The Pagan Stone

The Pagan Stone

by Nora Roberts

Paperback

$15.30 $17.00 Save 10% Current price is $15.3, Original price is $17. You Save 10%. View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, October 23

Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts’ electrifying trilogy comes to an end, as three men and three women join forces—and hearts—to battle the ultimate evil.

Years ago, after their blood brother ritual, Gage, Fox, and Caleb each emerged from the woods with a piece of bloodstone. Now, it will become their weapon in the final fight against the demon they awakened. Winner take all… 

Shared nightmares, visions of blood and fire, and random violence begin to plague the longtime friends and the women bound to them by fate. None of them can ignore the fact that, this year, the demon has grown stronger—feeding off of the terror it creates. But now, the three pieces of the bloodstone have been fused back together. If only they could figure out how to use it. 

A gambling man like Gage has no trouble betting on his crew to find a way. And though he and Cybil share the gift of seeing the future, that’s all they share. But Gage knows that a woman like Cybil—with her brains and strength and devastating beauty—can only bring him luck. Good or bad has yet to be determined—and could mean the difference between absolute destruction or an end to Hawkins Hollow's nightmare...

Don't miss the other books in the Sign of Seven Trilogy
Blood Brothers
The Hollow 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984804921
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/20/2019
Series: Sign of Seven Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 48,008
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Hometown:

Keedysville, Maryland

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Silver Spring, Maryland

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Pagan Stone (Sign of Seven Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 309 reviews.
teazabee More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews of those of you who have read the book before and went in cautiously. There are three things that I would like to mention: 1. the book alludes to the fact that the ending will be short, how can you have a long ending when someone will sacrifice himself? 2. There has been six months since most of us have read the second installment and one year since the first - I actually found her repetition helpful in both recapping and showing how the characters having progressed in their thinking and findings. 3. I found only one grammatical mistake. The incomplete sentences are her way of writing dialogue because this is how people normally talk. I just love the way Roberts has fun with her characters and the characters have fun with each other. I was not disappointed in the least. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long between books.
Talula16 More than 1 year ago
Despite most reviews I have read this was an amazing ending to yet another trilogy by our beloved NR. The answers she gave to the questions from the first two were just what we needed for this ending !! There were far too few unanswered questions to even let that come into play here . It would be wonderful in the future for there to be more novels with these characters as I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this well , are some of her best ! Hts of to NR yet again !!
Mavis7484 More than 1 year ago
I have read all three in this series and the books got progressively more predicitable and mundane. Enjoyed the first but almost abandoned the books entirely by the Pagan Stone. The only reason I finished it is because I had already invested time in the series. Now, a month after finishing the book, I can not remember how the resolution of the book came about. A truely forgettable read.
tishie4 More than 1 year ago
This was third and maybe final installment of the Seven Series. Truth be told I think she ran out of ideas towards the middle. The last half of the book seemed rushed, somewhat predictable and boring. I was disappointed. Not up to her usual standards.
denverbroncosgirl More than 1 year ago
This is the first Nora Roberts book that I've read. I found it lacking in every way. I am an avid reader & I barely got through this book! I have friends that are big Nora Roberts fans. They were disappointed in this book also. Unfortunately I bought a couple of other books by this author but I'm reluctant to read them. I certainly hope they are better.
kasey9 More than 1 year ago
I read the entire trilogy back-to-back(to-back, I guess). I always do this- save the books until the story is complete. It keeps it fresh in my mind.
Anyway, this was my favorite book of the Trilogy (I liked them all, but this was my favorite). I laughed at times, I even cried twice!

I will say, I, too, was disappointed with the epilogue. I was hoping for a fast forward of at least 9 months!!!
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
The Pagan Stone is Nora Robert's third installation of her Sign of 7 trilogy. It's Cybil and Gage's story and it does a wonderful job of tying the other two to it. It's fast and furious with the ultimate in good versus evil with just enough paranormal to keep those fans happy and just enough love story to keep her romance fans elated.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
"The Pagan Stone" is a fitting, if a tad disappointing, ending to Nora Robert's Sign of Seven trilogy. The bad guy is vanquished, the last of the three couples unites in a very heated, very sexy relationship, and life in Hawkins Hollow returns to (mostly) normal.

