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The Hollow (Sign of Seven #2)

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For Fox, Caleb, Gage, and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom - ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon the Pagan Stone.

Their innocent bonding ritual led to seven days of madness, every seven years. And now, as the dreaded seventh month looms before them, the men can feel the storm brewin
Hardcover, Large Print, 495 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Thorndike Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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As the second book in the Sign of Seven trilogy, The Hollow continues the battle against the Big Evil that started in Blood Brothers. It helps to read the 1st book before jumping into this one, but you don't really have to because NR does a good job recapping the previous events - and she does it without making it sound like info dumping.

I'm not going to write a plot summary here because, quite frankly, the basic storyline of this book is similar to Blood Brothers's and I've already written a fu
The story continues, this time focusing on Fox O'Dell and Layla Darnell.

A bit of background
If you recall from Blood Brothers, Fox and his two friends, Cal and Gage, unwittingly unleashed a demon when they were 10-years old by sharing and spilling their blood near the Pagan Stone on their shared birthday. Every seven years the demon resurfaces, wreaking havoc in the town and causing death and destruction. They've determined that Fox, Cal and Gage are all descendants of a wizard who contained th
Nov 27, 2008 jenjn79 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author, continuation of a series
Second book in the Sign of Seven trilogy by Nora Roberts. While I still enjoyed this book, I didn't like it as much as the first book. I'd give it a 4, maybe 4.5, stars.

The Hollow continues the tale about six people: Cal, Fox, Gage, Quinn, Layla and Cybil, trying to find a way to beat a centuries old evil that terrorizes the town of Hawkins Hollow for seven days every seven years. The group now knows that this is the time, this is the Seven, that they can beat back the evil. But they must work t
Jennifer Wardrip
I should probably feel bad that I ignored my husband and children for seven straight hours while I read THE HOLLOW, the second book in Nora Roberts' THE SIGN OF SEVEN trilogy.

I don't.

Seriously, once you start in on this story, featuring Fox O'Dell and Layla Darnell, which is even better than the first book, you won't be able to stop reading. Of course, I'll no doubt say that the third book in the series, which doesn't come out until December (the horror!!), is even better than this one, but I'll
Julie (jjmachshev)
May 07, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
What can I say? I waited at the bookstore today for the clerk to put out this book. Bought the book. Came home, opened the book and didn't stop till I finished. That's right...skipped was totally worth it. Nora's done it again. I loved the first book, "Blood Brothers" and "The Hollow" kept me riveted. Unfortunately, now I have to wait til December 08 for the final book "The Pagan Stone" to be released. Doubtless I'll be waiting at the bookstore for them to open then too.

The second bo
Jul 02, 2008 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ebooks
On to book two of Sign of the Seven!

I definitely liked this one better than Book 1, for a couple of reasons. One, I liked Fox as a male lead character better than I liked Caleb. He's a more thoughtful character, in more ways than one; there's the obvious thing about his being telepathic, but also, in general, he's more analytical than Caleb and that worked better for me as a character trait. Also, I was quite charmed that he could juggle. And, dude, he plays the guitar. Automatic swoon points fo
Jul 26, 2014 Karen rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
I feel bad giving this second book in the Sign of Seven Trilogy such a low rating especially since I gave the first one 4 stars. My actual rating is 2-1/2 stars. I was pretty disappointed in this one from the start. It lacked the supernatural elements that made the first one exciting. This book mainly focused on the relationship between Fox and Layla, which was through tedious, repetitive dialogue most of the time. This repetitive dialogue continued throughout the book by way of the characters h ...more
May 11, 2008 Shawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora_roberts, 2008
I didn't love this book, but I don't hate it either. I was dissapointed in it. I was excited for this book to come out. I really enjoyed the first of the trilogy, Blood Brothers, and had high expectations for this one, but it seemed to fall flat. Maybe I was expecting to much, but this installment just didn't excite me. The ending seemed anticlimatic, like something was missing. I hope in the final book, The Pagan Stone, that we see more action. We are given descriptions of all the stuff that ha ...more
☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
4.8 "Psychically Linked" Stars

You can find my detailed reviews under Book 01 & 03. I made the mistake of reviewing them all at the same time. Just plain dumb of me. 1) I forgot to rate this one before book 03 and 2) Now, I'm too pooped to rate book 02! LOL.

