With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O'Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1Audible Audiobook. Nora Roberts weaves together magic and love, dark and light, past and present, blood kinship. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Cabhan is coming. Despite the best efforts of Connor Book 2 of 3 in The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy (3 Book Series). Start by marking “Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2)” as Want to Read: With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. I love Nora Roberts' books.
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#1), Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2), Blood Magick (The Book 1. Dark Witch. by Nora Roberts. · 49, Ratings · 4, Reviews. Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Shadow Spell With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O'Dwyer is proud to. See the complete The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, Shadow Spell - Book #2 of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy.
Love this trilogy Fin is Roarke's magical twin; Connor was awesome in this. He's the sexy-lovable-sensitive hero type. Love the flashbacks to the original three, and the dream shift added an interesting twist. I read this more slowly than I usually read a Nora, but that was my life during the time Bring on Fin in book 3!
View all 4 comments. Hechizo en la niebla es una buena segunda parte de esta serie. Okay, I've never heard this narrator, Alan Smyth, before and I won't be searching him out again. And the accent didn't sound right. I would have switched to the Kindle to read; however, I decided to speed it up - way up!
Plus, I was driving on holiday. This helped some, but not enough. Disappointing, as I loved the narrator in the first book in the series, Katherine Kellgren; she was exceptional.
Still, I'm enjoying this enchanting series. Roberts does a nice job with the "time travel" or reincarnation aspect - if you can call it either of those. They are a delight. In addition, the solidification of the idea that joining of these six friends is what will ultimately win the day is what shines as this series progresses. This is a "friends to lover" story for Connor and Meara, nicely done. I also like that Conner, who, although he deals with the darkness of the sorcery of Cabhan, is himself cheerful and pleasant.
If you're looking for a dark and brooding alpha male, you won't find him here. Nice change of pace, that. Mar 13, Ari added it Shelves: Her, Linda Howard and Sandra Brown are my trio of favorite comfort reads. And this trilogy has everything I usually love. Tell me a book is set in Ireland or New Orleans and I'll read it.
But I can't keep going. It's the same thing over and over again, everything happens so fast, so abruptly; the constant get togethers drive me insane when they just repeat what I, as the reader, already know has happened. They sound so stiff and cookie-cutter. I can barely feel the chemistry between the two leads. I'm well aware that Cabhan will be beaten in the end so I'm not missing much there. I read these books for the ride, for the fun of it, but that's lacking greatly.
Some of my favorites by her. Not sure what happened to Roberts with these books, but they're lackluster.
Aug 12, Phrynne rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this every bit as much as I did the first in the series, Dark Witch. The spotlight is on a different pair of characters this time and Connor turns out to be Roarke's twin brother only with magical skills. There may be a bit of predictability in the story and the characters may be just a little stereo-typically Irish but who cares! It is a fun, easy read and I am looking forward to the last in the trilogy when it comes out later this year.
Hopefully it will be Branna and Fin's turn to g I enjoyed this every bit as much as I did the first in the series, Dark Witch. Hopefully it will be Branna and Fin's turn to go under the microscope. May 22, Birgit rated it did not like it Shelves: Is it just me or is Nora Roberts getting really boring. I listened to this book well not all of it and as it's set in Ireland the voice actor has an Irish accent which is nice bit it's a male.
I'm sorry but chic lit being read by a male is just weird. As I said I did not finish it because I know what is going to happen, the two lovers will have a fight over something inane, get back together, attempt to fight the evil Cahban not sure of the correct spelling , they will fail because there is a Is it just me or is Nora Roberts getting really boring.
As I said I did not finish it because I know what is going to happen, the two lovers will have a fight over something inane, get back together, attempt to fight the evil Cahban not sure of the correct spelling , they will fail because there is a third book in this trilogy obviously , marriage will be proposed blah blah blah.
I won't event attempt the third book because once again I know what will happen, the last remaining pair will get together even though they will fight it, have amazing sex, fight, split up, get back together and once again fight and finally win over the evil Cahban because this is the last book. Some magic will be thrown in here and there, some humour I do enjoy the humour , some really long boring conversations, blah blah blah.
I have read a few of her trilogies and have enjoyed them but this one is just lame. Jul 16, Ashley Daviau rated it it was ok. While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, I found this one quite a chore to get through. It just struck me as way too similar to the first book and I found myself skimming through the second half as I had already predicted what would happen and found myself quickly losing interest.
I don't own the third book in the series and quite frankly I can't be bothered to waste money on it. Besides, I already know how it's going to end down to the last detail This is the first time I fin While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, I found this one quite a chore to get through. This is the first time I find myself disappointed with a Nora Roberts book and I'm very surprised because usually I'm a sucker for her books! If you liked tales of prophecy, witchcraft and fate.
He killed their father and sent them into hiding and away from their beloved home in County Mayo, Ireland.
The time is now. Three cousins of their blood have gathered along with their friends and formed a circle to defeat him Five Reasons to Grab a cup of Coffee and Curl-up with Shadow Spell: Three cousins of their blood have gathered along with their friends and formed a circle to defeat him and fulfill their destiny.
