Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

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Of Blood and Bone
by Nora Roberts
Book 2: Chronicles of The One
St. Martin’s Press

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.

*If you have not read Year One by Nora Roberts, this review may contain spoilers.

This is the second book in the Chronicles of The One. A young girl, Fallon Swift, struggles with her destiny as The One. She doesn’t want to but in the end, knows she must.

We first meet Fallon at the end of Year One, where she has just been born. This book picks up several years later, and months before she is to be taken to train for 2 years. We then see her go through her training, and help those in New Hope through some interesting means.

Nora is so great at setting the scene and making believable characters. Her style of writing is something else. It’s entertaining, funny, and has a way of making me feel better no matter my mood. This book, even with the dystopian world, is no different. I can’t wait for the last book of the trilogy, The Rise of Magicks, to be released November 26 of this year.