Malory Price’s life plan has hit a snag. She’s in danger of losing her job managing an art gallery in Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania. A welcome distraction comes in the form of an invitation to a cocktail party at Warrior’s Peak, an infamous estate overlooking the town. But no one else she knows has been invited…
There are only two other guests: Dana Steele, a librarian, and Zoe McCourt, a single mother. On the surface, it seems the women have nothing in common, until their mysterious hosts tell them a story—and offer them a challenge.
Legend has it that the souls of three demigoddesses—one an artist, one a bard, and one a warrior—have been locked in a box that has three keys. Now it’s up to Malory and the others to find the keys. Their reward: a million dollars each.
It all seems too bizarre to be true. But none of them can ignore the financial windfall they stand to gain. And now Malory—with her soul of an artist and eye for beauty—must find her key first. She soon discovers that whatever locked the souls away is dark, powerful, and greedy…and it doesn’t want the women to win.
Key of Light by Nora Roberts had me at first wondering if this would be my cup of tea. So, as I dug further into the beginning of this book, I started to like it a lot. There are two Gods who are forced to stay within the human world. Each of these Gods were tasked with protecting three Goddesses. However they failed their job and all hell broke loose. Now, they guard the cursed box in which the souls of the three Goddesses lay. No magic or spell can break the lock on the box. Only three worthy human women can break the curse. This is the first book in the series. Therefore, it features the first woman chosen out of the three humans to find the first key. Three keys are needed to unlock each of the three locks on the box of souls. This novel, was complex, mysterious, and engaging. I was hooked. The human women each had terrible lives before this paranormal invitation opened up to them. They each have things to learn and figure out as well as to find the keys. Every character was necessary for this book to be as amazing as it was. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next two novels. Once more, Nora Roberts has proven she is the queen of suspense. Her writing is phenomenal.