This is Fox and Layla's story and it is awesome. They're really great together.

The team continues to plot and plan for the demise of the horrible demon.

Read my other reviews for more info. Sorry so short on this one!
Marion Marchetto
I have read a few of Nora Roberts' trilogies and they have kept my interest. However, when I picked up The Hollow I had no idea that it was even part of a trilogy. (Guess I should have known better.)I started this book three times and put it down while I read something else. I simply got tired of looking at the darn thing so forced myself to read it.

The premise of something evil returning to a small town every seven years should mean the reader is held from page one to the very end. But this re
Nora Roberts knows how to write ‘em!!!

An excellent second book in the trilogy! I couldn’t ask for better. We’re taken back to Hawkin’s Hollow and its residents - good and bad. Some you love, some you love to hate.

This book circled mostly around Layla and Fox - their relationship blossoms in this novel, and I loved how they got the feel of each other - thoughts and feelings. Working together, being together… You get more of their backgrounds, what Fox was like as a kid and growing up. Layla gets
Tempo de Ler
May 07, 2013 Tempo de Ler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neste 2º livro da trilogia Signo dos Sete, continuamos a acompanhar a batalha de Fox, Caleb e Gage contra o mal ancestral que libertaram acidentalmente há alguns anos atrás, no seu 10º aniversário. A eles, juntaram-se 3 mulheres - Quinn, Layla e Cybil - todas elas descendentes do demónio que deu origem à maldição que assola Hawkins Hollow de 7 em 7 anos…

Mais uma vez Nora Roberts reúne de forma deslumbrante e equilibrada humor, suspense e romance numa história narrada de forma melodiosa e diverti
Feb 27, 2013 Joana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião em: http://leituranaoocupaespaco.blogspot...

"Ritual de Amor" é o segundo volume da trilogia Signo dos Sete, e também, o livro dedicado ao romance do adorável advogado Fox O'Dell, e a recém-chegada de Nova Iorque, Layla.
Layla é a única que não pertence, de alguma forma, ao círculo dos seis, não tendo qualquer ligação com os restantes antes da sua chegada a Hawkis Hollow, e talvez por isso, também a mais céptica, e menos receptiva a todas estas mudanças na sua vida... Um dia dirigia uma bo
Laura the Highland Hussy
I liked Fox, alot, and I like how Layla came from nowhere, while Cybil and Quinn were bffs, same as the boys. I got annoyed with Layla, though, about how sometimes she would get irritated by Fox just doing nice things for her, but to her they were overwhelming, but then she'd come back with a pretty apology. I'm excited to see Gage's story. And they dealt the Big Bad some series hurt at the end, but I wanna see them win. :) Other than that, I really like the way this trilogy is coming, I've alwa ...more
Tammie Tackett
May 08, 2016 Tammie Tackett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was awesome and i loved it i started it on the 1st and got done with it today i am on book 3 now

I loved how they always try to fight agasint the evil oh and i forgot
I also liked the romance in it and how they both got scared that they will die and never see each other
More enjoyable than the 1st. Mainly because of Fox, the main character and Layla, his love interest. Fox's character was way more developed than Caleb's, and more interesting because of the abilities that both him and Layla share. I also enjoyed his courtship with Layla; he was always honest about his attraction to her, but gave her some space to decide. Small-hometown hippie boy hooks up with stylish big-city girl, gotta love it.
In addition, this book marked the 2nd major battle of good vs evil
Aug 28, 2014 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic, demons

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The second book in this trilogy is as good as the first one! I couldn’t stop reading it! The author managed to create just the perfect spooky atmosphere that this book needed!

“The Hollow” continues the story of the six main characters and their fight against evil in a small town. This time, the main couple is Fox and Layla. I liked both of them!

Fox is a very nice man and the definition of the contradiction! Why?
Lucifer's Books
Feb 10, 2016 Lucifer's Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bueno, se repiten los mismos factores para esta continuación, aquí definitivamente mejoró en muchos aspectos.

1.-El romance es importante, pero gracias a que Layla es una mujer con 4 dedos de frente, no es sino hasta la mitad del libro en el que ella decide (y no muy segura) de entregarse a Fox. Pero eso no quita que en la mitad restante, no hayan follado como conejos en celo.

