Book Review: Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts

Of Blood and Bone

Nora Roberts

Chronicles of the One #2

December 4, 2018

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts is the 2nd book in the Chronicles of the One series set in a post-apocalyptic world and the one person who might be able to save everyone.

While the first book of Nora Roberts’ Chronicles of the One series, Year One, dealt with the apocalypse caused by the Doom, a magical plague that wiped out a massive swath of humanity, the second in the series, Of Blood and Bone, focuses on the rise of the next generation.

Middles are tough. Coming of age stories of destined youths, like the main character of Of Blood and Bone, can also be difficult to write. But the book provides unexpected (and sometimes delightful) twists that I won’t spoil but they certainly fit with the familial theme that is present throughout. Those family bonds are what give the story resonance.

As the blurb reveals, the book focuses on Fallon Swift, the baby born at the end of Year One who’s destined to be The One, the magical leader who will bring order to the chaos caused by the Doom. And with enemies on all sides, that’s not going to be an easy undertaking. As seen in the first book, some people were transformed by the Doom into nightmares come to life and became corrupted by their new powers. One of those who let power corrupt, Fallon’s uncle, killed her father at the end of Year One.

There are also the humans who, on (a usually religious) principal, hate anyone with magical capabilities and seek to wipe them out, no matter what it takes. And last, there’s a third faction, a government of sorts, that has control of what remains of the American military force. This government views anyone with magic as someone to be controlled, experimented on, and perhaps used as a weapon.

Saving the world won’t be easy for Fallon. As the prologue notes, some people are going to be bad, no matter what.

But months became years, and the world remained broken. Hunts and raids and sweeps continued.

 

Some hid, skittering out at night to scavenge or steal enough to survive another day. Some choose to take to the roads in an endless migration to nowhere. Others took to the woods to hunt, to the fields to plant. Some formed communities that ebbed and flowed as they struggled to live in a world where a handful of salt was more precious than gold.

 

And some, like those who founded and formed New Hope, rebuilt.

That’s a heavy burden for anyone to handle, let alone at 13-year-old destined to be The One. To succeed, Fallon needs help and training, and it’s that need that leads her to a two-year internship away from the family farm—the only place she’s ever known. Much of the story in Of Blood and Bone focuses on Fallon and her two-year magical internship with the Welsh wizard Mallick. If you’re sensing a Merlin/Arthur-style relationship, you would be correct, though this one gender swaps Arthur. But Mallick isn’t simply a wizard-archetype. Instead, he comes to life as a gruff, intense, and eventually mortal man who bears the burden of ensuring The One is ready. Or, perhaps, ensuring that Fallon knows she has a choice and can turn away from the burden.

Many stories of pre-destined people often give the chosen one little choice in the matter, but Fallon does have to choose. She doubts herself, and she worries whether she can ever learn enough to be The One. But she also knows that if she turns away, then the tragedies caused by the Doom will continue, even at her idyllic family farm that has so far escaped notice by the various groups seeking power.

I don’t know enough. It’s why I have to go. I have to learn more. I have to, and I’m afraid. I’m so scared. They want to kill me and Mom. They killed my birth father. They’ll find me sooner or later. They could come here and find me. If anything happened to Mom and Dad, to you and Travis and Ethan…

Fallon’s story is juxtaposed with the tale of New Hope, where the survivors of the first book live and are still doing what they can to help others who want to knit the world—or their slice of it—back together. For readers of Year One, these segments are a chance to catch up with familiar characters and see what they’ve accomplished in fifteen years at New Hope, including seeing how the babies who were rescued in the original story have grown up.

She’d wondered why her precious twins held magicks when she didn’t, their father hadn’t. But over time, she’d seen children with no magickal parent bloom in gifts, and others born of magicks show no abilities.

 

It came through the blood and the bone, of that she was certain, but not always from the parent. She believed Duncan’s and Antonia’s great gifts came, like Tonia’s eyes, from her father, their grandfather. A good man who hadn’t known what ran in his blood or that the dark across the line would somehow use him to destroy.