Cybil is the nomadic free spirit of the three women who eerily converged on Hawkins Hollow just in time for the lead up to the horrors that occur there every seven years. Gage is the nomadic professional gambler who is the third of the three Hawkins Hollow boys who have been destined since the minute of their birth (at the exact same time by the way) to send the demon known as Twisse back to hell. All portents show that THIS iteration of the seven-year curse will be the final one--either Twisse will take corporal form and destroy everything and everyone, or he will be defeated and banished.

In the first two books of the series, the first two couples respectively, faced challenges and found their strengths for the upcoming battle. In this last book, all three couples must band together to figure out how to use the weapons they have found to defeat Twisse...hopefully without anyone having to die!

Fantastic build-up, but the final battle was just a bit too short for me. Then, a four page epilogue and the book ends. Bummer. But I guess that's one of the signs of a good book, when you want it to keep going and want to know more about the continuing lives of the protagonists. In that case, the book delivers 100 percent.
lhaas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nora Roberts does it again, another satisfying conclusion to her series. Although, she does repeat characteristics and themes within her various series, she still manages to inject some new elements in every series.
jjmachshev on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Pagan Stone" is a fitting, if a tad disappointing, ending to Nora Robert's Sign of Seven trilogy. The bad guy is vanquished, the last of the three couples unites in a very heated, very sexy relationship, and life in Hawkins Hollow returns to (mostly) normal.Cybil is the nomadic free spirit of the three women who eerily converged on Hawkins Hollow just in time for the lead up to the horrors that occur there every seven years. Gage is the nomadic professional gambler who is the third of the three Hawkins Hollow boys who have been destined since the minute of their birth (at the exact same time by the way) to send the demon known as Twisse back to hell. All portents show that THIS iteration of the seven-year curse will be the final one--either Twisse will take corporal form and destroy everything and everyone, or he will be defeated and banished. In the first two books of the series, the first two couples respectively, faced challenges and found their strengths for the upcoming battle. In this last book, all three couples must band together to figure out how to use the weapons they have found to defeat Twisse...hopefully without anyone having to die!Fantastic build-up, but the final battle was just a bit too short for me. Then, a four page epilogue and the book ends. Bummer. But I guess that's one of the signs of a good book, when you want it to keep going and want to know more about the continuing lives of the protagonists. In that case, the book delivers 100 percent.
busyreadin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series just didn't draw me in like so many of Robert's other books have. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, and found the whole premise to be a bit too far out.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Storyline is wrapped up in this third book of the trilogy. Entertaining light read, but no surprises here.
llyramoon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This review is for the entire series. I enjoyed this series. I liked the premise, storyline and conclusion. The characters were a bit predictable (which lets face it, that's what romances are). I'd have to say that the last pair of characters (Gage and Cybil) were a little harder to get a good connection with but towards the end of the book it didn't bother me as I enjoyed this book more as the ending to this series rather than as the connection between the last pair of characters (Gage/Cybil). The first two book were better in connecting with the characters but all three were great in building up the storyline.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this third book of Robert's Sign of Seven Trilogy we delve into the final conflict along with the pre-destined relationship between rolling stone gambler, Gage and earthy crunchy, in control Cybil.If you have read the first two books of this trilogy you probably have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen here. In a straight talking and logical manner this sextet of fated people manage to take all the thrill and suspense out of the traditional horrifying demon terrorizing a small town paranormal story. Stephen King (or even Sherrilyn Kenyon) this is most definitely not. As a whole, I liked the second book and the characters of the second book the most. Here the characters really didn't do it for me. Cybil was just too high on herself to engage me and although I kind of liked Gage and sympathized with his past it wasn't enough to really invest me in the story. I spent a great deal of time wishing we'd get to the exciting part and as such I'd have to say the ending climactic scene was certainly the very best part of the book.Overall I feel this would be a good paranormal trilogy for contemporary lovers looking to expand their horizons without taking too much of a risk.
