Tuesday 5 January 2021


Of Blood And Bone by Nora Roberts
Book 2 of the Chronicles of The One
Narrated by Julia Whelan
Genre: dystopian urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook

About Of Blood And Bone:
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.
Source: Info in the About Of Blood And Bone was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37638128-of-blood-and-bone on 04/12/2018.

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My Thoughts:
A chapter of a bigger book. This is what this book is. However, it still finished this chapter nicely while hinting on what the next chapter would be which we could safely presume would be the next book in this series. I usually do not like this kind of series. But Nora Roberts being Nora Roberts, the story telling quality is very good. Therefore, I enjoyed this book very much. So I would continue following this series until I either finish this series or I get annoyed so much that decide to abandon this series. The plot is quite straight forward. The heroine comes of age. That's it. However, I also want to know what happens next to the New Hope community who fought so much to live. That there, have so much potential for tangent story lines and I want to know how the author would spin that thread!...

This is my first Julia Whelan listen and I like the way she reads. Her voice is not aggravating to the ears. And I would listen to another audiobook by her again.

In the end I enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 5
Writing Style = 3.5
Ending = 3
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = (13 hrs and 42 mins)
Plot = 3.5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

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