Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts

Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1)

It began on New Year’s Eve.The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like t...


Details Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1)

TitleYear One (Chronicles of The One, #1)
ISBN9781250122957
Author
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Romance, Paranormal
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Reviews Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1)

  • Emily May
    1970-01-01
    "The human race is finished, and in its place come the weird and the strange, demons from hell." I was excited when I heard about Year One. Roberts's romances may not be my thing, but I did enjoy the first few books of her Naked in Death series, and I've really been in the mood for a dark, post-apocalyptic dystopia. But, sadly, I think what started as a really great dystopian set-up quickly became a very stock urban fantasy novel.It's honestly qu...
  • Kirsty
    1970-01-01
    I haven't read many Nora Robert books preferring instead the works of her alter-ego JD Robb but as this is more fantasy I decided to give it a go. And I really enjoyed it. It doesn't re-write the apocalypse genre but it is a good read and I did like the magical twist. As with many of this type of book there's a host of characters but Nora juggles them well with lots of individual personalities and is some cases abilities. We have fairies, elves,...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    1970-01-01
    It’s the end of the world as we know it…OK, first up, this is not my normal type of read. I am a romance reader, and Year One was not romantic at all. A virus that makes you hurl your guts up till you die is not my idea of fun and games. Watching people die because evil invaded the world, was hardly a party. Sure, I knew I’d be seeing the end of the world, but come on, it’s Nora Roberts. I kind of hoped that there’d be a little hearts a...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I was really looking forward to this one...I love post apocalyptic stories and I love fantasy with magical elements but it turns out I don't like them as a mash-up. I love the JD Rob series but this wasn't for me.
  • Britney
    1970-01-01
    4.5 amazing stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟! Wow! I didn’t know what to expect with this new path Nora is on, but let me tell you, you don’t want to miss it! This was far away from any Nora Roberts book I have ever read, and I have read ALOT.....like a lot. That being said, you still get the Nora feel. There are intriging relationships, there is love, (though this is not a romance like we know, there is romance in it.) and strong,deep, characters tha...
  • Marta Cox
    1970-01-01
    Well this was totally unexpected and took me back to the heady days when I first discovered the Circle , Dream and Signs of Seven trilogies. Whilst strictly speaking not a romance this book still called to my old romantic heart with characters to love and huge obstacles in the way of a happy ever after. Yes it's a bleak look at the possibility of a pandemic that could almost completely eradicate humanity but the author has given her fans a more m...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    1970-01-01
    LOVED IT! Review to come!
  • Kelsey
    1970-01-01
    This is a whole new genre that Nora Roberts explores, and I think it is one of her best. It brings a whole new perspective to her work, which I think was needed. She does a great job of world building, while still having her romantic elements and suspense that she is well known for.
  • Angela
    1970-01-01
    2.5 starsAs my first-ever read from Nora Roberts, this probably wasn't a good choice if I was looking for something representative of her work, as there's a forward in the novel to explain how much of a departure from her normal work this is. However, I had access to an early copy and I typically enjoy urban fantasy and dystopian reads, so I chose this as my first experience with her writing.While the story does read quickly, I was not impressed ...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    This book is Nora After Dark because it is definitely DARK. It took me a little longer to get through this book, but it was worth it. Loved the characters and the world interests me. Lots of tears, but some great moments, too. I can't wait to see where she's going with this.
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    1970-01-01
    Nora Roberts is one of my favorite go-to authors - one I can count on for a great read in various genres.  I discovered her writing years ago, starting with her first book in the Irish Legacy Series and reading my way through her extensive book list written as both Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb. I've enjoyed them all.  When I heard the news Nora was stepping out of the box and venturing off in a new direction, I experienced a tingle of excitement ...
  • Nicole R
    1970-01-01
    Nora Roberts and her publisher have made much ado about how this book is so very different for the author. They both have put in much time and effort prepping die-hard fans and managing their expectations. And it is new ground for Nora, but also not at the same time.The genre is definitely different. This is a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel covering the year after The Doom (a highly lethal virus) begins to effect people. The novel follows a cou...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    Excellent. Very emotional and dark and yet hope never completely disappears from this apocalypse. A lot of loose ends means I'm now desperate for book 2.A review: https://forwinternights.wordpress.com...