shelleyraec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An ending to the trilogy that is classic Roberts - perfect when you just need a dose of good triumphs over evil, happy happy endings. Cybil and Gage were the most interesting characters so it's a shame that they had to share their story with the climax in a way. A little high on the corny coincidences but satisying all the same.
C.Ibarra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the final installment of the Sign of Seven Trilogy. I didn¿t enjoy this book as much as the first two. I couldn¿t connect with the two characters this one primarily focuses on. I still enjoyed the resolution of the story, and tried not to let my lack of love for the Cybil and Gage ruin the finale for me.
hoosieriu97 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I almost stopped reading this book about half-way through, but I hate to not finish a book. There were parts that were entertaining and moved the book along, but there was a lot of repetition and no real battle at the end.
suzanne5002 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the last of the Blood Brothers trilogy. Each book has its good qualities. Each character has their own personality and you really get a sense of what they're like as a person. After a while I sorta knew what they were gonna attempt. Witchcraft, Tarot cards are useful tools in thiis book. One character introduced them to the others and they agreed even they had their doubts in the beginning.Roberts saved the best mystical fireworks for the last. What a great ending!!
Silversi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found it slightly hard to get into this book in the beginning, but once I got past that slump I was hooked. I highly recommend reading this entire series. It's a great set of books if you like the mystical reads from Nora Roberts.
jenspeaks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I started listening to the audiobook while I nursed my second child. I fell asleep too many times about halfway through that I skipped to the end to know how the story ended without having to relisten to sections several times.
onyx95 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every 7 years for 7 days, ever since their 10th birthday (July 7), Caleb Hawkins, Fox O'Dell and Gage Turner have tried to take care of Hawkins Hollow when the evil came. Blaming themselves for unleashing it on the town. Since the arrival of Quinn Black (reporter of the strange and now engaged to Cal), Layla Darnell (strangely drawn to Hawkins Hollow and to Fox), and Cybil Kinski (supernatural researcher and Quinn's best friend), the group have been able to find more information on the demon and the guardians that are suppose to keep them. Finding the diaries and meeting (so to speak) some of their ancestors, then figuring out how the bloodstone could be put back together (it was left in 3 pieces after the boys at their 10th birthday made a blood brother ritual), now they just need to figure out how it all comes together, how the information they have will help them use the bloodstone as a weapon to destroy the demon they have come to know as Twisse.Book 3 ..... No real surprise in this one, or in any of them really. Over the past 3 books, getting to know these characters has been so much fun, from the (as I call her) whirlwind of Quinn, the simple girly girl of Layla to this book that shows so much more of Cybil. She is sophisticated, tough, and smart and that is the combination that is needed to break through to Gage and his abused, 'I don't need anyone' attitude. Where Cal is the hometown hero type and Fox is the hippie (their words not mine) lawyer, as a group this six aren't just friend, they are family and the emotions are there. The paranormal / supernatural stuff is a lot more intense in this book (since the time is closer) but the romance, the adventure is always the best part. I found myself caring for Cybil so much more than I ever thought I would. * Over view of the whole series: As always with Nora Roberts, the character creation is excellent with a wide variety of personalities so picking a favorite person and couple is difficult for me, there are aspects of each that I really enjoyed. That being said, I have to go with - Gage and Cybil, don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored Cal, Fox and Layla, (Quinn was a bit to hectic for me), but my favorite book pick would go to ... The Pagan Stone, for the romance of it. It hit more of an emotional cord with me than any of the other books. The faith, the hope and the vision of the past, the now and the what will be.