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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)
Cheryl I have had this problem too. Since I read so many other books in between, I do not remember much of the original story at all. Therefore, I decided to…moreI have had this problem too. Since I read so many other books in between, I do not remember much of the original story at all. Therefore, I decided to wait until all three books were out. I just finished Year One and now just started reading Of Blood and Bone. As soon as I am finished with this one, I will go on to the last one. This works out perfect for me. I hate the waiting, but there are so many books I want to read that I don't have a problem with doing it this way. (less)

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Beatrice Masaluñga
Nov 30, 2018 marked it as to-read
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. ...more
Celeste
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
November 2019: I still absolutely adore this. As with its predecessor, it just gets stronger upon rereading. I love that Nora dedicated an entire volume of this trilogy to the childhood and growth and training of The One. It's a great coming of age story that emphasizes how much hard work The One must put in before they are ready to lead the charge of light to save the world from the dark. Community and family remain important building blocks in Nora's world, and I love that she shows how the id ...more
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
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, trilogy
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. I needed more. I was far from be
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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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Kat
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-1
Amazing-sauce. Picking up in the years after “year one” where (view spoiler) humankind now lives in a world where governments rise and fall within months, the good magical community, dark magical community, general government who want to lock magicals up, and those who hate magical people and want them exterminated fight for control of the land. Fun times!

It’s more than a decade after the events of “year one” and time for Fallon to be train
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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
Ginger
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2019
Of Blood and Bone was a nice addition to the Chronicles of The One.

The series is a battle against good vs evil. Light magic vs dark magic. This dystopian series is a new addition from well loved author, Nora Roberts.

Roberts tends to write romance but this is more of an urban fantasy series with a post-apocalyptic tale. She really went out of her comfort zone with this series and did a fantastic job with the characters and plot.

Of Blood and Bone should not be read without reading Year One first.
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: s-bv-library
For me this was disappointing after the first book. In some ways it felt like 400 pages of filler leading up to about 10 pages of a mediocre battle. I'm not sure if it was too YA for me or if it relies on the much overdone "the one". And if all else fails, throw a bunch of powerful magick at the bad guy(s).

The potential romance between Duncan (who likes to play the field from a very early age) and Fallon felt forced and unappealing. I'm not sure if anyone liked the "You didn't say no." after eac
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☕️Kimberly
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Suzanne Thackston
Jan 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Blerg.
I think I'm especially bummed because I liked the first one so much (the scene with the necromancer flying through the tunnel carrying a woman gave me delicious creepy-crawlies for two days), and paid for this one instead of waiting for the library to have it available.
To me it just read The One Beautiful Brilliant Amazing The One Fallon The One with Her Flying Unicorn and Magickal Animals and Unlimited Power Whom Everyone Loves The One The One The One. With her nice kind good smart helpfu
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Nicole R
It pains me to give a Nora Roberts book only 2 stars, but I really do not like the new direction she is going. So, I guess in that aspect I would maybe give the book, standing on its own, 3 stars, but am bumping it down to 2 when it is assessed against Nora's other works.

This book starts 13 years after the closing of the first book in the trilogy and covers roughly 3 years from that point forward. We return to The One, or Fallon Swift as her friends and family know her, who is now old enough to
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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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Lisa-Books Smiles
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Must read series! (buddy read with Heather and Shannon)
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
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
Initial Thoughts
This was enjoyable! This is definitely a series that needs to be read in order since this book picks up a few years after the events of the first book. Fallon has grown up with her brothers on the farm surrounded by her parents, Lana and Simon. She is fated to be the one and must go off for two years to train with Mallick. I really enjoyed seeing her abilities grow as she trained for her fated role. There was plenty of excitement in this story and I loved that we got to catch up
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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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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
Brittany
I loved this book even more than Book 1. I have recently read a lot of books that didn't have the emotional connection I wanted to have with my characters. I was starting to think that it had something to do with my focus and audiobooks lately, but then I would come back and listen to some more of these discs, and I would be completely sucked in and thank Noa Roberts for making such relatable characters. She creates characters that you can emotionally connect to.

I loved the interaction between
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Karen’s Library
4.5 stars. Year One was recommended to me by one of my bookish best friends and if she tells me I’ll love a book, then I will. And I did! I love apocalyptic stories, which Year One was, mostly.

Of Blood and Bone is more of a fantasy/post-apocalyptic. I’m not usually a huge fan of fantasies consisting of fairies, witches, elves, etc. But... with that said, I’m loving this world that Nora Roberts created. I love the people, both the magicks and the NM!

This is a book about family, and community, a
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Justine
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Of Blood and Bone is a very different book from the first in the series. Taking place several years after Year One, this book focuses on Fallon's process of coming into her own. I liked the coming of age and training story, which does set everything up nicely for a big finish in the final book.

The characters in this book seemed more developed and nuanced this time around, which I appreciated. I'm hoping that continues in the final book, The Rise of Magicks.
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Monica
I’d originally given this installment five stars but, on further reflection,I've decided that this is actually a three-star read.
This was a very enjoyable story. That said, because this was a Nora Roberts novel, there was much about which to be annoyed.

First, the budding romance between Fallon and Duncan is problematic on several levels. On top of the promiscuous male/virginal girl trope, Roberts legitimates the notion of sexist derision and sexual violence as romantic.

Nora Roberts is, firs
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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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Tom Sadira
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
After weeks of trying to push through this one, I'm tapping out at 47%. Life is too short and there are plenty of good books to read.

Year One was a multithreaded opener to a potentially cool series. Her writing was well-paced and stayed out of the reader's way. I liked it.

After the most unnecessary (and atrocious) prologue I've ever laid eyes on, Of Blood and Bone quickly became an unimaginative YA novel with cringe-worthy prose that takes every opportunity to distract the reader from the story.
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Jen


Even better the second time through. What I notice here is that the pacing is superb. This takes a turn towards YA, but only because the characters are so young. It's a very different post apocalyptic/fantasy world, so the unbelievability that a 15-year old can lead adults is easier to swallow.

Julia Whelan is fabulous on audio.

January 2019

Wow. Nora Roberts can write fantasy like nobody's business.

Julia Whelan is amazing on the audiobook.
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Hideaway, Under Currents, Come Sundown and coming in November 2020 -- The Awakening -- the first book in The Dragon Heart Legacy. 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. ...more

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