There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)
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.

There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1) Details

TitleThere Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 3rd, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt Books for Young Readers
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1) Review

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    January 1, 1970
    Stories with multi ethnic groups of different characters with differing sexual orientations thrown together by mission or circumstance are my kryptonite and I'm practically vibrating in my seat waiting for this bookA 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.
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  • Teodora
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes....Say no more bro. Say no more. I'll just pay in cash thank you.
  • Vicky Who Reads
    January 1, 1970
    okay exciting!!! more information has come out!!! a cover is here!!!GIVE ME ALL THE ENSEMBLE CASTS AHHHHHH
  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a master class in fantasy world-building!My official review:"A sweeping, ambitious fantasy that pulled me into a world of corruption, dark prophecy, and ultimately, hope. The breathlessly paced story and well-rendered ensemble cast gripped me until the very last pages." - Julie C. Dao, author of FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS
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  • Sebastien Castell
    January 1, 1970
    I was fortunate enough to be given an advanced copy of this fantasy debut by Katy Rose Pool.There Will Come A Darkness is the first part of what promises to be a very popular epic fantasy series. In many ways it reminded me of Guy Gavriel Kay for the depth of the settings and cultures into which we enter, especially in how perspectives differ for each of the five main characters depending on their own backgrounds. This is a richly-developed world of magic and intrigue, with a diverse cast featur I was fortunate enough to be given an advanced copy of this fantasy debut by Katy Rose Pool.There Will Come A Darkness is the first part of what promises to be a very popular epic fantasy series. In many ways it reminded me of Guy Gavriel Kay for the depth of the settings and cultures into which we enter, especially in how perspectives differ for each of the five main characters depending on their own backgrounds. This is a richly-developed world of magic and intrigue, with a diverse cast featuring paladins, princes, and rogues that will appeal to both fans of classic fantasy but equally to those who want to see some of those tropes balanced out with a more modern perspective on inclusion in the characters.There Will Come A Darkness is told in an assured and polished style. Most importantly for me as a reader, though, it builds to an ending that is brilliantly conceived and will leave many readers breathless awaiting the next book in the series. This is a masterful fantasy debut and Katy Rose Pool is a writer to watch.
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  • Emma Giordano
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at roughly 250 pages in.This is an unfortunate situation as I REALLY was enjoying this book. I adored the diverse characters, the unique magic system, and the direction of the story. Sadly, in the middle of reading I had a lot going on in my personal life and couldn't focus on such a dense fantasy so I decided to put it down for now.I'd love to pick it up again and continue when I'm in the right mood for a story like this because I do want to see it through to the end :)I received a copy of DNF at roughly 250 pages in.This is an unfortunate situation as I REALLY was enjoying this book. I adored the diverse characters, the unique magic system, and the direction of the story. Sadly, in the middle of reading I had a lot going on in my personal life and couldn't focus on such a dense fantasy so I decided to put it down for now.I'd love to pick it up again and continue when I'm in the right mood for a story like this because I do want to see it through to the end :)I received a copy of this book for free from Macmillan. I had no obligation to read or review this book and all opinions are my own.
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  • Katy Pool
    January 1, 1970
    I wrote this book! I love it! I hope that when you read it, you also love it!You can read the first three chapters FOR FREE right here.There's an incredible book trailer that you can watch right here: There Will Come a Darkness book trailerAlso, if you pre-order this book, you can get free scrying cards from Fierce Reads! A win/win.-----------I have a list of content warnings for this book on my website. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out. Be safe!
