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Of Blood and Bone

Of Blood and Bone

Chronicles of The One, Book 2

Nora Roberts

St. Martin's Press

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Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the epic Year One returns with Of Blood and Bone, a new tale of terror and magick 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 nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.

In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

Praise for Of Blood and Bone

"Roberts continues her apocalyptic Chronicles of The One with a mesmerizing follow-up that is bold and breathtaking...meeting the next generation and watching the heroine grow into her powers and leadership is enthralling." -- Kirkus

"[Of Blood and Bone] can be read on its own and will appeal to fans of fast-paced dystopian tales with a strong heroine." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Year One

“Electric and ground-breaking…A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts' legions of fans.” --Kirkus, Starred Review

“Fascinating characters and a well-built dystopia combine with a riveting plot that will attract a whole new group of readers." --Library Journal, Starred Review

“What Roberts has done, with her radical departure, is ensure that she will find new fans among readers attracted to apocalyptic sf and speculative fiction.” --Booklist

"Magnificent...A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand.” --New York Times Book Review

“You’ll be hooked.” --People Magazine

"Roberts knows exactly how to spellbind an audience.” --The Washington Post

“Nora Roberts has turned her pen to apocalyptic fiction. And, oh boy, she really delivered...fast-paced and energetic.” --Bustle

“The queen of the best-seller list is kicking off a new trilogy, a foray into dystopian fantasy that may earn the novelist a few gazillion more fans.” -- AARP.org, Best Books of Winter 2018

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"Roberts continues her apocalyptic Chronicles of The One with a mesmerizing follow-up that is bold and breathtaking...meeting the next generation and watching the heroine grow into her powers and leadership is enthralling." -- Kirkus

"[Of Blood and Bone] can be read on its own and will appeal to fans of fast-paced dystopian tales with a strong heroine." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Year One

“Electric and ground-breaking…A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts' legions of fans.” --Kirkus, Starred Review

“Fascinating characters and a well-built dystopia combine with a riveting plot that will attract a whole new group of readers." --Library Journal, Starred Review

“What Roberts has done, with her radical departure, is ensure that she will find new fans among readers attracted to apocalyptic sf and speculative fiction.” --Booklist

"Magnificent...A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand.” --New York Times Book Review

“You’ll be hooked.” --People Magazine

"Roberts knows exactly how to spellbind an audience.” --The Washington Post

“Nora Roberts has turned her pen to apocalyptic fiction. And, oh boy, she really delivered...fast-paced and energetic.” --Bustle

“The queen of the best-seller list is kicking off a new trilogy, a foray into dystopian fantasy that may earn the novelist a few gazillion more fans.” -- AARP.org, Best Books of Winter 2018

Recommended as one of four books students should read over winter break by The Carolinian, UNC Greensboro

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Nora Roberts

NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Year One, Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print. She lives in Maryland.

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