The Rise of Magicks

The Rise of Magicks Summary

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One and Of Blood and Bone concludes her stunning trilogy that the New York Times Book Review praised as "A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand."

Book Reviews


A Painful Read1 star

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely read the first two books. I wish I could recommend this, but it was a painful read. I pushed through and I’m done, feeling disappointment and sense of relief that I am now free to read better things.15

Whitley D4

Whole series is perfection5 star

This ending to the series was so good I couldn’t put it down. After the second book I went to as many stores as I could to find this book and ended up finding it cheaper on the book store on my phone. Trust me. Read it. You won’t regret it.55

JLO in Michigan

Don’t buy it1 star

I’m sorry I did.15


Fantastic!5 star

This trilogy was amazing! I would definitely recommend reading all three of these books.55


Disappointed3 star

The first and second books were amazing and my absolutely all time favorites. The ideas used is so unique and I absolutely loved this original story. The second book created a character I loved with so much depth and personality, and the second book really took the time and paced itself to really give a good effect. I loved it so much that I preordered the third book so I that I would have it right away when released. When I finally read it, I was so disappointed. The very first chapter is so rushed I couldn’t appreciate it. The whole story is so rushed in itself it feels shallow and not really in depth. The vibe it gives is like an amateur story and nothing like the the first 2 books. The ending was anticlimactic and the final showdown was confusing and dull. The main character seems too different and the writing is a little too dramatic in parts and not really detailed enough in others. Though still a great story overall, Nothing can really describe how disappointed I was with this ending of my favorite series and I feel like Nora kinda dropped the ball on this one.35


The Rise Of Magic1 star

I love Nora Roberts books, she is one of my favorite. But I didn’t like this book at all, thought it was uninspiring and boring. The characters in the first book were great and the story entertaining. The second was good and I was looking forward to the last book but was so disappointed in the third book and will never reread it. It is probably my least favorite series because of this book.15


“ pow to the wow” by Queen Fred5 star

What an amazing story!!! It has everything you can think of in a masterpiece.It pulled at me from the very fist book. Is not a typical romance, is so much more than that. The power of love, compassion, strength, loyalty, friendship, family, good vrs bad, and my favourite, HOPE is all intertwined in our past, present and future of our current society and lives. It truly makes you stop while you’re reading and think “ wow, this is now in our society” The writing is exceptional and profound. This books had it all for me as a reader. I read all the trilogy in a week. My praise to Mrs. Roberts. What an amazing story!!!55

Ann MH

Nora Roberts The Rise of Magics5 star

See my review of book One and Two of Trilogy.55


The first book in the trilogy that I COULD put down4 star

Love all things Nora Roberts. Love this trilogy. Loved the first 2 books. This one was so heavily anticipated. I waited MONTHS. Halfway through I was able to set it down and do other things (which is unusual for me when reading one of her books), so I felt like it dragged a little and just didn’t engage me like the first 2 did. With all of that said, I’ll still likely read it half a dozen more times and it’s still a good book.45


Bad End, but worth reading.3 star

The first two books of this series are phenomenal. They’re different then other books and she builds the characters really, really well. I remember finishing the first one a bemoaning having to wait a year for the next. Then after the second I was even more excited for the third. They were SO good! For this last book though, she did not develop the story like you would expect from a Nora Roberts book (of which I think I might have read nearly all of them. She is absolutely a favorite of mine). Throughout the whole book it felt rushed. At the end, I was discussing it with another Nora fan and we both agreed that it felt like this was supposed to be four books and after the second came out, for whatever reason, it was decided to condense the last “two” books into one to make it a trilogy. This is definitely worth reading because it does close up the first two absolutely amazing books, but I was disappointed.35

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