Year One - Nora Roberts

Year One

Artist Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 957 Ratings



A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—Year One is 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.


  • Year One

    By CMRosebaom
    I studied the Book of Revelation , but the end times never appealed to me, but I enjoyed this book p. It wasn’t really about a end, but about the time of getting ready first time a new beginning and beginning anew. The prospect of a baby being born and and romance beginning was good of course if the end time and a new beginning of time seemed to not just to be coincidence bi symbolic.
  • Great read

    By Note Card: Free from LearnSmart
    The writing is classic NR, but the tale is entirely new. Complicated storytelling will leave you anxious for the rest of the story.
  • Wonderful and thrilling!

    By BittyB86
    I literally couldn’t stop reading this book. So much sorrow, beauty, pain, fear, strength and hope. I’m really sad that I’m already done. Perhaps I should pace myself next time... I can’t wait for the next book to come out!
  • Loved it!

    By BDQueen36
    Ready for the next one!
  • Amazing story

    By Adamj272001
    I have read many different books by many different authors, from King, Cussler, and Patterson who are amazing in their own right. But none of those listed above have captivated me as much as this book has. This is my first time reading one of her stories and I can not wait for the next installment. One of the best books I’ve ever read.

    By Minnienme
    I have read every book that Nora Roberts has written, even all of her JD Robb. Loved this book. It is different than anything she has written before, but she is such a great writer. Waiting patiently for the next book. Keep them coming.
  • Year one

    By Mmbb7431
    I found this to be an excellent story. The unusual storyline kept me interested and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. Thank you!!!
  • I love this book

    By Gelato 512
    I could scarcely put it down. And I can’t wait for the next one!
  • Simply fantastic

    By BannyBooRoo
    Not her usual But Absolutely one of the best books I’ve read in years! I devoured it in ONE night! I can not wait to see what’s next!!!
  • Great read!

    By Heatherkay4
    Not to the level of George RE Martin but still a great book!