Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns withOf 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.
Absolutely a must read. SO good!55
This is Fallon’s story from child to teenage years, of her learning and developing into who she is suppose to be. Learning her powers, skills. The two year learning of magic and different cultures ( elves, shifters, magical). Book seem long and slow in places but then action picked up. Didn’t see few actions/ fights occurring, which was a surprise. But overall I enjoyed this book. Didn’t start these books until final book was released, I hate to wait for next release .55
My rating system: 5 stars are reserved for books that totally blow me away. I don’t give too many of these out, since it is almost like giving the book a 100%. It is nearly impossible to write a truly perfect book. 4 stars for books that I would recommend to just about anyone, or, at least, to someone who doesn’t dislike the genre. 3 stars for books that I would only recommend to someone with a strong interest in the particular genre. 2 stars for books that I would be hesitant to recommend to anyone at all, but the book was not a total disaster. 1 star for books that were so terrible or ridiculous for me that I wish I had not wasted time on reading it to begin with.35
From the first page to the last page was spell binding can’t wait for the 3rd book55
The first book was great. This the second book is slow shallow and resorts to what this author writes best. These are the only books I have read by this author. I recommend this book to 13 - 15 year old girls. It is a shame to lower a great heroine to a simple teenage drama queen.15
OMG this was a great read can’t wait for the next one!55
Snooze fest. So many words. So little plot advancement. About 8% of this book was a page turner.15
Good book!! But a bit confused, was this the ending, or are there more books to come??45
Wonderful read, just wish the next book in this series was out! Looking forward to it.55
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The sign of a good book is its ability to captivate the reader from start to finish; as well as, making the reader laugh and cry in segments of the book. This book did all that and more. I cannot wait for the third book (‘Rise of the Magicks’) and hope it’s an exciting and entrancing conclusion to this trilogy, as only Nora Roberts can do.55