Last week Nora Roberts’ Salvation in Death was released in Australia, which was about time since it seems like it’s been out everywhere else for bloody ages, and so I quickly purchased myself a copy.
I also took the opportunity (like I needed an excuse *g*) to buy The Pagan Stone; the final book in the Blood Brothers trilogy, so I had me a wonderful NR fix.
Goddamn, the lady is a fantastic author.
I could go on and on about La Nora – I have two book shelves of her work after all-, but I thought would ‘attempt’ to pick my top five of her books.
An intro to my first couple of choices – For me to read a series with the same protagonists, the books must not only be way above par in the technical areas such as writing, plot, world-building/setting, characterisation, etc, but I need to really engage and have an affinity with the main characters.
I love the In Death series. As indicated above, as soon as a new book is released I drop everything just to read it.
One of the things I like the most about the series is that the stories challenge my beliefs, especially my perception of right and wrong as well as my sense of justice.
I also think Eve Dallas; her vulnerability, her strength, her passion for justice, her tough bitch cop attitude, her compassion, her loyalty to her friends, her love and relationship with Roarke, is probably one of the most well-developed characters I’ve ever read.
My first two picks are books from this series and are ones which have really resonated with me:
1. Origin In Death~ The concept of designer children and the likelihood someone, somewhen and somewhere is going to take advantage of this ability to create scares the crap out of me. My hope is a person like Eve will be there at that time to help the innocent.
So, these are a few of my faves by La Nora, what would be your top picks?