2.-Hubo muchos más encuentros con el demonio (cosa que tenía que pasar sí o sí, ya que El 7 está más cerca) y menos sexo.
❂ Jennifer
Average read but adequately interesting enough to read at work.

Jun 16, 2016 Mariazita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neste livro vamos conhecer como Fox, um dos jovens que desencadearam a libertação do mal, quando realizaram um ritual, e que tem assolado a sua cidade de 7 em 7 anos.
Fox é a parte otimista deste trio,e que luta para seguir em frente .Layla vai aparecer na cidade, pois tambem ela tem uma ligação com o que esta a passar-se , mesmo sem ter conhecimento disso, Fox e Layla tem o poder de ler mentes e juntos vão tentar resolver o que esta-se a passar e também compreender a atração que sentem um pelo o
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ TrixieTracy Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
After really loving the first in this series, I wasn’t surprised that I wasn’t quite as enamoured by this one, you kind of saw it coming in ‘Blood Brothers’. Don’t get me wrong, the writing was just as good, the plot of the story continued to thicken, the characters were all just as likeable...oh hang, not all of them were!!!

Layla pretty much blew this book for me,considering this was based around not only the thickening of the plot but around the relationship between Layla and Fox, it
Dec 16, 2014 kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Three and a half stars.
This book continues just a few weeks after the events in Blood Brothers with the action ramping up as they get closer to the Sevens.
Layla and Fox take center stage this time around and they get to use their powers together. Layla's hesitation and unwillingness or inability to actually commit to what needs to be done are understandable, make sense for the story and her character and felt very true. Being simply dropped into a supernatural situation that isn't of her choosin
Kara Jorges
Nora Roberts’ latest trilogy hits its stride the second time out. While the first in this series felt a lot like a retread of books we’ve read before, this story seems to have a little more individuality going for it. In “Blood Brothers,” the new circle of six is introduced, and Cal and Quinn were paired off. This book is about the love that forms between Fox and Layla, while the six continue to prepare for the upcoming battle with the Big Evil that plagues the small Maryland town of Hawkins Hol ...more
Ana Luisa
Mar 21, 2013 Ana Luisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Depois da leitura do primeiro volume desta trilogia, a curiosidade de continuar a leitura aumentou. Estava ansiosa pelo momento de pegar neste livro e quando finalmente consegui tê-lo em meu poder, foi literalmente devorado.
Poucas são as pessoas que não conhecem Nora Roberts e, mesmo que não tenham lido nenhum dos seus livros, apenas a referência a seu nome faz despertar a atenção para a conversa que se está a ter. Ela é uma autora que, mesmo mantendo uma
Merlene Dunbar
okay, I haven't reviewed something in a long while because I was busy. Very, very, very busy. So now that I have time I am going to review a book I have been trying to finish since the day I started reading it. I have been a fan of Nora Roberts for a while because she is one of those writers who don't pull her punches when it comes to putting what she set out to write on paper the proper way instead of starting off in english and finishing in spanish. But I am going to do what I do best and that ...more
Lydia Perversius
Jan 20, 2013 Lydia Perversius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sign-of-7
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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
Ronda  Tutt
Apr 18, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read.

One more step is made in finding away to stop the evil madness that happens every 7 years for 7 days. The demon is getting stronger and stronger to the point where he is attacking the six in the group at one time. The demon is using their greatest fears against them in hopes of killing them off one by one or them killing each other. But with the strength of their friendship and love, the demon is loosing the battle.

The romance between Fox and Layla grows through out the story and
Oct 31, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
Book #61 of 2011

I think I love Fox. And I think I love Fox's parents. And I didn't even notice the Fox and Layla connection this time!

Book #42 of 2009

4/16/2009 So... once upon a time, we adopted a dog. And her name was Foxy. But I had a dog named Foxy when I was little, so we changed her name to Layla. And... yeah. It makes me chuckle that the main characters' names are Fox and Layla.

This book wasn't as spooky as the first one, in my opinion. Maybe its just because the "Big Evil Bastard", as th
Margo Kelly
Mar 12, 2009 Margo Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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