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Key of Valor (Key Trilogy #3)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  27,722 Ratings  ·  604 Reviews
Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires in the Key Trilogy. Now, in the stunning conclusion, it’s Zoe’s turn.…

Growing up, Zoe McCourt did not have an easy life—some might call it “disadvantaged.” A hairstylist from a West Virginia trailer park, she ended up in beautiful Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania, by sheer determination. How she end
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This final installment in the Key trilogy was the weakest for me. I don't know, maybe I shouldn't have read all three books in a row, because reading about the tale of the three demigoddesses' souls trapped in a box of glass and how three mortal women, the heroines, were destined to find the "keys" to release them got a bit stale this time around. It was pretty much the same basic thing all over again, and neither Zoe nor Brad, the couple du jour, was compelling enough to engage my full interest ...more
Sep 30, 2014 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of all the Key books, at a glance, it was the title of this book that already spoke volumes to me.

Fiction books have always captured me. Being able to slip into worlds I'll never step foot on. Stepping into the shoes of the hero. Feeling the laughter bubble in my gut when the humor and sarcasm of such characters pop out of the page. The warm feeling of sunlight in my chest when I see the clarity and intensity of love between family, friends and lovers. I can keep going with many more euphemisms
Jacob Proffitt
The best of the trilogy, though not by a huge margin. If you've read the others, you know what you're getting into so I'll keep my remarks short.

At the start, Roberts takes Simon (Zoe's son) off the table as an attack vector for Cain. This is absolutely essential to prevent Simon from taking over the story. Also, it allows Brad to develop a natural relationship with Simon and seeing that evolve was a lot of the charm of the book.

I was a bit worried that Zoe would make a lousy warrior type and wa
Nancy Brady
The third and final book in this trilogy equals the first two. It's Zoe's quest to find the third and final key to unlock the Daughters of Glass. Added into the mix is romance and intrigue as she examines her past in light of her present. Kane tries to tempt her into giving into despair while Bradley does his utmost to win the love of Zoe, the warrior of the trio that includes Dana and Malory.

Will she succeed in finding the key before her month is up, or will the quest be a failure? What does he
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"I think you should do what makes you happy. And sometimes doing what makes you happy is harder and scarier than doing what's safe."

In this third and last book in Nora Robert's Key trilogy Zoe must come to terms with her past and her present if she is to locate the final key, the Key of Valor, and release the three daughters from their imprisonment.

I really can't say enough about this series. It is such a perfect blend of magic, mystery, and romance. I loved learning more about Zoe in this book
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Mar 06, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zoe and Bradley...and Simon...

Zoe - hairdresser, mother, resourceful, ... Pitte refers to her as both Little Warrior and Little Mother. Abandoned by father, oldest of 4, mother a hairdresser from their trailer... at 16 she fell in 17 year old, son of one of her mother's rich client. When she comes up pregnant, he abadones her and her mother ridicules her. She leaves home, and begins a path to caring for herself and Simon.

Simon is now 10... they live in a small house of their own, where she did a
Dec 14, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mama-says
A satisfying end to a pretty decent trilogy. It was a little predictable after reading the 1st 2 novels but that's to be expected with trilogies like this.

In the first & second book I was a very big fan of Zoe but once I read her story... I didn't really care for her too much. But she is a loving mother & very much a Little Warrior.

Brad - the good guy, perfection on earth, there was absolutely nothing wrong with him... and yet - Ugh! Can you say boring?!?

Simon however was such a little c
Jun 30, 2009 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
It is true. I have no self-restraint and stayed up way too late reading this book (of course, it might also have something to do with drinking a latte at 5 in the afternoon!). Of the series, this was the story that I was most looking forward to reading. The first two books both offered lots of lead-up to this story of the third seeker, which was very appropriate considering the characters involved. Unfortunately, it just didn't satisfy whatever it was I was looking for. The lead-up in the previo ...more
A lot of the same as the first two books, but nonetheless, a good conclusion to a solid trilogy.
I found all three books to be sharp, engaging, and witty. Roberts is good at mixing fantasy elements with contemporary fiction. Nothing profound or groundbreaking here, just a fun story. While I didn't find Zoe as interesting as Malory or Dana, I thought she was much more self aware and mature. I liked that all three girls were very different too.
Sep 18, 2015 Alix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
4.5 Stars. Yeah... this series is all about Zoe and Brad. And Simon. OMG he's an adorable sweetheart.

