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The Rise of Magicks

(Chronicles of The One #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  10,637 ratings  ·  1,204 reviews
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One and Of Blood and Bone concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as "A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand."

After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace
Paperback, 454 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Yeah, so that is the keyword with this final installment of the Year One series.

I adored the first book. It was a five-star book that I felt had scope, depth, action, and suspense. It set up a world-shattering apocalypse delivered on the wings of disease and magic. And we got to see how a bunch of different people in a bunch of different places all had to confront and cope with it. And at the end of that book, their different stories and lives converged, ended on a great climactic
There’s something about a culmination that makes me hesitate. Whether it’s a fear that the ending won’t live up to my expectation or a desire for the journey to never end, it leaves me inclined to never finish anything. Not in life, mind you; I’m incredibly dependable and the opposite of a procrastinator when it comes to reality. But when it comes to entertainment, I’d rather let the story live on unfinished in my mind than risk a final chapter that sours something I grew to love. Constant ...more
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, trilogy, pnr
For me, it always has been hard to continue a series after a year long break. To keep all the characters straight. To remember all the battles that have been fought. And to connect all the dots. Surprisingly it wasn’t as hard to get into The Rise of Magicks as expected. But I still needed a chapter or two to become accustomed again with the story and its cast.

I finished the book in two days, and it kept me quite busy and enthralled with its 454 pages. I even got goosebumps at one time. And I
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5000-2019
What a great series. I enjoyed that so much! I listened to the audio which was narrated beautifully and which added to the whole experience.

The whole series has been very character driven and it was really nice in this last book to have so many of the original characters coming forward and playing their parts. Lana, Katie, Fred and Arliss in particular helped round things off as they helped the light return

Fallon of course was the main event and she was a remarkable character. I enjoyed the way
Word of caution...this series has a continuing story arc and is intended to be read in order.

Fallon Swift, The One, and the rest of her family and community at New Hope are continuing their strikes against Raiders, Purity Warriors and the corrupt government officials who are waging war against magickals and keeping the world immersed in darkness. But, Fallon realizes that it’s time to play a bigger game, to bring back the “light” and move the world out of the chaos and despair into hope and
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 Well Deserved Stars - Thank you Edelweiss for an ARC

I can not wait to put this conclusion in the hands of my library patrons because it was so beautifully wrapped up - I couldn't have asked for a better ending. I've said it before, *raises hand* not the biggest Nora Roberts fan here I admit this freely however, if I can specify a series to be the HUGEST Nora Roberts fan for - it'd be this one. She ties up loose ends, ravels and spins a web with each and every character and yet it somehow
jv poore
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So nicely Nora.
4 Stars!!

If you dig Fantasy- I highly recommend this unique gem of a series!!

I have been an avid reader for years- I tend to lean more towards the romance/fantasy type books. But believe it or not- I never picked up a Nora Roberts book until a few years ago. It was called Obsession. I absolutely adored it- and promised myself I would check out her books again some day.

Well that day finally came when I heard she had a fantasy series coming out - with the first book being Year One. It sounded so
It had been around two decades since the Doom struck, killing the majority of civilization, and all the while Fallon Swift was readying herself; preparing to free those imprisoned or impoverished by the Purity Warriors and Dark Uncanny. As she built her armies, her leaders proved themselves time and again – her brother Colin, Duncan and his twin Tonia, Mick, Mallick and many more – and with her mother and father by her side, Fallon knew it was time.

Fallon was The One; but she couldn’t do it on
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Because of the way the story unfolds listeners and readers should begin at the beginning Year One and now that the trilogy is complete it’s the perfect time to binge!

The Rise of Magicks brings growth as Fallon Swift forms armies and takes back the light by reclaiming cities and towns ruled by dark. It is not without loss, and she will suffer. One cannot help but admire young Fallon who has been tasked since birth with such responsibilities. Her training, family, mentors and friends aid her and
Barb in Maryland
A big, fat 'meh'. I found too much of this book laden with jargon, too much woo-woo, and a heavy case of predictability.

I may write more at some later date...

Note: I started this book, then put it down in order to read 3(!!) more books in a series that I'm re-reading. I call that 'failure to grab my attention' on this book's part.
Addie Dehart
This book was probably my most disappointing read of 2019. I really enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy so I was expecting to like this one as well, but in my opinion it was pretty lackluster. When left to contemplate, why I liked the first two and found the last one lacking I drew a couple of conclusions. My main conclusion was that the first two books had conflict (either internal or external). The final book had little conflict despite it being about the final battle between light and ...more
Book received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

The series comes to a powerful end as Fallon and New Hope come together fight the evil that caused the Doom. Really, there is no explanation needed when it comes to Nora Roberts. The final book brings the series to a mind blowing close. With lives lost, lives to avenge, and a dark evil to destroy.... I loved this series so much! It’s different from her normal writing in that the series doesn’t surround the romance of certain people
4-4.5 stars - Paranormal Romance/Fantasy/Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Horror

I didn't enjoy this trilogy as much as the Sign of Seven trilogy, which is still my favorite of NR's paranormal series, but they're still worthwhile reads. Nora Roberts is such a prolific, remarkable author, and I'll continue to read her books as long as she keeps writing them!
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
Fantastic, incredible ending to this trilogy. I loved the characters, the action was compelling, the plot was interesting. The final battle was something I could see in my head like a movie. Wow. Fallon and Duncan will be on my mind for awhile - as well as Fred, Eddie, Lana and especially Simon. Amazing.

