Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1)
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Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven #1)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  35,022 ratings  ·  1,277 reviews
In the small village of Hawkins Hollow, three best friends who share the same birthday sneak off into the woods for a sleepover the evening before turning 10. But a night of celebration turns into a night of horror as their blood brother oath unleashes a three-hundred-year-old curse.Twenty-one years later, Cal Hawkins and his friends have seen their town plagued by a week...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dina
I'm a Noraholic but I was a bit disappointed with the last NR books I read, the Key trilogy, so I didn't know what to expect from this book. As I've learned the hard way, high expectations can be deadly, so my wariness towards this new trilogy ended up working in its favor as I really enjoyed this first book in the series and I'm definitely going to read the next ones.

Caleb Hawkins, Fox O'Dell and Gage Turner shared the same birthday (July 7th, 1977) and had been best friends their whole lives....more
Shannon The Show Stopper
So I used to be a book snob. I was an English major so I would only read books considered 'literature'. Even though I mostly read modern lit or southern lit....it had to be 'literature' and certainly not romance novels...OMG...NO! Well, I ended up visiting with some friends out of state and had left the book I was reading at home. I asked where the closed bookstore was so I could go and pick something up. Well, my friend was a reader too....of romance and smut. She couldn't believe as much as I...more
Jonetta
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

Quick Summary
Almost 21 years ago, Caleb Hawkins and his two best friends hiked into the woods to celebrate their 10th birthday (they share the same day). What they experienced forever changed them and released a phenomena that affects their town and its residents every seven years. As the the 3rd seven-year anniversary approaches, Cal has agreed to work with paranormal researcher Quinn Black to chronicle the town and its strange history. She gets more than she...more
Dominique Hutches
Dec 15, 2007 Dominique Hutches rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: suspense lovers
Stephen King recently stated in his Entertainment Weekly column that Nora Roberts is cool. I agree. The woman always surprises me with the directions she takes her stories, and yet she remains consistant - men with good hearts, women who fall in love, and challenges they must face together if they are to win.
In this case there is an evil that was contained under a stone alter several hundred years ago by a wizard. Three ten-year old boys unknowingly do the one thing that releases the evil unto...more
Isis FG
For me, it was pretty much a given that I'd like this book because with maybe one exception, I've enjoyed every Nora Roberts book I read (and I've read almost every single one). And I did like this book. Actually, I loved it. There were maybe one or two things that could have been done a little better, but it didn't ruin the book. I still loved it.

Blood Brothers is the first book in NR's Sign of Seven trilogy. The series focuses on the quaint town of Hawkins Hollow where twenty one years earlier...more
Mahyar
'3.5 Stars'

Though a romantic suspense, it was not captivating. Characters were kinda dull at the beginning, and I liked Fox (The Hollow, second book from Sign of Seven's hero.) more than Cal, who's only a small part of the book. Therefore, I look forward to reading the sequel, and hopefully, it’ll have better love scenes than this one had. I’m not disappointed, but I had expected more from a well-known, best-selling author like Nora Roberts.

However, I think one of the reasons why this book didn’...more
Ronda  Tutt
This was a very interesting read and I think I picked a great time to read this book. It was raining and very cold outside and what better to do than lay on the couch covered up while thrown into a good book and drinking hot tea.

The story captured me right away, the characters were awsome and I actually laughed out loud in some parts.

Caleb, Fox, and Gage are 3 young boys who decide to venture out on the eve of their 10th birthday and camp out in the woods by the well known Pagan Stone that every...more
Annie
The prolific Nora Roberts is an author I normally read on recommendation only. This is purely because she written so MANY books it's too hard for me to navigate through her normal books and her fantastic books without a second opinion.

This one, however, was one I found all by myself :-) Okay, I plucked it from Mum's audiobook collection but she had no idea if it was good or not.

Lucky for me, it was great. A paranormal/romantic suspense that centers around a demon terrorising a small American tow...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Yay! I finished it!

Thoughts on the Story:

I loved the brotherhood bond between Cal, Gage and Fox. They had been friends for a very long time, and you could see that that bond was titanium and strengthened by their horrific mutual experience and legacy. I liked how they were three very different men, and I could see a distinction in their personalities throughout this book. I loved how the book started in the past, where we see how horrors begin in Hawkins Hollow, but also the three main character...more
Beth (moonivy)
Dec 23, 2007 Beth (moonivy) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers.
Read 12/17/07

