Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts

Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2)

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 before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by na...

Details Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2)

TitleOf Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2)
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Romance, Magic

Reviews Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2)

  • Phrynne
    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 ...
  • Celeste
    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 ...
  • Corina
    4.5 starsThis 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 w...
  • 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 fr...
  • Kat
    Amazing-sauce. Picking up in the years after “year one” where (view spoiler)[ the virus wiped out much of humanity (hide 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 t...
  • 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 devas...
  • Linda Wagner
    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...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    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, Fa...
  • Ginger
    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 s...
  • ☕️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 absolutelydevoured 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 ...
  • CD {Boulder Blvd}
    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 ...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    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 ...
  • Lou
    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...
  • Toni
    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 ...
  • 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 frie...
  • Marianne
    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 ...
  • Justine
    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 ...
  • Jess
    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. ...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    4.5 Stars
  • 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 fee...
  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    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 2019Wow. Nora Roberts can write fantasy like nobody's business.Julia Whelan is amazing on the audiobook.
  • Melissa
    This is one of NRs better series/books in a while. You know what to expect with NR and there is that in this series, but also surprises. I look forward to book 3. Recommend for this who like magic/fantasy, and some YA.
    |4.5 stars|‘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 t...
  • Suzanne Thackston
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 clearlyUrban Fantasy andPost-Apocalyptic with a good deal ofRomance thrown in. Book 2,Of Blood and Bone, is moreYoung Adult,Post...