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Key of Light (Key Trilogy #1)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  42,973 ratings  ·  626 reviews
Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires.

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.

The Malory Price Life Plan does not include a quixotic quest—but the strangers on Warrior's Peak claim that she must find a key that will relea
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Published January 2nd 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2003)
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As the first book in the series, Key of Light did the job: it set the story arc up, introduced all the main characters and, in the end, wrapped up the first couple's love story in a nice HEA.

The PNR aspect of the story was interesting, with a gothic vibe that was eerie and unexpected. An old mansion named Warrior's Peak, guarded by gargoyles, sitting at the top of a hill surrounded by mist... A dark and stormy night... A woman driving alone, wondering what she was going to find at the mansion...
DEAR Ms. Roberts,

I totally believe that two people who have spent a whole summer jumping out of planes and escaping DEATH BY FIRE together on a daily basis might fall in love and get married after knowing each other for only a few months.

It also seems plausible that you might fall in love with a guy who had a crush on you in high school, or even possibly your car mechanic, but deciding to marry this random dude with an annoying dog three weeks after you met him, just because you went on some wac
Shelley Lackey
Even though I know what's going to happen in every story written by Nora Roberts, I love reading her. Her down-to-earth writing style and humorous dialogues between characters are refreshing and very entertaining. I love a good story with a happy ending, and this one gives you all that, plus I found myself chuckling out loud. I love it when a author engages my emotions enough to make me scared, laugh, cry, get angry, etc. Nora Roberts is an excellent writer, and she can do all that. Thankfully, ...more
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
When perfect strangers Malory, Zoe, and Dana all receive a mysterious summons to the local historical mansion Warrior's Peak, none of them quite know what to expect. But once they get talking they discover they are more alike than they realized. They are all down on their luck in terms of employment, they live nearby, and are all single. But there is something more mysterious that links them together as well. Age old secrets, legends, and destinies bind them together on a quest to rid the world ...more
Kimberley doruyter
alot happened and not alot happened, it strange.
but i like it enough too read the next one.
Malory Price wasn't the smartest cookie in a bag of treats. Though she had a college degree and had made her mark at a prestigious art gallery, she spilled coffee on her boss's new temperamental wife. It was an accident! Uh. Huh. And she managed to get on the young woman's bad side by disagreeing with her 'improvements' that she had made within the business. To top it off she had issues with spending her paychecks and didn't have a dime to show for it. So it came as very little surprise when she ...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
The first of the Key trilogy. Set in a fictitious Pennsylvania town, three women search to free the imprisoned souls of three demi-goddesses while trying to avoid malicious vengeful Celtic gods.

Perhaps this should really get a fourth star. I loved the characters. If you disregard the gods run amok aspect, this is a great romance. The dialog had me smiling through most of the book. Fun.
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
Despite the info dump in the early chapters and a bit of a slow section in the first half, I really enjoyed this book. Malory is one of three women who've been brought together for a very special task. They strike a deal to each find three hidden keys. One by one, they'll each take a turn to find their key. Malory is selected first and the journey begins.

I really enjoyed the relationship between the women. Their sleepovers and banter about men trouble was entertaining and realistic. I think Mal
Generally, I am not really into the stereotypical romance novels: boy meets girl; they have a crush on each other; something gets in the way; they stop being together; they end up together in the end; the end. But this isn't what this book is about. It is much more than that.

The novel (the first of three in the Key Trilogy) includes a mythic background with three goddesses who are trapped asleep in a glass box and three women are brought together--whom happen to look exactly like the goddesses--
ஐ Canan ஐ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._
ilk olarak söylemeliyim ki eğer hala seriyle tanışmadıysanız
çok şey kaybediyorsunuz...

