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Valley of Silence

(Circle Trilogy #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  27,395 ratings  ·  965 reviews
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.

Having traveled through the Dance of the Gods to the land of Geall, the circle
Hardcover, Large Print, 506 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Thorndike Press (first published October 31st 2006)
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Sara ♥
Jun 26, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sara ♥ by: Sherry
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
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This whole trilogy was done really well. Although the first installment was a bit slow and seemed to get weighed down with a lot of information all at once, it showed you how much stronger love makes you. The second was sweet and playful (if a bit more bloody than the last one) and also showed how love can heal. In this last book, the story had some great twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. Cian and Moira's story is about how accepting love can be.

I thought Cian and Moira were going to go
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
I love this story. I don't know how many times I had tears pooling in my eyes. I tried to keep track, but lost count. ;-)

I loved that the final battle was actually involved, and took several pages (six?) and many scenes to complete. (I read a book recently, can't remember its title, where the final battle took maybe three paragraphs and was incredibly disappointing and anticlimactic.) This battle actually seemed, to me as I was reading it, to be never-ending. (Which is sort of funny when you con
Sandra Hoover
Cian & Moira...awesome story, awesome ending. The circle is complete. A Must Read Trilogy.
Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Ashley Daviau
Mar 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a great end to the trilogy, it was exactly as it should have been. It also featured my two favourite characters out of the circle of six so that definitely upped my enjoyment of it up a degree. My only complaint is that it was a bit too long in some places, it could have been cut down and tightened up and then it would have been perfect!
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
BOOK 1- Felt rushed.
BOOK 2- Felt better.
BOOK 3- Felt fucking fantastic!!

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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
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
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
The conclusion of the trilogy and Moira and Cian's story.

The two were the couple I was most interested in from the beginning, as they started with animosity and the obstacles between them seemed insurmountable, which are two of my favorite tropes.

The war is imminent and our heroes are trying to prepare their army and themselves, while dealing with various attacks and mind games by the vampire queen, who's becoming more unhinged as time goes by. There are a few threads involving her that are dist
Jun 11, 2007 rated it liked it
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
Oct 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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Terri Wino
Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2016
3-1/2 stars.
I thought this was a great conclusion to this trilogy with just the right amount of suspense, action, and romance. I did think the final battle was a little anticlimactic, but I was happy with the way things wrapped up for all six of The Circle.
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Re-read of this killer last book in this series!!! Let's go....
So damn good. Lilith and Lora were as evil and creepy as I remembered them.
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: circle
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Ronda  Tutt
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ren Puspita
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
Ella Alden
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Ralitsa  Koleva
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
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
Aurelia Rowl
Oh wow, what a phenomenal trilogy and a fabulous finale.

It didn't matter that I'd figured some things out, guessing early in the first book, because the overall story still had my heart racing so that I had to remind myself to breathe.

I need my own copies of these books, so that I may read them all over again.
Keisha (keisha_reads)
Did you ever start a book and already know you don’t want it to end? That was me with this last book of the Morrigans Cross Series. I fell in love with this magical world and its outstanding characters.
It tugged at my heart strings the entire time.

Read this book if you like, romance, battles, family, war, or anything by Nora Roberts.
TinaNicole ☠ Le Book Nikita ☠
Originally added January 2012
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I'm serious. 2021 is starting off in an excellent fashion. These characters wormed their way into my dreams. I was so invested in all of them! Nora Roberts can write a freaking battle scene. God. I've read many fantasy novels, and the final standoff at the Valley of Silence is as compelling a final fight sequence as I've read. Each member of the circle had a role to play, and the action was f
This series grew on me as I progressed through the three books. Still a fairy tale, but the third book hooks you into the characters of Moira and Cian. Although I questioned the logic in several places, I was willing to go along. The ending is fantastic, and makes up for the lapse in logic several times over. I also like the pity that the good guys could feel for the bad guys, whether they deserve it or not, but sometimes I wanted to shake a few of the characters for being taken in and not follo ...more
Jennifer Wheeler
Without a doubt, this book outshines books 1 & 2, and is easily the best of the trilogy. Admittedly, I didn’t like Moira very much in the beginning, but as her character developed, she slowly became my favourite. Cian was my favourite from the start, so I was glad for the change of focus to him and Moira. I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to the trilogy, or Cian & Moira’s storyline in particular.
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful trilogy

Each book of The Circle Trilogy makes a satisfying read- full of romance and magic. Valley of Silence finishes it off beautifully. I had tears at the end. Wonderfully written.
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an awesome end to the trilogy with the circle of 6 fulfilling there destiny
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