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Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy #3)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  18,731 ratings  ·  578 reviews
Story by a world famous author of romance, passion, and requited love.
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Jove
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Sara ♥
September 17-18, 2012

Oh, the ending! *le sigh* I just want to read it over and over and over and over again...

August 11, 2009

Cian and Moira... You know, the first time I read this book, it was the last book in my first Nora Roberts series... and so, while I should have guessed that Cian and Moira would hook up (since the trilogy had 3 girls and 3 guys in it and 2 couples had already been formed out of those), I didn't really expect it. They are SO SO DIFFERENT. And, honestly, I didn't see many s...more
Barbara M.
By far the best in the series! I just love Cian, and I just loved Moria for him. Nora ended this Trilogy with the perfect mix of nail biting suspense and justice.

All six of the circle were so well blended and the characters were so real that I actually felt like I made new friends.

And for all of you who have read this don't you just love what Nora/Goddess Morrigan did for Cian?!?! Of course you saw it coming and of course that's not what usually "happens", but this writer can make anything bel...more
Steph
I avoided this trilogy for more than a year because I thought that they sounded terrible, and I was annoyed at Nora for jumping on the vampire bandwagon when that isn't what her books are like at all. I read it because I was bored and in need of a quality sedative to fall asleep at night. Truthfully - it was excellent. All three books were epic, and brought back to me the fantasy favorites of my youth. The pairing up of couples didn't feel as contrived as in some of her most recent magic-y trilo...more
Jazzypom
Moira Riddick is a part of the six, a regent whose duty is to her people, and it's just a part of her as the claddagh that is seared on her arm as the sword of her office.

All right, first off, have you seen a claddagh? It's essentially a heart being held by two hands with a crown on top. It's not really a heraldic standard that says, "Mess with the kingdom, and have your arse handed to you on a platter" is it? England has the three lions, the Scottish knights of the thistle have a lion and a th...more
Gayla
This book is true to Nora Roberts trilogy formulas, which are as always, predictable, but for some reason I love her trilogies. The story of three women, sometimes she uses men, who have to conquer some quest, almost always involving magic of some sort. Each book of the trilogy focuses on one of the three characters, and they conquer some personal quest of their own, AND fall in love, while contributing majorly to the quest of the whole group, which is inevitably completed/won in the final book...more
Tania
This was by far my favourite book of the trilogy and well worth the wait. Cian and Moira's tale was wonderfully told (okay if a little predictable) and had some actually barriers to it happening. The first two relationships really didn't have any barriers / conflict to them which made them quick fun books to read but not all that amazing. This one had some depth to the issues the pair had to overcome to be together.

Quick note - I'm glad the battle didn't go on forever. I was afraid we were goin...more
Latharia
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Ren
Re-read Oct, 21st 2011

Valley of Silence is book 3 of Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts. This book is my favorite and the conclusion are well done. The ending kinda easily predicted, but if everybody happy in the end, why readers must complain? *grin*

To read Valley of Silence, readers must read 2 previous books, Morrigan's Cross and Dance of the Gods. The story is about 6 people who must defeat Lilith, the Queen of The Vampire, so she can't reign over mortal and Gods world, with blessing from The Mo...more
Ralitsa  Koleva
I can say only that this is my favorite book from the trilogy. It wasn't about Cian... Well maybe and because of him. But this one was filled with tension on every page. Preparing for the battle, everything... My favorite part is with the dragons. Nora describe them so good and beautiful that even my breath stopped while I was reading this. This trilogy is amazing, not only because Nora is great author, simply because is so different from her style and in same time she crossed magic, love and ba...more
Delora
BOOK 1- Felt rushed.
BOOK 2- Felt better.
BOOK 3- Felt fucking fantastic!!

Spoilers may ensue!
The battleground has been chosen for the final showdown between those selected by the gods and the minions of the vampire Lilith. But there is one vampire who dares stand against her. And his love for the scholarly queen of Geall will complete the circle of six - and change the face of eternity.

Thankfully, everything came together and made sense!!!!!!! I just loved the relationship between Cian(brooding va...more
Talya
I absolutely loved this trilogy!

Then again, I really like Vampire lore.
Cian was my favorite guy, he was the most complex, wonderfully drawn character of the bunch. He and Moira made a wonderful pairing, my heartstrings tugged at the moments where they knew they deeply loved each other, but knew they couldn't have a life together with him as a vampire who will live forever and her as queen of an ancient world. My favorite lady was Blair, she and Larkin made a very close second in the couples/rom...more
Lydia Perversius
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Rebecca
A nice conclusion to the romantic trilogy, and pitting the third, most unlikely pair, together romantically. While I knew these two would eventually get together, with 3 books to hint at their growing feelings, I wasn't completely sold on their love for each other as I was with the other two couples. But that didn't stop me from hoping (and knowing) that everything would work out for them in the end.

You know this is a romance series as opposed to a true fantasy series in that the epic battle at...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
SYNOPSIS: 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 woul...more
Sofia Teixeira
4.5 Depois do início em A Cruz de Morrigan, onde conhecemos o mundo em questão, e da continuação em O Baile dos Deuses, onde testemunhamos toda a preparação para a batalhar final, temos finalmente o derradeiro desfecho da história do círculo em O Vale do Silêncio. Sem dúvida uma trilogia que de livro para livro ficou cada vez melhor.

