Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
As one American family enjoys their break at their Scottish holiday home, a terrible sickness is released when blood is spilt on ancient magical land. The sickness travels with the family back across the oceans and within an alarmingly short period of time, more than half of the world’s population is dead. The virus seems to be unstoppable.
Of those that do survive, latent powers of certain humans rise to the surface. The ‘Uncannys’ are a new breed of superhumans, blessed – or perhaps cursed – with the magical abilities of characters of folklore. Elves, fairies and witches are now fighting for survival in this new world where tyranny rules and misinformation is the norm. A journalist, a chef, a writer, a paramedic and others come together to try and find somewhere save to live and ride out the horror that has over taken the world. Strangers become family and form a town of broken refugees who must put aside their differences and prejudices to survive in a new order where governments are gone, the authorities no longer exist and prejudice is rife.