The Hollow - Sign of Seven, Bk 2 Author:Nora Roberts For Fox, Caleb, Gage and the other residents of Hawkins 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 ... more »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 day at The Pagan Stone, town lawyer Fox has been able to see into others' minds, a talent he shares 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 this intimate connection to Fox. She knows that once she opens her mind, she'll have no defenses against the desire that threatens to consume them both.« less
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.
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.
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.
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.