Teenage Duncan is connected to Fallon by the visions they share and, probably, by past lives together. But their romantic connection in this book is slight, especially since the dangerous world barges into New Hope again at the end, causing more tragedy, and showing just how enormous the task ahead will be.

It may sound odd to call a book about a dystopian magical future hopeful, but Of Blood and Bone manages to do just that.  Fallon’s family and the tight-knit community of New Hope are the literal hope of the future.

While Of Blood and Bone is clearly the middle chapter, it’s one that never struggles keeps the reader’s attention, thanks largely in part to one of Nora Roberts’ greatest strengths: characterization. There is one segment where Fallon’s mother is talking about the two men she loved that definitely caused me to tear up a bit.  And the story also allows the older characters to shine, rather than giving way completely to youth which I, as an older reader, appreciated.

There are a few segments where Roberts switches point of view so quickly that I lost the thread of the narrative but that’s a small flaw in an otherwise excellent story.

You could potentially read this as a stand-alone but it would definitely be better to start with Year One instead. I’m hopeful the final volume of the trilogy will live up to the promise of the first two books. With Nora Roberts writing it, that seems like a safe bet.


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Comments

  1. MaryC

    Om my library’s wait list for the book – thanks for the review!

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  3. Nancy Burgess

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    Wonderful review. I remember reading Year One and how much it was touted as a “change” for the typical Nora Roberts story. I was surprised to find, by the end, that this statement was mostly true. This one sounds like it’ll keep on that surprising path.

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  27. Meigan

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  68. Ashley Hajduk

    Year One was so different from anything else that I have read lately. I have been anxiously been awaiting the sequel to continue the story!

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    Great review. This one has been on my TBR list for a while, I’ve moved it up to the top 5 because of this review, thanks!

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    I can never put one of Nora’s books down once I start!

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    Thank you for the review, can’t wait to read the book.

  101. Raeanne Shope

    Nora Roberts talent to turn words into worlds filled with characters that live, breathe and experience things we have never even thought of is amazing. We get to go with the characters and become part of the story and world they are living. Her trilogies are amazing and being apart of them is fantastic. I am always so sad when I am done with the current installment and waiting on the next. Love everything Nora writes.

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    Love the review and insight in to the 2nd book of the trilogy. Have it on my wishlist! Thank you!

  107. Betsy Smith

    Looks like one my daughter and I both would enjoy. I’ll have to get Year One!

  108. Kate Harpst

    I loved Year One and I cannot wait for this one!!! I’m sure Nora will shine as always.

  109. Trisha McCullough

    On my tbr, excited for this one.

  110. Elizabeth Warren

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    Looks like I am going to need to read the first book. Story line is awesome.

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  113. Phyllis Thompson

    Absolutely can’t wait to read this one. I’m going g to do a quick refresh of Year One and then dive in to this one.

  114. Elizabeth Estes

    I love all of Nora Roberts’ books. I have read this one and she gave a good review and summary of the story.

  115. Virginia Campbell

    A very versatile and prolific author–amazing longevity!!!

  116. Laura Richards

    SO excited!

  117. Lisa Basinger

    3 tries before getting to the right page, rereading Year One so I’m ready for the new book!

  118. Debbie Bohlken

    I just finished book one, thanks to my sister’s loaning me hers. So great timing for the second book. Love Nora Roberts/JD Robb books.

  119. Chiron Mergott

    I am really looking forward to this book. The first was such an easy and appealing read. This one sounds to be the same.

  120. AuntCeCe1958

    Just started Year One. Can’t wait for Of Blood and Bone

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    Would love to read this one

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    Nora Roberts is my favorite author of all time. She always keeps you on edge. This book is obviously no different. I can’t wait to read it!

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    I just finished the first one and csnt wait for this one!

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    Can’t wait to read!

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    Super excited to read this!!!

  126. Elizabeth Rupe

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    I love Nora Roberts, I cannot wait to read this one

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    Best new series by Nora Roberts love it can’t wait. Great review makes it harder to wait for my copy to arrive.

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    Love all Nora Roberts and her JD Robb series! One of my A authors! Can’t wait to start this series

  130. Nancy Wilson

    This is on my wish list for Christmas and wait list with library. hoping to have it to read over the christmas holiday break. Enjoy all of Nora Roberts series including her alter ego JD Robb.

