Year One

Year One

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre : Paranormal
  • FIle Size : 5.30 MB
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Description

Year One A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author—an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, 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, magick 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.

Reviews

  • Already Written by Stephen King

    1
    By Delikins
    Why did a fine American novelist, who writes so beautifully in different genres, decide to "channel" The Stand? This largely derivative book contemporizes and simplifies King's plot. - from the trek through the tunnel to the use of parallel structuring. I always find something original in Roberts' novels. Not this time. So sad...
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By tauchanichole
    Absolutely loved this book. Can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the series!
  • Wow

    5
    By CSC1000
    Very different from her usual. Dark. But could not put it down. Excellent. Looking forward to the next!
  • Not what I thought

    1
    By Shadeyko
    Horrible book, apologies NR, this is not anything I thought I would ever say about one of your books. Book was depressing from the start with most of the worlds population killed off. It was believable enough in that and so very depressing to read overall. Near the end of the book comes a death that made me honestly stop reading and just skimmed the ending. Left a bitter taste in my mouth and was not a pleasant read at all. I’m very disappointed to see that this author, who I have read for most of my life at this point, wrote this. I would not recommend this, and I’ve never had to say that for her.
  • Please

    4
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