Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Cyber Monday Deals Week Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Prime Music Sweepstakes egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Luxury Beauty Gifts for Her Amazon Gift Card Offer mithc mithc mithc  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 Kindle Voyage Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Shop Now bgg

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: $7.99

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Morrigan's Cross: Circle Trilogy Kindle Edition

307 customer reviews

See all 37 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Length: 352 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Audible Narration
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $3.99 when you buy the Kindle book.
Audible Narration: Ready

Kindle Delivers
Kindle Delivers
Subscribe to the Kindle Delivers monthly e-mail to find out about each month's Kindle book deals, new releases, editors' picks and more. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This first installment in Roberts's paranormal Circle Trilogy (which continues with Dance of the Gods and Valley of Silence) starts off like a storybook, with an old Irishman gearing up to weave a fantastical tale of vampires, witches, sorcerers, shape-shifters and time travel. Hill lends the Irishman a gruff, lilting tone befitting his role, but as the story adopts a life of its own—with more characters joining the mix and the dialogue taking on a snappier edge—his narration falls short. For the handsome and commanding sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaith, who's charged with gathering a band of six to battle a power-hungry vampiress, Hill employs a deep, growly voice that evokes images of ogres rather than sexy men. In stark contrast, his female characterizations are muted and ultra-feminine, which suits the soft-spoken scholar who eventually joins Hoyt's troupe but not Hoyt's no-nonsense counterpart, the beautiful witch Glenna. Although these flaws—and an occasional slowness in pace—won't stop listeners mid-track, they sap a touch of magic from what is otherwise an enchanting tale.

From Booklist

Another enticing paranormal trilogy from the ever-versatile, prolific, and much-loved queen of romance. Irish sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith tried but failed to destroy Demon Queen Lilith after she ruthlessly turned his twin brother, Cian, into a vampire. Lilith gradually recovered and immediately set about amassing an army of vampires with the intention of destroying all humans so that she could rule the world. The goddess Morrigan chooses Hoyt and five others to stop Lilith, sending Hoyt 1,000 years into the future. In twenty-first-century New York, he starts to build his team, enlisting Glenna Ward; his brother, Cian; and Cian's employee, King. Traveling back to Ireland, the three pick up new recruits Moira and her cousin Larkin, both of whom have traveled through space and time from the Kingdom of Geall. Demon-hunter Blair Murphy is the last to sign on to the circle of six. Now a sorcerer, a witch, a warrior, a scholar, a shape-shifter, and a lost soul must find some way of working together as a team if they are to have any hope of stopping darkness from overcoming all that is good and light in the world. Best-seller Roberts' Celtic-flavored Circle trilogy features superbly crafted characters, three passionate romances, and a bewitching blend of magic and myth. John Charles
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Product Details

  • File Size: 921 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (August 29, 2006)
  • Publication Date: August 29, 2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OZ0O0W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,830 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Rosselle on November 10, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I am a big fan of Nora Roberts. I love the ones that she writes with a touch of magick in them, and this time she delivers in a big way -- witches, vampires, shift-shaper, time travelers, and of course, romance.

This is the first of a triology centering around Hoyt, a wizard, and his vampire brother Cian. They are brought together by Morrigan, the pagan goddess of war. She gives them a mission -- save the world from Lilith, a 2,000 year old vampire who just happens to be Cian's sire. She tells Hoyt that he must gather four more to complete the circle of heroes who will travel to Geall, another world where they will do battle with Lilith and her army of vampires. They have a very short time to train and prepare for this war which will take place on Samhain, the pagan name for the present day Halloween.

Hoyt meets his true love, Glenna, in modern day New York City. She is a witch with tremendous power. Together they prove to be an indomitable foe of the vamps.

Usually Roberts centers her stories around the romance, but this time, it is more about the situation that they are in. The first book is mostly about how the group comes together and how they prepare for the mission given them. I grew a little bored when they were training and such, and that is the only reason I gave this book a four instead of five stars. I would have liked a little more character development for each of them. I didn't seem to connect with Hoyt as much as I usually do with the heroes of a Roberts book.

I really liked the description of Glenna's spells, and her belief system. She prefers the safety of a circle when casting her spells, and Roberts does a good job of describing her magick and the dangers of mis-using your powers.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on September 18, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
First book in Roberts' new Circle Trilogy, we enter the world of ancient Celtic magic and vampires. When his twin brother is made into a vampire, powerful sorcerer Hoyt Mac Cionaoith is sent on a quest by the goddess Morrigan, to save the world from vampires - but not in his own time. He is to find Cian, his brother, and form a band of 6 warriors to start the war against Lilith, the vampire who turned Cian. Glenna is the witch in the group, and they are then joined by two cousins from Gael who were victims of vampires in their own world. They travel back to Ireland, present day, to prepare for the coming battle, in the Mac Cionaoith ancestral home which Cian has bought and maintained. The circle of six is completed there, and the magic between Hoyt and Glenna is more than just out of this world. I kind of had a hard time with Roberts' writing this type of magic - I am more accustomed to her other type of paranormal abilities, and vampires didn't quite sit with me. Other than that it is a genuinely interesting story with a lot of humor and action.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kelley Hartsell VINE VOICE on November 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

Please Note: I had the audio version of this book and not the paperback book. Therefore, I am not promising that all of my spellings are correct.

Hoyt MacCionaoith is a 12th century sorcerer tasked by the Goddess Morrigan with forming an army to fight the vampire queen Lilith and her legions of undead, of which his twin brother unwillingly became a member. Glenna is a modern day witch who finds Hoyt when he comes forward in time to find the people destined to become part of The Circle.

Hoyt and Glenna must prepare for the arrival of the rest of the Circle of Six and help everyone train for the biggest challenge of their lives, a battle to the death against Lilith on Samhain. As they learn to work together, neither Glenna nor Hoyt expected the love that develops between them.

While the concept of this vampire/fantasy trilogy appealed to me so much I actually bought the books in audio instead of waiting for it to arrive at the library, I was not overly impressed with Morrigan's Cross. This is a decent start, but is your typical Roberts fare, right down to her formulaic character appearances and personalities. We always find the exact same kinds of heroines and for me I don't even have the challenge of guessing who fits what Nora archetype since it's always glaringly obvious the moment they are introduced.

I do like the unique story idea behind The Circle and look forward to seeing where their adventures will take them, even though it's wasn't very hard to figure out who all the couples would be. It is apparent from the first page that Morrigan's Cross is the introduction to a storyline overarching all three books and as such, much time is spent setting up the world and introducing the players.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on January 2, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Disappointing. My first hint that the writing wouldn't be great was that the entire back cover of the book was a portrait of Ms. Roberts. I opened the front cover to see the list of prior publications, and it covered two entire pages in a tiny font. The story is compelling - but it suffers by lack of attention to the craft of writing. If you aren't bothered by clumsy constructions or overused words and phrases, then you will probably find the story engaging and not even notice these. But if these little details grate on your nerves, then I recommend passing on this trilogy. I won't be reading the other two books in the trilogy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Possibly a fabulous new trilogy...
I think this will be Nora's most interesting series ever. She's combining the Irish setting (which she knows so well) with classic fantasy elements and Irish history. What could be better?
Jul 10, 2006 by JL |  See all 4 posts
Why do so many reviewers dislike this book?
I think it's because it's a bit of a new direction for Roberts. The fit is sometimes uneasy and this just is not one of her best series, however, as I said on - I wouldn't kick it off my bookshelf. Others who have read everything Nora Roberts has ever put out have... Read More
Mar 17, 2007 by mom_247 |  See all 13 posts
An Author that is a big fan of himself needs to get out more often Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in