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  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    I think when I requested this book, the only bit I knew about it was "the Age of Darkness approaches and five lives stand in its way". Because when I opened this book and started reading it, I was delightfully surprised. And hooked.He'd been on his own since he was eleven years old, and in that time he'd traded parts of himself — dignity, virtue, a clear conscience, if he'd ever had those things — to save the whole. He hadn't balked once.This actually feels like a more mature, and darker, versio I think when I requested this book, the only bit I knew about it was "the Age of Darkness approaches and five lives stand in its way". Because when I opened this book and started reading it, I was delightfully surprised. And hooked.He'd been on his own since he was eleven years old, and in that time he'd traded parts of himself — dignity, virtue, a clear conscience, if he'd ever had those things — to save the whole. He hadn't balked once.This actually feels like a more mature, and darker, version of the Falling Kingdoms series. We have multiple POVs and the main characters overlap and connect in various ways, though they aren't coupling up the way the other series did. Or at least not yet. The over arcing plot is a Big Bad who is looking to eradicate the Graced, a percentage of the population who have powers, who can channel esha (the energy of the world), to their bidding. Some have strength, some can heal, other see the future. So it's not quite GRACELING where everyone's Grace is unique, but rather that some are Graced and others.. not. And that's the big conflict. Beyond the, whole you know, Age of Darkness ending the world and all.The Paladin were the servants of the Prophets, and they had left to protect their last secret. But what if, in leaving, they had abandoned the Prophets' subjects at the moment they'd been most needed? Were they then to blame for how hollow the City of Faith had become?There is a secret order of people who have guarded the last big prophecy from the world, who retreated when the last Prophets left, and this prophecy pulls on the threads of fate for our main characters. Some are harbingers, some are hope, others helpless to do anything but play their roles. It's twisty and so so compelling. But the author, through her characters, challenges some of those fantasy tropes and sprinkles doubt into the minds of our characters. I felt that to be so great, so authentic, and far more interesting than the usual scope of fantasy archetypes we normally see."Whether or not you agree with the Witnesses, you cannot deny that you have been held back by the rules set down by the Prophets centuries ago. That the Graced will rule, and the rest of us will merely be footnotes in their stories."I'm not sure I have favourites yet but more importantly there wasn't a single POV I disliked. I loved how the plot played out, the betrayals, the reveals, the mystery that still lies heavy over everything. Again, I hate to make the comparison because plot-wise and theme-wise they aren’t the same, but this is exactly what I wanted when I picked up the Falling Kingdoms series. And it's also diverse — there seems to be no racism or prejudice.. beyond the fact that the Witnesses and Hierophant want to eradicate the Graced. But, strangely, even his argument lends a kind of logic to it all. I won't spoil it but.. yeah, I was just really impressed with pretty much everything in this book.I can't wait for more!** I received an ARC from the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **---This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities.
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  • Cassie
    January 1, 1970
    this sounds so fucking good and I’m here for all of it.
  • Candace Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    I love the cover and title so much but I just could not get into this story. I actually did like the multiple POVs and the writing but the fantasy aspect I couldn’t connect with either. However, I may try and reread it again in the future.
  • Alexa
    January 1, 1970
    Read with Rachel for Friends with ARCs!Pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this story. While there are a few details that either felt similar to other fantasy novels I’ve read or didn’t sit well with me, it was enjoyable on the whole (and a surprisingly quick read considering how long it is).
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  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    January 1, 1970
    March 2019: AHHHHHHHHHHHH YES TO THIS COVER!Someone says "Prophecy"Me: *appears* I've been summoned?
