Nora Roberts to Kickoff New Series with ‘The Awakening’

On November 24, 2020, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts is set to release The Awakening, the first book in a new series.

Described as “a brand new series where parallel worlds clash over the struggle between good and evil,” Roberts latest franchise is being called “The Dragon Heart Legacy,” and is said to follow a girl named Breen who, during a summer trip, inadvertently finds a portal to another and, in the process, discovers her ability to use magic.

Not much else about the new series is currently known, but there’s a good chance Breen’s story will be told over the course of three books, much like Robert’s last trilogy, Chronicles of The One, which concluded with last year’s The Rise of Magicks.

Check out the official cover art and plot detail below.


The AwakeningBreen Kelly had always been a rule follower.

So when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she needs to move forward. She can wait no longer.

A summer trip to Ireland seems like the perfect next step. She never dreamed it would lead her through a portal to another world, where her latent powers of magick will be awakened, her true ancestry revealed and an epic battle against evil fought.




Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including The Rise of Magicks, Hideaway, Year One, Of Blood and Bone, Under Currents, and many more. 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.

Roberts’ next book, Hideaway, a standalone suspense thriller, comes out on May 26th. Fans looking to pre-order The Awakening, can no do so here.



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