Shadow Spell - Nora Roberts

Shadow Spell

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 1,081 Ratings


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

Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Shadow Spell

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.

Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Dark Witch
Blood Magick


  • Very slow book

    By tinkp2013
    Not your typical Nora Roberts book in my opinion. Very slow and hard to follow. Definitely a disappointment and wish I could get my money back...
  • Shadow spell

    By Donasue
    Not her best work
  • Disenchanted

    By MZyankee
    I love reading NR's books, and enjoyed the first of this trilogy, and was very excited to read Shadow Spell. I was very unhappy with the low keyed plot other than them making plans to take over the villain. I quickly became bored with it all.... I surely hope Blood Magick is the one to bring it all together with some sort of story until they finally finish the villain.
  • Better than that

    By Tizzymax
    First I love Nora Roberts. This is a lovely little story. It has good character development, great imagery and a continuing plot. It was a pleasure to read. I almost skipped this book based on two reviews I read. This is not Nora Roberts best and I wouldn't recommend this as your first Nora Roberts read. But if you've read her work before you'll find this book a rewarding addition to your library. Now the negatives. It's a little short and pricey. I think one larger book with the whole story would be much better and I'd be willing to pay for it.
  • Shadow Spell

    By Gilbert8817
    Very good
  • Shadow Spell

    By Donna348
    This sequel to Dark Witch was awesome. I can't wait for the 3rd book of this trilogy, Blood Magick to come out. I love Nora Roberts books and this author has never disappointed me. I hope you continue to write and write and write!
  • Terrific second book in trilogy!

    By Gautreauxgang
    Nora Roberts continues to deliver great story telling and romance in this 2nd book of the Dark Witch Trilogy. I'm looking forward to book three!!
  • Sharks Spell

    By greenmamo
    I am also a fan and have all her work in paper and I library but lately, specially this book, as been a disappointment. I may read all the jd robb again since is my favorite. I love the Irish mystics but, the plot needs a moré action. In my opinion
  • Meh

    By bassoon writer
    I love to read NR books; not just for the story, but for the prose. Roberts wields words the way Meara wields a sword. In this book, however, the sword is, at best, dulled. I quickly tired of the overwrought Irish speech and the repetitive nature of the scenes. I've read other reviews call this series formulaic; I would agree, but add that the formula was weak in this book. Perhaps I'm not the right reader for all this talk of magick (entirely too much talk). I do know that the ending to the series seems all too obvious, and the only reason I'll read the next book will be to finally see Fin and Branna get past their past. It's time to reread a JD Robb book and restore my faith in Nora.
  • I like this book but don't love it....

    By Cymmie
    This isn't Nora Roberts best. I was hoping for more.....