  • The Nerd Daily
    January 1, 1970
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFeliceStories with multiple points of view can often be disorienting and hard to get through because the storytelling can feel choppy and skewed to a specific character. That is not the case in There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool. She cultivates this stunning world with an impending age of darkness, and characters who will collide in all sorts of ways to save it, or bring about the destruction. I’ve never felt such an impendi Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFeliceStories with multiple points of view can often be disorienting and hard to get through because the storytelling can feel choppy and skewed to a specific character. That is not the case in There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool. She cultivates this stunning world with an impending age of darkness, and characters who will collide in all sorts of ways to save it, or bring about the destruction. I’ve never felt such an impending doom, or been so excited for the conflict that is to come as I have been in this book. I felt like the story played out like an intricate game of chess, and as each character moved, you could see the resulting consequences of their actions. There’s plenty more I will say later, but for now let’s get into what this story is about. A quick warning before we continue, this story does have some traumatic events, so if you are easily triggered by themes of assault, death, or torture, this might be a story to approach with caution.In There Will Come a Darkness, seven Prophets guided and united humanity, leaving it free from wars until 100 years ago, when they disappeared. At the time of their disappearance they left one last prophecy, one that tells of an Age of Darkness to come, and a new Prophet who could save it, or bring the world to ruin. With chaos taking hold, five people are destined to cross paths in potentially disastrous ways: a prince exiled from his kingdom, an assassin known as the Pale Hand, a faithful leader torn between duty to the people versus his heart, a gambler with the power to find anyone or anything, and finally, a dying girl who’s ready to give up. One or all of them could bring about the destruction to their world, the question is, what will they choose?The five main characters in this story are Ephyra, Hassan, Jude, Anton, and Beru. We begin in Ephyra’s point of view, and for me was both a brutal and satisfying first scene (as someone who is not easily triggered by assault, death, or torture…at least in books). I’m not sure if I can disclose who exactly these characters are, so in fear of spoiling it, I won’t. What I can tell you is that most of these characters have gone through, or are currently going through some sort of trauma. It’s terrifying, and you get to see how these traumas and happenings are shaping these characters in good or potentially bad ways. It makes the clashes between characters all the more complex and dramatic. The further you go into the story, the more layers you’ll have to unpack, and you may not have all of the pieces of the puzzle.All of these characters display in incredible amount of growth, but this felt especially true for Hassan and Beru. I’ll admit that my favourite character was Anton though. Of all the characters, he put up this strong facade, but was ultimately the most vulnerable. Jude and Ephyra were the ones that frustrated me the most, if only because some of the choices they made were questionable, but definitely had or will have consequences in the future. On the other side of it, that’s what I loved so much about it. It’s all about the choices here. The characters are making moves that may not have an effect upon the current storyline, but somewhere down the line, there is a consequence for their actions.Some characters that you’ll certainly love to hate in this story are the antagonists. They are just as complex as the characters that I had almost missed them…until I wound up with a knife in the ribs. They’re masters of deception, and will break your heart in all kinds of ways, leaving you with a monster of a grudge. There was one particular character I loathed, and it’s because of the psychological trauma they put another character through.You’ll find some romance in this book, a slow ember that will eventually become a roaring blaze. I felt that it was well cultivated and diverse, and I can’t wait to see it continue to grow in the next book. The magic system was so cool, I liked the idea of being graced and of esha. It was interesting, and I felt it was adequately described. The pacing was moderate, and I think it was perfect for the book. If it was any faster, readers might miss something that could be incredibly important to the story.There’s no doubt in my mind that this story is a 10/10. The world building is spectacular and it’s a perfect stormy night or fall time read. It’s a harrowing journey of a cast of characters that may or may not survive until the end, but they’re damn sure going to try. I cannot wait for the sequel, because we’re building up to some epic conflict! Please check it out if you have the opportunity!
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  • Aly (In Wonderland)
    January 1, 1970
