by Nora Roberts
Series: Chronicles of The One #2
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Length: 13 hours and 42 minutes
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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.
Of Blood and Bone is the second novel in Nora Roberts, Chronicles of the One. In the first book we saw the world fall and learned of the Chosen One and of the prophecy. Thirteen years has passed and much has happened with the Uncanny, Purity and Raiders. Come witness Fallon become as we prepare for the battle between light and dark.
“They said a virus ended the world. But it was magick, black as moonless midnight.”
This one was of my most anticipated audiobooks and one of my favorite listens for 2018. Robert has really mixed things up, even if I still see pieces of her previous trilogies in this story.
I absolutely devoured the audio narrated by the talented Julia Whelan. Fans of Roberts paranormal trilogies will love the Chronicles of One. While the romantic elements is a salad served on the side, the prophecy, preparing and battles remind of those previous stories, only this is more. Roberts delivered a fantasy world with magic, magical creatures, good, evil, Celtic lore and more.
While Roberts does a good job of bringing the listener up to speed, I recommend listening to the series in the order of their release.
I loved the magic, the prophecies and the visions. Fallon’s training was one of my favorite aspects of the story from her quests to spell making. After the middle section of the story shares her return to her family and this section was the slowest for me. Once we began our journey again the pacing picked up as did the action.
Along the way we meet fairies, elves, and gifted animals. Fallon herself collects several animal companions. We see battles, reunions and the begins of a romance. Our heroine is young, but she persuades hundreds to follow her, and Roberts made me believe in the prophecy and in this young woman.
Agh now we have to wait a year for the next book. I for one cannot wait and hope that Whelan continues to narrate. She has become the voice of these characters and enhances the storyline.
Of Blood and Bone and the Chronicles of One is the perfect listen for fans of fantasy, tales of quests, magic and dystopian settings.
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