Key of Knowledge (Key Trilogy Series #2)

Key of Knowledge (Key Trilogy Series #2)

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by Nora Roberts, Susan Ericksen
     
 

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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

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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 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.

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.
From the Publisher
"Roberts's zesty characterizations and fresh, energetic style succeed in drawing readers."
—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593352585
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/10/2004
Series:
Key Trilogy Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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"Roberts's zesty characterizations and fresh, energetic style succeed in drawing readers."
Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Keedysville, Maryland
Date of Birth:
1950
Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Website:
http://www.noraroberts.com/

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Key of Knowledge (Key Trilogy Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 156 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I'm so in love with Nora Roberts , she never disappoints !
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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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joannegrace More than 1 year ago
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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zabby6 More than 1 year ago
Great series
pamela_64 More than 1 year ago
I purchased all books and LOVE IT ! I always find Nora Robertts great
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DebbieTucker More than 1 year ago
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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