    Jude put his hand over the stone reverently. This was the last oracle stone the Prophets had ever cast. It contained their final prophecy. The prophecy that had been kept secret by the Order of the Last Light for a century. The prophecy that was still incomplete."The prophecy is unfolding," Captain Weatherbourne said. "The harbingers are here. The Age of Darkness is almost upon us. If we don't find the Last Prophet soon..." There Will Come A Darkness is a must read for anyone hardcore into YA Jude put his hand over the stone reverently. This was the last oracle stone the Prophets had ever cast. It contained their final prophecy. The prophecy that had been kept secret by the Order of the Last Light for a century. The prophecy that was still incomplete."The prophecy is unfolding," Captain Weatherbourne said. "The harbingers are here. The Age of Darkness is almost upon us. If we don't find the Last Prophet soon..." There Will Come A Darkness is a must read for anyone hardcore into YA fantasy, prophecies and multiple characters coming together as one. Darkness has been marketed as "for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes" but honestly, this book is so much better than all of those combined. Why? Because it stands on its own. It doesn't need to be compared to other popular YA fantasy novels because There Will Come A Darkness has carved out its own little corner, and it stands strong and proud all on its own. You'll want to read this book because it's fantastic. There Will Come A Darkness is set in an Ancient Greece inspired setting, and is also heavily influenced by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but don't let that fool you. Although the inspiration is palpable, the world building and history written in the story is its own thing, and wonderfully done. We follow five separate characters, all from different walks of life, as they come together to try and stop an ancient evil from destroying the world as they know it. Jude, the son of the Keeper of the Word and the heir to that title; Hassan, a lost prince living undercover until he can return home and kill the usurper that captured his family and city; Ephyra, wielding an ancient power, stronger than anyone could ever imagine; her sister, Beru, is the reason behind the deaths of the Pale Hand; Anton is only along for the ride, but finds himself far more involved than he could ever imagine...Each character leads an important storyline and although I thought it would get confusing, it really didn't. Each voice is unique on its own and easily identifiable. When at last they meet, it's the most wonderful interactions I have ever read in a book. I am here for that banter.  "There's a swordsman in the fountain," someone called with mild concern.Two large sailors were already heaving Jude out of the water as Anton dashed over."This yours?" one asked. Before Anton could answer, they shoved the sopping swordsman at him.Anton stumbled as Jude slung his arms around his neck, blinking up at him. His eyes were grassy green in the light of the courtyard."The water," he informed Anton gravely, "is not for bathing." The characters are all from different ethnic groups with different sexual orientations. I found myself shipping all the ships and so on board with everything they did. Each plot has its own set of twists and I was blindsided more than once by the drastic turn of events. It kept me hooked from start to finish. There Will Come A Darkness is a story of rogues, paladins, princes and refugees; a classic fantasy expertly woven to interest those new to the genre, and those who are well seasoned in what fantasy has to offer. Hassan was beginning to understand the people who made up the Paladin Guard. All of them, it seemed, had been forsaken by their homes in one way or another. All of them had been touched by turmoil. All of them had sought purpose. In that sense, they weren't so different from him, or from any of the refugees in the agora. I highly, highly, highly recommend you grab this book when it's out!
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  • Angela Staudt
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an ARC of There Will Come A Darkness by Fierce Reads.Now this is what you call a fantasy book! I was hooked from the beginning, because once again I am a sucker for books told in different points of view. I loved the world building and I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of people who have Graces and then the people who are Graceless. Seeing how far the Hierophant would go with his army of Witnesses to get rid of the Graces forever was intense. Not to mention all the deceit and betrayal I was given an ARC of There Will Come A Darkness by Fierce Reads.Now this is what you call a fantasy book! I was hooked from the beginning, because once again I am a sucker for books told in different points of view. I loved the world building and I thoroughly enjoyed the concept of people who have Graces and then the people who are Graceless. Seeing how far the Hierophant would go with his army of Witnesses to get rid of the Graces forever was intense. Not to mention all the deceit and betrayal that happens throughout the whole story. “Our Graces aren’t just our power – they’re our connection to the world. Without them we’re just…ash.” Ephyra, Beru, Anton, Jude, and Hassan are all the main characters and all have a role in The Age of Darkness. Will they help save the world or do they play a part in destroying it? Even though they’re only five main characters, to me this was such a developed book a lot of the side characters were just as important, and you got to know their backstories as well! The characters gave me a Six of Crows vibe and I cherished them all. The level of detail that Pool writes is spectacular, I could envision how the world looked, especially the City of Faith. The only thing that I found distracting was the amount of information dumps there were throughout the middle part of the book, I found myself putting the book down a lot because I had a bunch of questions from the beginning that weren’t being answered, but yet more and more stuff was being added. The ending definitely made up for the middle. I was shocked to see who the Prophet was and how each character changed their views on the prophecy. I was left with a hunger to read more about what will happen and what the Prophet plans to do.