I'm both a parent and a daughter and I really appreciated the way Roberts handled all the family relationships. When Fallon's parents question the wisdom of her having gone on a dangerous mission
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Exactly the finish to Chronicles of the One that I expected.

This final book picks up right where Of Blood and Bone left off, and takes the characters and the story to the exact place promised at the outset. If you liked the first two books, you won't have any complaints here.

Overall the series is very cinematic in presentation, reading like a well-made miniseries. That means, not a ton of detail, no extra stuff, and a quick pace from start to finish. It's an entertaining read that is easy to
Adah Udechukwu
I didn't like the Rise of Magicks as the novel was far too descriptive for my liking. The Rise of Magicks is not as awesome as book 1 and it is as poor as book 2.
Amy Lee
Disappointed with this last book. The first was so good. This one missed the mark. Battle scenes were lackluster, characters were flat.
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I was surprised to find that I enjoyed this last book in this trilogy way more than the first two. (see links to my reviews of the first two books below) It was a reasonably good way to end this trilogy but not an original way to end it. However, if you have already read the first two books, then this is a must-read for you.

I had some problems with the repetitiveness that Nora
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Jan 11, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I just couldn't read it. I would skim, try to read, skim some more...until I ended the torture by skipping to the end and and called it a day. And this is so disappointing as some of my all time favorite books were written by NR (Black Hills, True Betrayals, Witness).

Too long between books, way too much woo woo power, over the top, couldn't handle the dialogue, "the one" is such an overused trope, and then an obvious ending.

Stretching this to 3 books was way too much. The first book had such
David St.Andrews
Dec 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely horrible and annoying to listen too.
The first book started out as a pretty interesting idea. The second book became a black and white shit fuck with a bunch of characters who all think, act and talk the same and are these paragons of virtue. The third book just overloaded me with unbelievable bullshit. Every character has the same speech pattern as the rest of the writing. I got really annoyed at how Every second sentence sounded the same and she always writes like this: "he could
Stephanie Laurenza
What a disappointment. I really loved the first two installments, so much that I pre-ordered this book back in May. I pre-order a lot of books and typically this means I end up surprised when it is delivered, but this is one that I remembered the date of (Tuesday before Thanksgiving) and anxiously awaited. Only to be wholly and completely let down - it felt like the same lines, the same thing repeated, over and over and over again, until the end, which was very obvious and would have been okay ...more
Karen’s Library
Although, I loved the series of Chronicles of the One, this final book wasn't as good as the first two for me. I still really liked it, but towards the end, it dragged a bit. And I wish there was more of an epilogue.

I did really love all of the main characters and I was really happy with their ending. But, to be honest, I started this series because it was an apocalyptic tale, with some magick sprinkled in. By the last book, it was a full on fantasy book, with really no apocalypse or even
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I got this book free from a Goodreads giveaway!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

*No spoilers

I have never read anything from Robert's before this series but I must say, I am definitely impressed.
I'll no doubt be checking out some of her other work in the future if any are as elaborate and alluring as this.

'The Rise of Magicks' is a beautiful, riveting, and powerful conclusion to a fantastic series.
A fast paced, emotional roller coaster of a story with an ending that would make almost anyone
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
The hardest thing about this book was the time in between. With so many characters and a year between each of the previous installments, I didn’t remember who half the people were.

And while I normally hate recaps because I’m normally binging or the time between is shorter, I really wish there had been one as I’m not a re-reader.

Because of the above, it was hard to care and get into the story as much.

Overall, interesting but I thought the battles were rushed. I also felt cheated after three
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won an ARC of this book from St. Martin’s Publishing. It was a great conclusion to the trilogy and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The only issue I have is the time between the release of each book. It had been 7 months since I read book two and I was really wishing I’d done a reread of the first two since it took me some time to remember all the characters and how they fit in. From now on, I’m not starting a trilogy until the last book is released!! If you’ve read the first two books in this series, ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow... this book was so sickeningly sweet and melodramatic so far from where it began in book 1. Disappointing ending to the series.
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I was so pleased with this conclusion. I fell in love with this trilogy and I was very nervous to see how it all would end. But overall, I loved it. I loved the theme of light vs. dark and how some events with what happened in this novel came full circle with those that occurred in the first. Overall, this trilogy has become one of my favourites of all time.
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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.

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Chronicles of The One (3 books)
  • Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1)
  • Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2)
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