The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One and Of Blood and Bone concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as “A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand.”
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weaknessif, indeed, they can be saved.
Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them healand rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destinyto finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them allshe will need an army behind her…
About the Author
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.
Date of Birth:1950
Place of Birth:Silver Spring, Maryland
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts is the 3rd and final book in her Chronicles of The One trilogy. I loved the two previous books in this trilogy, and I have to say that Nora Roberts once again gives us a masterpiece in this satisfying thrilling conclusion. Note: The Rise of Magicks is not a standalone, do not read this book if you have not read the previous books. Background of Chronicles of One: a post-apocalyptic dystopian, with a bit of fantasy, that starts with a lethal virus (The Doom) that will destroy most of the world. A new beginning will start with the survivors, which will pit the dark (evil) and the light (good) against each other that will divide and separate all. Magic (witches, fairies, elves, etc) rises, causing division among those with newfound powers that are used for good, and those who are evil and want to hurt others, and the humans with no power at all, bent on destroying all magic. It has been 20 years since the Doom, and in The Rise of Magicks, our heroine, Fallon Swift, after years of training, has become extremely powerful. She brings everyone together working toward building an army to fight the violence that threatens them, such as Purity warriors to want to kill all magickal people, the corrupt government and the evil darkness that they must defeat to survive. As the members of her team, from New Hope, and other communities that they have rescued and trained towards winning this war, Fallon’s plan is to head for Arlington, one of the biggest compounds, as well as two other camps in other cities. Fallon knows she needs add many more people to fight and free those imprisoned, building her army to the thousands they will need to weaken and destroy the enemy. Many of those they rescue are the tortured innocent humans, as well as the magickal witches, faeries, elves, who will stand with them against the evil. What I loved about this story was seeing all my favorites from the previous books, who are loyal to Fallon, whom they know as The One, and seeing them all work together for a common goal; bring out the light and destroy the dark. It was also wonderful to meet so many new characters that would rise up beyond their terrible torture and be willing to fight for The One. Fallon was a wonderful heroine, whom I loved from the time she was born in the second book, and as she gets older, it was nice to see a romance in the background of the story. The wonderful characters that supported her were equally so great; Lana, Duncan, Mallick, Simon, Tonia, Katie, Rachel, Hannah, Fred, Arlys, Colin, Mick, just to name a few. Great cast of characters. I do not want to give spoilers, as that would ruin the story, and you really need to read this trilogy. What follows is an exciting, fast paced, nonstop action-packed, at times dark and intense adventure, with everyone working together and preparing for the war of good vs evil. The battles were many, and each one had me on the edge of my seat; and in any war, there are lives that are lost. The last half of the book was intense and captivating. Fallon and her team, old and young, were amazing. The Rise of Magicks was a fantastic finale to this wonderful epic trilogy, which is no surprise, as Nora Roberts always gives us a masterpiece. There is so much to love about this dark, tense and magical world, in a dystopian fantasy that was a thriller a minute. If you enjoy an exciting, mind boggling adventure, in a fabulous dystopian world and fantastic characters,
This is the third book in the Chronicles of the One series. This book opens with the One, Fallon Swift, leading her cohorts on a rescue mission to save 300 people, some of them faeries, witches, elves, and shifters, from the clutches of the Purity Warriors who have held them prisoners and tortured them far too long. She knows the only way to stop the Purity Warriors is to weaken them by closing down their evil laboratories, especially the largest of them, Arlington. Roberts has carefully crafted a world populated by good and evil, magicks and non-magicks, and light and dark. Her characters are well-drawn and fully realized. The story moves along quickly and is well written. While it might be helpful if you’ve read the first two books in the series, it is not entirely necessary as Roberts has done a fine job of reintroducing the characters, explaining relationships, and how things work. Roberts should not be dismissed as a fantasy author simply because she writes in other genres. She has done a good job of world building, of creating the right amount of diversity, including good and evil, and having a cast of well-developed complex characters. Readers who are not normally fantasy fans may pick up other fantasy books because they read this one (or the entire series) because they’re fans of Roberts. That’s a win-win for the genre. My thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Edelweiss for an e-ARC.
I have read all of Nora Roberts books. This series was very disappointing. I think someone else wrote this . It lacks everything that I love about the characters in all the other novels. All this book is war without the love.
Breathtaking and a fantastic read Inspiron