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Of Blood and Bone

(Chronicles of The One, Book 2)
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Series: Chronicles of The One, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (238 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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love it!

amazing series, I cant wait for the next one! narrator is great really draws you in

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Better than book 1

First book (Year One) was an enjoyable story but this was better. It kept moving at a good pace and there was not a dull moment. The development of characters is excellent and perfect book for anyone who like fantasy adventures.

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Listen to this series if you love magic & fantasy

Loved book one and was worried when book two jumped so many years but loved this one as well. Typical Nora Roberts, her words bringing characters and surroundings to life. Keen for the next instalment. Julia Whelan is an excellent narrator. Highly recommended

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good sequel

I love this performance, it's so easy to listen to. As a sequel it's great. You could almost read them independently of each other.

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Great book

All I can say is, when is the next one.

A greAt sequel to year one.

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wow

fantastic read! fantastic story!
what a great book number 2
can't wait for number 3

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Love this series.

Nora Roberts never disappoints. This book hooks you right from the start to the finish. I can’t wait for the next one.

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Omg awesome

Wow just wow. This 2nd book is as good if not better than the first Nora Roberts has totally hit this series out of the ball park. Can’t wait for book 3

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Excellent second part to this story

Great performance from Julia Whelan. Can’t wait for the next book in this series. Seriously hooked. Great mix of fantasy and post apocalypse themed story.

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  • Martha
  • WHANGANUI, New Zealand
  • 17-06-2019

Hooked on this series already

I found myself emotionally involved in this story; tears, laughing, smiling, chuckling ... I want more

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  • Tayln
  • 12-12-2018

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
  • 05-12-2018

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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  • Rita T
  • 11-12-2018

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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  • grafxgrl
  • 11-12-2018

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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  • Angela Bartlett
  • 11-12-2018

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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  • Beth
  • 11-01-2019

Not my favorite!

This really isn't my favorite series for several reasons. I liked that this series is a little different from what I am used to from Nora but I found that the story doesn't have enough conflict. The main character starts her growth process at the young age of 13 and from go she gets everything right...knows everything... and she rarely sounds 13 or pubescent. It's just too clean and tidy for me and not enough grit and struggle. The latter is something you'd expect more of because she's coming into herself and she's bigger than herself... but she always says and does the right things. I think I would feel better about the perfection of her character if she was older... but even still... there is a certain level of grit required for growth and struggle and this book is absent of those things and that is not an exaggeration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-2019

I struggled to finish.

I struggled with it because of the spell and vision segments. I rolled my eyes so many times. The exposition was forced. Overall I wanted to know what happened, but I was annoyed the entire time.

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  • Aileen Grabill
  • 05-01-2019

Listened to it twice in succession - Loved!

I thought 'Year One' was a very good story, one that I was looking forward to hearing more about. "Of Blood and Bone" exceeded my expectations - so much so that when I finished it, I immediately restarted to listen to it all again - I did not want it to be over, leaving me eager for the next (and final, I believe) installment! There is nothing better than returning to well-loved characters ... oh wait, there is! It's returning to well-loved characters AND being introduced to new equally-compelling central characters. Roberts seamlessly shifts forward 13 years into the future and loses no time in bringing you back into the folds of the story. I often find, when dealing with teenage lead characters, that I get frustrated by their immaturity (e.g. Hunger Games, Twilight) - I did not feel that way at all with Fallon (or Duncan for that matter). Roberts layers in enough youth (especially in the beginning) to amplify the character development and growth over the course of the book without sacrificing your liking for the character. She does not let them stew in their youthful perspective. The interplay between Fallon and Duncan is thrilling even though it's a small (but mighty) part of the book. The layering in of the aged/matured characters from the first book is well done. As I said in my review of 'Year One" - the story line is age-old, yet the characters give it a fresh and engaging feel. Julia Whelan does an incredible job with the performance as well - that is certainly one important part of why the characters are so engaging.

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  • Denis
  • 03-01-2019

Unfortenately This Series turned into Twilight....

Good start, 1st book was interesting enough for me to finish. This one turned into teenage drama and twilight like romance. Terrible. Maybe this is what younger generation likes?

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  • Amanda
  • 13-12-2018

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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  • Amanda
  • 04-02-2019

Superb!

Love listening to Julia Whelan and now really wishing I had checked that the series was complete before starting! Brilliantly written and I can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Caroline
  • 03-02-2019

I didn't much like the first volume

Because I found it frightening and rather too gory for my taste but I really don't regret having my curiosity getting the better of me and getting the second tome. I loved it! Can't wait for tome 3 to be released!

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  • Old girl
  • 15-01-2019

Book 2 of Chronicles of the One trilogy

This is the second book (of three) in the story of Fallon Swift, in which she undertakes her training to become The One and begins to move against the Dark.
I thoroughly enjoyed it: Nora Roberts is a fantastic storyteller, so creative and imaginative. I love how she develops the characters, even minor ones, so you feel strongly about them. She is especially good at portraying male characters. I was totally gripped by this story. Julia Whelan narrates it really well too. It'll be a long wait until November when the final book is published!

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  • Sage-Lady
  • 11-12-2018

Book 2 of a trilogy...

However, it was well done. Eagerly anticipated, and thoroughly enjoyed it but you know that there’s more to come. Well observed interactions between the characters and great narration

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-2019

addictive!!

one of her best peices. you get sucked into the world. sad and excited to have to wait until next year for book three

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  • Deeds not words
  • 05-01-2019

The Story is incomplete. The ending disappointing

The Story is incomplete and the ending disappointing unless the sequel is already available. The first book had an acceptable temporary conclusion, but this book, although it started well does not end satisfactorily. Just a middle that needs a better temporary pause for the next part of the sequel.

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