Valley of Silence

Valley of Silence

by Nora Roberts

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the electrifying conclusion to her powerful Circle Trilogy. Worlds have collided and centuries have elapsed as six people have brought their unique powers, their courage, and their hearts to a battle that could drown humanity in darkness…
 
Her face, so pale when she’d removed her cloak, had bloomed when her hand had taken the sword. Her eyes, so heavy, so somber, had gone as brilliant as the blade. And had simply sliced through him, keen as a sword, when they’d met his…    
 
In the kingdom of Geall, the scholarly Moira has taken up the sword of her people. Now, as queen, she must prepare her subjects for the greatest battle they will ever fight—against an enemy more vicious than any they have seen. For Lilith, the most powerful vampire in the world, has followed the circle of six through time to Geall.
 
Moira also has a personal score to settle. Vampires killed her mother—and now, she is ready to exact her revenge. But there is one vampire to whom she would trust her soul…
 
Cian was changed by Lilith centuries ago. But now, he stands with the circle. Without hesitation, he will kill others of his kind—and has earned the respect of sorcerer, witch, warrior, and shape-shifter. But he wants more than respect from Moira—even though his desire for her makes him vulnerable. For how can a man with an eternity to live love a woman whose life is sure to end—if not by Lilith’s hand, then by the curse of time?

Don’t miss the other books in the Circle Trilogy 
Morrigan’s Cross
Dance of the Gods

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594887515
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Series: Circle Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 39,852
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 224 reviews.
bookworm2123 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
sandrad319 More than 1 year ago
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.
NeesieJo More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
greenmtngirl More than 1 year ago
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!!
MFFD More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Shaypeachy71 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was my favorite in the trilogy. The ending was predictable but great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Huge Nora Roberts fan. As always I enjoyed this trilogy.
rocalisa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A decent enough conclusion to the series. All fairly predictable though. I don't think Roberts is at her strongest writing in this field and while she's produce a solid work, she's proved over and again she's capable of much better.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The finale of the trilogy. The six champions are in Geall fighting Lilith. You learn about Cian and Lilith's past as well as seeing the relationship between Moira and Cian develop. Moira embraces her destiny as queen as well as accepting that she has to encourage her people to fight the vampires despite the cost.Fun, but stil with the corny irishisms.
phyllis2779 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not among my favorite genres from Roberts. This trilogy isn't bad but not a trio of books I'd ever read again. I mooched them all out. Nuff said.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the last of the Circle trilogy that started with Morrigan's Cross and continued with Dance of the Gods. The consensus seemed to be that this would be the best of the series and everyone seemed to be waiting for Cian's story.So when I wasn't thrilled, I wanted to know why--what other people saw in this book that I didn't, and vice versa--and I read a bunch of reviews to try to figure it out. The positive ones drooled over Cian; the negative ones complained that there were *gasp* vampires. I don't know why I bothered.It did make me think more about my reactions, though, which was, after all, the purpose.First, the good stuff. I liked the interactions between the group of 6, and basically the characters in general. The four stars is primarily for the characters, including the bad guys. The vampire leader Lilith, her 2nd in command Lora, her "son" Davey, and their wizard ally Midir were nicely creepy, believable, and 3-dimensional. They were vain and selfish, but cared about each other. I didn't agree with the reviews that said they weren't evil enough. Evil with human characteristics is so much more interesting than just pure evil.Also, Cian and Moira were in a pretty impossible situation--always a good plot for a romance. He's an immortal vampire, content with his life in 21st-century earth. She's a mortal, queen of her people, in Geall, an alternate world that's mostly like medieval earth.I appreciated Moira's growth once she became queen, and how she proved herself to her people, stood up for them, and motivated them.But I think this trilogy dragged on too long for me. The war that was supposed to provide the bulk of the conflict in this book didn't. I didn't really care about any of the people involved in the earlier skirmishes; and the outcome, and even the course of the big battle at the end were predictable and thus lacked tension.There was very little tension in the romance plot, either. Cian and Moira initially tried to deny their feelings for each other, but Moira decided to seize what happiness she could, and didn't have much trouble convincing Cian. Any complaints about their relationship from the other 4 or from Moira's subjects were dismissed easily.And oddly, despite the fact that in Morrigan's Cross, Cian was a fascinating character, he had very little to do in this book. It's primarily Moira's book, about her becoming queen, her personal growth, her battle to save her people, and her tragedy of loving someone she couldn't have a happily-ever-after with. Cian was just a secondary character here.As for the ending... I know plenty of people like paranormal stories that end like this, but it feels like a cop-out to me. In fact, I think I'd have liked this book better--or at least felt it was more honest--without the happy ending. Don't get me wrong--I do not at all advocate pushing the envelope of romance genre conventions by eschewing the happy ending--with an other-than-happy ending, I'd have called it something other than romance.
risadabomb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this trilogy. Cian was by far my favorite and although I thought the love story between him and Moira could have been developed a little more I still loved the book.
talksupe.blogspot on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to say that it's one of the most intense 26 pages that I've ever read. I saw it so clearly in my head and convinced me that Nora Roberts is indeed a gifted writer. I felt the dread of fighting an enemy that is almost invincible and the possibility that they'll fail. But Evil will never triumph and everyone had closure but the toll was high.
readingraven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Perfect vacation read. Escapism. The dramatic conclusion to the trilogy. Perhaps not quite as strong as the others -- there was a lot to wrap up -- an interdimensional war as well as an acceptable conclusion to the love between a vampire and a human queen from another dimension. Still, I enjoyed it immensely.
men1967 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good, if predictable, book. If you're looking for a decent read, this one'll work.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very predictable but satisfying because of it's predictablity, Nora Roberts does not disappoint.