  131. Tiffyb9784

    I just started Year One and I’m really excited to get into it. I love almost all of her books and can’t wait to read this one next!

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    Ooohhhh! Can’t wait! Great review for what I’m certain sure is an amazing book!

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    I love how Nora Roberts involves her characters in the stories and always keeps you turning the pages as fast as you can read!

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    Nora is my FAVORITE author!

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    I wasn’t sure about the series but when I read about the second book, I decided that I would purchase them.

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    To be honest, I like my books boneless; but I guess having bones in it isn’t the end of the world.
    Thanks for the chance!

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    never read it

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    Wonderful author.

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    On my wait list at library. I can’t wait.

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    I can not wait to read this book! I love Nora Roberts!

  147. Janell Hendershot

    Love Nora Roberts / J.D. Robb. Have read all her books and am looking forward to reading this one as well. Thanks for the great review.

  148. Christine Robinson

    Really enjoyed Year One. Looking forward to reading thos next book.

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    I might be Nora’s biggest fan. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Of Blood and Bone!!

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    Love her books! Thank you for this wonderful chance!

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    Can’t wait to read this one!

  153. Stephanie

    Just started reading Year One – it’s intense! I’ll be reading it on the plane tomorrow, for sure! Of Blood and Bone is also on the list to be read!

  154. Shannon Capelle

    What a great review! I love her books I cant wait to read this book!

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    Great review! Can’t wait to read this one. I love Nora’s writing!

  156. Fran Lewis

    Love Her Books, I put this on my TBR list

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    I’m so excited for this to come out!! Love all her work

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  183. Suzanne Fontaine

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    I love Nora Roberts.

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  190. Debbie McGrew

    Can’t wait! I too love everything she writes.

  191. Nancy Graham

    First review I have ever read, I trust my own judgement be it books, film etc. Since Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors and I loved Year One, I was interested in what you had to say. I am pleased even with your noting the flaw in the books quick switches from point of view. Which I’m looking forward to see if I agree.

  192. Becky Haase

    I’ve started book two after being impressed with the quality of book one. So far book is equal or better than book one

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    I can’t wait to read this, I’ve been waiting since finishing up Year One, so excited!

  194. Charlotte Bertram

    I’ll put this on my to read list. Already have book one

  195. Cathy McRorey

    I am so excited for year two. Loved the first book and can’t wait to start this one. Thanks Nora for another great book series.

  196. Martha Stellmach

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  197. Charlotte Orth

    This looks like a great series. This author is very versatile.

  198. Joshua Nuttall

    This sounds like an awesome read!

  199. Becky Kinard

    I loved Year One and can’t wait to read this book!

  200. Jean Barber

    Love her books!

  201. Pamela Bennefield

    Love all of Nora’s books! I like to read the entire series at once. I can not wait for the rest of this one to be out!

  202. Joyce Mitchell

    Nora Roberts is one of my must read authors. Thanks.

  203. Narda Seaberry

    I’m waiting for this book and the last on so I can read all three of them together, but with each review I read it’s getting harder to hold out.

  204. Johannah

    I think this series so far is great…thanks.

  205. Brenda Smithson

    Year One was a great book! Can’t wait to read “Of Blood and Bone”!

  206. Lori

    Looks like another great one by Nora Roberts!

  207. Kathy Stapleton

    I am a BIG Nora Roberts fan. This series is bound to be her best work yet!

  208. Grace

    I am so excited for this new book! I’ve collected all her books in English, read about 90% of what I own, and I can’t get enough of her. I have also read her books in Portuguese and Spanish and I can only say that no one does better than her. I read the first book and I’m ready for this one. I can’t wait to see how things continue.

  209. Veronique Prezeau

    Can’t wait to read it!

  210. Pat Martin

    Sounds like a remarkable read! can’t wait for this one.

  211. jafulton

    I’ve been waiting for this one for so long it almost slipped my mind! I’m ready to pick up on the continuation of the story.

  212. Theresa Clarke

    Love Nora Roberts – she’s just such an accomplished author!

