Year One

Year One Review

A stunning new novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling author - an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives...

It began on New Year’s Eve.

The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.

As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Length: 12 hours and 20 minutes

Title:Year One
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    "The human race is finished, and in its place come the weird and the strange, demons from hell." I was excited when I heard about Year One. Roberts's romances may not be my thing, but I did enjoy the...

  • Celeste

    Full review now posted!Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars (strictly because my brain had a hard time accepting that this had been authored by Nora.)You had me scared there for a while, Nora, but you came thro...

  • Jilly

    Nora Roberts writing Urban Fantasy?It's a good day.I absolutely LOVE her Eve Dallas series. And, she wrote one of my favorite book boyfriends into existence. How could I resist this?I need it as much ...

  • Phrynne

    Nora Roberts is one of those authors who can write anything she turns her hand to and in this case it is a dystopian fantasy. The world is decimated by a plague which is followed by magical powers app...

  • Kirsty 📚📖??

    I haven't read many Nora Robert books preferring instead the works of her alter-ego JD Robb but as this is more fantasy I decided to give it a go. And I really enjoyed it. It doesn't re-write the apoc...

  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    🌟🌟🌟1/2 STARSSo it's safe to say Year One (Chronicles of The One #1) by Nora Roberts was one I was really looking forward to I was really excited when I got the ARC of this, like jumping up a...

  • Ron Charles

    Don’t bother reaching for a Kleenex. It’s not just a cold. It’s not even the flu.It’s the Doom.If you needed any further proof that the world was ending, here comes Nora Roberts with “Year O...

  • Brenda

    As the family who had come together for Christmas/New Year celebrations in the cold Scottish countryside, left and headed back to their respective homes, little did they know they were the bearers of ...

  • Tiffany PSquared

    ★★★.5 stars❝And some like us couldn't handle what turned on inside them. They've gone mad, like she has. Immune to the virus, doomed anyway. That's the reality...❞For me to have been so exci...

  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)

    **This is a review of the audio version of  this title, via Audible. This novel already has some 1,300+ reviews on Goodreads (only being released in December of 2017), so I am going to keep my summ...