The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted April 20th, 2020 by in *Review / 2 comments

The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts *Stephanie’s Review*The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
Also by this author: Dark Witch, Of Blood and Bone
Series: Chronicles of the One #3
Also in this series: Of Blood and Bone
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Adult, Dystopian, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Pages: 454
Format: Hardcover
Read in: April 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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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… - via GoodReads

5 Stars

I don’t know that reading a book about how people live after a global pandemic during a global pandemic was my brightest move but what can you do? I picked up The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts because I wanted to conclude the series and hadn’t meant to let it go as long as I did.

I wasn’t disappointed and while it might not have been my brightest idea, this book did give me hope. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. The end papers were gorgeous but gave me a little bit of anxiety. Truthfully I found a book about people surviving despite very difficult circumstances to be a good choice! Not everyone will respond to this type of story that way though.

We’re finally seeing the end of a story that started in book one and 20 years in the past. At points it did seem to drag a tiny bit for me but it was made up for with fantastical story telling and characters you could really root for.

I know this review is very vague but it is the end of a series and giving away too much will surely spoil the first two books. Also under current circumstances I can’t suggest you run out and buy this book right now. I would 100% recommend adding this book to your list to read once things have settled down a bit.

Stephanie

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2 Responses to “The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. Lover of Romance

    LOL probably not the most encouraging?? although as human we have experienced and overcome all types of adversity ….if it wasn’t a pandemic it could have been a world war for all we knew. We even had one just a handful of years ago it just wasn’t all over social media or the news even. I have faith it will blow over soon and life will be back to normal.

    Great review, I have really been curious about this new series from Roberts but wanted to wait until this whole pandemic blows over. Not sure how my anxiety levels would handle these books

    • Stephanie

      I know it’s not and that makes me feel horrible because it is a fantastic series! Romance is a bit of a secondary genre in this series but it is still there! It’s a great series but I would feel awful if someone picked it up right now based on my review. The first book would have given me major anxiety if I had read it now. And yes, we’ll get through this because we literally don’t have a choice. Pretty grim but it’s the truth! ?

      Thank you! I definitely recommend the series, just not necessarily right now. Lol!

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