Konuyu şöyle bi özetlemek gerekirse birbirlerini tanımasalar da, aynı yerde yaşayan, farklı meslek gruplarına dahil üç kızın bir davetiye almalarıyla asıl konuya giriş yapıyoruz.Bir galeri sahibi olan Malory, bir kütüphaneci olan Dana ve hem bir kuaför hemde anne olan Zoe...
Ve tabi erkek karakterleri unutmayalım...Her ne kadar yıllar içinde farklı yerlere dağılsalarda birbirini aramaktan ve arkadaşlıklarını de
ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
I know Nora Roberts pretty much has a formula and I know that some of this book followed the formula but there was something about this one that I really, really loved. I love the 3 main characters and how they have formed an instant friendship, I love the 3 love interests (all have been introduced in this book), love the story, the myth behind the keys, the atmosphere, the writing. I enjoyed the romance and how it played out, too. Oh, and I can't forget Moe, the dog! He cracked me up a few time ...more
I read this book and the two others in the series over the course of a very long weekend when I hosted a garage sale, and I mostly enjoyed it because the women were sassy, the story was fun, and it didn't make me think too hard.

I don't like it when people say that they're above certain types of writing. It's fine if you prefer certain genres, but I don't think any genre should be dismissed out of hand. Admittedly, there are a lot of romance novels that are just over-the-top, plotless, and poorly
A light and entertaining read, this first book of Nora Roberts' Key trilogy features the usual kind of set-up - three books, three women, three lovestories, one ultimate goal (in this case a magical quest for keys to free the trapped souls of three demigoddesses). I tend to like her paranormal stories a bit more than the "regular" romance since it always adds a more fascinating backstory, and this one was no exception. It never ceases to astonish me that Nora Roberts can take the same ingredient ...more
Emily Rose
Nora Roberts definitely follows a formula when writing her trilogies, and it's for that reason alone, that I'm not giving this a higher rating. Until the "formula" changes, I feel like there's not enough effort being put into the story. Don't get me wrong; I enjoyed Key of Light. It's not going on my favorites list, but it was good. And even though Nora Roberts does take a cookie cutter approach in her writing, she also throws enough curves to keep things interesting. I don't know if I'll ever ...more
Jacob Proffitt
This was a fun, though light, read. I happened to be in the exact right mood for this book, so I'm afraid I devoured faster than usual.

It doesn't hurt the book that the main character's name is Malory and one of my first crushes was Mallory Keaton (yes, that Mallory Keaton). I know, I'm a dork. Still, Malory Price is an extremely likeable character even if some of her best lines are too stereotypical to take seriously. I particularly like that she is brave enough to confess her feelings before s
Let me tell you a story... the story of three demi-goddesses who were born to a god king and his mortal wife. Jealous of his happiness & outraged by his marriage to a mortal, the other gods secretly plotted to destroy the king. One god succeeded in stealing the daughters's souls. The angry god then locked them each in a box that could only be unlocked by mortal 3 women...

I am such a fan of Nora Roberts. Her romances always leave me sitting back in my chair wondering why the hell my life
O conceito por detás desta Trilogia sempre me fascinou: Um Deus Rei apaixona-se por uma Mortal e leva-a para o seu Reino semeando assim o caos e a discórdia. Eles têm três filhas com almas semi-mortais que são adoradas por todos... bem, por quase todos! Num momento de distração um feitiço é lançado e as almas das três irmãs são presas numa caixa com três fechaduras. As chaves são escondidas no Plano Mortal e três mulheres- que são fisicamente idênticas às três princesas- são encarregues de encon ...more
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I have to say my sister looked at me with shame when she saw me reading this book. All I can say is, it's like a bad yet good soap opera. You know it's not good for you, you know it is absolutely ridiculous, and does nothing for your intellect, but you watch it anyways. Once and awhile I like to pick up a Nora Roberts book and feel that way. And because it is a trilogy, I not only read this book, but I also had to finish the other two.

