Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Shadow Spell

Book 2, The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy - Book Two of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the second novel in a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Shadow Spell

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken…

A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape—by a long-awaited kiss.

Meara Quinn is Branna’s best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor’s paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside. She has the eyes of a gypsy and the body of a goddess…things Connor has always taken for granted—until his brush with death propels them into a quick, hot tangle.

Plenty of women have found their way to Connor’s bed, but none to his heart until now. Frustratingly, Meara is okay with just the heat, afraid to lose herself—and their friendship—to something more. But soon, Connor will see the full force and fury of what runs in his blood. And he will need his family and friends around him when his past rolls in like the fog, threatening an end to all he loves…

Don’t miss the other books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Dark Witch
Blood Magick

From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 24, 2014 – The second Cousins O'Dwyer paranormal (after Dark Witch) continues the tale of six magical warriors the three descendants of the 13th-century Irish witch Sorcha, and their loyal friends determined to stand against the evil sorcerer Cabhan. After battling Cabhan on the summer solstice, the group decides that the only way to defeat him is to destroy his power source. As they prepare for the next battle, Cabhan seeks to exploit their individual weaknesses, but as always, he underestimates the power of the warriors' mutual love and respect. The slim plot is strongest when focused on the romance between Connor O'Dwyer and his sweetheart, Meara, making the battle between good and evil a relatively minor part of the novel. The character-driven story, with its picturesque rural Irish setting, will charm romance fans, but readers more familiar with contemporary urban fantasy are likely to be impatient for more action and fewer emotional tangents.

Customer Reviews


The first in this series was "magickal" with well-developed characters and a strong, fish out of water narrative. I expected more excitement but this was just --- more of the same. Even the romance scenes seemed forced. Enough, already.

I'll wait for the library to carry the last more money to my account to go to this author.

And Ms Roberts, if things don't shape up with Roarke playing a bigger role in your other series, you might have lost me there, also. As sketched...barely, in the "Concealed" novel, he was barely a background character. Alas

She's back here

So I am a loyal fan of hers for Decades! I've read it all, including the In Death which is A-mazing! Please please please if you have not read these do so. Theres no need to read in order, but I think they're better that way especially since, as you hit #40 in a series, some elements stop being explained in such depth and, as a recent reviewer noted, some VERY important characters don't get the time they deserve.

On to This book's review. This one is so much better than the first, and certainly better than her "ordinary" trilogies (Bride series, Next Always series, etc). While it's true that her writing has suffered in recent years (she's just writing too much at a time with too many focuses and the quality has gone down), this book is quite good. I didn't like the first in the series but this one has a number of story elements that you definitely won't find in any genre of romance or even in some supernatural books--and of course, with Roberts those new inventive elements (time splicing, layered space, dark sorcerers that make you WANT to get to know them, etc) are at their finest. I think the character development was good, but not executed as well as in her earlier texts where the reader didn't even realize they were being subjected to development; for example, as a reader I would find myself for large parts of the novel being steered to Maera, and then she would be largely forgotten as I was turned to Connor.

Overall, no one does mystery and dark supernatural with more than a touch of sex like Roberts. In THIS genre she's always worth the price and the time. Not just a beach read.

I like this book but don't love it....

This isn't Nora Roberts best. I was hoping for more.....

Other Books in This Series

Shadow Spell
View in iTunes
  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Mar 25, 2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings