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Nora Roberts Key Trilogy [NOOK Book]

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The “irresistible” trilogy (Booklist, starred review) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Three women—a gallery manager, a librarian, and a hairdresser—are summoned to a lush estate where they are faced with an intriguing challenge: to find three hidden keys that will free a paranormal being trapped for centuries. Filled with romance and Celtic lore, these three novels are pure magic. Key of Light Key of Knowledge Key of Valor
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Overview

The “irresistible” trilogy (Booklist, starred review) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Three women—a gallery manager, a librarian, and a hairdresser—are summoned to a lush estate where they are faced with an intriguing challenge: to find three hidden keys that will free a paranormal being trapped for centuries. Filled with romance and Celtic lore, these three novels are pure magic. Key of Light Key of Knowledge Key of Valor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101531341
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 105
  • Sales rank: 14,392
  • File size: 976 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts
One of the most prolific and popular writers in the world, Nora Roberts (who also writes as her edgier alter-ego J. D. Robb) publishes multiple books a year. Not that it’s enough for her fans, who tear through her unconventional romances. With her trademark mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance, Roberts has created her own genre -- and romance fans are grateful for it!

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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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

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Nora Roberts Key Trilogy Reprint

    This is a reprint of Key of Light, Key of Knowledge, Key of Valor. You may be able to get the books cheaper, by looking for them. I wish that they would let us know that it is a reprint, before alot of us, that love our authors rebuy books that we had read before. These books are great, I read all 3 of them in a matter of days. Remember all, Reading keep the mind Sharp. Teresa

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    My favorite trilogy

    I've read this trilogy so many times, I've replaced the paperbacks twice and was thrilled to see I could get it for my nook. Now I can reread it whenever I like and as often as I like.

    What I like about the story is that each of the three women are independent and interesting, but they are such good friends that it is a good example of what girl friends can do to support and love one another.

    Plus it's a really fun story!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Actually I read these when they first came out but wanted them for my nook to read again. I have reread many of her books since they are like watching a movie you really enjoyed time and time again. Her characters are life like, the dialog is witty and the story line moves along as a good pace. These books are a great escape from the responsibilities of the day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Great triligy

    All of these characters were different, unique and interesting. I read them straight through. Wonderful reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    One of the best yet

    Characters and story line was so good, I could not put it down!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2011

    The very best of Nora Roberts

    I couldn[t put this series down. Loved all the characters!!! and the story line was entertaining.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Thanks for bundling!

    I love that Nora Robert's trilogies are being bundled together for purchase! Can I suggest the Three Sisters series being the next bundle.

    Nora Robert's books are wonderful -- she is the goldmark in mystery/romance writing and few compare to her!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    connie

    i have read these over and over.... dont miss it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Buying the books this way made the reading easy. The books are a great read. Easy and fun.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Ms Roberts never disappoints! It grabs your interest from the start and never lets go!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    Love them!

    Great series I really enjoyed reading these and hope you do too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

    Great books but not available when originally stated on pre-order.

    These are great books but it is VERY disappointing to pre-order with a Pub date of 5/1/11 and have that date come and go. The pub date now is 6/7/11. It shouldn't be available for pre-order if the pub date is not firm. This is the second time that this has happened - different author but the pub date was pushed out about 6 weeks on the other book, also. I will not be pre-ordering any more books from BN.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Great trilogy

    A favorite

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Great read. A slight twist on her usual stories.

    I admire Nora Roberts for her vivid imagination. Her stories are always a combination of romance, intrigue and mystery. I always look forward to her next new book.

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    This is a page turner from start to finish

    these books are about real live people not with any special power except for the fact they are women.I love the storyline in all three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    OMG

    I love these ppl. The story. The love. Magic & mistery!!!! I could'nt put it down. Thank you Nora Roberts. Had me on the edge of my seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Highly recommended-nice to have the whole story under one cover

    Very good romance read. All three books met or exceeded expectations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    One of Nora's best trilogies!

    This is still one of my favorites! Perfect blend of romance and drama. Not to be missed!

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