Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy #3)

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy #3)

by Nora Roberts


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The final Guardians Trilogy novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bay of Sighs and Stars of Fortune.

As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley—and the wolf within her...
An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love—and save them all...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425280126
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Series: Guardians Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 28,593
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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


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Reading Group Guide

Readers Guide

1) Doyle is an immortal who has lost everyone he’s loved to time and death. Do you think immortality is a curse or a blessing? If it’s a curse, why do you think so many people want to live forever?

2) As a soldier for centuries, do you think that Doyle can truly give up the fight even if the war against Nerezza is over? We’ve seen the difficulties many veterans face in reality—do you think Doyle can adapt to a civilian life?

3) The setting of the novel is Ireland, which is Doyle’s ancestral homeland as well as Bran’s current home. What is the importance of home to these characters?

4) As a werewolf, Riley is a creature of myth and legend who also happens to be a scientist. How does she reconcile such opposing sides in her own nature?

5) Riley is willing to give up an essential part of herself—her wolf—to be with Doyle. Sacrifice made for love is an eternal theme explored in art and literature as well as something that everyone has struggled with. What sacrifices would you or have you made for love?

6) Each Guardian gets their heart’s desire as a reward for their services. What is your heart’s desire?

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Island of Glass 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the 3rd book but it is blank and I can't get it to show on my nook. But I loved the first 2 a lot Nora has a way to pull u into her worlds!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captivating read. Nora never disappoints!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I could read it, but alas, everything is blank. Please fix this...from other reviews, this has been happening to others also.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I simply couldn't put these books down. So many interconnected things going on. It was incredible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wished the last one lasted a bit longer. Was so good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just made me want to read more
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
One big happy family Island of Glass by Nora Roberts is the third and final book in the Guardians Trilogy. The Guardians are now in Ireland. They are staying at Bran’s home which was once Doyle’s home. In this installment the Guardians must become one cohesive family. They need to believe in each other, trust the others to be there and watch each other’s backs, not just a team but family. The Guardians need to find the last star, however unlike the last two this star isn’t singing or sighing to show them its location. Doyle is having a hard time being back in Ireland and remembering his family and youth. This is making it difficult for the others as they are trying not to upset Doyle by talking about his long past family. I like the character Doyle. He is an awesome solider but he keeps feelings very close to his chest. Doyle is in charge of the physical training, which is a truly great fit for him. He knows how to push each of them to reach their best. He also has a wonderful way of helping Annika or distracting her if needed. His relationship with Riley although complicated seems generally well played. Riley is the Guardian with all the contacts. She is really good at researching anything. I liked the way that she and Doyle combined efforts in the research department. Riley tenacity and Doyle’s impressive understanding of old languages (new too) made the research seem fun. The bickering back and forth between these two was cute. This is the story were Riley and Doyle come together and they were front and center. However, the other Guardians were not left out. There was plenty of torment, pain, love and family for each of them. The Island of Glass was so beautiful. First it was described by one of Bran’s ancestors, then Sasha painted a lovely picture of it. So, when the Guardians visit the Island of Glass, I was totally in awe. Nora Roberts really knows how to write those magical places filled with magical people. As for Nerezza the Goddess of Darkness and Queen of Lies, well, you know, karma has a way of giving back even to a Goddess. This was a fantastic ending to a enchanted trilogy. Please keep writing these types of books, Ms. Roberts. My rating is 5 stars. This is a Guest Review for Baroness' Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book on your site. ~Jen If you would like to see other reviews like this one, check out
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Huge fan of Nora Roberts books. This series did not disappoint. Wonderful.
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She always has me hooked, but I have my heart soaring with Gods and Ghodesses and witches and sorseres. And it is a + the romance that always have de winning hand, I love happy endings !!!
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Gamora is here!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts has outdone herself with this trilogy . Great ending to this story, and best of all, a HEA too! The characters were all well matched with no one dragging the storyline down. Great job!!
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I read all three books within 2 days. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors. I haven't been disappointed in any of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ending was as expected Enjoyed the story to get there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Nora Roberts books and this is a great. I don't know why the quiz at the end but to answer the first I say immorlity is a curse I couldn't keep living when everyone around me died
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Picked up my tablet to continue reading and everything was black. I sure hope it's fixed soon!
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Nora Roberts has done it again. Love her trilogies. Especially the Irish ones. Please write more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the pages are blank. Can anyine fix this problem.