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Year One

Year One

‘A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand’ – New York Times Review of Books

As this world ends, a new one begins.

From number one New York Times bestseller Nora Roberts – an epic, apocalyptic tale of good and evil, love and loss.

With one drop of blood, the old world is gone for ever. And in its place, something extraordinary begins…

They call it The Doom – a deadly pandemic that starts on a cold New Year’s Eve in the Scottish countryside. There’s something mysterious about the virus and the way it spreads. As billions fall sick and die, some survivors find themselves invested with strange, unexpected abilities.

Lana, a New York chef, has the power to move things and people with her will. Fred can summon light in the darkness. Jonah, a paramedic, sees snatches of the future in those he touches. Katie gives birth to twins, and suspects that she has brought fresh magic into the world, along with new life.

But The Doom affects people differently. Along with the light, a dark and terrifying magic will also rise. As the remaining authorities round up the immune and the ‘Uncannies’ for testing, Lana, Katie and others flee New York in search of a safe haven. The old world is over, and Year One has begun.


‘Nora Roberts weaves a powerful story of a deadly plague in this gripping, movie-like narrative’ – Good Housekeeping

A deadly pandemic known as The Doom kicks off in the Scottish countryside. Who doesn’t want to read this?’ – Emerald Street

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 5th December 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349414959

Reviews

Electric and ground-breaking. A fast-paced, mesmerising and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts' legions of fans
Kirkus
Fascinating characters and a well-built dystopia combine with a riveting plot that will attract a whole new group of readers
Library Journal
Nora Roberts weaves a powerful story of a deadly plague in this gripping, movie-like narrative
Good Housekeeping
A deadly pandemic known as The Doom kicks off in the Scottish countryside. Who doesn't want to read this?
Emerald Street
A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand
New York Times Book Review
Roberts knows exactly how to spellbind an audience
The Washington Post
You'll be hooked
People Magazine
Nora Roberts has turned her pen to apocalyptic fiction. And, oh boy, she really delivered . . . fast-paced and energetic
Bustle
The queen of the best-seller list is kicking off a new trilogy, a foray into dystopian fantasy that may earn the novelist a few gazillion more fans
AARP.org, Best Books of Winter 2018
What Roberts has done, with her radical departure, is ensure that she will find new fans among readers attracted to apocalyptic sf and speculative fiction
Booklist

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