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Key of Light (Key Trilogy #1)

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  38,905 ratings  ·  561 reviews
Three women. Three keys. Each has 28 days to find her key. If one fails, they all lose. If they all succeed, money, power and a new destiny awaits.
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 28th 2003 by Jove Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Dina
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......more
Jenne
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...more
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
Linda
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.
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
Jenn
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--...more
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...more
Meghan
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...more
Denise
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 mor fascinating backstory, and this one was no exception. It never ceases to astonish me that Nora Roberts can take the same ingredients...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...more
Lauren
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 i...more
Cata
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
Tammy
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Cynthia
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...more
Bridget
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
Marnelly
Sep 29, 2011 Marnelly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marnelly by: Beatrice Masalunga
Shelves: nora-roberts
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
Mary
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...more
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...more
Jordan
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...more
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

...more
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.
Sara ♥
A solid 4.5 stars.

It had quite a lot of "woo-woo" in it (as Eve Dallas would say), but in a Circle Trilogy way, not in a magical-realism way (which I sorta hate).

Also, have I mentioned lately that I LOVE SUSAN ERICKSEN? Because I do. Not only does she have a freaking AMAZING VOICE, but she spells her name with an E-N, like my maiden name (Andersen).

Oh, right. So, Malory, Dana, and Zoe are all in a kinda precarious state, job-wise. Malory and Zoe have just been let go and Dana's on the cusp (and...more
Diane ~Firefly~
A great trilogy with just a touch of paranormal. I love Flynn and his humongous dog. I love how Malory is willing to go after what she wants even if it means courting the man. The back story with the Daughters of Glass is interesting and weaves in well.
Kim
Recommended by Rosie
Great Nora Roberts. Romance and mystery rolled into one with great characters. Friendships and relationships you want to be part of. I am going right into 2nd book of trilogy....
Carla
This has to be the best Nora Roberts book I've read to date.
It has EVERYTHING I look for in a book. I'm diving right on
in to the second as soon as I'm finished typing this up. :)
Ginette
March 13-2014 reread paperbk, forgot how good this story was, I've always enjoyed this author....actually felt pretty good turning pages again!
Robin
Three women are summoned by Gods to find three keys that together will break an evil spell. If they succeed, Malory, Dana and Zoe will receive handsome rewards for their services. Malory, with her exceptional knowledge of art, is chosen to go first. She begins her quest with the help of her new friends, and Dana's handsome brother, Flynn. Malory is immediately attracted to Flynn, but doesn't have time for romance when she has only 28 days to find her key.

I found this story slow in places, but it...more
ShagMeFrida
I have to admit to being a little shocked at how highly this book, and the series,was rated. I've only read one other Nora Roberts book outside of this series, and this book was very similar, which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your enjoyment of this type of book. I wouldn't go into this expecting anything new, exciting or challenging in any capacity. It is just exactly what you'd expect, and by that standard it's well done. The only criticism I have about this book is that f...more
Jillean Whyte
A friend of mine, who loves TV show 'Charmed' witches and magic etc (me not so much) recommended this series and this new author Nora Roberts. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and read this book. I abs loved it, I know I'll read it again and again. Read in couple days (really good for me) and found myself regretting not bringing it on a train journey, but recalling the story for the journey, yes was that hooked. It's capitivating, real page turner and brilliant read from start to finish. Rush...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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