Key of Knowledge (Key Trilogy Series #2)

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What happens when the very gods depend on mortals for help? That's what three very different young women find out when they are invited to Warrior's Peak.

To Dana Steele books and the knowledge they hold are the key to contentment. But now that search for knowledge must include the second key needed to release three souls held captive by an evil god.

She won't be alone, for she's formed fast friendships with two very different women. She can't ...

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Overview

What happens when the very gods depend on mortals for help? That's what three very different young women find out when they are invited to Warrior's Peak.

To Dana Steele books and the knowledge they hold are the key to contentment. But now that search for knowledge must include the second key needed to release three souls held captive by an evil god.

She won't be alone, for she's formed fast friendships with two very different women. She can't allow herself to be distracted by the return of the man who broke her heart so long ago, for a danger beyond anyone's imagination is determined to keep her from completing her quest.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Following hot on the heels of the first installment in Roberts's Key trilogy, this second book (following Key of Light) continues the story of three contemporary female friends chosen to free the souls of ancient demigoddesses called the Daughters of Glass. This time, the heroine is Dana Steele, a librarian who is sure that the key she's seeking lies in a book. As she begins her search, Dana renovates Indulgence, the gallery-cum-salon-cum-bookstore she is opening with her friends Malory Price and Zoe McCourt. She also spends sometimes passionate, sometimes vexing time with Jordan Hawke, the thriller writer who broke her heart years earlier when he abandoned her and their small Pennsylvania town of Pleasant Valley to seek fame in New York. Dana slowly realizes that the love they once felt for each other has not died-and that Jordan's writing is inextricably entwined with her supernatural quest. In the end, Jordan must join with Dana to fight the spells of the sorcerer Kane and fulfill the terms of her quest. Despite lots of special effects, Kane isn't powerful enough to create much suspense, and Dana is a surprisingly inefficient detective for one so bright. But Roberts's zesty characterizations and fresh, energetic style succeed in drawing readers into this far-fetched tale. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Although Key of Light (see Audio Reviews, LJ 4/1/04) effectively set up these two subsequent romances, Roberts completed the trilogy without losing the suspense. Knowledge is Dana's story: the librarian-cum- bookstore owner is determined to cling to the misery of her failed romance with author Jordan Hawke, but it is he who holds the key to her heart. Valor is Zoe's mission: she will protect her son at all costs, but after that she is willing to risk almost anything to save the Daughters of Glass. But both Dana and Zoe must offer up their hearts in order to free their souls. Susan Ericksen only improves as a narrator; she is as comfortable with Zoe's Southern charm that masks a will of iron as she is with Dana's prickly nature. All of Roberts's heroes have their flaws, but under Ericksen's guidance they are very appealing. Public libraries would want these even if Roberts weren't a powerhouse.-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Jamaica Plain, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Roberts treats readers to entertaining tales that revolve around a quest to free the trapped souls of three Celtic demigoddesses. Legend states that they must be freed by three mortal women. Thus, three women get an invitation for cocktails and conversation that reads in part, "you are the key, the lock awaits." They are three very different people with different talents and strengths but, ultimately, strong wills and a determination to succeed unite them. Though the women frequently appear in one another's story, each book centers on one of them. In the first book, Light, the scene is set as readers meet the key players. The book then focuses on Malory, whose strength is an eye for beauty. In Knowledge, Dana's passion for books is a vital part of her story. In Valor, Zoe completes the quest and finds her special key. Readers are never really in any doubt that the women will be successful but that doesn't matter. How and where their key is found and how they get to know themselves better in the process make for entertaining reading. Fantasy aficionados who also enjoy a good love story will no doubt be the prime audience for these books.-Peggy Bercher, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"Roberts's zesty characterizations and fresh, energetic style succeed in drawing readers."
—Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491516188
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Series: Key Trilogy Series , #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Collector, Whiskey Beach, The Witness, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Dominic

    Waits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Great!

    I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the third! If you read the first definitely continue the trilogy!

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    enjoyed

    This was an enjoyable trilogy. The story line was really fun, mysterious and suspenseful. The "romantic" scenes were a bit over the top, which is the reason I'm giving it 3 rather than 4 stars. But the story and characters were great.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    Highly recommend

    Great series

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    Great Read for Trilogy Series

    I purchased all books and LOVE IT !
    I always find Nora Robertts great

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I love Nora Robets, she makes her characters come to life. The book talks about "magic people" and the series puts 3 women on a quest to save the souls of 3 young women who had a curse put on them 3 centuries before. This book is for people with an imagination who believe that anyone can make a difference I'm not saying you need to believe in the whole magic thing but it helps to enjoy these books if you can believe that one person can make a difference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    Great Book

    Really enjoyed this one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Trilogy

    If you like to escape from reality read this trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2009

    Key Trilogy

    This is the 2nd of three. I enjoyed all of them. They can stand alone but are OH so great to read in order. I gave them to my daughters (28 & 31) to read and they loved them. Nora Roberts is a great writer and she can put a cool spin on things. I plan to keep these books in my library and will reread them again.

