Thursday, December 21, 2023

#BookReview: There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) by @KatyPool

Synopsis: 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. As chaos takes hold, 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.


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: I am not going to go into this one as I do not want to spoil anything. But man if you love amazing characters and world class world building then this book is for you!! This was AMAZING!! 


A Morris Award Finalist!
A Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year!
 Kirkus Best Book of the Year!
An Indigo Best Book of the Year!

There Will Come a Darkness is a can’t-miss debut from an exciting new talent. I defy you not to lose yourself in this vast, luscious fantasy.” ―Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

"One of the most stunning debuts of the year." ―Seventeen

“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

* "Pool accomplishes a masterful balance of exposition, action, and characterization . . . full of genuinely surprising and interesting twists that will have readers anxious to get to the last page. [F]ans of Bardugo’s
 Six of Crows will notice similarities between the narrative styles. [R]omance readers will revel in the beginnings of a few steamy relationships (one straight, one queer)." ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksSTARRED review 

* "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." ―
Kirkus ReviewsSTARRED review 

* "[S]et apart by its immersive worldbuilding and compelling narrators." ―
Shelf AwarenessSTARRED review 

* "[T]his inventive, gripping novel’s narrative drive remains strong thanks to its high stakes, abundant action, and realistic romances both gay and straight." ―
Publishers WeeklySTARRED review 

"A sweeping, ambitious fantasy that pulled me into a world of corruption, dark prophecy, and ultimately, hope. [G]ripped me until the very last pages." ―Julie C. Dao, author of 
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

"Katy Rose Pool combines lovable characters, a gorgeously tangible world, and an intricate puzzle-box plot to create a story that will pull you inexorably toward the explosive end." ―Sara Holland, 
New York Times bestselling author of Everless

"A beautiful woven fantasy of prophecy, intrigue and unforgettable characters. There Will Come a Darkness feels both utterly original and like the best of classic fantasy" ―Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand 

"Reading this intricate YA fantasy, you get the feeling Katy Rose Pool’s plot is always seven steps ahead of you. You’ll want to catch up as quickly as possible." ―Refinery 29

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Katy Rose Pool, author of the Age of Darkness trilogywas born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in history, Katy spent a few years building websites by day and dreaming up prophecies by night. Currently, she resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she can be found eating breakfast sandwiches, rooting for the Golden State Warriors, and reading books that set her on fire.  --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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