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Of Blood and Bone

Of Blood and Bone, December 2018
Chronicles of the One #2
by Nora Roberts

St. Martin's Press
Featuring: Fallon Swift; Mallick
464 pages
ISBN: 1250122996
EAN: 9781250122995
Kindle: B079DVJYLK
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Dystopia, magick, fantasy, and danger rolled into an amazing read!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Of Blood and Bone
Nora Roberts

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted January 8, 2019

Thriller Paranormal - Supernatural | Romance Science Fiction

OF BLOOD AND BONE takes readers back into the apocalyptic world where YEAR ONE took place and Fallon Swift is quickly growing into "the One" whether she and her family are ready or not. Destiny calls to the nearly thirteen-year-old, the age that she will leave her family and learn who she is and what she must do to bring peace back to the whole world. Is it possible to be ready?

Leaving the mother who birthed her, the father who raised her and the brothers who plagued her, as brothers will, might be the hardest thing this young woman ever does, but it is her choice. Could it really be a choice? There is much that is placed on this child's shoulders who is understandably angry that she can't just be normal and continue to live on the farm with her family. But Fallon knows, she must do what the magick asks of her and is determined to return home having learned everything she must learn.

OF BLOOD AND BONE is the second of the Chronicles of One series by the ever amazing Nora Roberts. After reading YEAR ONE, I wasn't sure how it would be possible to continue this frightening world making it even more enthralling than the first. I have to admit, I am not usually a fan of pre- teens and teens being the heroes/heroines in books, but Fallon is a young woman, grown up beyond her years, with the knowledge of her fate. The lessons she is taught by Mallick, (her mentor) the people they encounter and the changes we get to watch teens and teens being the heroes/heroines in books, but Fallon is a young woman, grown up beyond her years, with the knowledge of her fate. The lessons she is taught by Mallick, (her mentor) the people they encounter and the changes we get to watch - her growth, maturity, and understanding of herself make her the perfect young heroine, who returns to do what she must do at fifteen.

OF BLOOD AND BONE is a fascinating read by a gifted storyteller at her best and a must-read for fans. With ever everything that is Ms. Roberts style, family plays a big part in this story. Fallon, her parents (if you read YEAR ONE then you know the death of her biological father and the falling in love of the parents who raised her) and the brothers that compromise her family. But, there are always those that become family by heart, not blood that becomes important characters to this storyline, and, of course, there has to be a touch of romance for young Fallon, little hits of a sweet first love even if her mind is on her duty to the world.

Though it isn't necessary, because the prologue gives a g good dose of background information, I believe that readers should read the first book first, to really understand the second. Many of the characters and areas that were a part of that book come back and are major parts that blend into the deeper plot line.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with a new tale of terror and magic 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.

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