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Knowledge is Power

    Just finished book two! It was great! The only problems I am having is, after reading book one then book two, I don't feel the same about the character's personalities. I don't read them the same in the second book. Something was a little off about how the characters would react from the first book. Other than that, it was amazing. I am really looking forward to book three, but not looking forward to the trilogy being over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2007

    Loved It

    The Key series are the only romance novels that I have every really enjoyed. I loved it's twist. All the characters and their relationships were perfect in the story and the other two. The men are every woman's realistic fantasy and the woman are easy to realate to. One loves books, one is a failed artist, and one is a single mother. My mother recomended this book to me and I will never doubt her again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Key of Knowledge

    Can you forgive the one you loved The one who broke your heart? ---- Dana Steel has an adventure on her hands as she has to find a magical key that would release the souls of 3 Celtic demigoddess¿, but she¿s not alone in her quest. Helping her, are her friends Malory, Zoey and Brad, her brother Flin, and her ex love and current pest Jordan Hawk. Jordan and Dana had a wonderful love relationship when Jordan suddenly packed up, dumped her, and moved to New York. Now he¿s back and she¿s faced with her feelings for him while also trying to be strong and not give in to his temptation. ---- The relationship between Dana and Jordan was wonderful, heartfelt, and moving. It wasn¿t overly mushy, and out of love stories, this one is one of my favorite. The mystery plot was a bit slow, and it seemed predictable in the beginning, but soon the pace picked up and so did the unpredictability. Everything came together in the end, despite the pace at times.. I would recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    Magical Mythological Romance Take 2

    This story picks up right after the first book and leaves you guessing until the last page. Jordan and Dana make an awesome pair. Plus you get a glimpse into the next book with the scenes between Brad and Zoe. Once again Moe shines as a character. Anyone who loves romance books that have a plot besides the romance itself this series would be prefect for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2005

    Exciting

    This book is fantastic. After reading the first one this one has just captivated me. I am not completely finished yet but so far I have laughed and cried. I find myself reading every chance I get. The romance between Dana and Jordan is heartbreaking and heart-warming at the same time. It is very refreshing. Can't wait to get to the end and find out how she finds the key and can't wait to read the next one! Don't miss this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2005

    Nice

    I thought this book was nice. A romantic suspense; not too mushy, and not too prredictable. I just want to know why does Jordan call Dana 'Stretch'?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2004

    YOU GO GIRLS!

    The 'Three Key' books were wonderful. It was just enough fantasy in a modern world. Perhaps there are witches for real, not just wican- but the real ones,only good witches .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2004

    Book two.

    Three demi-goddesses are under a spell. They sleep in glass coffins, beyond the Veil. Their souls are locked away in the Box of Souls, which can only be opened by three keys turned by human hands. In each generation three human women are born who have the means to find the three keys and end the curse. Each, in turn, has one moon phase to find a key. If the first fails, game over. If the first succeeds, the second woman takes up the quest, and so on. If any of the three mortal females fail, they each lose an undisclosed year of her life. If all three succeed, the demi-goddesses will awaken and each of the three human women will receive one million dollars. .......................... Malory succeeded in her quest. The first key has been found. The first lock has been opened on the Box of Souls. Dana Steele's quest begins. Dana's talent and quest is in knowledge, her love of books and information. This novel focuses on Dana's true love, Jordan. Jordan is a highly successful author of dark novels. Problem is that Jordan dumped Dana years ago and walked out of her life without looking back. Now that he is famous and returned, he seems to expect to just pick up with Dana where he left off. NOT! Worse, the entire time all is happening, the evil sorcerer, Kane, watches. ........................ **** Okay, not as good as the first, but still well worth a solid four stars! More time is spent on Dana and Jordan (as a couple) and the store 'Indulgence' (that the women are putting together) than on the quest, itself. Good reading, but a slower pace than the previous story. ****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2004

    The series continues!

    The Key Series is turning out to be something away from the ordinary from Nora Roberts. I feel that she is experimenting in new areas with new styles to keep her writing fresh and her fans hooked. I am enjoying this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    Key of Knowledge.... GREAT

    i have been a fan of Nora Roberts for a while now and i believe that this was one of her most well written novels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    SUPERB TRILOGY!

    I have just finished reading the third installment in this trilogy and cannot say which I liked best! I LOVE Nora Roberts' books! She includes everything in her novels: love, family, romance, intrigue.

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