Narrator: Julia Whelan
Series: Chronicles of The One #3
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 26, 2019
Length: 14 hours 3 minutes
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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…
This is the third and final book in The Chronicles of The One trilogy. This is a series you must read in order to follow the storyline. So this follows Fallon Swift, who was born in an apocalyptic world where the Doom has wiped out a large portion of the population of the planet. Then you have the people who survived, many of them become supernatural creatures, shifters, fairies, elves, witches and more. There are also people who stay strictly human.
Fallon is destined to lead the light, people who want to see happiness for all. She must help protect these people from those who seek to just harm. There are the Dark Uncannies, supernaturals who use their new powers just to take what others have, the Purity Warriors, who are humans who use religion to demonize anyone with supernatural powers and then raiders who are sometimes a mixed group and just take from the weak because they can.
After reading all three books, I have to say I just fell in love with all the characters in these stories. This is my first time reading Roberts and I love how she creates characters. I really feel an intense love and sometimes an intense dislike for the characters she developed with these stories. I really rooted for them to win each fight and I mourned the loss of the ones who didn’t make it, just like the characters did. I like watching Fallon, Dillion, Mick and the others grow from children to warriors.
Ending a series can be extremely difficult. I’ve read some I loved and many that really disappointed me. I can strongly say this series falls into the first category. I thought Roberts did a great job bringing the story to a great ending. I’m sure it will not be the last series I read by Nora Roberts.
Julia Whelan does an amazing job with the narration of this series. It has a very large cast of diverse characters, from children to an extremely old Malik. She really made you feel all the different emotions of the characters from anger to sadness to joy. I really feel that she brought something extra to make this story come alive in her telling of it.
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