Reread: August 2013

Reread: September 2015
Samantha Curley-Young
I really enjoyed seeing the last part of the series pull together. Again (like with the first two books) I loved seeing how Zoe and Brad wound up finding their love story and in doing so create their little family with her son. I also loved that good prevailed in the end and that magic won!
A Chave da Coragem é o último livro da trilogia As Chaves de Nora Roberts. Trouxe este livro ao mesmo tempo que o seu antecessor para poder ler a série quase de seguida.
Com o último livro ficamos a conhecer a história de Zoe, a mulher responsável de encontrar a última chave que permitirá libertar as almas das Filhas de Vidro.

Zoe é uma mulher de coragem e desde o início que estava com curiosidade para saber o que é que o livro dedicado a ela lhe reservava. Ao longo destas páginas ficamos a conhe
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Dos três livros desta trilogia, «A Chave da Coragem» foi o que menos gostei, apesar de reconhecer que, das três mulheres Zoe será a mais realista e a mais bem estruturada e admirável nas suas qualidades.

Mãe solteira, Zoe conheceu varias dificuldades na vida até chegar onde está agora. É a vez dela cumprir a sua parte para acabar de vez com a maldição imposta por Kane. Para tal conta com o auxílio das amigas e sócias, e também com o apoio, amor e de
Canan  ^^
Dec 05, 2011 Canan ^^ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-mystery, wid
Muhteşem bir finalle serinin son kitabıda bitmiş bulunmakta...
Cesaretin anahtarı kitabında Zoe ve Brad karakterlerinin anahtar arayışlarına yer veriliyor..
Tabi Dana, Mallory ve diğer karakterlerimizde onlara yardımcı oluyor (=
Bu kitapta 16 yaşında hamile kalıp bir çocuk sahibi olan Zoe'nun geçmişi..
Bugünü geleceğine değiniliyor.
Yarım kalan olayları, üstesinden gelmesi gereken korkuları ve bir daha kırılmasını istemediği bir kalbi vardır Zoe'nun.Ama öyle bir durumdadır ki tüm sorunlarını bira
May 15, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A satisfying end to the Key trilogy - this one nicely wraps up both the final romance between Zoe and Bradley as well as the quest to free the Daughters of Glass. The writing is amazing - yes, this is a romance and there are no surprises, but the writing is what makes you care for these characters and makes them and their quest seem real. I liked the chemistry between Zoe and Bradley - they are from very different backgrounds and Zoe tries so hard to keep her distance, but in the end Bradley's p ...more
3.5 stars

Of the 3 instalments this one was the one I enjoyed the least. It's weird because I usually enjoy the last instalment much more as it brings an awaited closure, but with this one something did just not click right. I mean, I really liked it but I guess I thought it would be better, and maybe that was the problem.

