Key of Light (Key Trilogy Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Nora Roberts invites you to unlock your dreams...Three women. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her way through a dangerous quest. Nora Roberts brings us a unique series with a twist?each novel is written in real time, and the novels will be published in consecutive months.

Three woman. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her way through a dangerous quest. Nora Roberts brings us a unique series with a twist-each novel is written in real time, and the novels will ...

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Key of Light (Key Trilogy Series #1)

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Overview

Nora Roberts invites you to unlock your dreams...Three women. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her way through a dangerous quest. Nora Roberts brings us a unique series with a twist—each novel is written in real time, and the novels will be published in consecutive months.

Three woman. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her way through a dangerous quest. Nora Roberts brings us a unique series with a twist-each novel is written in real time, and the novels will be published in consecutive months.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Roberts built her reputation writing first-rate romantic tales involving legends and magic, and now she returns to the supernatural realm with a story that's not as stellar as her earlier works but should delight her fans. The life of gallery manager Malory Price is stalled when she is invited to a reception at a mansion near her small Pennsylvania town. Upon her arrival, she discovers that she is one of only three guests-all of whom are feisty young women with life challenges just like her own. Their mysterious hosts explain that centuries earlier, they allowed the souls of the three demigoddesses under their care to be stolen by a sorcerer. Legend says the demigoddesses cannot be freed until three mortal women find the keys to the glass box in which they are housed. Should they agree, Malory, Dana Steele and Zoe McCourt will each receive $25,000 to search for the keys, plus a million dollars if they succeed. They nervously accept, and Malory is the first to tackle her task, with the help of Dana's charming but commitment-phobic brother Flynn. The legend is as mistily silly as the art history Malory uses to search for clues, and the financial incentives smack more of a reality show than Celtic lore. Fortunately, Roberts's crisp writing, earthy humor and vivid characterizations combine to make this a compelling read. (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Malory Price's perfectly planned life has just gone to heck in a handbasket. Her art gallery job, which defined her, is in immediate jeopardy. Then, at an invitation-only reception, Malory and two other women are offered the quest of a lifetime: find the three keys that unlock the souls of three demigods within three months and receive $3 million; fail and lose a year of their lives. They accept the challenge. Malory draws the first quest, and her life turns inside out. Susan Ericksen has a way with accents, from the Welsh and Irish to a Southern drawl; she imbues each of the three women and their corresponding men with very individual personalities, making the story easy to follow, though it has a slow start owing to character introduction. With Roberts's usual flair for romance and suspense, part one of the trilogy is a worthy adventure.-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’ crisp writing, earthy humor, and vivid characterizations combine to make this a compelling read.”—Publishers Weekly

“Irresistible… Characters, plot, and setting all come together superbly.”—Booklist (starred review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101146491
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Key Trilogy Series, #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 16,251
  • File size: 734 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.



Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.



Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."



The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.



Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.


The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.



Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.



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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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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Loved it!

    I really enjoyed this book and have already ordered book 2 of the trilogy. I enjoy Nora Roberts' books, but her books that involve even a touch of the supernatural are her best. She has gotten away from it in her recent books, and I wish she'd bring it back. In my opinion, these are her best stories. I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling this way. There are a lot of romance writers out there, but a romance writer who can combine romance, mythology and the supernatural,and keep the reader so riveted that they are engrossed in the fantasy, should keep the successful formula going. This romantic/fantasy genre is Nora Roberts' best work.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2009

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    Mind and Magic

    As i sat down with the book i could not put it down. I loved the thrills and relationships. To know that we hold our own "Keys" in and for life to all that we do is important. Having freindships and relationships are a big key part in life!! I was awe struck by how Nora Roberts puts her mind into this series as well as many others!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!!

    I did not want this book to end. I can't wait for the second book. I love Nora Roberts books. I've cried, I've laughed, they are great books to read. Can't say enough. Thank you Nora Roberts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Wait!!

    Just get the series. You will be consumed so save what money you can. With mrs. Roberts i look for the set. So far it keeps getting better!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Horrible!

    I stopped reading it on the first few pages! ( good thing I got the sample )

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    How can anybody say this book is good!! It was HORRIBLE!!!! Th

    How can anybody say this book is good!! It was HORRIBLE!!!! The plot was soooo far-fetched, I was in shock! I like SOME of her books, The Chesapeake Bay series in particular, but this book was absolutely GAWD AWFUL!! I will NOT be reading the rest of this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    So real life

    Wonderful book, laughed, loved, and mystery all in one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Recommend

    I do love a good nora roberts trilogy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Love

    Got the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Blytestyle

    I don't want this book to end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Book

    Should i read it or not?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Good

    Another great set of books. I have read this set twice. Although it is a love story there's also a lot of action and very strong characters. I wish more of her trilogies were like this. I am hoping because of thelastbook ended Ms. Roberts is going to bring these characgers back. Great read!

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

    Loved lt could't stop reading

    Can't wait for the move to come out

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

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    I could not put the book down!

    I loved the imagination that Nora Roberts had with this storyline. I cannot wait for part 2.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Amazing!

    Loved it! Could not put it down, read the whole series in a week!

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  • Posted October 21, 2009

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    Thoroughly Enjoyable!

    I thorougly enjoyed this book, just as I do most of Nora Robert's work. The characters are all fantastic. The story draws you in. I will definitely recommend this trilogy to all of my friends!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2009

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    Great Trilogy

    It is easy to escape with her books that are a touch mythological. The whole trilogy is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    One of Nora Roberts best trilogies!!!

    This series of books was the most fascinating to me. I absolutely loved the story line and the characters were amazing!! I could not stop reading the entire set, then however, I didn't want it to end. It captivates and entices through out the book. An absolute must read!! The whole trilogy is incredible!

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

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    Off To A Good Start

    I just finished the first book of the trilogy and I am excited to get into book two. I love Nora Roberts books, especially those that dabble with the supernatural. This one leans more on romance than supernatural, but has just enough of it to get me hooked! It was a great kick off for the trilogy and makes the rest exciting. I love that couch! I have to admit, of all the characters, Moe is my favorite! I recommend this book to not only Nora Roberts fans, but to book readers in general!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    Magical Mythological Romance Take 1

    This book was recommended by a friend who loves Nora Roberts¿s book. I never reading her stuff thought I¿d give it try and could not put it down. The story took you in on the first page, making it impossible for me to put it down. Moe the dog was a great character. He put a lot of humor into the book, plus the tension between Jordan and Dana was good. Flynn and Malory were meant for one another--the couch scene at the end was great. I loved all the scenes between the guys. The story comes together so well, and leaves you wanting more. A great start to an awesome trilogy.

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