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  • Madison Mary
    January 1, 1970
    "There was nothing to be frightened of when you were the most dangerous thing that stalked the streets" This is a 5 star book that left me 1 star sad emotionally. *ARC acquired from Book Expo America* SUMMARY The Seven Prophets guided humanity until 100 years ago they suddenly disappeared. However, they left one final prophecy depicting the birth of The Last Prophet and an impending Age of Darkness. The Last Prophet would either be the key to stopping the Age of Darkness or would be the catal "There was nothing to be frightened of when you were the most dangerous thing that stalked the streets" This is a 5 star book that left me 1 star sad emotionally. *ARC acquired from Book Expo America* SUMMARY The Seven Prophets guided humanity until 100 years ago they suddenly disappeared. However, they left one final prophecy depicting the birth of The Last Prophet and an impending Age of Darkness. The Last Prophet would either be the key to stopping the Age of Darkness or would be the catalyst for the world's ruin. Five teenagers' lives are interconnected and they are all key players in what may be the destruction of humanity. Our Five POVs Ephyra: The Pale Hand, a notorious killer that takes the lives of the corruptBeru: Ephyra's dying sister who is losing all hopeAnton: A boy running from his haunted past (and a pretty solid gambler) Hassan: The Crown Prince of Herat, a kingdom recently overtaken by The Witness'Jude: The Keeper of the Word, torn between his prophetic duty and inner desires REVIEW I have so much love for the book and so many thoughts that I have no idea if this review will even be cohesive... but allow me to try.There were many times in this book where I became so overwhelmed and invested in the plot that I had to physically put the book down and walk away from it for a few hours because I was reading too fast to properly comprehend all the details. It gets that intense. All of our characters are very fleshed out, but I will say that Beru is probably the least. This is because she has the least page time and fewest POV chapters. However, knowing her plot line this makes a lot of sense and I feel as though she will be playing a much larger part in the next novel.All of our characters are facing intense inner turmoil and it was so interesting to see how they each approached their problems. Especially since Katy Rose Pool didn't shy away from showing how sometimes the decisions you make are wrong and society is selfish at its core.Ephyra is definitely an anti-hero that is toeing the line of becoming a villian, and Beru is a bystander that has been thrown into a battle she never wanted a part of. Jude has always been told that he is destined for great things, but he harbours so much self-doubt and hatred. Hassan feels powerless and ashamed, while Anton just wants to keep running from his past no matter the cost. All of these children are facing their own problems, but are ultimately all interconnected by a larger fate. There were times when I favoured one POV over another, and there were moments when I became frustrated that a POV ended on a cliffhanger and switched to a completely different POV plot-line. However, it kept me constantly wanting more from the story. I never became bored with the respective story-lines and just wanted each character to succeed. It is funny because my feelings towards each of the characters at the beginning changed vastly at the end. I can state that Jude was my least favourite POV in Part I but by the end of the book he was one of my favourites and I just wanted to protect him at all costs.The plot lines are very intricate and it is so amazing to watch the story unfold. I was constantly coming up with different theories and trying to figure out the true meaning of the Final Prophecy. Katy Rose Pool surprised me so much in all of her plot twists. There were many moments where I would audibly gasp and yell "NO WAY" or "I KNEW IT". This book is steeped in betrayal and corruption, I never knew who to trust because everyone was so morally grey! I love how Pool managed to keep me on my toes, I was constantly craving more of the story. It does take a little while for the story to come together because it starts off with all of our POVs separated. However, once their stories start to clash and intertwine you become hooked. I loved seeing all the characters interact and even begun to ship two of them together (no spoilers but DAMN did I want two of them to kiss). Now, I do not want to give too much away about the magic system and plot BUT I will say that it is reminiscent of The Legend of Korra and I freaking loved it. This world was so richly developed and I loved the aspect of paladins and religion. It didn't feel preachy at all and I was so intrigued by the Heirophant who was trying to rid the world of the powered Graces to make way for a society filled with just the Graceless. I also adored how there was always this impending doom of the Age of Darkness looming over the plot, it added an air of urgency to the plot and made all of the decisions that the characters made even more important. I also want to say that we do have gay representation in this novel with one of our POVs. I thought it was interesting how the story-line was handled because this character was forbidden from having any personal attachments and you saw how their affections fueled inner turmoil. I do want to say quickly that none of the turmoil comes from the fact that they are attracted to someone of the same gender, but instead from the fact that they have romantic feelings at all. Overall, this is an AMAZING debut that left me awe-struck and heartbroken. I can already tell that this will be a trilogy that wrecks my heart. Definitely pre-order it!
