Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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The battleground has been chosen for the final showdown between those selected by the gods and the minions of the vampire Lilith. But there is one vampire who dares stand against her. And his love for the scholarly queen of Geall will complete the circle of six - and change the face of eternity.
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Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy Series #3)

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Overview

The battleground has been chosen for the final showdown between those selected by the gods and the minions of the vampire Lilith. But there is one vampire who dares stand against her. And his love for the scholarly queen of Geall will complete the circle of six - and change the face of eternity.
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Roberts's paranormal Circle Trilogy concludes with the "circle of six" warriors the sorcerer Hoyt, Hoyt's vampire brother Cian, the witch Glenna, the warrior Blair, the shape-shifter Larkin and Larkin's scholar-princess cousin Moira preparing for battle against the evil vampire, Lilith. Having traveled back through time to Moira and Larkin's ancient kingdom of Geall, Moira raises the sword from the stone to take her place as queen. With her five warrior companions by her side, Moira leads her people into battle against Lilith's army of vampires, who are intent on destroying Geall. Meanwhile, Moira and Cian give in to powerful feelings of love, stealing nights of passion that could spell ruin for both of them. As war befalls the kingdom, Roberts brings the same precise, resonant energy to battle scenes that make her sexual interludes shine, grounding magic, dragons and vampires in a believable world. The truest moments of this novel, however, belong to Roberts's fully formed characters, especially in the love sacrifices of Moira and Cian. Completing her series with the real-world complications of selfless, star-crossed love, Roberts has crafted a fantasy-romance trilogy with strong appeal for romance fans of all stripes. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101128701
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Series: Circle Trilogy Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 20,564
  • File size: 430 KB

Meet the Author

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.



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

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

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    Favorite trilogy book

    I am an avid Nora Roberts fan. I own many of her books, and most of her trilogy books. I tend to like the last book in her trilogies the least. However, Vally of Silence is my favorite of the Circle Trilogy and of any trilogy. I could read it over and over. I read the first two books, just building up anticipation to read the third. This is one trilogy you cannot miss.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2009

    A Nora Roberts must read

    This book is the third in a trilogy and it is helpful to read the other two books first. In the series this is the best of the three however. It is romantic, exciting, and a little scary.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2009

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    No matter your genre, this trilogy sucks you in!

    Being more of a sci-fi, fantasy girl, i was a little nervous to read Nora Roberts. It was worth the risk! this trilogy now has a home on my shelf!
    though the characters are a bit stereotypical, i still loved it! just enough romance and drama to keep you reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

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    AMAZING!!!

    I read a lot of Nora Roberts books. I am usually not one for big romance, smooshy, ewy gooey, love stories, so when I got this trilogy for my birthday, I was hoping there would be more to it. And there was! SO Much more!! I love the fantasy, almost sci-fi twist to her love stories. If you like Twilight, then you will love this trilogy! It must be something about the seduction of vampires that reels you in!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Riveting as usual!

    I always enjoy Nora Roberts. This was a little different venue for her, but as always excellent. I am taken in by her stories. Easy to get lost in what she writes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Great Story lline

    Brings you to another world. Invovles sorcery and romance. Definitely recommend series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2010

    Valley of Silence!!!

    WOW!! This would have to be one of the best books that I have read in a long time. I would recommend the Circle Trilogy to everyone. If you liked Twilight you will also like this trilogy. I had a very hard time putting this book down I had to make myself do it or I would have been up all night reading. I felt like I was in the book!! A must read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

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    I could not put this book down.

    The whole trilogy was fantastic and this book was part of it. Read the whole trilogy, I was not able to get my eyes away from these books. Nora Roberts really transports you to another world of fantasy. There is romance, humor and suspense! I hope who reads these books enjoy them as much as I did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    i love nora roberts period!

    the valley of silence was great by the end of the first book i felt i knew the characters personally and as always with her books something tastefully steamy happens as you reach the middle wow nora must have something great herself to be able to write like that or maybe she just dreams like the rest of us stuff any woman dreams about secretly

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2009

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    Love it!!!!!!

