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For those of you who wait for the entire trilogy, your time is nigh. (OK for the rest of us who read them as they are released, YOUR time is nigh as well.)

Here’s the cover copy:

In a world after the Doom destroyed civilization, magick is commonplace and Fallon Swift spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon can’t live in peace until she frees those who are prey for the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end.

Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already rescued countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her.

This is the place to discuss TROM and all things Chronicles of The One. So please be ware — spoilers straight ahead.

Enjoy the discussion!

43 thoughts on “The Rise of Magicks discussion space”

    1. Thank you so much for the whole wonderful and magical series. I have read all three of them and enjoyed them immensely. I can’t wait for what Nora comes up with next.

  1. I finished re-reading Year One. Refreshing my memory on Of Blood and Bone today while watching for my mailman. A new Nora book day is always a wonderful day.

  2. Just finished reading it, and can I say, I believe this is the best trilogy Nora’s ever done, and I’ve loved them all. So worth the wait. Loved every second of this book.

  3. Listening to The Rise of Magic’s today even while driving around for errands. I stopped at a drive thru for tacos while I was listening to the part about Joe and Eddy. Crying through the drive thru.

  4. Thank you Nora for a worthy conclusion to a wonderful trilogy. It had everything and more. What a great way to spend my day. And a big thank you to whomever scheduled this release. It motivated me to finish NANO early in order to devote my time to this novel.

  5. I re read the first two in October to be ready for the new one. Got it yesterday at 6:30pm and just finished it. Love every minute I spent reading it. Well done.
    I’m sad to see the story end. Would love to see the characters in a romance series. Are you planning on continuing with them? Fallon and Duncan married and trying to make things work, Hannah, Tonia and Fallon’s brothers finding their life mates.
    Thank you again for all the wonderful books.

    1. I loved the world building as much as the romance – would have followed a whole book about Hannah or a book about life in Vivienne’s Quebec!

  6. Finished the trilogy today and know that it will be in my re-read pile. All the characters, the action, the scenery were perfect. So pleased Nora went with her instinct and wrote a completely different story. Thank you, Nora.

  7. Absolutely wonderful trilogy – and an amazing ending through TROM. I appreciated reading how a leader, no matter their age or experience, may at times need to regroup, clear one’s mind, and re-focus on the achieving goals for the better good. It is a good reminder for informal and formal leaders alike in both personal and professional settings.

    Thank you for taking readers on this journey.

  8. I’m in a book depression now. The end of a wonderful trilogy, the conclusion done so well. But it’s done and I’m sad. I reread the first two this past week, so I was right where I needed to be for TROM. I loved the entire story, beginning to end. Thank you for taking us with you as you tried something new. I can’t wait to see where we go next.

  9. Like every trilogy of Nora’s, I finished dreaming of how the characters continued. Absolutely fantastic! The first book totally snared – a scared – me. No wonder this idea was keeping Nora up nights! I’ve read quite a few apocalyptic stories, and while keeping things nerve-wracking, the heart of this story, always, was the people. So many balls in the air – the people, the world-wide impact, how the dominoes continued to fall. I was left with all kinds of wondering how things worked out, but still there was hope. The blunt truth of the die-off reminded me of what I’d read about the 1918 pandemic. There just wasn’t enough people well enough to bury all the dead. This trilogy has created all kinds of discussions, including shorter life spans (no vaccines), what will power vehicles when they happen again (I advocated solar) and how will the survivors data-mine information and how will they keep it in the future. Lots of good arguments. I know there were a lot of people not wanting to even start reading the trilogy, because it’s too different, but they’re missing out. This one was great – happy, sad, lovely, ugly, insightful and broad-stroked. All at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing this story!

  10. I am on chapter 24 and loving the story can’t wait to see the ending. I reread the first two books in the last couple of weeks so I could just follow the story. I agree I would love to see some sequels that tell more of the story

  11. I just finished the Trilogy. I’m both happy and sad. Truly enjoyed the journey, but sad it has come to an end.

    1. All I can say is that you know a classic when you finish and immediately restart from the beginning all over again cause you just can’t leave this world. I always love Nora’s trilogies but this one took it to a level and if Amazon or Netflix isn’t smart enough to option these books for a short series, it will be a great loss.