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  • Kat Cho
    January 1, 1970
    So lucky I got to read an early version of this book! A fresh, intricate and beautiful new fantasy world. If you love classic epic fantasies but also hunger for a fresh take, then you'll love this book. Beautiful world building, deep and flawed and wonderful characters that will make your heart ache, and action that had me holding my breath! I cannot wait to read more in this series.
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  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    January 1, 1970
    SIX OF CROWS MEETS GRACELING
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    2/6/19Six of Crows and Graceling name drop, sounds like a lot to live up to. Fingers crossed this is good!---I see Darkness and prophecy so I gotta add it to the pile
  • Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
    January 1, 1970
    Hassan had crouched down to Azizi's level, putting a hand on the boy's bony shoulder. "You are helping. This--getting on this ship with your mother and sister to sail to an unfamiliar land--it's just as important as what I'm doing. Just be brave. To keep out home inside your heart, right beside your hope, even when you're far away--it's one of the bravest things there is. I'm going to make Herat safe for you, Azizi."I am LOVING the fact that the newest fad in YA fantasy seems to feature the rag- Hassan had crouched down to Azizi's level, putting a hand on the boy's bony shoulder. "You are helping. This--getting on this ship with your mother and sister to sail to an unfamiliar land--it's just as important as what I'm doing. Just be brave. To keep out home inside your heart, right beside your hope, even when you're far away--it's one of the bravest things there is. I'm going to make Herat safe for you, Azizi."I am LOVING the fact that the newest fad in YA fantasy seems to feature the rag-tag group of characters from all walks of life, destined to come together to *do* something important. In this case, it's stopping the apocalypse. There's a secret prophecy, three harbingers of death, and of course, an evil zealot that wants to wipe all of the Gifted people out.The cast of characters was super unique and memorable. I can't wait to dig deeper into each of their personalities and I was pleasantly surprised by some of the twists that popped up towards the end. I don't want to get too far into them because a few of them might not be who you expect and it was fun watching all the chaos unfold and destinies change.I really liked the premise, too, even though I have a few thoughts on how it was presented. I feel like in fantasy series' there is always that one point of impending doom that the books work toward until the end of the series where the hero is successful and good wins. In this book, the secret final prophecy foretold a time of darkness and what sounded like the end of times. A bunch of things unfold towards the end of this book and that is set in motion. To me, it almost seemed like too much happened already in the first book. I loved the world building and I felt like the characters were fleshed out enough, I just would have like a little more preparation I guess? I don't know how many books are planned for this series so maybe Pool wanted to condense more into this to really ratchet up the danger level immediately for book two. Either way, it all unfolded in a very believable, and INCREDIBLY gripping way (!!!) I just would have liked there to be a tiny bit more build up before the start of the apocalypse lol. I was biting my nails the entire last half of this book as more and more unfolded and I cannot wait for the rest of the series! I think a lot of people will love this and will be dying for more.Once, as the rest of Jude's world had crashed down around him, his gave had been drawn to the warm, dark eyes of a strange boy, hunched over the side of a scrying pool.Now, their eyes met again.And Jude's true north was found.Huge thanks to NetGalley and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers for giving me a change to read this eARC in exchange for an honest review. Also, since the quotes above came from an unfinished copy, they are subject to change.♥For more of my reviews, please visit:
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  • USOM
    January 1, 1970
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) There Will Come a Darkness is a story about fate, monsters, and prophets. Told from five different perspectives, Pool provides you with a plethora of characters to love. While you can easily become captivated by the story line what kept me reading were the themes and the sister relationship between Beru and Ephyra. There's a poetic quality to the story in terms of character arcs a (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) There Will Come a Darkness is a story about fate, monsters, and prophets. Told from five different perspectives, Pool provides you with a plethora of characters to love. While you can easily become captivated by the story line what kept me reading were the themes and the sister relationship between Beru and Ephyra. There's a poetic quality to the story in terms of character arcs and the masterful plot. One of my favorite parts of multiple POV novels are seeing their first meetings play out, watching their POV's interact. And these moments will stick with you whether it be because of their hilarity, the way it feels in your heart, or if you see a piece of yourself reflected on the pages. Each of these characters grapple with fate and destiny written in the stones and the stars. Questioning our fate because of the desire in our heart.full review: https://utopia-state-of-mind.com/revi...
