The Guardians Risk Everything in Their Search for the ‘Island of Glass’ [REVIEW]


In the epic conclusion to the Guardians trilogy, the team must travel to Ireland in search of the elusive Island of Glass. (Photo by Will Cockram, Flickr)

With the world in imminent danger, six gifted adventurers are on a legendary quest to find the key to saving the world and each other. But as they travel to Ireland on the last leg of their journey, will they find what they seek in time or will mankind soon find itself shrouded in darkness for eternity? Find out in Nora Roberts’ final installment of the Guardians trilogy, Island of Glass.



When we left the Guardians at the end of Bay of Sighs, they had already found two stars and narrowly survived major battles with the evil Nerezza. Now they have arrived in Ireland, where they plan to recuperate in Bran’s stunning home, which also happens to be built on the same site where Doyle grew up to become a fierce warrior three centuries before. Thus it is here that he must face ghosts from his tortured past, but to do so he must open his wounded heart.

Riley, the archaeologist of the group, understands Doyle’s pain all too well. As the team continues its hunt for one last star and the mythic Island of Glass, she must search through tomes of Irish history, withstand Nerezza’s wily attempts to destroy her and the team, and come to terms with her own unexpected attraction to Doyle. It’s a lot to take on, but she must persevere if they are all to survive and save the world as they know it.

In this final chapter of the Guardians trilogy, Roberts has turned up the heat in multiple ways. First, the final showdown is closer than ever as Nerezza regains her strength and comes at the guardians with all the ferocity she can muster. Even with that tension mounting, Riley and Doyle, two characters who have sworn off love for very different reasons, must learn to listen to their hearts and give their mutual attraction a chance to blossom if either of them are to have a chance at real happiness. Island of Glass is a powerful conclusion to a grand adventure, one that is multi-layered and vividly drawn with gorgeous detail, an endearing cast, and lots of surprises. Roberts’ fans are sure to devour each page with a mixture of glee and despair, anxious to see how the entire plot unfolds but sad to see these beloved characters’ story draw to a close.


Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts has been called “America’s favorite writer” by The New Yorker. She is consistently on the New York Times bestseller list and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry.

One of the most prolific authors today, she has written standalone thrillers like Come Sundown and The Obsessionseries such as the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy and the Inn Boonsboro trilogy, and numerous category romances. She also writes under the pseudonym J.D. Robb. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Born the youngest of five children in Silver Spring, Maryland. Now Nora lives in Boonsboro, Maryland with her husband, photographer Bruce Wilder. Visit her home on the Web, follow her on Facebook and explore with her on Pinterest.

By Nora Roberts
352 pgs. Berkley. $17.

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to The Guardians Risk Everything in Their Search for the ‘Island of Glass’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Six adventurers must find one last star and summon the strength for the ultimate showdown in the thrilling conclusion to Nora Roberts’ Guardians trilogy, Island of Glass.

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