New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts kicks off her new Guardians trilogy with Stars of Fortune. Artist and near-recluse Sasha Riggs has suddenly begun dreaming about and drawing five specific people. All her life, she’s done her best to ignore the visions that plague her. Yet the advent of these five—particularly the vision of a man on a cliff with lightning shooting from his fingertips—is impossible to ignore. So she heads to the isle of her dreams, Corfu, off the coast of Greece—because to not do so is out of the question.
From her first day on island, Sasha begins running across her dream people, who have each felt drawn to Corfu because of mysterious, ancient fallen stars, the Stars of Fortune. One by one, Sasha assembles a team in their quest to find the stars: Dr. Gwin, an archaeologist; Bran, a professional magician and Sasha’s featured dream man; Sawyer, owner of a mind-bending Russian compass; Annika, an infectiously joyous and beautiful woman; and Doyle, a tight-lipped former military man. All six possess different supernatural abilities, and Sasha, a seer, is largely an open book. But the others hold their gifts close to the vest. While we might suspect what those gifts are, only gradually do we get to watch them unfold.
Then the group meets someone entirely unwelcome: the goddess Nerezza, an entity shrouded in miasmal darkness. She will stop at nothing to get to the Stars of Fortune before they can.
I’ve long been a fan of Roberts’ characterization skills and the strong friendships she creates. In Stars of Fortune, she brings us a mismatched band that unites through diligent planning and hard work as they attempt to foil the goddess—and weave a tight relationship with each other in the process. Roberts is the queen of mystical-based romance, the master of other-worldly world building, and this book proves to be another jewel in her crown.