Neste último volume da Trilogia do Circulo, temos a história de Moira e Cian.
Moira está destinada a ser a rainha de Geall. Mais do que nunca ela sente isso e quando...more
Ronda  Tutt
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Tatiana
After leaving Ireland and going to the world of Geall, where the final battle is going to take place, the circle has to make an army out of a peaceful people. This book brings the POVs of Moira and Cian. Moira was born and raised in Geall, and is poised to become the next queen. Cian is looking forward to extracting his revenge from Lilith. Before the final battle, several decisions must be made, either in regards to war or in regards to love.

So, as the first two books brings couples together (H...more
Ella Alden
Omg, I extremely loved this book. I literally couldn't put it down and read it in one day. I have so much to say that I don't know from were to start.
Firts of all I loved the way Nora dedicates one book for each couple but how they still grow and get stronger in the next one. Some would say It was predictable, but hell with them. I' m incredibly pleased when I find out that what Ii expecting came true and that my poor heart can rest of the agony of thinking it might be otherwise.
I have to adm...more
Joana

"O Vale do Silêncio" é o terceiro volume da trilogia do Círculo, da mais que conceituada Nora Roberts, na sua vertente de fantasia.
O mais aguardado e, o melhor dos três livros, sem dúvida alguma!
"A Cruz de Morrigan" foi o início do círculo, e emparelhou a bruxa contemporânea Glenna, e o feiticeiro medieval Hoyt.
"O Baile dos Deuses" trouxe-nos a preparação da grande batalha, e a chegada a Geall, onde juntou a guerreira e descendente de Hoyt e Cian do sécul XXI, com um aristocrata de Geall muito p...more
Inês
Vou ser sincera: não li nenhum outro livro desta trilogia, aliás só fiquei a saber que este livro pertencia a uma trilogia quando o livro chegou e eu fui ver as informações do livro. Já perdi um pouco o gosto por livros do género fantástico, acho que me cansei deles por isso li este livro com um bocado de custo e sem a máxima atenção que costumo dar aos livros que gosto.

Não estou de maneira nenhuma a dizer que o livro é mau ou bom, estou a dizer que secalhar a minha disposição para o fantástico...more
Jessica
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Kathrynn
The third and final book in the Circle Trilogy and this was Cian (good vampire) and Moira's (scholar/queen with healing and magical abilities) story--with a lot of previous character(s) involvement.

I thought this book started a little slow. There was a lot of time spent on training, recon activity and tangling with the bad vampires. A lot of mundane activities--in the beginning. But, once things picked up the book skyrockets into action. The final battle was wonderful and this book reveals who...more
Marijana
Amazing end to an amazing book,and the hole Circle Trilogy...
Jenifer
This was by far my least favorite book of the three. It moved much more slowly than the others and didn't really hold any surprises. Of course the ending was predictable, but I expected something in between to hold my interests further.

Also, I can't be the only one who is totally squicked out by the prologues of these three books. They're totally unnecessary to the storytelling in my opinion, and since it's a man telling the stories to a group of small children, the explicit sex scenes make the...more
Michelle
4.5 stars
I would give it 5… I really really would… but there were definitely issues with the romance. It was definitely something you had to just accept and then the novel was brilliant.

Overall series:
This was by far the best novel in the series, but that was definitely what I had expected. It’s so difficult to have the first or second novel in the trilogy be the favorite because sometimes, the romance takes a backseat to the action and plot. That happened in this series a lot. While the romance...more
Jackie
At first I thought "Why is this book in 3 parts when it can be done in much less?". It has predicatble hook-ups, predictable scenarios, yet I enjoyed it. While reading the 3 novels, I found myself liking the six main characters and each book focuses a bit more one pair than the others. With so much detail, it was easy to care about these charactersa and their impossible mission.
I have to admit Nora Robert is a talented author to get me to care as I did.
Krista (One Love) (Critical)
All I want to know is...why in the heck does Cian love Moira? She's dull and whiny and unlikable, where Cian is the exact opposite.

Also, I can't believe we don't find out how or why Cian stopped drinking blood. I waited the whole freakin' trilogy for this, looking forward to it, but his character ended up barely developing. I am hugely annoyed. I wanted more details about Cian other than, oh yeah, he slept and killed a few "whores." Really? Ugh.
Michelle Hansen
Jan 13, 2008 Michelle Hansen rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: local librarian
I liked the characters in this trilogy very much. This was the first time I'd read books by Nora Roberts, so it was a trial run. Once I got to know the characters, I felt like I needed to find out what happened, but these books weren't as clean as I hoped they'd be, so I'm not willing to recommend them to my friends. Still, this was a VERY different take on vampires than the Twilight series, and that was one of the interesting points for me.
Renee
The Circle Trilogy provides a thoroughly entertaining audio book experience. Nora Roberts' imaginative saga and appealing characters combine with Dick Hill's talented narration skills to produce hours of listening enjoyment. For years I have spurned genre of romance, with occasional exception of sagas like Diana Gabaldon's Voyager series. This trilogy may just be what prompts me to give the genre some of my precious reading time.
Duncan Mandel
Having traveled through the Dance of the Gods to the land of Geall, the circle finds themselves convincing then training the people of Geall to defeat Lilith's vampire army. 'The Valley of Silence' is a forbidding place for the battle of all battles, but the circle continues to prepare through magic and a few of early stakeouts that tests their strength individually and as a team. Moira finds herself playing the roles of warrior and royal, as she follows the tradition of her people and prepares...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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