The Rise of Magicks: Book summary and reviews of The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

The Rise of Magicks

Chronicles of the One #3

by Nora Roberts

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The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
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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 weakness―if, 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 heal―and 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 destiny―to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all―she will need an army behind her…

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"Magnificent...perfectly balances magic, adventure, romance, and steely resolve in the battle of good vs. evil while reminding us that while the battles may save us, it's the home, hearth, and community which sustain us. Brilliant and inspiring." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Deftly wielding her own brand of literary magic, Roberts once again merges mesmerizing characters, inventive plotting, and propulsive pacing as she presents the compulsively readable finale to her altogether bewitching Chronicles of The One trilogy." - Booklist

"The final volume of The Chronicles of the One is a full fantasy, post-apocalytpic version of Roberts' tried and true storytelling mastery. Characters will come full circle, leaving no loose ends in this fast-moving, robust story." - Library Journal

"Showdowns are built up as epic but end before readers can fully absorb them. Fans will see flashes of Roberts's talents here, but will wish that she had fleshed things out." - Publishers Weekly

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Nora Roberts Author Biography

Nora Roberts is one of America's leading novelists, whose more than 150 books have been published around the world and excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different languages. She writes as J. D. Robb for the "in Death" series, and has also written under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.

Several of Roberts' books, have been adapted into made-for-TV movies and aired on Lifetime. She is also a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America's favorite novelist."

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