As a whole, this was a nice series. I had fun, but it was definitely not one of my fav NR's series. It was lacking somehow, against others like Chesapeake Bay Saga, Three Siste
Jun 10, 2008 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of the three books of the key trilogy, this is the one where i have trouble connecting to the character, due to the lack of similarities, Zoe and i share. She is a single mother that gave birth to her baby during her work shift at a reknown supermarket. I can't ever imagine that happening to me... hopefully. The reason why i love reading this series is because it does a really good job of implying a fantasy world, into reality. It seems like something i would watch on the sci-fi channel. And ...more
I love Zoe. In this trilogy, it's a toss-up between Dana and Zoe as to who I like more, but I still love Zoe. She's a strong woman who was a single mom at age 16 but has worked hard enough to be able to support both herself and her son but still managed to retain a sense of humor.
When she met Bradley Vane IV, she thought he was just another rich jerk. When Brad first saw Zoe's face (in a painting), he fell a little bit in love. When he met her in person, he fell all the way. Now he's working to
Mary Taitt
Nov 21, 2012 Mary Taitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of fantasy and romance
I loved this book. I loved the interactions of Brad with Simon and Zoe with Simon. Zoe is a single mother hurt in a teenage romance. Simon is well portrayed as a nine-year-old boy. At first I couldn't see how she could be the one chosen for valor, but she began to prove me wrong in believable ways, and I was grateful for that. I liked the way all the struggle was going on in the midst of busy lives. It makes it all seem so . . . possible. It makes me believe that I could be preparing thanksgivin ...more
Jan 28, 2016 Cyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a wonderful book!!! This ends the trilogy of the keys. And, it goes out with a bang! Nora Roberts has the gift of bringing all three books together seamlessly, building on the excitement in each book, then wrapping it all up to a beautiful happy ending.
Mar 29, 2009 Isa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book along with the others that follow are giving the readers insite of just how valuable you are with the strenghs and weakness that you think you have.

As long as you have a stable relashionships with freinds and family.
Feb 24, 2016 June rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: magical romance request, single parent
Shelves: romance, magic, adult
The weakest of the 3 for me. I enjoyed the portrayal of a single mother, but not the beautician job. Zoe seems the most unsure of herself, even though she has accomplished so much on her own.
Sabina (Whatsername_reads)
Awesome trilogy! I love magic, love and dark plot twists. If you loved The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, is Key Trilogy just for you. :)
I like the romance in this quite a bit, but really I am here for the Simon-Brad son-father thing. It's just so good.
Julie theriault
awesome book! The best of the three worth reading again
Valérie Bissonnette
Pretty much copy and paste from number 1 and 2.
Dec 14, 2016 Eve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Key of Valor by Nora Roberts
Series: Key Trilogy, #3
Romance > Contemporary > Fantasy

What happens when the very gods depend on mortals for help?
That's what three very different young women find out when they are invited to Warrior's Peak.
Light and knowledge have succeeded in their quest, and two of the keys have been found. The final, and last, test goes to Zoe McCourt.
Zoe has the courage to raise her young son alone, and to face all the adversity life has thrown at them. But will she have t
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“Yes, that was part of it.” She linked her fingers, then pulled them apart. “It’s like another brick, Bradley, and I haven’t figured out if it’s like having that brick put down on a walk to give me a good, solid path or like having it mortared into a wall that’s closing me in.” He stared at her, astonished fury pulsing around him. “Who’s trying to close you in? That’s a hell of a thing to put on me, Zoe.” “It’s not you. It’s not about you. It’s about me. What I think, what I feel, what I do. And damn it, I can’t help it if it makes you mad that I have to decide if it’s a wall or a walk.” “A wall or a walk,” he repeated, then took a slug of beer. “Christ, I actually understand that. I’d rather I didn’t.” “It made me feel pushed, and I get mad when I’m pushed. It’s not your fault or your doing, but it doesn’t feel like it’s mine either. I guess I don’t like dealing with what’s not my fault or my doing.” “He was a stupid son of a bitch for letting you go.” She let out a sigh. “He didn’t let me go. He just didn’t hold on to me. And that stopped making me mad a long time ago.” She moved to the stove, took the lid off her pot. “There was something else that happened. I’m going to finish making this meal, and I’ll tell you and the others about it over dinner.” “Zoe.” He touched her shoulder, then opened a cupboard to look for plates. “About those bricks? You can always knock a wall down, and build a nice walk out of it.” 0 likes
“- E existe alhuma coisa mais importante do que o amor? - perguntou Malory, recolhendo um olhar lento e silencioso de Pitte.” 0 likes
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