Sunday Times bestseller Nora Roberts - Book Two in the Dragon Heart Legacy - a tale of adventure, magic and finding your home
They waited, knowing the god threatened all worlds. He would again seek the blood of his blood, and the wheel would turn so the time would come when the Talamhish could no longer stop him. She, the bridge between worlds, must return and awaken, must become and must choose to give all, risk all to help destroy the god.
When Breen Kelly makes a leap into the unknown with a summer trip to Ireland in search of her father, little does she know she will find a portal into another world - Talamh - where she will find magic, family and a destiny beyond her wildest dreams
Breen is welcomed by most of her family and friends but there is one who is far from welcoming. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran plots to destroy Talamh and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be.
Bestseller Roberts's second Dragon Heart Legacy fantasy refines characters and beats left hazy in the series opener to create a satisfying mid-trilogy outing. The story picks up immediately where The Awakening left off, just as protagonist Breen is dragged through a portal from modern Philadelphia back into the magical world of Talamh with her best friend Marco inadvertently in tow. Marco a gay, Black musician who periodically rises above the stereotypical gets a crash course in Talamh's history and the impending fight against an evil god seeking to subjugate Talamh, Earth, and the many other connected worlds. While watching Marco grasp much of what Breen learned in the last novel can grow tedious, it also adds depth to aspects that previously felt sketched out, most notably the stakes of the coming war. This outing has a sharp edge, including a violent sex scene, but as the conflict between good and evil escalates, Roberts's skills with building suspense and crafting stirring relationships truly shine. Readers will eagerly await the final installment. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House.