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Key of Light (Key Trilogy #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  50,793 Ratings  ·  861 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 2003)
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Feb 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Haïfa by: Celeste
Shelves: owned
I'd like to start by thanking my lovely friend Celeste for making me discover one of her favorite authors and feel-good series! <3

And Key of Light totally made me feel insanely good! I enjoyed it, a lot, and if I've had more free time, I'd have read it in one sitting. The writing flowed easily and told the story of Malory, Dana and Zoe, 3 passionate women, thrown into a strange and almost impossible quest.

My favorite aspect of the book was the dynamics between the female characters! We absol
Sep 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
Kimberley doruyter
alot happened and not alot happened, it strange.
but i like it enough too read the next one.
Shelley Lackey
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Silvana (Por detrás das Palavras)
Esta série já me tinha sido recomendada pelo bibliotecário por diversas vezes, mas nunca me tinha decidido a pegar nos livros para começar a ler.
Nora Roberts é uma autora de quem gosto particularmente. Oferece-nos histórias que facilmente cativam a nossa atenção com personagem por quem é fácil desenvolver um enorme espectro de sentimentos.
O livro A chave da luz mistura romance, mistério, lendas e fantasia. São bons ingredientes para um livro, porém a forma como a autora os operacionalizou é que
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
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
Mar 01, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Feel Good Book

I LOVE escaping into Nora's world. Where everyone has a quick whit and amazing sex. Who needs more then that?
Carina Carvalho
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gosto sempre dos livros de Nora Roberts. Este tem romance, humor e um pouco de misticismo. Muito giro
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
Canan  ^^
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-mystery, wid
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
Jul 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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--
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
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
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
Temi Panayotova
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I recommend this book to the ones that love some mistery, action and a lot of passion mixed together.
I will try to find the books in the book stores, read them and post a review later.
The book was amazing and I loved every second of it.
To all of the fans of Nora Roberts I want to say that you must read this trilogy, it’s realy breath taking.
The book is all about magic in a world that noone believes in that anymore. And in order to find the key the three
Jane (PS)
This was my first Nora Roberts book. It was OK. I like the idea and supernatural aspect to the storyline, but in the end, the book was just OK. I went on to read the rest of the series, 'cos I HAD to know how it all finished, but I won't be bothering with any more Nora Roberts...
Anna Doe
*3 - 3.5 beauty stars*

I haven't read Nora in a while. My last read of her's was The Guardians, another paranormal romance, a few months ago.

Key trilogy follows three women - Malory, Dana, and Zoe - all of them living in the same town, but they haven't met until they were invited to a 'party' in one big, fancy house on the hill. The party turns out to be a small gathering in which Pitte and Rowena tell them a story about three goddesses whose souls were stolen and locked in the box. Malory, Dana

I won't critique the work too much because it contains some themes that speak to me.
Elin (Tickmicks bokblogg)
Det egentliga betyget är 2,5 stjärnor.
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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
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2012
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
Hannah Meallo
Feb 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
okay, so!
This book was fun, and a nice deviation from both school work and the dark SciFi/fantasy stuff I've been super into lately. Lisa was right; it affords the reader a nice escape into a world that keeps your interest well enough, but still provides a feel good ending. The constantly changing points of view and unclear passages of time were fairly annoying, but easily overlooked by the admittedly interesting plot and romantic love scenes. The characters are somewhat cliche and the themes a
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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
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“Do you know what happens when you always look before you leap?"

She reached out and touched his hand before hurrying toward the door.

"You hardly ever make the jump.”
“Then I saw it, and it just grabbed me. That moment, that breath just before destiny, between innocence and power. He'll pull the sword free. You know it. And in that moment, the world changes. Camelot's born, Arthur's fate is sealed. He'll unite a people, be betrayed by a woman and a friend, and sire the man who'll kill him. In this moment, he's a boy. In the next he'll be a king.” 25 likes
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