  12. Nora thank you for your magnificent work!
    The Rise of Magicks is the perfect ending.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

        1. Nora I don’t suppose you can tell us how old Fallon is at the end of this book? With the first two books I could gage her age by the noting of the passage of time. For whatever reason I was unable to figure it our in this book.

  13. My favourite trilogy. My son is very happy the last one came. I’ve listened to them all on audio books so many times. The complexities of the characters and their relationships. Truly marvelous trilogy, every one of the stories is outstanding and makes you want more. If only it was a quartet.

  14. Read it twice because English isn’t my first language and I loved it. Thank you for writing this!

  15. Just finished The Rise of Magicks. It was great. Now going back to the first book. Year One will reread all in order. I just love this trilogy

  16. Nora, I have loved your books since I first discovered them (and you) and this is no different. You are one of my favorite authors and I always come back to your books for a little pick me up when I’m feeling down. I can always count on a happy ending, even though there are hardships along the road. This trilogy has become my favorite and I did not want it to end, as much as I was looking forward to reading the last book. I remember reading a blog post about this trilogy, how it will be different from what you usually write, and I got excited reading that. I knew it was going to be good but I never knew it was going to be this good. From the first book, it was a rollercoaster of emotions. I am still trying to recuperate from the loss of Max (and now Joe and Mick). I was heartbroken for Lana because of how much he meant to her and to the child they made together. Let’s just say that the first book brought me so much heartache for Katie, Jonah, Rachel, Arlys, and Fred. I know they’re all fictional but I immersed myself in their world when I read these books and it’s hard to not fall in love with the characters and feel compassion for what they’ve gone or going through. Reading the last book to the trilogy was bittersweet; I didn’t want it to end but I couldn’t get enough so I read faster. I felt so many emotions. I knew Fallon and Duncan were going to end up together but I was very happy when they finally did. They’re good for each other because they can lean on each other and Fallon could be herself around Duncan and not feel like the whole world is on her shoulders. I’m still digesting everything and I will be re-reading the third book soon. Sorry about the long post! I just wanted Nora to know how much I’ve enjoyed this whole trilogy and all of her books.

  17. I have just read the first two back to back and now its time for the final. Cant wait to get started.

  18. Just finished TRoM. I laughed, I cried, my heart raced. I felt like I was pulled into the story and cared about the characters. Happy that Max helps Fallon. Sad about Mick. Sorry it’s over, but I plan on a reread very soon.

  19. I’m putting off finishing this book. I have loved every book and I am so very sad this is the last.

  20. Just love this trilogy and this last book is wonderful!
    Was a little hesitant when the first book came out but loved everyone of them.
    I had to cry when I got to the Eddie/Joe section, and I rarely cry when reading, normally it’s just movies that make me “blubber”. So I think that says something about the quality of your writing.

    Thank you for all the wonderfull books you’ve written and hope to read a lot more great stories in the future.

  21. Wonderful that the First Tribes were recognized and had a role in supporting the light and defeating the dark.

  22. Just finished the trilogy and while normally I might reread the last book immediately, this time I am going to start with the second read of the entire trilogy. I so love the characters. My daughter bought the first book but cannot finish it as she is sensitive to dark themes and can’t get past the apocalypse.

  23. I’m one of those who waited until all three books were out before reading the trilogy. LOVED IT! I love magic themes. The characters were well developed and grew from book to book. An imaginative destruction of the world’s population and who survives. Very satisfying. I, too, would enjoy reading more stories set in the world of Magicks. I would like to know what ever happened to Little Abe, and other characters mentioned in passing; I always want to know more. Kudos to Nora for another fantastic story.

  24. I savored this book over almost two weeks…reading it in sections and scenes…putting it down and taking myself into the book. So much to experience…so much to feel….and so much to anticipate. Honestly…I never wanted it to end…but when it did I had to say that you connected everything that was important…with all the originals of New Hope creating a path toward the future. As for Fallon and Duncan…there is a new beginning to be had…and Nora, if you have more in that creative brain of yours to say about them and just need more adventures for Fallon and Duncan I will be right there to read them. If not…you have set me up enough to just imagine. And in the end isn’t that what a good writer does…Nora, I have been a reader from the beginning in the 80’s…from your earliest romance novels….through Eve and Roarke…full length novels and trilogies…just want to end by saying this has been maybe your best. Thank you for sharing your gift…can’t wait for a reread.

  25. I just finished Rise of Magicks! Loved it! This was a great series! The love of family and friends just warmed my heart!

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