Blood Brothers is the first book in the Sign of Seven Trilogy. Caleb,
Fox and Gage have been friends all of their lives, sworn blood brothers in
the
small town of Hawkins Hollow. Every seven years an ancient horror that
was set loose on their ten birthday breaks free and ravages the town. Now
approaching their 31st birthday, they fear this may be the last battle for
their little town. Sparks fly when intrepid reporter Quinn Black arrives to
research the story and Caleb's reluctant attract...more
Kim Porter
Apr 21, 2008 Kim Porter rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kim by: Sue
Well, I'm going to be completely honest and just say that this book was pretty boring. It dragged on, and she kept repeating the same concept of the story, over and over! "yes, I get it, now move on with the story!" I know a lot of people like her books, and for me it's a toss up, some I like, and some I don't. Unfortunatly, this is one I did not. I found my mind wandering to other things, and the characters really bothered me. Once again, she's very repeditive when it comes to the story line, s...more
Rachel
Feb 16, 2008 Rachel rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one.
Shelves: fantasy
I don't know why I bother with Nora Roberts anymore, but she is as formulaic and predictable as Roberts and in her guise as J.D. Robb. I think I used to like her, when I was 16. Maybe that's because she actually came up with new ideas back then.

Total yawner, and if you changed the names, you could see any of her other recent trilogies shaping up in this short novel. Six characters, three relationships warming up. It is as if she just changed the setting and the action bits rather than any of th...more
Tempo de Ler
O meu 42º livro de Nora Roberts (…cheira-me a doença...!): Irmãos de Sangue é o (fabuloso) primeiro livro da trilogia Signo dos Sete…E o mais prodigioso é que, em 42 livros, Nora Roberts não me decepcionou a sério uma única vez!

Numa narrativa envolvente e cheia de acção, a autora traz até nós Caleb (o miúdo da classe média), Fox (o hippie) e Gage (o filho do bêbedo) - três meninos de 10 anos que, num juramento que se destinava a cimentar a sua amizade, acabam por libertar algo enorme e horrível...more
Tashia
I stumbled upon this one on amazon so preordered it and it arrived in the mail today and I finished it tonighta quick read and filled with the magical stuff her recent works have been filled with. I am not usually one to love books about demons and gods and netherworlds yet somehow I can quickly devour most anything roberts writes (perhaps it is the romantic in me-mix a little romance into these books and I'm hooked). Escapism for a few hours perhaps. Now, i have to wait until may for the second...more
Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
I suppose you’d categorize this as a paranormal/romantic suspense. Mostly its romance, formula Nora R., the demon-chasing is definitely secondary, Stephen King it’s not. I didn’t love it but it was an entertaining read that hooked me enough to want to read the 2 sequels
Viviana
Já perdi o conto ao número de romances de Nora Roberts que já li e esta consegue surpreender-me sempre. A única coisa que já não me surpreende nos seus livros é a capacidade da autora para agarrar os leitores às suas páginas. Mais uma vez, dei por mim colada a este livro, incapaz de interromper a leitura.
Tido como o primeiro volume de uma trilogia, este romance vem apenas apresentar o início de uma batalha contra o Mal. Tudo começa quando três amigos decidem comemorar o seu aniversário com um pa...more
Mojca
Three boys who shared their birthday, Caleb, Fox, and Gage, decided to celebrate their tenth birthday at the Pagan Stone, a strange, altar-like stone in the middle of the woods surrounding Hawkins Hollow, the village where the three grew up.

A simple vow to always be friends sealed with their blood, unleashed an entity that‘s been haunting them ever since.

Every seven years, for seven days in the seventh month, the small town of Hawkins Hollow descends into madness. Strange accidents happen; neigh...more
April Wilkerson
This was my first Nora Roberts book, and I picked it up after a friend gave it her highest recommendation. However, I wasn't that enthralled by it. The storyline had potential, but I feel like the characters drug it down. The most interesting part of this book was when the boys were 10, everything after that was a steady line of boring for me.

I don’t know if it is just me, but I couldn’t stand Quinn. Roberts was going for this likeable, pushy, strong character but it was way overdone and after...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
Not bad, I liked it. I've liked most of what I've read of Nora Roberts but I'm not a big fan of plotlines that carry through several books. I prefer closure at the end of the book I'm reading. I may continue the series if I can find the books at the library.

