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Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
Series: Guardians #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Paranormal
Sasha Riggs is a well-known artist who loves nothing more than being alone with her art. For the last year or so, Sasha has been having very intense and strange dreams where she and five other people appear to be fighting together. Sasha is confused, because she does not know who those other people are or what they could possibly be fighting for or against. But at last her dreams have given Sasha a place she recognizes and, with a feeling of impending dread, Sasha knows she has to go there to find her answers—the Island of Corfu in Greece.
Bran Killian is a professional magician and a secret wizard of great power. His family has long known about the legend of the Stars and he, the newest in a long line, has spent his life trying to pick up the threads of the legend to find the lost Stars and return them to the island they were born at and save the world from darkness.
Sasha can’t believe that on her first afternoon on Corfu, she meets two of the people from her dreams and then learns about the legend of the Stars. After an afternoon of food, drink, and storytelling, Sasha, Bran, and Riley discover that they are actually part of the legend and make a plan to search for the first Star and find their missing searchers. One by one, the remaining searchers show up and the six soon learn that the darkness in the legend is also a very true. Sasha and Bran are also discovering a passion for each other while the clues are being discovered and solved. The closer Sasha and Bran get, the closer the danger seems to come until it becomes apparent that they are an important part of finding and saving the first Star. Also, as the answers are coming, the searchers learn that each of them holds inner secrets that will be needed if they are to find and save all three of the Stars. The night the Star is found is the night that Sasha and Bran’s new love is put to the test. Can their love and power defeat the dark goddess and keep the Star safe?
A shy artist and a powerful magician learn the truth of love, power, and darkness in Stars of Fortune. I was as intrigued by Sasha’s dreams as I was later as she met the other people in those dreams. Watching as they unraveled the Stars’ legend with the other searchers kept me turning the pages to see what would be revealed next. I also loved watching as they fell in love while chasing the answers to where the first Star is hidden and to make it safe. The action-packed fighting in several areas also held my attention, because that is where all of the searchers’ secrets started to be revealed. Stars of Fortune is an action packed book filled with suspense, danger, budding friendship and, best of all, a time-defying passion. I can’t wait to see what the next two books bring.