Blurb (as on Goodreads):
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before—the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted—and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
‘Of Blood and Bone’ is a treat. I am not saying that because I am a fan, but this book has such an amazing plot and diverse characters.
Fallon knows she is the ‘The One’. Now, she needs to hone her powers and rise into a smart, powerful individual. And that’s what Roberts delivers. Fallon is smart, confident, stubborn and always eager to learn.
We also get to meet characters from the first book, who have built a community for themselves. These people have dedicated their lives to protect people and build a new world from scratch. It was such a happy moment to read about all these characters and the epic reunion.
The story has magic, mythical creatures from Irish mythology and a lot of fighting and saving people. The characters are so refreshing, even when they are repetitive, and the plot is thrilling and indulging. Each chapter brings something new and I enjoyed every minute of it.
‘Of Blood and Bone’ is a book about reaching one’s full potential, the responsibilities of a protector, a family that is loving and caring, and friends who would die for each other.