues and some great moments of revaluations). Jordan Hawke (her pairing of the 3 man-buddies that were introduced in the first book) was her first love and he broke her heart into splintering bits years previous. He's back in town and she's back to ignoring that pain her chest that tells her she's still got it bad for the guy.

Dana's been fired from her job at the Library because of some pride-issues which the reader can't blame her for.

We've got Kane (that's the bad guy, folks) doing his shadiest to bring ruin onto the three demi-god incarnates. He is not a happy camper after the first key was found and you can bet the ladies are going to be getting the brunt of his irritation.

The three women continue to bond through this book and we learn more and more about each of them (though not too much about the third, Zoe, otherwise there wouldn't be much of a 3rd installment.) Indulgence (the gallery, bookstore, salon) is coming along nicely as well!

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By the second book Nora Roberts is really getting the story rolling, and the reader just can't wait to see what happens next. Dana's got her nose stuck in a book, positive that books in general have something to do with finding the next key. Just as Malory did, she's got a month. The suspense is nuts!

I preferred Dana and Jordan's love line a little more than Malory's. Jordan ends up being just a fantastic knight in shining armor, though I must confess it's hard to like him too much at first. You have to feel a bit for Dana who, after all these years, is still nursing a broken heart and a wounded ego. Yikes! 

There's a bit more "Oh crap! Do something!" in this installment and Kane is a little more active than previously. You start to learn more about Rowene and Pitte and more of the stars start to align, as they say, when it comes to the back story. 

I don't want to give away too much because there's just all kind of discoveries made throughout this book. But I will say... I darn well wish I had two best friends who wanted to open up a multi awesome bookstore/salon/artstudio. *sigh* A girl can dream. 

Anyway. This second in the series wasn't a disappointment and Dana is sure to impress (and perhaps even irritate. Stubborn, stubborn, stubborn!!!). 

So go my little readers! Read! Read! Read!

Amazon: $7.99
Kindle: $7.99
Nook: $7.99


Just to remind everyone, I have two great giveaways going on right now. If you'll just click the little linkies, they'll send you to the appropriate page. Good Luck!

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Well, that's all for this Trilogy Tuesday! I'm very happy that you stopped by and remember to check back next Tuesday for the 3rd in the "Key Trilogy" KEY OF VALOR.

Until Next Blog,

Read on!


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