Basically, the plot is - three 10 year old boys go camping in the woods to celebrate their birthday. They were all born on the same day. They do something that unleases some kind of evil upon their community of Hawkins Hollow. Now, 21 year la...more
Kerry
Dec 01, 2007 Kerry rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance/fantasy readers
Shelves: romance, suspence
A great start to a new series by Roberts. She has always sucked me into her stories, and probably always will. Though most people put down romance books as trashy (and most of them are) at least Nora Roberts can bring something else to the table. And this something is spooky, and unnerving. I'm excited to see what creepy stuff happens in the next two books, especially the third. Whether its magic or just a fight against good and evil, Roberts delivers, at least for me, every time.
Marleen
Being a N.R.'s fan, I'm a bit disappointed by this one. I like the idea of the story and I like the 3 male characters and their relation to their respective families, which feels real and genuine.
The character I can't relate to is Quinn. I realize this is a very personal opinion but I don't like the way she speaks, acts, I don't like her attitude, her tone, her bossiness. I usually love strong women in the books I read, but I couldn't see it in this one.
Jane (PS)
Audiobook

This my first foray back into a Nora Roberts trilogy since reading the Key trilogy a few years ago. I finished that series without any intention of reading Roberts again. However I really enjoyed the atmosphere, 'mystery' and characters within this book (chosen for a book challenge); a solid and enjoyable outing into Hawkins Hollow. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ TrixieTracy Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
Really, really enjoyed this book; although Paranormal Romance is not in my regular reading mode, I have been known to dip in and out...the draw for this? I’m a sucker for a romance and this series has three.

It’s about a group of six people that fate has brought together in a small town that has a dark history and they’re there to unravel its ghost.

This first book – in the series of three – is based on the development of the plot and the relationship of two of the main characters Quinn and Caleb,...more
Krissy
I love me some Nora Roberts. Even more so, I love me so Phil Gigante. I haven't listened to an unabridged book on tape in quite some time, and I'm glad that I followed the impulse to pick it up. This is a side bar, but upon googling Phil Gigante {because lets face it, I could listen to that man read to me for hours! Rawrrr!} I found out that he made audio books for all of KMM's highlander books. OMGGG I need these in my life...now! ♥

Back to the book, this one on a whole was alright. It irks me t...more
Rachel
The Sign of Seven trilogy was creepier than I'm used to from Nora Roberts, but as always, it was an enjoyable read complete with HEAs for everyone.

The first book, Blood Brothers, focuses on Cal and Quinn as the romantic leads, introduces the mythos of a 300 year old curse and the 3 best friends it evolves around (Cal, Fox and Gage).

The Hollow, book two, centers on Fox and Layla's relationship and further explains the now six leads (Cal, Fox & Gage and their female counterparts Quinn, Layla &...more
Julie
Originally posted at http://www.sweptawayagain.com/2011/06...

Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts, the first book in her Sign of the Seven Trilogy, opens with a Prologue that takes place in 1652. There is a witch hunt and people are going to die. “Alrighty then” were my thoughts. What is the world am I about to start reading. I can’t say that books that start with witch hunts are my usual bag of tea. But I read on.

As we continue the story, we are brought to 1987 and to three 9 year old boys who sneak...more
Ana Luisa
Aventura, romance e mistério! Estes são os três principais ingredientes deste fabuloso romance de Nora Roberts.
Quem já segue a autora há algum tempo, sabe que ela sempre nos presenteia com a sua escrita elegante e humorística. Esta senhora, que já lançou um grande número de sucessos literários em todo o mundo, vem mais uma vez surpreender com este maravilhoso livro. A sua mais recente obra lançada no nosso país vem iniciar uma trilogia com um ambiente um pouco mais sombrio daquele que estamos ha...more
Lydia Perversius
"This is because you think if you eat half my slice of pizza it doesn't count. Because you always know where your keys are, and you can think about ten things at the same time. Because you don't back down, and your hair's like sunlight. Because you tell the truth and you know how to be a friend. And for dozens of reasons I haven't figured out yet. Dozens more I may never figure out. But I know I can say to you what I never thought to say to anyone." - Caleb Hawkins

If I ever had a doubt that Nora...more
Laura Summers
When you pick up a Nora Roberts book, you know it's going to be a good read. A bit like a Disney movie, you know you're guaranteed a happy ending, but enjoy the twists & turns of the journey never the less.

'Blood Brother's is the first in a trilogy succeeded by 'The Hollow' and 'The Pagan Stone' with each of the three blood brothers, Caleb, Fox and Gage taking their own story. 'Blood Brothers' is Caleb's book.

Unlike urban fantasy authors, you will find that Roberts is not dark or gritty, bu...more
M.K. Theodoratus
Discovered the Sign of Seven Trilogy while cleaning my bookshelves, and reread the books because I was curious why I kept them. Don't usually read romances, but this is the opening shot in a damn good paranormal thriller.

Have to give it five stars since I'm still keeping it. Yeah it's a romance, but it's a lot more too. Beware the seventh day of the seventh month on the seventh year of the demon's raising.

The first volume, Blood Brothers, introduces the "home boy" who discovers his soul mate wh...more
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more
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