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.
The Age Of Darkness ApproachesFive Lives Stand In Its WayWho 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 DisappearedAll 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 KingdomA Ruthless Killer Known As The Pale HandA Once Faithful Leader Torn Between His Duty And His Heart A Reckless Gambler With The Power To Find Anything Or AnyoneAnd A Dying Girl On The Verge Of Giving UpOne 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 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 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 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 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.
This actually feels like a 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.
Seriously enjoyed this and can t wait for.
Full review to come on the blog around release day I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review.
this sounds so fucking good and I m here for all of it.
Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.
Say no bro Say no I ll just pay in cash thank you.
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