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  • ;3
    January 1, 1970
    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.shut up shut up this sounds so good but i'm lowkey getting some major soc vibes
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I adore this story! This world and these characters pull you in and it truly feels like you're a part of it! The level of detail and perfect pacing provide an exquisite experience, and the characters refuse to leave your mind long after you finish it. I can't wait for this book to hit shelves!
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  • ~ Althea | themoonwholistens ~ ☾
    January 1, 1970
    why does this give me Grisha vibes
  • Mara Fitzgerald
    January 1, 1970
    I was blessed to read an early draft of this. THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS has a classic fantasy feel with updated sensibilities (probably my favorite genre ever tbh). It's set in a rich, expansive world, with multiple POVs that all come together in complicated and surprising ways. It has two sisters who will do anything for each other (and I mean like, they'll do really bad stuff, and you'll root for it the whole time), a very competent warrior girl, and a LOT of sweet confused boys. Fall 2019 ca I was blessed to read an early draft of this. THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS has a classic fantasy feel with updated sensibilities (probably my favorite genre ever tbh). It's set in a rich, expansive world, with multiple POVs that all come together in complicated and surprising ways. It has two sisters who will do anything for each other (and I mean like, they'll do really bad stuff, and you'll root for it the whole time), a very competent warrior girl, and a LOT of sweet confused boys. Fall 2019 can't come fast enough!
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  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    January 1, 1970
    ✨creepy cults✨ruthless girls✨boys with a LOT of feelings✨siblings✨doomsday prophecies... this book sounds right up my alley
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    I am in need of a new fantasy series to get pumped up about and I have a feeling that this is going to be it. I am intrigued by these 5 characters already. So looking forward to finding out how things will unfold.
  • Grace Li
    January 1, 1970
    This is the kind of book that will settle into your bones. The world is intricate, thoughtful, and heartbreaking, and I love every member of this wonderful, messy cast. What a privilege it has been to read and love this book.
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    January 1, 1970
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5*So, I was a little afraid that I’d be overwhelmed by all the points of view in this one. But I needn’t have been! The author did an amazing job of making them all incredibly well developed and easy to tell apart. By the end of the first quarter of the book, I was enamored with each of them, for very different reasons. The best part about each of them is how morally gray they all were You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5*So, I was a little afraid that I’d be overwhelmed by all the points of view in this one. But I needn’t have been! The author did an amazing job of making them all incredibly well developed and easy to tell apart. By the end of the first quarter of the book, I was enamored with each of them, for very different reasons. The best part about each of them is how morally gray they all were. They’re all trying to survive, or trying to help their people survive. The question is, how far is too far? How far are you willing to go? And are any of us really the “good guys”, or all we all just trying to save ourselves and those we care about? And it’s definitely a dark world, which I also loved!Bottom Line: I fell in love with all the characters, regardless of their moral compass, because the author compelled me to sympathize with their plights. Add in some perfect atmosphere and a really unique world, and yep, I’m hooked.
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  • Stacie (Shy Book Nerd)
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating 3.5. I have not read a multiple point of view book in a long while. (This has 5 perspectives). It took me a little bit to get used to it but I quickly caught on and got the hang of the characters. I liked most of them, but I felt a couple were a little lackluster and felt I didn’t really need their point of view. I also wanted more info on the Prophecy. While this is a introductory book, I felt like we barely tipped our toes into the story. I feel like we needed more details or mor Actual rating 3.5. I have not read a multiple point of view book in a long while. (This has 5 perspectives). It took me a little bit to get used to it but I quickly caught on and got the hang of the characters. I liked most of them, but I felt a couple were a little lackluster and felt I didn’t really need their point of view. I also wanted more info on the Prophecy. While this is a introductory book, I felt like we barely tipped our toes into the story. I feel like we needed more details or more story added instead of all the points of view. Overall, it’s a interesting story. It was nearly 500 pages but I zoomed through the book pretty quickly. I’m curious to see how the story will play out in second book.
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