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Feb 14 2017 5:32pm

Nora Roberts Goes Dark with Year One: Read the Book Description!

Cover to Be Revealed for Nora Roberts' Year OneA pretty sweet Valentine's Day just got EVEN BETTER thanks to breaking Nora Roberts book news!

While Echoes in Death just dropped last week and we have Come Sundown to look forward to this May, our hunger for new Nora Roberts is never sated. Luckily, we now have scoop on her December release, Year One, and it sounds intense. Here's what we know so far about this first volume in a new series, the Chronicles of The One:

A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling 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.

Intriguing, right?! Stay tuned for more as we get it, including the cover when it's revealed!

P.S. Don't forget to vote for J.D. Robb's Eve/Roarke in the annual Swoonies couples battle!

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Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Year One by Nora Roberts, available December 5, 2017:

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6 comments
BenidormBabe
1. BenidormBabe
Wow, that sounds interesting, and different from her usual stuff. However, I'm a bit confused about the blurb. Not wishing to be a grammar Nazi but:

More than half the world was decimated

Does that mean half or reduced to 10 percent?
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
@BenidornBabe -- I guess we'll find out! ;) In all seriousness, that's a fair point, but I think the "to reduce drastically especially in number" and "to cause great destruction or harm to" is most likely what they're going for here and is how most use the word now.
Sue Theriault
3. Sue Theriault
Wow! Can't wait!!! Pre-ordered.
Brie Clementine
4. Brie.Clem
She talked about this new series a bit on her blog last year
http://fallintothestory.com/new-directions/ I don't think this is a romance, however, although she's publishing it as NR instead of using a new pen name so who knows. I'd adjust my expectations just in case, tho.
Sue Theriault
5. Frani
It almost sounds a bit like "The Stand," by Stephen King.
Sue Theriault
6. Vol Fan
OOOH, this sounds really good! Will preorder this for sure!
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