Review: Island of Glass

Title: Island of Glass (Guardian Trilogy #3)
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Berkley
Published: December 6, 2016
Ebook, Arc
ISBN: 9780425280126
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Romance, Fantasy


As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her…

An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love—and save them all…

My Thoughts

Stars of Fortune was my first Nora Roberts novel. And now that I've completed my first Nora Roberts series, I no longer consider myself a Nora Roberts virgin. I can see why she's built a huge fan base and has written over 200 novels. The Guardians trilogy is a fantastic mix of romance, adventure, and mythology.

Island of Glass is the final novel in The Guardians Trilogy. In the first novel, Stars of Fortune, Sasha, Bran, Annika, Sawyer, Riley, and Doyle learn their destiny to search out and find three legendary stars that have the potential to destroy the world. Strangers turn into friends, they find the first star, and learn they have a powerful foe/goddess, Nerezza. Along the way they find out each has a power of their own that will help them defeat the goddess. And of course a Nora Roberts book wouldn't be complete without some of the characters falling in love.

In the second book, Bay of Sighs, the story continues and the group searches for the second star after barely escaping the wrath of Nerezza. Bran and Sasha's love grows while Annika and Sawyer are figuring out how a time traveler and a mermaid can be together. They find the second star and Sawyer transports them to Bran's home in Ireland.

Now in the final book, Island of Glass, the group must find the third star and return all three to the Island of Glass and defeat Nerezza and her 'pet' before she destroys them. Meanwhile Doyle fights his attraction for Riley. Doyle is immortal and fears outliving her. Riley, and her devil-may-care attitude tries to convince her otherwise. 

I don't want to give too much of the plot away for readers who have not yet read the series, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. I felt satisfied by the ending, though I wouldn't have minded more insight on what happened to the characters afterward. Maybe a novella involving the guardians would be great. Overall, I'm glad I read this series. Now, I'll need to figure out what my next Nora Roberts book will be.