Review: The Choice by Nora Roberts

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Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal after a terrible battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen—for now.

With the enemy cast out and the portal sealed, this is a time to rest and to prepare. Breen spreads her wings and realizes a power she’s never experienced before. It’s also a time for celebrations—of her first Christmas in both Talamh and Ireland, of solstice and weddings and births—and daring to find joy again in the wake of sorrow. She rededicates herself to writing her stories, and when his duties as taoiseach permit, she is together with Keegan, who has trained her as a warrior and whom she has grown to love.

It’s Keegan who’s at her side when the enemy’s witches, traitorous and power-mad, appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen. And soon, united with him and with all of Talamh, she will seek out those in desperate need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks—and her courage.

My Thoughts

The Choice by Nora Roberts is the third and final book of The Dragon Heart Legacy. I loved the build-up to the final battle but then felt a little let down that Odran didn’t put up more of a fight.


While this is the final book, we still get a few new characters. One of the more interesting characters we are introduced to is Dorcus. Dorcus is a scholar and helps find some information regarding a vision Breen saw about Odran. She also gives a funny bit about Keegan’s family which Breen then has fun kind of torturing him with.

We get to see a wedding for some of the characters we’ve grown to love, and we see other couples finally pledge. Off this light side of things though we do see some death. One death in particular at the end had me feeling how unfair things can be, as we lose a beloved character who has been there for Breen.

Magic System

Breen’s power continues to grow in this book, and she does some amazing acts. We also see Keegan finally look to some of the different fey tribes in his blood, and his abilities grow as well. I feel like Nora Roberts put a lot more moments of magic use in this book so we get to vividly see what the magic can do.


The buildup to the final battle is amazing. There is a rollercoaster of emotions in this story as Odran keeps trying to capture Breen, or take some action that would see her seek him out, and his actions as a total against Talamh.

I really loved this trilogy and am a bit sad it is over. There are always re-reads though. 😁