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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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I have to hang my head in shame. I have never read a NR book. Everyone I know says she is amazing but I just haven’t gotten around to reading her yet. I promise I will. I just don’t know when. I would like to start with this one I think tho.
It sounds like this series is really working out for you and I am glad you’re able to enjoy it so much! It sounds like Robarts is truly at her best when it comes to these books. Keep enjoying them and I am glad an anticipated read worked out for you!
Kay @ It's a Book Life
I really enjoyed Year One but for some reason have been putting this one off. No longer!
Excellent review of the next book. Somehow I missed the release of the second book. Love Nora Roberts and have enjoyed her other books. I will need to listen to a book. You just rave about it and I need to give it a try! ❤️❤️
Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café
I’m listening to this now and loving it!
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence
This is so random, I had no idea it was a fantasy/paranormal book – for some reason I thought she was a romance author (orrr maybe she is, and is just delving into a different genre). Thanks for the review!
How did I miss this one?! I loved Year One. **Off to check my lists**
omg you read it already Kim! I’ o glad you gave it 4.5 stars. I had dropped it down the priority list because it was getting very good reviews. But I trust yours so to the top goes again! 🙂
I’m curious how you are gonna like grave mercy. I DNF at 70%!
Tyler H. Jolley
Such a great series, Roberts always delivers. Happy reading~
I am so looking forward to dig into my copy Kim. Thanks for this fantastic review
I hate waiting for the next book in a series, but I have other books of Nora’s I can catch up on while I am waiting to begin this series.
Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
It sounds like Nora Roberts has built a fascinating world here. Your review has piqued my interested in this series. I might just have to check this out in audio. I’ve been looking for more audiobooks since I have such a long commute to work!
This sounds like an amazing story, Kim. I will start with the first one though. I have enjoyed Roberts’ previous books very much. Love the magic and mystical elements. Thanks for your review. 🙂
I was definitely in love with this storyline after listening to book one. I haven’t gotten the chance to grab this book yet. So glad you found it just as compelling.
It’s been so ling since I haven’t read one of her books
OK I can’t read this too closely since I have book one and haven’t listened to it yet and I expect then I will do this one also. I’m happy to see you liked it very well. Anne – Books of My Heart
I preordered this one but haven’t listened yet. I know I need to but also know that when I start listening I won’t be able to stop.
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
Ooooo a nod to previous books! That’s always fun. I also love it when authors bring readers up to speed in their latest, knowing that we likely won’t remember what happened in the first and some of us would rather avoid rereading.
That sounds like I might like this one.
Nora Roberts has always been a favourite of mine. I have not read her books in awhile. I think I need to get my hands on this one. Love these type of stories.