Series: The Guardians #1
Published by berkley on November 3, 2015
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To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…
Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.
Sasha is the one who holds them together—the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her.
But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must all work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars…
This book was on sale for under $3, so heck yeah I grabbed it! I love her ParaNoras (heh). The trilogies are my favorite, and I have definitely been in a reading slump. Well, I have both good news and bad. The good news is that this book hit all the marks I love in her trilogies, the bad news is that the next two books in the series are close to $13 for the ebooks! Holy cow! What? No. Just, no.
But more good news: my library has these books, so hooray for libraries!
In this book, we meet the key players. For anyone who hasn’t read a Nora Roberts trilogy, she follows the pattern of something happens that causes gods, or magic of some kind to need 6 strangers to come together and save the world. Each book has a couple pair off, and each book has a part of the quest fulfilled. I like it, it’s happy and fun.
So this story involves some moon goddesses trying to gift a new queen stars. Each goddess creates a new star, and gives it a gift/purpose. But there’s a dark goddess who is angry and jealous who zaps a curse at the stars as they ascend. So the moon goddesses, not being able to undo the curse, tweak it a bit, and sit back to wait for the 6 who will fight the darkness.
Enter the 6.
Sasha has had dreams her whole life, and she paints them, but not all of them are dreams, and she knows that. She hides that part of her until it feels as if she’ll go insane. And that’s when she up and flies to an island in Greece, knowing that’s where she needs to be. In Greece, she meets the rest of the group, and of course, she meets her true love.
Bran is a wizard, but he knows what he’s searching for. Sasha went because she felt the pull, but she doesn’t know why. Bran has a family legacy passed down, and he knows. So when Sasha starts the group by recognizing first Riley, then Bran, from her dreams, Bran knows what it’s about.
After their group is together, they have to fight back the dark goddess, and meanwhile, Bran helps Sasha to use her gift rather then repress it.
I really like these paranormal trilogies she writes, and if you’re looking for more, I’ll link some below. In the meantime, I’ve got to catch up on the next book!