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The Rise of Magicks

Chronicles of The One, Book 3
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Series: Chronicles of The One, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (991 ratings)

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The number one New York Times best-selling 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...

©2019 Nora Roberts (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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A brilliant finale.

I don’t understand the reviews of people who loved the series but couldn’t finish the final book. It is a continuation of the first two. It is written and performed the same as the first two. I loved and and will miss the characters. I wish the story could continue.

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Magick

Loved the story, from beginning to end and the narration was just amazing.

In this finally, we get to see all the characters mature and come into their own. I feel empty that this was the end.

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Could not sink the landing

First book was great, second wasn't bad, but the third was awful. What a train wreck. Nora can't write a battle scene. Lazy storytelling. No real pressure and any obstacles are resolved without any complications.

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Disappointed

Loved the first two books but, this third one was very disappointing and the finale was bleh.

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Insipid, phrasing repetitions are annoying.

Insipid, near constant repetitions are annoying, returning after a very few chapters. A synopsis of the last book should have been worked into the first chapter.

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Umm

I really tried to get into this book. After 5 hrs of trying to get on with the final chapter and just went straight to the end and see what happened because I was tired of daydreaming when I should’ve been listening. I loved the first two. But I fear like other authors they get bored by the end. Why do all the guys sounds like a tired old man or from the Deep South? I’ve noticed that too with other female narrator. But unfortunately for me I can’t listening to the chapters as I couldn’t get into it. Getting a refund. Hopefully she’ll do better next time.

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Least favorite NR book

I’ve been a huge fan of Nora Roberts since my early teen years in the early 90’s. I’ve read every book she’s written, several more that a few times. I listened to the first two books in this trilogy and was anticipating the last, but I find myself incredibly disappointed. It’s the slowest, more boring story line she’s ever put out in my opinion. I still have about 90 minutes left, so maybe it’ll pick up, but I’m not hopeful. I’ve had to force myself through this book since about the 2-3 hour mark. If you must have the final book, I’d go with the abridged version as this book is about twice as long as it needs to be.

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This series conclusion is not worth the time.

Other than the occasional irritating vocal fry, the performance of the narrator is good.
Did Nora Roberts become bored by the story? Was this originally one book she was obligated to stretch out to three? Disappointing.

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Not what was expected

I loved the first 2 books but I was disappointed with this one. There was so much emphasis on the war and not the love found during or after.
just not what I expected.

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I couldn't even finish it...

I'm so disappointed! I'm such a HUGE fan of this series, but after four hours, I gave up. Wow, what a let down.

Don't waste your credit on this book.

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  • martin currie
  • 12-04-19

Disappointing

Very disappointing end to the trilogy , pace felt stop/ start with no twists in the story

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  • Hairey
  • 12-02-19

An expected ending to really good trilogy

I thought the 1st book scarily thought provoking and a real insight into human behaviour. Book 2 developed the story and described the challenges that could face us all post disaster. However Book 3 was very predictable Nor Roberts is my favourite author and this book failed to deliver enough to meet her usual standards, it was very disappointing.

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  • Renubee
  • 11-28-19

Well worth the wait

Such a great ending, I was laughing and crying throughout. Well worth the wait, narration was brilliant

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  • Roderic
  • 12-10-19

I just wanted to see how it ended

There are many sugary stereotypes in this story and there was probably no way in which narration would improve it.

The representations of good and evil were facile... but I did listen to the end. In retrospect there are better ways I could have spent my time.

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  • Catherine
  • 12-05-19

Spell Binding

Fantastic climax and resolution to a spell binding trilogy. This story from the beginning of Year One to the end of The Rise of Magicks explores the human condition when forced to respond to horrendous disaster and change. Captivating new narrative woven around the age old theme of light vs dark, good vs evil. Loved it!

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  • Catherine
  • 11-29-19

I could stop listening

Wow an awesome ending to a fantastic trilogy. Strong powerful story in its own right but better than that an exciting and breathtaking finish to the series. Loved every minute of it.