What can I say? I waited at the bookstore today for the clerk to put out this book. Bought the book. Came home, opened the book and didn't stop till I finished. That's right...skipped supper...it was totally worth it. Nora's done it again. I loved the first book, "Blood Brothers" and "The Hollow" kept me riveted. Unfortunately, now I have to wait til December 08 for the final book "The Pagan Stone" to be released. Doubtless I'll be waiting at the bookstore for them to open then too.
The second book is the story of Fox. It's also the continuation of the battle to defeat the demon Fox and his two 'blood brothers' accidentally released on their mutual 10th birthday. Since that horrible day, every seven years for seven days, the town of Hawkins Hollow undergoes a demonic transformation into a living hell. All the portents show that THIS time, THIS battle will be the final one. Now three women with a mysterious connection to this ancient evil have arrived in Hawkins Hollow. They have come, consciously and unconsciously, to help defeat the demon.
One of those women is Layla. She's the outsider and isn't really sure how she ended up in Hawkins Hollow...much less involved in this crazy situation. She and Fox are somehow connected, and VERY attracted to each other. But the two of them have several things they need to work out for themselves and for each other before they can truly work together...and Fox and Layla will need to work together in order to help their mutual friends survive to participate in the final battle.
I wish I had more self-control and could keep myself from reading Nora's books until the whole trilogy was published. But I'm weak...and a readaholic. On the plus side, I'll get to re-read the first two before the final book comes out in December!!
I should probably feel bad that I ignored my husband and children for seven straight hours while I read THE HOLLOW, the second book in Nora Roberts' THE SIGN OF SEVEN trilogy.
Seriously, once you start in on this story, featuring Fox O'Dell and Layla Darnell, which is even better than the first book, you won't be able to stop reading. Of course, I'll no doubt say that the third book in the series, which doesn't come out until December (the horror!!), is even better than this one, but I'll deal with that when it happens.
Fox, Cal, Gage, Layla, Quinn, and Cybil are all back, all working to prepare themselves to destroy the demon that will be coming to do his dirty work during The Seven (see first book for definitions, as I'm not going to tell you!). There's more evil, more horror, and more information learned this time around. Basically, it's the first book amped up a bit.
Trust me, you want to read THE HOLLOW. You want to ignore your husband and children for a few hours. You want to scream when you realize you're not going to get the rest of the story for seven more loooong months.
This is the second book in this series. Its Fox and Layla turn to help fight the demons. I loved this book. Read it fast and now I will have to wait till Dec. 2008 to read the third and last of this series. I would recommened read the books in order because they talk some of what they did last time in this book.
I am not usually a paranormal reader, but Nora Roberts write them so exquisitely, that I cannot pass them up. This book is the Second in the Sign of Seven and as all of them, it shows a relationship among the characters, not just the man and woman relationship. But a relationship among friends and the compassion for others. The paranormal part is very exciting and it is hard to put the book down. I had waited till they all came out before reading any of them. I knew from her others, I would not be able to wait for the conclusion. And there always seems to be a little history in her books. I highly recommend it, even if just for the relationship & support for one another, but the paranormal is the part that is intriguing. It really keeps you on your toes.
Sharon B. reviewed The Hollow (Sign of Seven, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 3
This whole series leaves me 'hollow' -- uninteresting stick figures for characters with interchangeable personalities, predictable and repetitious dialog. I know this is mass-market genre fiction, but NR used to be a better [at least more interesting] writer. This book is an empty placeholder on the way to part three; I don't care enough about these characters to bother with the grand finale.
To start, I had trouble getting through this book the first time-it went from weird to boring and back in turns.
Fox and Layla are part of a group of six who are on a mission to fight an evil demon that soon threatens to take over Fox's home town, Hawkins Hallow. The are both gifted with unique psychic talents that include the ability to read minds. They find themselves drawn to one another as they work together to fight the demon.
Fox and Layla are actually very appealing characters, as are they all. Their romance is fun and fascinating, despite the distractions of the confused plot.
This book is hard to get into. It begins to take a departure from logic and reason. The entire concept of the demon becomes less and less credible as the book progresses, and the explanations of it's existence are vague and flimsy. Equally weak are the 'ghosts' that constantly visit characters to deliver vague, fortune-cookie like advice.
Overall the concept is good, and there are some amusing portions, but the trilogy falls short of Nora Roberts' usual standard.
The second book in the trilogy continues with the research done to learn more about the forefathers in the town and the evil left behind. Each of the books in the trilogy spends time developing the relationship between one of the men and women in the group, typical of Nora Roberts' trilogies. In doing so, she makes her characters so familiar to the reader that you feel they are old friends. You also have to read the next book to find out what your friends are up to now.
**** 4 star rating. This series is enjoyable. If you like the supernatural; you will really love these. I received this book as a gift and read it before book 1 or 3. Once I got my teeth into it I had to read the other two!