Anyways, the absolutely ridiculous plot is about 3 women who
I am not going to review every Nora Roberts book that I have read in the past because she is quite prolific and it would get redundant and I honestly cannot remember all the plots. I think someone finds someone else attractive but at least one cannot admit it so there is sexual tension, then lots of sex, and then they live happily ever after? Sometimes there is some magic , a family legacy, or a mystery. Certainly not great works of literature (however still 100% better than “the grapes of wrath ...more
Sep 29, 2011 Marnelly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marnelly by: Beatrice Masalunga
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It took me two months to finish this book. :P At first i felt that it wouldn't interest me because i found the first few chapters boring. But after those few chapters, i started to appreciate the story. Its a mix of mystery and romance. I liked Malory Price's personality :) can't explain it further but her personality was one of a kind. Plus, we've got some similarities that made me liked her character even more. I also liked her love affair with Flynn, though it evolved too fast (very fast :P) ...more
This is the 3rd trilogy I'm reading of Nora and I'm very much appreciating her consistency and character development. One consistent thing I commend her for is that despite the main lead couple, the revered friends in the background get their own chance to show you who they are and what they're capable of whether it's a chance of badass comment or an lol trip-over-yourself moment.

The story flows beautifully, and the chemistry between Flynn and Mal was spectacular. Flynn's humor grew on me very
The paranormal premise of this series is ridiculous, but I do really enjoy the women becoming friends and going into business together part. And the dog. I really like the dog.

This was my first Nora Roberts book and, even though I had a feeling I probably would've had better luck starting with one of her contemporary romances, I was disappointed.

Audible was/is having a sale - over 150 titles priced at $6.95 each. I browsed the romances and my eyes lit up once I saw Nora Roberts.

The reason I hadn't picked up one of her books until now wasn't because I'd been living under a rock. No, to be honest I was afraid. Intimidated, even. Why? I'm not exactly sure but I have m
Sara Marques
I have always liked Nora Robert's books until I found out most of them were similar - even the character personality on a certain book of a trilogy was the same in another. So I bought this just to say goodbye, as my collector side forbids me for those remaining unread.

The point is, I immediately thought this book to be written around the 90s as it was full of cliches and not leaving space for suspense - all the future characters and couples were revealed on the very first book. Actually it was
I purchased Book Two after reading this one. It was good enough to keep me interested.

I don't know if I have a lot to add to the conversation about this book. It's above average? It didn't make me want to burn it in effigy as some of her more recent work has? It's an average story glorifying witchcraft and enchantment, written by an above average author. It's designed to sell so it should be no surprise that it most likely did.

On the downside, I'm really bored by her two or two and a half so sex
Duncan Mandel

Nora Roberts invites you to unlock your dreams... Three women. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her way through a dangerous quest. Nora Roberts brings us a unique series with a twist—each novel is written in real time, and the novels will be published in consecutive months.


From Publishers Weekly

Roberts built her reputation writing first-rate romantic tales involving legends and magic, and now she returns to the supernatural realm with a story that's not as stellar as her earlier works b

An excellent book! This book was recommended to me by two friends, I figured that if it was recommended by both of them I should give it a go. To be honest, they first recommended Nora Roberts but then listed some of her best trilogies, I chose to start with the Key Trilogy (this one). I have to say I wasn’t disappointed.

The storyline is quite unique, it incorporates most of what I like in a modern day fantasy novel; some kind of unearthly being (Gods and Goddesses in this case), the potential f
Joy Reyes
This is the first book in Nora Roberts' Key trilogy and I must say that as a "set-up" book, it did pretty well. It was well enough that it compelled me to buy the other two books. The heroine, Mallory Price, is what you can call grace under pressure, and I've always admired women who can perform well and make it look effortless while working under pressure. The fantasy part of this book was also well-written, giving its readers enough taste for them to hunger more.
Cláudia Santos
Malory, Dana e Zoe, três mulheres perfeitamente desconhecidas, aceitam um convite misterioso. Acabam por perceber que foram as 3 mortais escolhidas para encontrar três chaves que salvarão três deusas cujas almas foram aprisionadas por um feitiçeiro. Aceitaram o desafio e Malory foi a 1ª seleccionada. Apenas com a amizade instantânea que se instalou nas três e com os seus magníficos talentos conseguirão resolver o enigma da localização da chave em 28 dias. Nesta corrida contra o tempo, Malory foi ...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
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Key Trilogy (3 books)
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"You hardly ever make the jump.”
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