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Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy) Paperback – Large Print, April 4, 2014
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“[This] character-driven story, with its picturesque rural Irish setting, will charm romance fans.”—Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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Recently, though, as much as I love her books, I have to agree with other readers: they're so formulaic that it's hard to not make comparisons with other trilogies and other characters. If there's someone who's a new NR fan, then, fine, this is a good series for them.
The Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy seems to be just a repeat of The Keys and Three Sisters trilogies. I love her setting: she describes Ireland beautifully, as she always has, but the O'Dwyers resemble the Gallaghers of Ardmore strongly. I like the romances thus far, and I'm fond of Connor and Meara the most, but I'm looking forward to Finn and Branna's relationship, although I think it will just be an expy of Mia and Sam's from Three Sisters.
I think I would actually prefer the prologues of each book (thus far) to serve as her new trilogy. Right now, though, I'm sticking to NR's single volumes (Public Secrets, The Witness, and The Villa are my favorites).
This book focuses on the growing romance between Connor and Meara and the desperate measures they have to take to ensure Meara's safety as Cabhan is determined that she is the best way to weaken the power they use against him. But the friendship between the six and their fierce determination to kill him once and for all grows even stronger as each of them realize that it will take all their individual strengths... of the heart, mind and body, to defeat the sorcerer before he can destroy all they hold dear.
Initially we are taken back in time to once again see how the children of the Dark Witch Sorcha are faring after her death, and this is particularly important since Connor finds a way to reach through the centuries and meet up with Sorcha's son Eamon thereby sharing important information and strengthening their bonds of family. Having Eamon and Connor able to meet and converse added an extra element to the story and helped to tie it all together. The six friends meet regularly to enjoy each others company, make plans and give each other strength for the coming battle and I found these times when the six are all together very satisfying as we get a deeper look at each character and how they fit into this circle of friendship and family.Read more ›
It is almost as though she didn't really write a new book, but took the Key trilogy and changed the names and the animals.
Not her best, not at all
This is the second book in the Cousin O’Dwyer Trilogy. I really enjoyed the first book and couldn’t put it down and was looking forward to Shadow Spell. However, this one was a bit slow. This book tells the story of Connor O’Dwyer and his role in defeating the evil sorcerer, Cahban.. As with the first book, the stories of all six are intertwined and this time it was Conner O’Dwyer and Maera Quinn. They have been friends all their lives and after a kiss, realize they want to be together. I like the interaction between all six and the bonds they share.
Although I felt this book was slow throughout, I liked that Nora Robert’s also intertwined the relationship between Eamon (the original Son of the Dark Witch) and Connor. There interaction and bond was nice to see, as Connor come from Eamon and proved how strong connections can be. I think this was what I enjoyed most about the book, and the interaction between Branna and Fin, although very small. I anxiously await book three, the part of Branna and Fin.
If you read the first book, I recommend you read this, however, I felt there was something missing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read, I get all three of the books, I like to read them at one time, I am not good at waiting for the next one to come out.Published 22 minutes ago by Naggyann
It is still hard to connect with the characters and story line after reading book two of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kelsey McAtee
Really enjoyed this one! Very fast paced kept you wondering!Published 2 days ago by kim meisner-stucker
I enjoyed seeing Conners point of very. Feeling his heartache, falling in love and helping some break through their own daemons. I look forward to how the story ends.Published 3 days ago by tkincaid
I loved this series, and read it over and over again.
The back and forth between centuries is so cool, and I love that no matter which era you are in,
the book shows that... Read more
So I'm liking this series - nice easy read with nothing to complicated to think about. Kind of just mindless enjoyment. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Danielle