    I have read several of her book and I think I am addicted to Nora Roberts books. Especially this series. I have to say I absolutely loved it. My favorite character was Cian. So cool and delicous. Now I am off to the next Trilogy of hers. I would most assuredly say a very good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2009

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    Loved the whole series. One of my favorite so far!!!!!!!

    I have read most of Nora's books. This is one of my favorite series so far. I also loved the Sign of seven series. Great!!! Couldn't put them down. Read until 2am most nights.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2008

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    Great Ending

    This one was my favorite in the trilogy. The ending was predictable but great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Valley of Silence

    A must read if you have read the other two books. Some meaning will be lost if you read them out of order. If you love Irish lore and the supernatural, this is the romance series for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    awesome

    this was definitely the best book of the three! i bawled at the end, very good. the first book of the series was ok, but the second book was horrible, wasn't going to read this one because of the second book but glad i stuck with it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fantastic work of romantic dark fantasy

    The Goddess Morrigan tasked the sorcerer with traveling through space and time to gather together the people who would fight for the life of humanity. Hoyt gathered Cian the vampire, the shifter Larkin, Blair the demon hunter, Glena the witch, and Moira the Scholar princess. Through the dance of the gods they travel to Moira¿s homeworld of Geall, a medieval like pastoral place that has never known war to make humanity¿s last stand against Lilith, the vampire queen. If the circle of six and the people of Geall lose, all humanity in all the worlds will be destroyed.--------- The final battle will take place in the Valley of Silence and Moira, who pulled the sword out of the stone that rests upon a fairy mound, is now the queen whom will lead her people. Cian, who was turned against his will by Lilith, sides with the humans even though most fear him. Moira sees him for what he is and loves what she sees so when she goes to Cian he is helpless to fight his feelings as well as hers. Both know that there is no future in their relationship but for a little while, both will know a love so powerful that it is beautiful to behold. As the battle looms, the circle of six uses innovative battle methods since the vampire horde out numbers them four to one.--------------- This concludes The Circle Trilogy and it is by far the best series Nora Roberts has ever written as the author addresses the themes of free will, good vs. evil and the power of love to sustain and strengthen people so they make ethical choices. The tale concentrates on the characters of Cian and Moira, two star-crossed lovers who find solace in each others arms for the present. She is a magnificent warrior queen in the tradition of Boudica and he is the dark gothic hero who puts his lover¿s needs before his own. VALLEY OF SILENCE is a fantastic work of romantic dark fantasy.---------------- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2006

    Thank you Nora Roberts

    Thank you Nora for bring us this trilogy. I picked up the first because you wrote it. I picked up the other two because i could not get enough of them. I truely enjoyed the whole storyline and the individual characters. I love all of your books, but this trilogy is by far one of my favorites. You always have an eye for the irish, fey, and romantic. I have been reading quite a bit of the fantasy genre lately. (dragons, vampires, fairies, shapeshifters, magic) Some of my favorite books have one or more of these characters. But you have brought them all together with the added bonus of your great epic romances. If I want romance and a feel of my irish old world roots then I pick up one of your books. You are my favorite all time author and will always be. You have brought romance into my heart and soul, where the world has tried hard to tear it out. Blessings on you and yours A fan for eternity, Brandi

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    "Valley of Silence" is the thrilling end to yet another, great serise by Nora Roberts. The story, wraps up the thrilling ride that 6, diffrent people, strangers to each other but sum not. The dark battle that could or could not save the world from darkness. The heartbreaking, before beautiful end. It is a story that makes you wish you lived in this world and faught along side the heros.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Cabins

    Also known as the clearing where the cabins are located at Camp Half-Blood, most people hang out here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Greatly Recommended - an entertaining read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it was a fast paced, adrenaline filled adventure. The tone of the plot likened itself more to the first book in this series and kept me engaged until the end!

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