The Rise of Magicks

The Rise of Magicks

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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..."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250123039
Branch Call Number: SF ROBERTS NORA
Characteristics: 454 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 30, 2020

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

Sep 02, 2020

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.

Aug 03, 2020

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 !!!

Jan 13, 2020

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.

Jan 11, 2020

Pg 160

Jan 10, 2020

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.

Dec 30, 2019

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.

Dec 20, 2019

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.

Dec 06, 2019

Beyond awful.


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