Drama, Fantasy

The Awakening (The Dragon Heart Legacy #1) by Nora Roberts

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In recent years I have mentioned my different reactions to Nora Roberts’ books multiple times. With this book, one chapter in, I realised why I used to once devour her books. She has a few series with magic and fantasy and (I guess) Irish folklore blended into a narrative, and this is where I think she shines easily! This is one such book; I did not pay attention to the blurb as I started the book, picking it out at random, but the weight of an idea of ‘magick’ is strong from the beginning and only gets stronger as we get more information.
We have an unassuming woman who has very low self-confidence, thanks to her mother’s insistence that she is an average person. Her life as she knows it is going to change with a nudge from one of those aforementioned special people. The turns that her emotions take and the depth of her feelings are very well done. I could hear the highs and lows as she braved the unknown to find herself. I am not as sold on the primary love story at this point, but given my understanding of the author, the next book in the series may sell me on it.
The supporting cast was precisely that, supportive! Some of the interactions that involved the good guys brought tears to my eyes like a good book of this ilk ought to do! I really hope to get a chance to read the next in the series. I recommend this to old fans of Nora Roberts and those of straightforward fantasy woven in with contemporary living.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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