There Will Come a Darkness

Katy Rose Pool
Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy! "A can't miss debut from an exciting new talent." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer "The early buzz could hardly be louder." -Entertainment Weekly The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations--until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them--or all of them--could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness "Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes--messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them." --Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review


Reviewed: 2020-07-02

I really liked this book! I hadn't paid much attention to it, but right before release, I noticed a bunch of people talking about it. I decided to pick up a copy, and got super excited when I saw the map inside. Imagine my surprise when I look at the map, and see a map of Greece, Egypt, and the mediterranean! The book is largely set in a fantasy version of Athens. I happen to be in a Greek and Roman history class at the moment, so it was extra exciting. The only difficulty I had with the book was the number of POVs. I liked all the characters, but it took a bit of time to differentiate the characters from each other.

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