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.