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Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author of the epic Chronicles of the One trilogy, returns with the first in a brand new trilogy where parallel worlds struggle between magick and technology.

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So when her father left when she was 12 years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward.  

She can wait no longer. A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world.

©2020 Nora Roberts (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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What a load of bull!

Where to begin?? The highlight of the book was listening for passages being read like ‘she patted Bollocks on the head’ or ‘I love Bollocks’... this was a story written for children apart from the naughty bits. It was like reading a book written by a child. I have listened to and enjoyed previous NR books as they can be light distractions from the every day but this has to go down in my history of well over 200 audio books as being the biggest load of Bollocks. Now how do I get my money back??

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Loved this book, but.....

I throughly enjoyed this books and almost raced through it. My only disappointment is that book 2 isn’t out yet and won’t be until October 2021. It’s been left in such suspense and I would have easily gone straight onto the second without a stop or break in between. I feel abit lost now it’s finished.

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A brilliant book!

I used to read fantasy books regularly but got bored with them after a while so I wasn’t sure about trying this one. Being a firm fan of Nora Roberts I thought I would give it try. I loved it great characters and a story with plenty of angles to keep my interest. I didn’t want it to end imagine my disappointment when I realised how long that I have to wait for the next book!

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Silly

The story is very obvious and poorly written, almost childish. Feels like the books Nora Roberts wrote at the beginning of her career.
Nevertheless, it was a fun listen.

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excellent

narrator was very good. Nora Roberts at her best. Will definitely listen again! cant wait for book 2

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fantastic story

loved it, going straight on to the second, gonna be hard to wait for the third part.

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Amazing

As always Nora Roberts captures your imagination in the first chapter and you just want to comfort Breen right away.
l went through the porthole with her description every time and looked forward to seeing everything on the other side.

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Slow to Get Really Going

Far too much detail before they even arrive in Ireland. But I think the author was trying to make the reader understand the choice the heroine was making.
All round a good story, so will now go on to read book two.

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Story telling at it's best

Barrie Kreinik tells the story so well, she brings the characters to life. I can't wait for the next book

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easy relaxing read

I enjoyed this , a lovely story not anything deep bit exactly what I needed to listen to forget any troubles of the day.

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  • 23-02-22

A SOLID GOLD.

the characters and storyline is excellent as always. Nora Robert's never fails to deliver a great novel with an interesting end....it makes me want to start the second book a.s.p.

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  • 18-08-21

Nice beginning for a promising story

This book has a good idea of a story, but the it’ s a little slow for the first two parts because there’s too much description of details for my taste. I feel that the author knew was going to do a series of this story, so instead of making it flow and develop it she stalls and dives into describing the magical world so much that it slows the plot and makes a little bit boring in some bits. The beginning has a good pace but it drops the pace and it’s almost boring how she elongates the story for two thirds of the book. She introduces you to the story without really doing it. The author basically throws up her magical background (but not explaining really anything), falls a little short of slapping the main female character for not knowing anything and then returns to a super slow flow describing the details and landscape of the new world. Though I must say the third part of the book gets super more interesting and the flow picks up (I think it’s to make it more appealing to read the next book), but I hope this flow is kept in the next book as the story leaves you hanging there and it’s original. Also I must say that the main female character’s friends are adorable and so cool, especially her best friend is so nice that I’m so looking forward to how she’s letting him be part of the main story in the sequel. I hope that in the sequel the author keeps up the pace of the story and stop stalling it to make more books as it diminish the quality of the story.