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Of Blood and Bone

(Chronicles of The One #2)

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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
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Hardcover, 453 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Virginia Oh Get over it! Fans of the Outlander Series wait 4 and 5 yrs for the next book in that series...so just chill! Either you ARE A FAN of the writer and…moreOh Get over it! Fans of the Outlander Series wait 4 and 5 yrs for the next book in that series...so just chill! Either you ARE A FAN of the writer and KNOW it's worth the wait or you are just spoiled and want everything right now! If the latter, just read an old series that is already completed so you can have your immediate gratification!(less)
Cindy Coleman Year One does sound a lot like The Stand to start off but is different in nature when it comes to Lana and Max and Fallon. If Blood and None has a lot…moreYear One does sound a lot like The Stand to start off but is different in nature when it comes to Lana and Max and Fallon. If Blood and None has a lot of rituals and spells reminicient of the ODwyer trilogy. I love all her books but hate waiting a year for what takes me a week to read(less)

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Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
To all the people rating this book 1 star because Nora Roberts "PLAGIARISED" Tomi Adeyemi,

Nora Roberts is one of the most established ROMANCE authors for DECADES. She has written 100+ books and you're saying she COPIED Tomi Adeyemi's book Children of Blood and Bone??? It's laughable and embarrassing! These titles are common before Children of Blood and Bone exists.

Nora Roberts is a LEGEND. She can write any GENRE. Her books became my gateway to adult romance novels and I'll be forever thankful
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Phrynne
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-books
At last I found out what happened to Katie and Fred and the babies, and all the others who managed to survive book one and make it into this, the second book in the trilogy. Let's be perfectly clear you must read Year One before you read this book or large chunks of it will be meaningless.

Of Blood and Bone is very much a middle book. It does not have all the fear and horror of Year One but instead it builds up the central characters and prepares us for the main event which is still to come. Ther
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Stephanie L (catteabooks)
Dec 02, 2018 marked it as on-the-radar
I try not to make a habit of commenting on the dirty laundry of prominent authors--that's not what this site is for--but in light of the controversy surrounding this book and 'Children of Blood and Bone', I'm going to have to side with Ms. Roberts on this one. Her response to the accusation is absolute gold and though I've yet to read any of her books, I'm going to be very quick to remedy that, starting with this series. She's just shot to the top of my list of 'Ultimate Queens' for that alone.
Jonetta
This series has a continuous story arc and the books cannot be read as standalones. If you haven’t read the first book, Year One, don’t start here.

The story resumes years after the last book where Lana’s child was identified as being The One and she escaped after the attack on New Hope. That child, Fallon Swift, is approaching her 13th birthday, the age when Mallick, “the visitor,” promised he’d return to the farm and take her away from her family for training. As that date looms closer, Fallon
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Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
4.5 stars

This book was AMAZING!!! Even better than the first - which doesn't happen often with sequels but the author delivered beyond anything I could have imagined. I was floored by it!!

I started this book in the afternoon and read it all the way through until midnight. No interruptions, just me enjoying an amazing reading experience.

And WOW - the feeling when I was done - can't be described than anything other than an epic BOOK HANGOVER!!! I wanted to read on. lI needed more. I wasn't done wi
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Celeste
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.

I am completely blown away by Nora’s newest venture. Chronicles of the One is a perfect blending of post-apocalyptic dystopia and epic fantasy. The fact that Nora, after decades of writing romance laced with tendrils of the supernatural, would take such a giant leap into writing a radically different story, is commendable. The fact that she not only pulled it off by absolutely nailed it commands respect. She has mine.

Of Blood and Bone picks up
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Brenda
Dreading, and knowing what she knew would happen on her thirteenth birthday, nevertheless when Mallick arrived on horseback to collect her Fallon Swift was shocked. Her parents were shocked, as were her brothers. But she was The One, and she had to learn to be The One – it would be two years before she would see her family again. Could she do it? Was she strong enough?

Although the Doom of thirteen years prior was over, the destruction and devastation of everything in the world was immense. The p
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Linda Wagner
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If i could give this more than 5 stars I would! I had the opportunity to read an advanced reader copy of this book. This is book 2 of the Chronicles of the One. (If you didn't read the first book, you should do that before reading this one.) The story continues and gets darker, much more intense. As Fallon begins training for leadership and battle, she grows into a powerful young woman who knows what she must do to save the people she loves. Many parts of the story had me holding my breath, feel ...more
☕ Kimberly
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 f
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Adah Udechukwu
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Of Blood and Bone is ridiculous. It is a disappointment to book 1. The novel is unnecessarily long and its action scenes are too far apart.
Nora Roberts definitely didn't write Of Blood and Bone. The novel is poor, really poor. There is too many gibberish.

Few sentences were dedicated to the Uncanny, Purity warriors and the Raiders and that's a bad thing.

Fallon got an owl, Fallon got a wolf, Fallon got a horse, Fallon got a magical book. Fallon, Fallon, Fallon.

The two star rating I gave the novel
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Lisa-Books Smiles
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Must read series! (buddy read with Heather and Shannon)
Brittany
4 Stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

If you enjoy Post-apocalyptic, Dystopian, Survival... you get all three with this series, but, you also get Fantasy!!! This is only my 3rd book by Nora Roberts so I don't have much to compare it to but ya'll,.... I just love this series so far! I know she usually writes Romance, but these are in a totally different league and there is something in it for everyone !!

What a fantastic follow up to Year One. It succeeds Year One and tells the story of the rise of The One. I adored all
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Konstantin
Dec 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
I never read this, and probably will never get around to it. My interest - or lack thereof - for reading this book is not why I'm shelving it.

