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Publisher's Summary

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...

PLEASE NOTE: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

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

Critic Reviews

"[Julia] Whelan's ability to portray a large cast of characters, giving each a unique voice, is laudable. Each character is discernible from the rest — no matter their gender, age, or regional accent. Her soothing tone and even pacing keep the lengthy story moving for the listener. Overall, Whelan deftly presents another production worth listening to." —AudioFile Magazine

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  • Kimberly
  • 08-05-20

This is an abridged version of the book

I saw a few negative comments about this book. Please remember when you buy the abridged version of the book it’s a summary. The original version of this book is 14 hours in duration.

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  • pineapple67
  • 30-11-19

Infantile

The 1st book in this series was great. It took an entirely different spin on the apocalypse genre that was fresh and entertaining. The 2nd book didn’t mesh with the 1st. I actually had to go back and read a little of book 1 to try and remember where the characters were in the story. This 3rd book? The whole Light and Dark thing reads like a children’s fairy tail. I couldn’t even get past chapter 5. The book gets 2 stars overall because of the narrator.

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  • Dr. Robert Longo
  • 02-12-19

Happy, happy, happy. A little too happy

It was a good ending to a trioligy, but I wish there was more. yes more. MORE death, more loss. Everything was happy, happy happy. Just my opinion.

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  • Gayle
  • 02-12-19

Best series she has written yet !!!!

So well written , I couldn’t put it down! Would recommend to anyone looking for a new and different type of series from Nora. 5 stars for sure in my opinion. I could read the entire series again and again!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-12-19

AMAZING!

Loved everything about this but I'm sorry it is over! Nora Roberts NEVER disappoints!

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  • Alisia
  • 15-04-20

Struggle Bus

Soooo the first book was just this unbelievable page turner. Then the second book came and it was like, “what?”. I didn’t even know if I wanted to listen to this installment, but my curiosity of the outcome won out. It wasn’t great, but way better than book 2. I gave the overall a 3 star, but the story a 4 because of all the potential. If you take out all the unnecessary dribble and add a bit of suspense and excitement from book 1 it would be a hit.

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  • fatfoot
  • 13-12-19

The rise

Loved the series. Powerful loving great. Book. I think the whole series was wonderful wonderful end

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  • TheaC
  • 11-12-19

Awesome!!

I started listening to the first book, and was hooked. The story line, the characters so well developed, the pain, joy, hope, sorrow, evil, goodness and finally LOVE, made this an exceptional tale. I found myself chuckling, gasping and wiping away tears as I journeyed with the cast of New Hope to the finish. The narration is SO well done! It greatly contributed to the utter enjoyment of this listening experiece, bringing the characters to vivid life! It certainly is well worth the listen!

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  • Michelle
  • 24-03-21

Just stop after book 2.

This book is garbage compared to the first 2. No growth of characters or anything. Couple battles. Couple more battles. Magic wins. The end.

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  • Amazing
  • 15-01-21

Loved it

Amazing like the other 2 , loved the whole story and ending, bravo , just fantastic in general

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-21

Thrilling Magicks

I l9ve when Julia Whelan narrates, she really pulls you into the book. As usual Nora nailed it with another great epic series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-20

Ah-may-zing

Why does it have to end! Loved every moment of the series, from beginning to end!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-20

Loved it, good end to the trilogy

enjoyed the book, wish it didnt end. but it ended well. such a great trilogy

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  • Shakya
  • 06-12-19

Good Conclusion

I enjoyed this series, book 2 was my favourite and while book 3 was good I felt they could have gone into a few more stories of other characters.