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From #1 New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Blood Magick

County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family - along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once - for a moment - with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.

Don’t miss the first two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy, Dark Witch and Shadow Spell

©2014 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Brilliant story, dreadful narration

What made the experience of listening to Blood Magick the most enjoyable?

This is the third bok in the cousins o'dwyer trilogy and I really wanted to know how the story ended. The characters, setting and story are all fabulous. Believable and entertaining.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Branagh is my favourite - a strong, determined woman who keeps her family together around her

What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

The Irish accent was terrible - this has been the case for every one of these books though and I carried on to book 3. If you find a wobbly, americanised Irish accent an issue - read the paper version!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Magic and romance, set in the Irish countryside - the Magic of the three!

Any additional comments?

Great trilogy, fantastic story, pity about narration

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great trilogy ending

Would you listen to Blood Magick again? Why?

I may listen to it in a few years but as my memory is good it is unlikely to be sooner than that.

What other book might you compare Blood Magick to, and why?

I've thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy and I would compare it to other trilogies NR has written as it flows in a similar, comfortable way.

What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Having a book read to you means you actually get to listen properly to a story. There are times I skim read a book just to get to the denouement. I much prefer an audiobook for that and Dusan does a good job of reading at the right pace for the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Difficult to answer this without giving away plot lines so I'll just say there are several moving moments.

Any additional comments?

I would strongly recommend reading the other two books in this trilogy before this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • miss
  • borehamwood, United Kingdom
  • 04-11-14

Blood Magic

If you could sum up Blood Magick in three words, what would they be?

Compelling, Thrilling Heart warming

Who was your favorite character and why?

Iona because she had the most to learn, and found her family in Ireland.

Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Brilliant as usual

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

mixed emotions, Loved the ending

Any additional comments?

Nora Roberts has a way a making the book come alive. I have listend to many of her books as well as her Dallas series, and non of them have been less that exciting, interesting and enjoyable.

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  • Alexandra
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • 18-07-15

Magical mystery story with fun and to time travel

I departure from her normal style I thought, but entertaining, heartwarming, thrilling in places, and touching. A story of good over evil of life over death and hope over despair. Well worth a read

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Brilliant trilogy

I really enjoyed this trilogy, which is based in Cong Ireland. I could really visualise the narrative having visited Cong on several occasions. A true story of love, conquering the dark with the art of magic to intrigue the listener.

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Oh captivating

Thank you Nora Roberts for the escape which is the "Dark Witch"
I need more and will miss them now I have finished .

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  • CynD
  • 15-11-14

Perfection!

What made the experience of listening to Blood Magick the most enjoyable?

The narrator.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

.Much preferred Susan's performance over those of the previous two narrators in the series
In the previous audio books, Iona's character (to me) was only tolerable. Although a "bit" character in the Blood Magick, I actually liked Iona's character, not near as irritating as she she came across previously.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The cohesiveness within the circle of friends throughout their various struggles.

Any additional comments?

Only that I wish Susan Ericksen had been narrator for the entire trilogy!

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  • Jeffrey D Toony
  • 06-02-15

MUCH better narration than the first two.

Loved all three stories, but I suggest you read the first two for yourselves. The narration was spot on in this one. Drew me in and let me immerse myself in the tale, without being any kind of distraction.

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  • Menon
  • 05-11-14

Want Katherine Kellgren

The book and characters are very much in tune with Nora Roberts and just as exciting with a climatic and exciting finish. But I must say I enjoyed the 1st book the most because of the narrator. I wouldn't mind listening to it again if it was read by Katherine Kellgren. I'm not saying that Susan Ericksen didn't do a great job it's just that the voices better suited KK more cause she did the first book.

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  • Lit Chick
  • 04-11-14

Ok

I enjoy all things Nora Roberts but I thought this entire series was very similar to her Sign of Seven trilogy. Susan Erickson was awesome as always though when I first hear her voice I always think Eve Dallas! Trilogy was just ok.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • R G
  • 23-11-14

Loved it!

Where does Blood Magick rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high!

What did you like best about this story?

Liked the plot.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Brought the characters to light.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love that transcends evil and time.

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  • Bonnie
  • 05-11-14

Disappointed

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better narrator. She made Brianna sound very overbearing...

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Story was good, It followed with the other books well.

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

Maybe, not sure,

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Just kind of blahhh, I had trouble really getting into the story, like I did with the first two books.

Any additional comments?

Don't know why but I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two, the narration seemed off somehow. ???

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Shauna
  • 31-10-14

THIRD TIMES THE CHARM!! (pun intended)

YES!! Thank you for Susan Ericson. I enjoyed this greatly, the ending to the trilogy was very satisfying and again..SUSAN FREAKIN' ERICSON!!! Now---make my Christmas and please have her re-do the first 2 in the series and I'll have a perfect set. Much better!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-14

Not bad

Its a good story. It felt a bit rushed, although the speed is quite slow. I'd recommend setting the speed at 1.25x. It was easier to listen to at a faster speed.

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  • HIM student
  • 11-07-18

wonderful

wonderful and charming. I recommend the trilogy to anyone. I love Nora Roberts. great story teller.

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  • MidnightSister88
  • 27-06-18

Breathtaking

This story brought tears of joy and of sorrow, made me shudder with fear and jump for joy. The narrator couldn’t have done better, with her enthusiasm and spot on accents. As a witch myself, this is a magical story that makes me proud to be one. There’s a touch of fantasy, but the bottom line rings true: Love is the most Powerful magick of all!