I'm familiar with Nora Roberts - her books are romances, fairly stereotypical, but she dares to venture into historical, fantasy and thriller sections, which is more than most famous writers of the genre do (e.g. Danielle Steel and Sandra Brown). She didn't start the trend of romantic suspense, but she largely influenced it and was - still is - one of its
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Lou
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of Blood and Bone, the second novel of the Chronicles of The One trilogy, is another expertly crafted story from Nora Roberts, and although it's stated that it works as a standalone I feel that it is better to have read Year One first as you get a deeper understanding of the plot, characters and world. Year One was a superb start to this fantasy series, but this is even better. I have trouble getting my head around the fact that Ms Roberts is not only a romance writer, but she can create a fanta ...more
MRIDULA
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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‘Of Blood and Bone’ is a treat. I am not saying that because I am a fan, but this book has such an amazing plot and diverse characters.

Fallon knows she is the ‘The One’. Now, she needs to hone her powers and rise into a smart, powerful individual. And that’s what Roberts delivers. Fallon is smart, confident, stubborn and always eager to learn.

We also get to meet characters from the first book, who have built a community for themselves. These people have dedicated their lives to protec
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Marianne
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of Blood and Bone is the second book in the Chronicles of the One trilogy by popular American author, Nora Roberts. It follows on from Year One and there is virtually no recap, so readers are advised to start there. Lana Bingham knew from the moment her daughter was born that Fallon would have to make a choice at the age of thirteen. She had been raised as Simon Swift’s daughter, but the family knew that Max Fallon’s daughter was destined to be The One. And now, Year Fourteen after the Doom, Mal ...more
Jess
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
A classic tale of good versus evil. If you like a bit of magic this series might be for you.

Nora Roberts writes a good fantasy/magical book and I have read many of her series before. This is book two in a series of three books.

In book one - The Doom... the doom is a virus/plague that kills most of the people on the earth. Few escape the doom. Civilisation is crushed and mass panic ensures. Within a few months life on earth is not as we know it. Ancient magic is released, good and evil and the b
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Another 5 Star read by Nora Roberts and her Chronicles of the One series.

In the second book of the series we focus on Fallon and her training for leading the people to fight the Dark.

We also find ourselves back in New Hope and the gang is all back along with the twins now in their mid-teens and ready to fight.

This series transports me right to the world and I feel that I am right there beside each character living through their actions and feeling their emotions.

I loved the relationship betw
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Jennifer Kyle
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Angela
I really enjoy this series. It's so fresh, while at the same time containing everything I love about Nora Roberts. It's rejuvenated my love of NR, to be honest. I can't wait for the next, and final, book in the series.

I think this series is going to test me with it's cross-genre categorization. The first book was pretty clearly Urban Fantasy and Post-Apocalyptic with a good deal of Romance thrown in. Book 2, Of Blood and Bone, is more Young AdultPost-ApocalypticUrban Fantasy. This book also
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Sally906
I finished off Blood and Bone yesterday - and it certainly has set the story up for the final book in the trilogy. Having said that this book sets a different tone to that of the violence, blood and guts in the first book. All the characters alive at the end of book one have returned, and we meet the new characters who will take us through to the last episode . Of Blood and Bone is the calm within the storm - the horror of the first book is still there, but it’s in the background - a continuous ...more
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
Ugh! Seriously! I have to wait a whole year for the conclusion? This is what happens when you don't read blurbs. THIS WAS SO GOOD! Even better than the first book!
Toni
Nov 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
I know that I am low man on the totem pole regarding this novel as it has gotten much well reviews but...................

Of Blood and Bone is a fantasy/dystopian novel book two in a trilogy. Although I did not read Book One, the prologue and first few chapters did well to acclimate me to the previous book so I felt this a good way to also introduce this as what could be a stand alone novel. For this point, Ms. Roberts did well.

The story revolves around Fallon, a soon to be 13 year old destined t
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing



I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Of Blood and Bone is the second book in the Chronicles of the One series and one of my most anticipated books of 2018. In 2017 I picked up the first book Year One without any expectations yet it ended up being one of my top new releases of that year. That means that Of Blood and Bone came with a years worth of pent up excitement and my absolute c
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Michelle
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Tina
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second installment in Nora Roberts' horror-fantasy-romance trilogy.

In some ways this feels more like a NR book than the first book in the trilogy did -- which felt like NR was branching out a bit. This one had a lot of the familiar markers of her paranormal work. But one thing it didn't have was a central romance which actually does separate it from her other trilogy work a little bit.

Also most of the book was spent with a main character of who starts the book at age 13. I think a grand total of
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
Just as good as the first book! Loved hearing about Fallon's training and abilities. Can't wait to see her take on the world.
Melody
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I loved the first book in this series, but “Of Blood and Bone “ book Two in “Chronicles Of the One” trilogy was a disappointment to it. Hoping that the third book is better., 2.5 ⭐ ...more
Paula
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic sequel! I cannot wait for the next installment in this series.
AlwaysV
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nora Roberts is truly a magical author. She has to have super powerful magic. Every word in this book was mesmerizing. I never read post-apocalypse book. Too hopeless and depressing for words. Yet, the word resonated all though the story was HOPE, a complete opposite of what I dreaded. As a true romance reader, I was amazed that I was blown away by the story without a happy ending. That couldn't happen right now though, since the HEA couple was still in their teens. Moreover, they need to fight ...more
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.

Other books in the series

Chronicles of The One (3 books)
  • Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1)
  • The Rise of Magicks (Chronicles of The One, #3)
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