  213. Kathy Crouch

    I am currently reading this book. I have to force myself to close the book before bed or I will be late for work the next morning due to staying up all night reading until I got to the end.

  214. klearskyd69

    Fresh fingers használat

    You actually revealed this wonderfully!

  215. SUSAN GANNON

    Nora Roberts is an amazing versatile writer. I would be grateful to read and share.

  216. Olivia Farr

    This sounds so good!!! I added it to my TBR!!!

  217. Lana Stetz

    This sounds like an unusual series by Nora Roberts, but I think it’ll be interesting!

  218. Geri T Miller

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to read it.

  219. Tracy

    I was so eager to get The One, I ordered 2 copies. And when those took too long, I ordered the Kindle edition. I don’t expect to be any more patient for Of Blood and Bone!

  220. Rhonda Burkhardt

    Always eagerly awaiting the next Nora Roberts novel! This one is no exception.

  221. Janie Boyd

    I can’t wait to read this one!! I love Nora’s tales!!

  222. Michelle Sanders

    Very good book. Nora weaves Book One into Blood and Bone flawlessly. The twists and turns keep you guessing and wanting more. Loyalty, family and the magical elements all tie together in a war laden plot. Can’t wait for the 3rd book.

  223. Saundra K. Warren

    I’ve heard good and bad things about this series, I’ll have to try it out!

  224. Saundra K. Warren

    I’ve heard good and bad about this series, I’ll have to try it out

  225. suehope52

    Loved Book One and and can’t wait to read this next one – Nora Roberts’ writing brings the characters to life. I have read all of her books (madly in love with the In Death Series)!!! Have had of Blood and Bone on reserve in my library for a while now!!

  226. Nadine Hartnett
    • Nadine Hartnett

      oops, Every Nora book is an Adventure…

  227. Joyce Gibson

    I can’t wait to read. I love anything Nora.

  228. Sarah Frank

    This would be so amazing! Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors!!

  229. Mary Imhoff

    I would love to win this book. Nora Roberts has never failed to keep me up all night reading her stories. My heart hammers in my chest, I cry or laugh. I never fail to want her stories to keep going even though it is the end.

  230. Vanessa Bowman

    Super excited for this book!

  231. Christine Smiga

    This sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  232. Fran Novick

    Year One was a powerful story and I look forward to the second chapter.

  233. Susan Morris

    Great review! I can hardly wait to read this sequel!

  234. Emma Cazabonne

    Believe it or not, I have yet to discover this author, so winning this one would be a good incentive to start by this series. Thanks for the opportunity

  235. Susan

    I can’t wait to read this book

  236. Lacey Duell

    Sounds amazing! Waiting for them all to be out before I start the series!

  237. Brittany

    I am so excited for a new Nora Roberts book!

  238. Maria Hubbert

    What a wonderful review! Can’t wait to read this one. Nora Roberts never disappoints. She’s one of my favorite authors of all time.

  239. Vikki Gocken

    I absolutely loved the first book and look forward to reading the 2nd! Of course I am HUGE Nora Roberts fan!

  240. Michelle Barboza-Campbell

    I have been waiting for this book since the second I finished the first book (which I luckily received as an ARC). I would love to win this and be able to continue the journey of Fallon, Mallick, and the rest!! Ms. Roberts really went above and beyond in writing this story!!

  241. Patti Scalf

    I may re-read Year One, just to refresh myself in anticipation of “Of Blood and Bone”. Nora Roberts is my favorite author, and I can’t wait for this next in the trilogy.

  242. Sally Schmidt

    Always ready for more Nora Roberts.

  243. Brenda Grabast

    Love Love LOVE this story!!

  244. Jenifer Sears

    I read the first one. I can’t wait to read this one!!

  245. sml0s0

    A great review – informative without giving away the story Anxiously awaiting my chance to read Nora’s latest

  246. Patricia Calhoun

    Looking forward to the complete series.

  247. Karen Hilligoss

    This series is definitely going on my TBR list!

  248. Marika Haefner

    Nora Roberts [[hugs]] my favorite author! Loved Year One- can’t wait to see what happens next!

