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Dec 06 2019

The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

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Chronicles of The One book 3. Piatkus, 2019. ISBN: 9780349415024.
(Age: 16+) Recommended. Roberts completes her dystopian/fantasy novel with a stunning conclusion that neatly reveals the fates of all her characters from the previous books Year One and Of blood and bone. In The rise of magicks Fallon Swift, The One, has to come to grips with the brutality of war as she and other members of New Hope plan to overtake key cities that are held by the enemy as well as facing her old nemesis Petra. Her biggest challenge however, is to restore the shield that had once protected Earth from the darkness. With Duncan and Tonia by her side and ably assisted by her mother Lana, father Simon, Mallick, Mick, Fred and Arlys she follows her destiny.
Roberts brings this series to a satisfying ending blending the family unity and community living of New Hope with the intense planning for the awful battles to take Washington and New York. Her fantasy elements come together beautifully in the final scenes of light battling against dark and of course the burgeoning romance between Fallon and Duncan also features.
Roberts never fails to deliver a highly readable book and The rise of Magicks will please her many fans.
Pat Pledger

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