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    I'm not sure Nora Roberts has created anything new in her foray into the apocalyptic and dystopian tropes but this combo of King's THE STAND, McCarthy's THE ROAD, and Cook's OUTBREAK, with a smidge of the TV show "The Last Man on Earth" tossed in, is a solid entry and should do well with readers. Whether it draws new fans to Roberts or turns off her current fans remains to be seen.Thanks to Macmillan Publishers for the advance reading copy.
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    Abandoning her tried and true Romance and Mystery novels, Roberts’s ventures into a new genre: Apocalyptic fiction with a healthy dose of fantasy. Make no mistake, Roberts is a born storyteller and Year One, the first volume of a promised trilogy, explores a world- wide pandemic that wipes out 80% of the world’s population and brings on the rise of the magical folk who are both good and bad. Roberts’s newest effort is sure to win her new fa...
  • Becky
    1970-01-01
    YEAR ONE: Chronicles of THE ONE by Nora Roberts (J D Robb)I had never read either Nora Roberts (or J D Robb) so I was unsure what to expect when I received this advanced reader copy. I assumed she was a romance/chick lit author so was not expecting much. What I got was a science fiction novel with a detailed, tension filled plot, clear, well-developed characters and a great read. This is the first book of a proposed three book set so I was expect...
  • Renee Nash
    1970-01-01
    Book DescriptionWith one drop of blood, the old world is gone forever. And in its place, something extraordinary begins...They call it The Doom - a deadly pandemic that starts on a cold New Year's Eve in the Scottish countryside. There's something mysterious about the virus and the way it spreads. As billions fall sick and die, some survivors find themselves invested with strange, unexpected abilities. Lana, a New York chef, has the power to move...
  • Nickole H
    1970-01-01
    So good! I was so excited that I won a copy of this book! This book has everything I love in a book, paranormal, love, bad guys chasing the good guys, the good guys fighting back, the "oh no what's going to happen now" part. So good! Never a disappointment.
  • Lozzi Counsell
    1970-01-01
    This is seriously a really good book! It's the first book I've read by Nora Roberts, despite her being very well know and I wasn't disappointed. It is very difficult to write a book from so many different perspectives and manage to get the reader to connect with each and every one of the characters. I thought I would favour one side of the story to the others, but I actually loved them all equally and think it worked really well within this book....
  • Teri Parks
    1970-01-01
    Here is my review of the ARC I received for Year One......If you are a strong fan of Nora romances and expect this to be the same, you will be sorely disappointed. If you thought The Circle Trilogy or Divine Evil was too dark, you will not like this book. HOWEVER, if you are willing to read this book with an open mind, you are in for one incredibly wild read! (Remember, I do not read Apocalyptic or Dystopian, so this was a HUGE jump out of my com...
  • Julie Toole
    1970-01-01
    It wasn't until the end that I finally cared about any of the characters. There seems to be too much dialogue and not enough character-building. There were several instances when I could t tell which character was talking, which I found very annoying. Since this was an ARC, maybe that'll change.
  • Angela
    1970-01-01
    This book was so good. It is not her typical romance. If you are a devoted reader, you will know her voice in the writing, but it is definitely a different path for her. It's not really new to apocalyptic series type storylines, but she does give it her own twist. I highly recommend it.
  • Charlotte Foster
    1970-01-01
    This is so different from anything Nora Roberts has written. I couldn't put it down until it was finished! The Doom wiped out 5 million people, could you imagine? What started it was so odd, but the way it was spread was completely doable. I like the idea if Doom waking up something special in some people (magick) and it drives some of those people insane because they can't handle it. I like that it wakes up good and bad magick, because there is ...
  • Liza Wiemer
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this novel.Wow! I absolutely LOVED this book. For those who may be concerned about Nora Robert's departure from romance, don't be. This is one of her best novels yet. She takes the best elements of everything she's ever written and put it into this novel—fantasy, magic, intrigue, mystery, survival, romance. The idea of a plague wiping out most of the world's population wouldn't be my first choice of reading material, but No...
  • Julie Garner
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced reading copy of this book.I started this book last night, forcing myself to put it down and get some sleep. Woke up early and proceeded to finish it. I felt it was that good.It is like Nora has combined all the styles of her writing and put them in to one book - there is the romance and the magic of Nora Roberts, then the crime and the thrill of J.D. Robb with an extra element that is The Doom.Like many of her books there i...