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t's always been tough for me to resume the series after a year-long wait. To hold all the protagonists straight. To recall all the wars that were waged. And to make all the dots connect. Surprisingly, getting into The Rise of Magicks was not as challenging as expected. But I also required a chapter or two to get used to the tale and its cast once again. Naturally, in the end, everything I thought was lacking succeeded to produce a feel-good book. With a 'sight banishes the dark' kind of feeling, which was the heart and soul of the whole novel / trilogy, of course. For a 454 page novel, with a lot of substance, and a storyline that covered many years, I just thought that this last book should have been best separated into two. But this is just me, worrying about the fact that at times the book feels LONG, and maybe even a tiny bit repetitive. Nonetheless, in two days, I devoured the book. And I know it would be enjoyed by many people; however, I wish there was a longer epilogue. Final rating; 4/5 @Barcelonafan1 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
I have been a big Nora Roberts fan for decades, but was quite disappointed in this wrap up to the Year One trilogy. The book seemed "phoned in" and shallow. Battle scenes felt obligatory and every situation seemed too perfect in its outcome. I enjoyed the first two and the premise, but this outing lacked grittiness and depth. Even the romance, both physical and emotional, lacked authenticity. I was left wanting more, especially more of the earlier Nora Roberts. I felt this was more of a let's get on the paranormal,end of the world, fantasy-laden apocalypse bandwagon than a heartfelt effort to tell a story.
I’m a big Nora Roberts fan & has read practically all her trilogies ... Stephen King is my first FAV author !! For awhile I thought I was reading one of his books ... lol .... CUDOS to Nora ... AWESOME all three books !!!
This third book concluded the trilogy and ended things nicely although I felt that the pace of this book was slower than the fist two in the series. I did enjoy it and I am of fan of her writing. If you like fantasy, you might like this trilogy.
I liked the first book of the series but was disappointed with this last book. It seemed to drag and took too long to get to the conclusion. Missed opportunity for confrontation with the leader of the Purity Warriors and even the confrontation with the President of the US was disappointing. There should have been more battles involving Petra and her mother IMO. This book should not be compared to The Stand--The Stand was far better--better characters, better story line.
I enjoyed this series, YEAR ONE was first, BLOOD and BONE #2 this was the conclusion.
I thought the ending was perfect for the series. I recommend this series if you are into fantasy books. It was different and kept my interest throughout the series.
This series was recommended to me and I am glad I picked it up.
When a sickness called the Doom hits the world, the government starts finding all the elves, shifters and humans that they can to keep in inhumane conditions while they experiment on them and kill some of them. Fallon Swift, known as The One, has a bond with Duncan and together they free as many as they can. They go around the country getting people to help fight for their cause. I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end.