There is nothing like reading a novel about the end of the world during a global pandemic. Nora Roberts has penned the Chronicles of One trilogy that starts with a virus that wipes out most of the population leaving the survivors to come to terms with a new world that now includes magical beings, crazy religious zealots called purity warriors, violent crazy gangs called Raiders, and evil, dark forces. Wow, sounds really close to current events.
I read Year One a few months ago and was hooked. Roberts delivered a story filled with lots of action and incredible characters, both magical and human. I have now finished the second book, Of Blood and Bone, and I loved it just as much as the first. At the center of this story is Fallon Swift, the daughter of the main characters from the first book.
In Roberts’ books, some of the survivors from the first novel morphed into magical creatures of light such as empaths, fairies, and healers, but as some went to the light, others turned to the dark, bent on destroying the world. Very Stephen King’s The Stand vibes.
Fallon comes to grips with her role as The One, who will be the savior of the world. The book proceeds quickly as Fallon goes through her training and her family is reunited with all the characters from the first story.
We are also introduced to a new generation of survivors who are the children from all the main characters of the first book. They are fun, and this soap opera-style science fiction novel.’s pacing is fast making it an entertaining read with several plot twists. As in many of Roberts’ books, there are also plenty of love entanglements to keep the romance fanatics satisfied.
If you are looking for great summer reading, Of Blood and Bone fits the bill. For more information on this book and more on Nora Roberts, go to www.noraroberts.com.