Year One - Nora Roberts

Year One

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 1,892 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.


  • Best book

    By Monopoly game not working
    This is the best book I’ve read in years! I can’t wait to finish the trilogy!
  • Book 1

    By RDrachen
    Feels like a twist on Walking Dead. Magic is the twist, but seems to follow the same idea. Curious what changes as the books go on.
  • Year one

    By lynnepapa
    Stopped when she made the policeman( a man) gay . Chapter one .. really????
  • Year One

    By jenMHM10
    Loved it! Highly recommend.
  • The worst book ever

    By kcladyz
    This is hands down the worst book I ever read in my life. The first 15% was good and had promise then it fizzled out. I plan on reading the series anyway to see if there is any storyline improvement
  • Absolutely Loved This Book

    By MovieLover3039
    I found it on the shelf at my local library and didn’t put it down. Now I can’t wait to read the second book. This is very entertaining and well written story. Give it a chance you won’t be disappointed.
  • Waste of money and time

    By Vallerie's Itunes
    I could not even finish this book. To bad, Nora Roberts has written such wonderful fantasies,this is not one of them.
  • Pablum

    By Poll4
    First three chapters were hopeful, but then I could predict everything thereafter. The dialogue was middle-schoolish and lacked realism... seriously bored me to tears.
  • So close to a really great book, but......

    By shoebee2
    There are places where the story grabs you and pulls you in. Then with no warning or reason apparent that grip falters, weakens and let’s go. This could have been a great book. A truly worthy sister to The Stand or The Passage yet when it reaches for that platform it simply falls short. Character dev is spotty and lethargic. Scene and feel as well. I loved the story, the premise. The execution however is halfhearted, lazy. A good read but no classic between these covers.
  • Simply one of the best new series

    By J L Services
    I’m a huge sci-fi/fantasy reader, I was caught up on all my series and needed a new beginning. I had know idea what I had in store for myself starting this series. I’m blown away, just speechless when it comes to how amazing this first book is, treat yourself to this book.