The Hollow by Nora Roberts (‘Sign of Seven’ trilogy Book #2)

The Hollow (Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 2) The Hollow by Nora Roberts

‘Sign of Seven’ trilogy Book #2

Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Jove (May 6, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0515144592 ISBN-13: 978-0515144598

For Fox, Caleb, Gage, and the other residents of Hawkin’s Hollow, the number seven portends doom – ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon the Pagan Stone…

Their innocent bonding ritual led to seven days of madness, every seven years. And now, as the dreaded seventh month looms before them, the men can feel the storm brewing. Already they are plagued by visions of death and destruction. But this year they are better prepared, joined in their battle by three women who have come to the Hollow. Layla, Quinn, and Cybil are somehow connected to the demon, just as the men are connected to the force that trapped it.

Since that fateful day at the Pagan Stone, town lawyer Fox has been able to see into others’ minds, a talent he shared with Layla. He must earn her trust, because their link will help fight the darkness that threatens to engulf the town. But Layla is having trouble coming to terms with her newfound ability – and with this intimate connection to Fox. She knows that once she opens her mind, she’ll have no defense against the desire that threatens to consume them both… 


8-May-08 to 11-May-08

Nora Roberts knows how to write ’em!!!

An excellent second book in the trilogy! I couldn’t ask for better. We’re taken back to Hawkin’s Hollow and its residents – good and bad. Some you love, some you love to hate.

This book circled mostly around Layla and Fox – their relationship blossoms in this novel, and I loved how they got the feel of each other – thoughts and feelings. Working together, being together… You get more of their backgrounds, what Fox was like as a kid and growing up. Layla gets to chat with his parents – together and separately, and adores his family almost as much as him. It was a little annoying how it took nineteen out of twenty chapters for her to finally admit she was in love it him – to herself and out loud to Fox himself – but I think it was perfect. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

You still get time with Cal and Quinn, and you know, just like in the first novel, they love each other deeply.

And wether Cybil and Gage want to admit it or not, I think they are very much stuck together. It’ll be interesting to see them bloom in the third novel. They are alike in a lot of ways – and neither would ever admit to it.

In this novel, we’re taken back in time through Ann’s journals. You get a little better understanding of what they’re up against. The troubles escalate, fear is mounting, as well as their determination as a group to finally stop Twisse.

I can’t wait to see what the last novel – which is going to drive me absolutely crazy seeing as the third and final book in the trilogy, The Pagan Stone, isn’t out until late November, early December ’08. The six-month wait is going to kill me, LOL!

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