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Of Blood and Bone

(Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
Written by: Nora Roberts
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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 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.

©2018 Nora Roberts (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Post apocalypse story telling

This book is a great continuation of the first book. But also has a great story of its own. It has a full detailed outlook of what it could really be like if it really happened and how different groups would deal with what’s left.

I like this book and the story a great deal.

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Loved it!

After completing Year One, Nora Roberts had me primed for book two, Of Blood and Bone, in her Chronicles of The One series. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.

I’ll do my best to write this review, but this is not the type of series where you could jump in anywhere along the way. Roberts is building off of the world she masterfully created in Year One. At the same time, she leaves the necessary, gentle reminders of what happened in the first book, there is a full year between the release dates, and I cannot be expected to remember every detail.

Of Blood and Bone jumps a few years into the future since the events of Year One. The story is more about the children, while the adults are still present and active. I connected easily to the new characters and invested myself in their lives. This is a story where the good guys are very, very good and the bad guys are very, very bad, and sometimes well camouflaged.

I decided to use my monthly Audible credit for this book. When I wasn’t listening to Julia Whelan’s narration, I was thinking about the story and this post-apocalyptic world that Roberts created. When I was listening to it, I wanted the story to go on and on. I came to appreciate Whelan’s skill as a narrator, each character had a unique tone to their voice that she maintained consistent throughout.

The best part of finding a series that you love as a reader is that you have more to look forward to. The best part of the series being a trilogy is the tension that you feel waiting for the third book. The end is in sight, but you have to wait for it; November 26th and The Rise of Magicks is circled on my calendar.

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Very entertaining. Not quite as good as the first

This was still a very entertaining book, although at times it almost seems a bit too political, or anti-religious, which took away from being fully enjoyable. The first book I felt was better and kept my attention more. At first, some of the different tones or pitches for the voices seemed not so suitable or what I would have thought the characters sounded like, but by the end I wasn't even noticing and could immediately tell which character the narrator was reading.

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great<br />

loved it. very exciting.never thought Nora Roberts would write a dystopian novel. magic is ok l guess

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Disappointing

I was so excited to see the sequel, but this book was not even close to being as good as the first one.

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Couldn’t stop listening

I love Nora Roberts trilogies. They hook you right from the first book and can’t wait for the next one! This one is no exception. The narrator is excellent.

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quality nora Robert's as usual

quality nora Roberts as usual and great narration performance. can't wait for the next book!

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Amazing from beginning to end!!!!

Absolutely amazing... I loved “The One” and I absolutely loved “Of Blood and Bone”... Cannot wait until the 3rd book is out... The narration is fantastic... There is a nice flow and a good pace to the story... In my opinion, this is one of NR best book...

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Love it

I loved the first book, the 2nd was a bit slower but still a great listen. More teen young adult type of book but I enjoy the characters and the story line.

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Loved it!

I was so excited for this sequel. I couldn't stop listening. I cant wait for the next book.

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  • Tayln
  • 2018-12-12

Can't Wait for the next!

I loved this more than the first year! I cried way more than I have in a long time when reading a book but perhaps it was just my connections to the characters after reading "Year One" recently. I truly cannot wait for the next book in this series.

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  • Fay S. Sideris
  • Flemington, NJ United States
  • 2018-12-05

Beyond Expectations!

NR is brilliant! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this sequel! Answered all open questions from book one and brought in some exciting new elements that expanded and broadened the story line. Julia Whelan's narration was on par and very well done. Don't miss out on a GREAT story! Now I want the conclusion already!! Do not want to wait a whole year, I guess I'll just have to read and re-read.

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  • grafxgrl
  • 2018-12-11

Beautifully Emotional

Of Blood and Bone is a beautiful addition to Nora Roberts Chronicles of the One series. Julia Whelan was a new narrator to me with the first book and I have found I really like her narration. She does a beautiful job inflicting the emotions of the characters and I hope she does the next one as well.

This book in the series was brilliant. I felt what the characters felt. I learned what the characters learned. The magics and paranormal aspects were not over done as in some books written in this genre. Nora is brilliant in this aspect and I have totally missed reading/listening to her work. I simply LOVED this book and cannot believe we have to wait another full year for more but will be waiting (im)patiently!

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  • Rita T
  • Mobile, AL
  • 2018-12-11

Better than expected

Granted, there was some teenaged angst in this, overall this book was surprisingly good. I give it 5 stars. I am unsure why so many reviewers complain about the narrator. I have never heard a book narrated by Julia Whelan that wasn't well-done. I thought she did a great job with the characters. I eagerly look forward to what I guess is the final book. The twist at the end was very well done and totally unexpected, at least by me!! Another winner by Nora Roberts.

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  • Angela Bartlett
  • COEUR D ALENE, ID, US
  • 2018-12-11

OMG

This was a thrilling addition to book 1. Now my days stretch long waiting for book 3. My hope is that it will not be as long as the the 2 years that Fallon trained or that others will train away from Hope.

I enjoyed the edginess that many of the characters have.

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  • Amanda
  • 2018-12-13

fantastically awesome.

well done. every chapter was great, surprising turns and twists, I would recommend this to anyone who likes fiction

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  • knit & listen
  • 2018-12-06

hugely disappointed

started hopefully, than petered out. Narrator has same voices everything she narrates. couldn't finish, big let down.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2019-02-01

Just OK

The first book was a thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I cant say the same for this one. It left me disinterested in The One's universe. Oh well

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  • JaiRenee
  • 2019-01-30

I loved it and hate to wait for the next addition!

I love the tone and pace of this book.
It made me cry more than the first, both happy and sad tears.
The one hitch is you start to figure out who the "bad guy" is before the end.
Very well done!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-16

Blah

I really wanted to love this book because I loved Year One, but I got half way through and its just boring. The plot seemed very strained and I felt like I was listening to daytime soap opera TV. I think the narrator had someone to do with this. Her voice got extremely annoying. That's harsh I know. I love Nora Roberts, but not this one. I'll probably finish the book regardless, just on the hopes it gets better.

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