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Of Blood and Bone: Chronicles of The One, Book 2 Kindle Edition
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"Roberts continues her apocalyptic Chronicles of The One with a mesmerizing follow-up that is bold and breathtaking...meeting the next generation and watching the heroine grow into her powers and leadership is enthralling." -- Kirkus
"[Of Blood and Bone] can be read on its own and will appeal to fans of fast-paced dystopian tales with a strong heroine." -- Publishers Weekly
"Roberts narrates the tale with such passion, that you visualize every sentence you read. With the ability to transcend time and space, and with shadowy figures who may represent good or evil, it makes Of Blood and Bonethe perfect book to advance this trilogy." - Shelf Life
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B079DVJYLK
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press (December 4, 2018)
- Publication date : December 4, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 12614 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 464 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,784 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ms. Roberts did bring Book 2’s storyline to a close, avoiding a cliffhanger-like ending. The action and the constant danger in Book 1 takes a back seat to character development and setting up the story for an all-out war between the factions of black and white, good and evil. If you are one of the few who haven’t read Book 1 yet, my advice would be to start there. Although there are plenty of references back to the beginning of the story, you will not understand exactly who all the supporting and minor characters are, which will subtract from your enjoyment of what is an entertaining series.
Fallon Swift is the focus of this book. She is The One, the warrior of the prophecies that promise of her coming to lead the army of light against the forces of darkness. “Of Blood and Bone” leads us on a journey through her years of training, and allows readers a deep look into the person who will undoubtedly be at the forefront of Book 3.
This is not just another apocalyptic tale, although one might suspect this might be the case, what with the combination of emergent magic, declining civilization, and the resurrection of weapons of former wars. The author melds good storytelling and dialogue with descriptive passages that reveal much about the main characters.
While I am personally not happy with the fact that I have to wait until Ms. Roberts’ fertile imagination can produce Book 3, this is a series worth reading. It combines realism with the fantastic, giving us a strong glimpse into a world that might never come to pass. Five stars.
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In this second instalment we see Fallon's training and become more familiarised with the various 'creatures' who inhabit the earth. The story moves back and forth between Fallon and her family and Arlys and the community at New Hope. We are shown how things have developed in the world post Doom and how the various factions have developed. While some want to live in peace and harmony, others are drawn to the darker side of life; torturing, killing vandalising and of course creating a power base.
Fallon, the homesick teenager develops her fighting skills and her magic. She becomes The One as she was always meant to be but still has to develop her skills. At the same time we see Duncan in New Hope, developing his innate abilities and the two connect in dreams and visions until they finally meet. All is not rosy between them but they do have a deep connection.
Throughout, although we witness cruelties, skirmishes and battles we are waiting for the real battles to begin and are left in no doubt at the end of the book that the worst and hopefully the best is yet to come.
In the first book of this trilogy written in 2017, I found she was writing about a global pandemic! Precience or what? In Of Blood and Bone she moves on 13 years, and develops the characters we met in Year One. I love books featuring sorcery and magic, and sometimes wonder if Nora Roberts is wiccan , she seems to know her subject so well. Thorough research perhaps! I like a hero - Jack Reacher's my No. 1, but a 15 year old girl is quite acceptable.
And what's not to love about a spirit owl, wolf and winged unicorn?
What impressed me most is that this basically is a "Hero's Journey". And I tend to hate Hero's Journeys. But this one is so well written with such great characters that I have to moderate my stance to "I hate most Hero's Journeys, but not all"
Some nitpicking: NR could have researched guns and what a post apocalyptic society would look like a bit more, but still not a major problem and the book is highly enjoyable anyway!
I have just downloaded book three and I can't wait to get started.
Nora Roberts is such an amazing storyteller, I can't say how many of her books I have read as I have lost count. Each and everyone of them have a special quality, I can honestly say that I have never read one of her books and been disappointed.
I would definitely recommend that you read this series, you will not be disappointed.