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Pagan Stone is the conclusion of the Sign of Seven Trilogy and highlights the romance between Gage and Cybil.Unlike the previous book in the trilogy, I didn't feel like any of the characters were vague or contrived. I was happy that there was a woman who could match Gage's wanderlust. More, I was happy that Roberts didn't feel the need to give her any secret longings for stability or a permanent home. I also liked the fact that, for once, we saw a couple who were very, very similar to one another; too often, we see characters who don't share many (if any) traits in common (that old opposites attract thing). I enjoyed seeing the end of the demon; I wish we could have seen more of what was going on in town and seen more of the periphery characters defending their space, but I understand that it wasn't really feasible or even necessarily desirable to most readers. I also enjoyed seeing the glimpses into the future and watching Cybil and Gage hone their skills and work together. I was also pleased (though that's not quite the right word) that Gage's relationship with his father doesn't take the normal turn of "Oh, yes Dad, I'll forgive you for years of abuse" after one apology.Of the three books, I feel like this is the most tightly written. Though the first book was my favorite, this is probably the best one, and so earns a higher rating. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop, the writing was good, the characters were well-developed (though the female lead still felt a little under-developed, particularly when compared to other Roberts series), and the finale was kick-ass.
tipsister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As much as I enjoy all Nora Robert's books, I'm glad this series is done. Not because I didn't like it, I loved it, but because it was scary. It made me uncomfortable and I didn't like the subject matter. Here's a quick synopsis -don't worry, no spoilers.Three boys who are not biological brothers are born on the same day. They are best friends, beyond friendship, more like true brothers. On their tenth birthday they camp out at a place in the woods called the Pagan Stone. They slice their hands and become blood brothers. What they didn't realize was that by doing a blood ritual in that spot they would unleash a demon that had been imprisoned there for a few hundred years. The demon possessed the town for a week before going dormant for seven years. Every seven years it comes back for seven days and the boys -now men - fight it as best they can.In the months leading up to their 31st birthday, three women come to town. One comes for work, another because she's led there, and the third is pulled in by the first woman. The three men, now joined by three women (convenient) know that this is the year the demon must be stopped.The first book was Cal and Quinn's story. I related to them the best. Cal was the hometown boy. He was on the town councils, ran the bowling alley, and had ties to the town from the very beginning. Quinn was the paranormal writer who came to town to investigate and research what went on every seven years.The second book was Fox and Layla's story. Fox was the boy raised by free love hippies who rebelled and became a lawyer. He stayed in the town as well and made a home and law practice in the Hollow. Layla was brought there almost in a dream. She quickly teamed up with Quinn and the men, knowing that somehow she was a part of it all.The third book was Gage and Cybil's story. Gage was abused by his alcoholic father growing up and had very little use for the town. He passed through now and then but he never set up a home anywhere, choosing to travel where his poker games took him. It was only the coming "seven" and his brothers that brought him back. Cybil was Quinn's best friend and a master at research. She was brought into help and quickly found herself a vital member of the six person team.My only problem with these books was the subject matter of the demon. I don't like it. I try not to read books or watch movies where there is an ultimate evil force like a demon. They scare me. It's that simple. I couldn't read these books at bedtime, but I couldn't put them down at the same time. The characters saved this trilogy for me. It's one of Nora's best gifts, creating wonderful, likeable characters.Do I recommend them? Yes, for those who don't mind a little bit of horror mixed in with their romance. I'm sure there are scarier books out there, I just don't choose to pick those up. I'll hang on to them, maybe read them again, and maybe share them with a few friends.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book three in the series documenting a small town tormented by a demon who appears like clockwork every 7 years. I'd recommend starting with the first book, Blood Brothers, rather than this one if you want anything to make much sense.Cybil and Gage get their turn to fall in love. Both independent, and neither the type to put down roots, they'll have to face their own weaknesses, if the three couples are to make a successful stand against the demon Twisse in the final hour.The concluding entry in Robert's latest trilogy is better that the preceding two books. Still not her best work, by far, but at least here I didn't want to shake the characters quite so often.
IceQueenTN on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This last book in the trilogy was predictable. I had hoped that Nora would do better by it, as she normally does. All in all, the entire series was good. Just not her best.