Dont miss even a little bit of this book or you will being going nuts trying to figure out what happened.......story starts out like a cross between Hitchcock's "the Birds" and a Steven King novel..........
Second book in the Sign of Seven trilogy and I adore the main character in this book. Each book focuses on a different lead male character. Fox is the lead in The Hollow, and his personality is great. I know, it's a romance. Don't expect award winning character development here, but for a fun read... why not have a hot male lead with an engaging personality and witty banter? Great read, great trilogy.
I truly do enjoy Nora Roberts books, however I'm not the biggest fan of this series. It has nothing to do with the writing and more to do with the plot. This is more of a thriller/ ghost story wrapped up in a romance. While I enjoy the inventiveness, I'm just not a fan of thrillers.
Cindy B. reviewed The Hollow (Sign of Seven, Bk 2) on
This is the second book of the series. It is easy reading and very easy to follow the story line. I thought the book was very good. Can't wait to read the "Pagan Stone" last book in the series.
A little magic, a little romance!!!
An absolutely amazing book. Of course it has taken me a couple weeks to finish reading it but only because work and homeschooling my son interfears with my reading time. But I just finished it and loved it, didn't want to put it down any of the times I picked it up but had to. A must read if you love Nora Roberts books.
This is the second book of the "Sign of Seven Trilogy" and it ROCKED!! I really loved this one. The first one was good too; but I loved the character building that Nora Roberts did in this book. I can't wait for the next book.
For those of you who like the Romance part of the books... (keep in mind I don't care for romances AT ALL!! But..) this book is sooooo cute and soo funny when it comes to that part of the story. You'll love it and it will make you want to reread over and over again. Heart melting and sooo "awwww" for the characters:D I'll be reading this book quit a bit down the road it was that good:)
Trust me on this one; this book is well worth it and like the first book; keeps you on the edge of your feet (truth be told, I actually had 1 bad dream because of the book) but what's a good thriller book if you don't have one of those;)
Anyways, READ IT!! It's worth it and you will not be disappointed!!!
The second book in the Sign of Seven and it was awesome! I think Roberts really out done herself on this trigoly. I like Blood Brothers, But I loved The Hollow, I liked the way she is giving each on the the characters a book to develop (Cal and Quinn in Blood Brothers, now Fox and Layla in THe Hollow. I can't wait until I can get my hands on the third to see what she does with Gage And Cybil in the Third book.
NR does it again! This book, although #2 in a series, could stand on its own. The mystery around the Pagan Stone and all it's slated to be is really interesting. Another one I couldn't put down...read it in one day!
This is the second in the series of the Sign of Seven by Nora Roberts and as always, they just get better and better. This book was fast reading and hard to put down. It will be a long wait for the third one coming out in December.
The Hollow is book 2 of the Sign of Seven Trilogy. Caleb, Fox & Gage first experience the demon when they are 10 years old and brought the demon back when they joined their blood together. Lots of strange things begin to happen as the 7th year approaches for the 3rd time, and now 3 women who are decendents of the demon, join together to form 6 who fight to end this every 7 year siege. Good fast enjoyable book.
I am loving this series. I had read a few of Nora Roberts books before getting the first in the series. I am flying throught these even thought I don't have as much time to read as I would like. Definitely a good choice is you like a combination af some supernatural and light romance.
Who doesn't love Nora Roberts?? This series is scary and the monster seems unbeatable and there are only 3 men and 3 women working to kill this beast that takes over their small town every 7 years and causes havoc. Not difficult to see why Nora Roberts is a #1 NY Times bestselling author.
After I read "Blood Brothers" in just a few short days, I went out and got this one at the library and read it all in less than 24 hours! I am loving the storyline that adds the supernatural with suspense and romance. The first book followed one of the "pairs", Caleb and Quinn. This book followed Fox and Layla. I love how she is focusing on each one of the "brothers" in their own book. Can't wait for the final installment!
Nora Roberts does it again. The intertwining of romance and adventure are perfect.
She makes the unexplainable feel like it could actually happen. I liked this book better than the 1st in the trilogy and can't wait for the final installment.
The second book in the Sign of Seven series was absolutely as good as the first. This kept me on the edge of my chair during the suspenseful parts and the romance was a little too "hot" for me so I skimmed those parts. My only question is "How does she do it?" I'm am a big Nora Roberts fan and she just cranks out book after book. This woman is uber talented!
An amazing book. I haven't read Blood brothers yet but it's on the way in the mail to me as I speak from a lady here on the site. And I can't wait for The Pagan Stone to come out. It is ready for sell on November 25th according to Nora Roberts web site http://www.noraroberts.com and supposedly available for order at only 7.99
so if I can't find it here pretty soon after it comes out, then no doubt I'll be ordering it from her site cause I really want to read it. Nora Roberts is amazing when it comes to writing, I can't put any of her books down once I get started.