OF BLOOD AND BONE by Nora Roberts
Volume two of The Chronicles of THE ONE is a richly imagined world of magic, war, peace, education, and strategy. The characters introduced in volume one (YEAR ONE) are fleshed out and new characters become real. Roberts is a master of characterization and plotting. This book demonstrates that.
The training of THE ONE continues with an increase in magic, friendships and war. Although the middle of the book drags a bit, it is a welcome launch to the heart pounding final chapters. The conclusion of this book ensures readers will wait breathlessly for the third and final installment.
Readers who enjoy their magic laced with realism and great characters will appreciate this book. Can be read as a stand alone.
5 of 5 stars