It’s been quiet here as Nora’s thrown herself into the first draft of next year’s hardcover. I’ll share here what little I know: there’s a heroine and there’s a hero. For some reason that’s all Nora’s willing to share at this point. But since that’s all I knew about The Liar this time last year and now it’s one of my favorite of Nora’s books (and topping The Witness is very very hard) I’m pretty confident she’ll expand on that heroine and hero to give us a fabulous read in the spring of 2016.
What have I been doing as Nora writes in her office sanctuary? Well I’ve been leading some discussions about trilogies on the Nora Roberts Facebook page. Last week was The Circle Trilogy.
The questions were:
~ Which couple comes to mind first when you think of this series? (Cian/Moira by a landslide.)
~ Since The Circle Trilogy’s Larkin and Blair (Dance of the Gods) got so little love in the last post, I’m going to start with them. I loved how they both knew exactly who and what they were — the fun was seeing how each realized the other complemented them in life and on the quest. What are your thoughts?
~ Let’s talk about the brothers — Hoyt and Cian. Judging from the majority of comments Cian is many readers’ favorite character in the series. Each has more than his fair share of arrogance, their faces are mirrors, but Cian keeps winning out. Is it the difference between a rule follower and a rule breaker? Studious v. sociable? I’m so very curious, so please share in the comments.
~ Day 4 of the Circle Trilogy and the question is about the women. Glenna, Blair and Moira — witch, warrior and scholar — all brought strengths that were honed and weaknesses that were shored up to the preparations. I think their bond was cemented when they helped Glenna choose a wedding dress. What other pockets of normalcy stuck with you?
~ We all trust Nora implicitly but let’s be honest: could you see your way to happy ever after for all of the six as Valley of Silence — The Circle trilogy book 3 (this is the Portuguese edition) — drew to a close?
The posts on the JD Robb Facebook page are coming at a slower pace now that Obsession in Death is in stores. (The 40 days leading to the 40th book are a bit of a blur now.)
But on St. Patrick’s Day I did ask everyone to share their favorite Roarke scenes or quotes.
Leading directly from that discussion I asked: 1) do you find more In Death readers to chat with online or in your real life? And 2) have you ever had an online friendship start because of books?
And on Friday last I shared this: 23 Struggles Only Book Nerds will Understand.
Share any and all thoughts in the comments!