Friday, February 1, 2019

Review Of Blood And Bone by Nora Robers

When I read Year One, Nora Roberts debut in her Chronicles of The One mini-series I was blown away it was one of her best ever so when book two came available it was a no-brainer and it was worth every page.

ISBN-13: 978-1250122995
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 12-4-2018
Length: 464pp
Source: From Publisher via Netgalley for Review
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Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with Of Blood and Bone, a new tale of terror and magick in a brand new world.
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.

Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.

In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

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My Review:

Of Blood and Bone
The Chronicles of One Book #2
Nora Roberts
Highly anticipated Of Blood and Bone, book two in Robert’s Chronicles of The One trilogy is absolutely fantastic full of blood, battles and training. Beginning right after book one ends those with good memories won’t lose a beat, the rest may take a chapter or two to be up to speed and features Fallon Swift’s two year training period from age thirteen to fifteen getting her ready for the prophesied battle between light and dark. Where book one sets the stage, introduces the players and ends the world book two tries to put it back together again, albeit with spit wads and chewing gum (it’s called an apocalypse for a reason). Readers are reunited with all the unforgettable characters from Year One, fifteen years in the future and get to see who hooks up with who, how many kids they have, whose uncanny and who’s normal and answers all those pesky “where are they now” questions. The storyline is intense, the pace is lightening fast and the backdrops are amazing. Nora does a bang up job with book two and leaves her audience with tears in their eyes and wishing they could move time forward to book three, but alas we’ll all have to wait until November ’19 for The Rise of Magicks.
Over a decade ago the virus called the Doom, long predicted killed most of the inhabitants of the planet thereby setting in motion the prophesied ultimate battle between good and evil. Those left and those to come were either without magickal powers or with (uncanny) and of those there were either light (good) uncannies or dark (malevolent) uncannies. And they were all expectantly waiting for The One, a savior to the light and whom the dark wanted to destroy.
In her thirteenth year Fallon Swift left her home and her family to fulfill a prophecy she known about and both dreaded and anticipated for all of her life. She knew the story of her birth, knew that she carried the name of both her birth father who gave his life to save hers and her mother’s and her life father who gave her his love and raised her. She knew she had a choice but she also knows that her destiny is to defeat the evil inhabiting what’s left of her world and so she learns to fight against the dark.
The residents of New Hope know the score the founders survived the virus and built a community where all are welcome. But they’ve also known loss, they still mourn those lost in the July 4th massacre and honor them by saving lives from both the dark uncanny and the sanctimonious “Purity Warriors” bringing them into the fold as they all wait for The One and the ultimate battle they know is coming.

Book One                           Book Three
       Available Now               Out November 2019

About the author:
NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Year One, Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, 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. She lives in Maryland.


  1. I think I need to try this series

  2. I was avoiding this series of hers, but... maybe. I think I'll wait for #3 and then consider it. I usually enjoy her books but was getting tired of all the battles!

  3. I can't wait to tackle this one. I loved the first book.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    1. it was just as good and unlike other book2s in epic fantasies not as dark as I expected

  4. I'm a fan of Nora Roberts, and I admire how she continues to evolve with her books and the various genres she takes on. This is one I'd love to see turned into a tv movie. Hugs and Happy Saturday! RO

  5. I may have to start reading her again. This sounds good.

  6. Isn't she so fun? I love her JD Robb ones. I need to get caught up on her books.

    1. I'm listening to Connections in Death Right now Anna, FAB