  249. Megan Williams

    Oh my…LOVED last years book but reading this review makes me think I need to RE-READ it…wow.

  250. Fern Felman

    I can’t wait till Of Blood and Bone is released. I loved the first one. I love ALL of Nora Roberts/JD Robb’s books. I can’t seem to put them down and end up reading them in at least 2 days. I keep saying to myself “ one more chapter and I’ll go to sleep” and I end up reading till my eyes will no longer stay open. Lol . Her books truly are addicting

  251. Kathy

    For many years now the only books I have been reading are by Nora Roberts & J D Robb. I just love her

  252. Kathy

    For many years now the only books I have been reading are by Nora Roberts & J D Robb. I just love her!!

  253. margaret2010

    i like all of Nora’s Books and all of her J D Robb book also

  254. Maggie Torcello

    great review— This series is so different from so many of Nora’s books– more like JD Robb with a twist—can’t wait to read !

  255. Tasha Bates

    I am so excited! Year One was on my TBR list forever before the waiting list died down at the library. Now I can’t wait for this one. Got to have some Nora Roberts/JD Robb sprinkled heavily in my reading!

  256. Anne Cowles

    I love all things Nora does but I think she has outdone herself with this series!

  257. Johanna Panko

    Really love her books!

  258. Sheila V.

    I have been anxiously anticipating book 2 of Nora Roberts Chronicles of the One, since reading book 1, Year One. She has always been one of my favorite authors & I think that this new series is amazing!

  259. Jenna

    I loved the first book and can’t wait to read this one!

  260. Trisarey

    Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance!

  261. SpaceOres

    Looks like a great series! 🙂

  262. Paul Gada

    Hmm, trilogy.

  263. Taylor Williams

    Another author to add to my TBR list – thank you for the contest.

  264. Amy Drees

    I’ll get to read it when my mom is done. She hates it when I spoil a mystery.

  265. Hellcat58

    Another great Nora Roberts book to add to my collection! Thanks for the chance!

  266. katevocke

    Love Nora Roberts books!

  267. Kellie Rozen

    I would like to win her new book.

  268. Barbara Bates

    Love Nora Roberts! Would love to win and read this awesome book!

  269. Jill Carpenter

    I had not heard of “The One” nor of “Blood and Bone” and I am truly happy to receive this e-mail. I must find Book 1 to buy!

  270. Stephanie Renino

    Corrina Lawson’s review is like a sweet being dangled in front of me, enticing me to reach out and taste it! Already a Nora Robert’s fan but this is a new genre of hers for me and I was hesitant to test the waters. Ms. Lawson’s review swept away that hesitation! Going to treat myself to Year One and cross my fingers I have a chance at winning Of Blood and Bone!

  271. claudiasw

    I cannot wait to read the next installment in the Chrònicles of One series books. Thank you for the review!

  272. Tina Chavez-Caddey

    Looking forward to adding this to my collection.

  273. Ruth A

    Can’t wait to read this

  274. Kathy Fannon

    I really enjoyed the first book and am looking forward to the next.

  275. Megan Scovel

    Love her books. I can’t wait to stsrt a new read.

  276. Theresa

    I’m really looking forward to reading this!!!!

  277. Karen Terry

    I love Nora Roberts.

  278. Lorraine Shumate

    Thanks for the review! Even though this series is different from many of Nora Roberts previous books, she never fails to pull me in.

  279. L

    Great review, really highlights the book well. A big fan of Nora Roberts!

  280. Rhonda Mayner

    I read everything Nora Roberts writes – can’t wait for this one!

  281. herself

    This is attempt #5-so my comment will be short -can’t wait for my turn arrives @the library to get my copy to read this 2nd installment!! Just glad to include myself as one of Nora Roberts fans–P/

  282. Barbara Latimer

    Can hardly wait to read this book. Love everything that Nora Roberts writes!

  283. Christal M

    Really want to read

  284. Linda

    Well worth the read. Plus I am partial to the name Duncan – that is my second son’s name. My other boys are Colin and Ian – do you detect a theme?

  285. Betty Spry

    I love Nora Roberts books, this one is on my reading list

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