Friday, January 11, 2019

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts Audiobook Review

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.

Audiobook Details
Length: 13 hrs, 42 mins
Narrator: Julia Whelan

Book 2
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Ebook Buy Links

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆☆
This book picks up several years after The Doom with a snapshot of the lives of the people of New Hope. The lives of Rachel, Arlis, Jonah, Katie and the triplets, Chuck, Eddie, and Fred are just as integral to the survival of humankind as much as Fallon. The lives that they are building will set the stage for all future generations to come.

While New Hope is growing and conducting rescues of those who are enslaved by the Purity Warriors, Lana and Simon are raising Fallon and her younger brothers, Collin, Travis, and Ethan, on the farm. Their lives are simple, and they are teaching the children how to survive by farming. Fallon has grown up knowing that when the time came, she would be asked to leave her family and train in the ways of the Light, in the magics she was born with.

The trials that Fallon faces are not ones any normal teenager faces. The things she's being asked to learn are hard for those years older than she is, yet she manages. There are the typical teenage moments of sulkiness and feeling sorry for oneself and homesickness, yet Fallon isn't one to indulge in those feelings very often.

Duncan and Tonia's ability are just as they were previewed in Year One. They are strong apart, but together they appear to be unstoppable. Hannah is a natural born healer, not in the magical sense, but in that is what she is drawn to do.

The title of the book is mentioned several times throughout the book. Mallick talks about how Fallon is of the blood and bone.

The next installment in this series is a year away and it’s going to be a long wait.

Also Available in the Chronicles of The One Series

Book 1
Audiobook Buy Links

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Ebook Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca

For reviews & more info, check out our Year One Audiobook Review post.

NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, The Collector, Whiskey Beach, 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.

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Julia Whelan is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. She is perhaps most well known for her acting work on ABC’s Once and Again and her award-winning narration of over 200 audiobooks (including Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl).

Her debut novel, My Oxford Year, will be published on 4.24.18 by HarperCollins.

After a healthy career as a child actor, Whelan attended Middlebury College and Oxford University, graduating with a degree in English and Creative Writing.

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Mary Jo reviewed her personal audiobook copy of Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One #2) by Nora Roberts, narrated by Julia Whelan for this post.

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