Conner is tall and strong with a twinkle in his eye. He walks comfortably in his shoes and speaks to his hawks. He is patient and loyal, and you cannot help but adored him. Meara tends horses, does horseback tours and cares for her elderly mother. She guards her heart after it was damaged, but she is loyal and loves her friends. From that first jolt of electricity that ran through them when fear opened the door to their feelings I felt their connection.
If small-town settings make you want to get cozy by the fire then Shadow Spell will delight you. I loved how Roberts brought the Ireland countryside to life. She gives us a sweeping view and I long for the fields, the forest and gardens.
Their friendships are strong and enviable. I could feel the fog rising, taste the power of their spells and smell their fears. We even dream travel and get to meet the three children of the Dark Witch. She continues to flesh out her characters and the story while serving up a delightful side of romance.
Providing just the right amount of heat to curl your toes. I suddenly have a need to go Hawking, ride a horse, and eat Guinness stew and then perhaps partake in some dancing. View all 3 comments.
Dec 28, Joana rated it did not like it Shelves: What a let down. I feel cheated. After having somewhat enjoyed the first book Dark Witch , I was looking forward to starting this next installment because of all the potential this story had.
What I ended up with, however, was a waste of my time. I don't think I can honestly say that I enjoyed one aspect of this book. The only thing that changed was the couple that we followed, Meara and Connor, which made little to no difference at all. T What a let down. The plot if we want to say that there even was one was so so sooooo repetitive.
It basically followed this format: It was just so unneccessary and made everything seem very redundant. Or maybe give them homicidal tendencies: As for the romance between the two, I felt practically no chemistry. They were friends and then all of a sudden they are declaring their love for each other? Nah, fam. It seemed like I was being told about the feelings between them instead of shown.
Suffice it to say, the romance or lack thereof was my final straw. It was by sheer will that I was able to finally finish this book and every time I picked it up, it felt more like a chore than anything else. What a disappointment. I like to read stuff like this in the fall around Halloween. This fit the bill of a witchy fall read.
As usual, it stood to be about 25 pages shorter. It's tough being the middle book of a trilogy.
Dec 15, Becky Keir Grace rated it it was ok. It was simply an alright book to me, very predictable. This book focuses around Meara and Connor, both characters I liked except towards the end where I just wanted to slap Meara , but did not feel like either had much depth.
As in so many of Roberts novels there is a character with "mommy issues," and poor Meara is the girl in this series. I felt badly for her that she had to basically be a parent to her own mother. A Hmmm Although there were some things about the book I appreciated. I loved the tours that Connor and Meara took the visitors on throughout the book, which gave me a little taste of Ireland. I did really enjoy that magic in the book, especially the bond with these cousins. I am really hoping the third and final book holds my interest more.
So far Branna has been my favorite cousin throughout the series so I am anticipating her and Fin's story. Mar 12, Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it really liked it Shelves: With where book one left off, there was no way I wasn't going to pick up book two immediately following it.
While it was a cliffhanger by any stretch of the means, it still left me wanting more and needed to find out what would happen next. I loved Connor from book one, he was so endearing, caring and sweet and I couldn't wait to delve deeper into his thoughts and his story as well as Eamon's. I knew I was in for a treat. And the chance to see inside the feisty headstrong Meara was a treat as wel With where book one left off, there was no way I wasn't going to pick up book two immediately following it.
And the chance to see inside the feisty headstrong Meara was a treat as well. This series is getting better and better and I love the role the three have as well as the six. Robert's seamlessly weaved the stories together and combined them and I loved it. It pleased both the history buff in me and the paranormal lover. I can't wait for more and to see how it all finally comes to a close.
Apr 14, Gina rated it liked it. This book is derivative of two other Robert's series--the Irish trilogy and the Three Sisters Island trilogy. The same plot, same antagonist, same characters--everything is retreaded and not in any way that improves from the originals.
The foreshadowing in this second book is also very heavy-handed. I will venture to guess that the moment between Conner and Eamon where they joined hands and blasted Cabhan is a huge clue to how he will finally be defeated. I spent most of the book wanting to smac This book is derivative of two other Robert's series--the Irish trilogy and the Three Sisters Island trilogy. Yes, that's a word… now. Ok, the rhyming spells sometimes sound a little corny but we have plenty to distract us from that.
Boyle and Branna are preparing for their wedding while Meara is fighting her attraction to the dark, brooding loyal Connor, the bird of prey whisperer as hard as she can. There are also some interesting questions raised as to whether non-witches Boyle and Meara are treated as if an underclass with a disability as well as a demonstration of how past experiences affect future plans.
Between the love and the fantasy we also see glimpses of Ireland: Although it's disappointing that everyone seems to drink lager rather than the black stuff which makes its only appearance in a pie but I shan't dock star ratings for it!
If you fancy a complex plot with deep meanings and much to ponder, this may not match your mood. If, on the other hand, you crave escape from the cares of your day and the darkening winter afternoons, step inside.
Further Reading: If this appeals, do please read Dark Witch first. If you have read it and would like to continue the love and magic combination, we would definitely point you towards A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
If you'd rather drop the magic, stick with the romance and go seasonal, then Boyfriend by Christmas by Jenny Stallard awaits. Just send us an email and we'll put the best up on the site. Dark Witch. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: County Mayo, to be exact. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives. When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle.
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