There Will Come a Darkness
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 th ...more
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Allusions to sexual abuse of minors (not shown on page, not graphic)
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Allusions to sexual abuse of minors (not shown on page, not graphic)
Multiple discussions about and instances of parental death
Multiple instances of vomiting
Multiple instances of suicidal ideation
Discussions and brief descriptions of verbal and physical abuse
Descriptions of PTSD symptoms(less)
and honestly, this book is a masterclass on how to write multiple POVs correctly. more often than not, when several main characters are present, all with the ...more
The way I see it, this book was a long introduction to a story that is yet to actually come.
It book follows five different POVs. Yes, FIVE. Five seemingly unconnected people with five different goals and five different plot lines.
At first, it was hard to care too much about any one character. It felt like we just kept jumping from POV to POV, from setting to setting. Just as you were getting into one story, you’d be thr ...more
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 :)
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Once again, I am conflicted over a review! It took me a while to reorient myself with multiple POV’s. I am usually okay with that— different narrative voices— but this time around, it felt like too much. We have five main characters, and thus five POVs. I think that had the story been relegated between one to three, it would’ve been more appropriate; in the end, we’re left with a jumble of stories and voices, and there was not e ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I found the world building in this book to be very well written, giving us enough information at the right times so we know what’s happening, but also maintaining an air of mystery throughout which is definite ...more
An Ember in the Ashes,
Six of Crows,
Throne of Glass,
Children of Blood and Bone....
I mean, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Similarly if you name enough hyped YA fantasy novels you're bound to snag a reader somewhere. Right?
Writing a book from hear me: FIVE POVs is as a rule just very hard to do. And if I'm being honest there was maybe an hour there in the beginning that I was thinking, "..uh..uh ..ok.. maybe she's accomplishing something here." *nods chee ...more
I'm so glad I decided to give it another try when my best friend bought it for me!
The reason why I read this for so long is not because this book is bad. It's because I read it during my finals and after so I was busy with uni work.
I actually finished it whewwww that was a ride. Tbh it's really different than what I expected but it was actually pretty good! I enjoyed it and I already got the sequel so..... yeah I'm going to read it. ...more
This is a 5 star book that left me 1 star sad emotionally.
*ARC acquired from Book Expo America*
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 cat ...more
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Surprisingly, after finishing the Shadow and Bone trilogy last month, I chose to read this multi-character 3rd person PoV book before diving into Six of Crows (this definitely does not have anything to do with the fact that I left my SoC duology at my parents' house across the country…).
The Age of Darkness approaches, and five lives are set on a trajectory on which they ...more
Stories 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 ...more
DNF at 32%.
“His destiny was finally here, and it did not care whether or not he was ready for it.”
I tried. I really tried to get into this story, but life it’s too short to force yourself to read books you are not feeling at all. So here we are.
There Will Come a Darkness is a YA fantasy story about a world where some people are Graces, which means that they have powers. The Grace of Heart gives strength, speed, sens
I was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it fell as flat as most recent YA Fantasy books. Authors seem to want to compare all their debuts to Six of Crows and have multiple POV's when they would better benefit from having just one. The one character who should've gotten that POV in this book is Ephyra, because she was the only interesting character. Everyone else was a copy & paste character. None of them had any unique qualitie ...more
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). ...more
Me when I realized that this was a debut-
Me when I realized how good this shit was-
This book was goooooooooood, holy hell. And for a DEBUT NOVEL?
But seriously, this was marketed as a Six of Crows meets An Ember in the Ashes masterpiece and it really didn't disappoint. In There Will Come a Darkness, we are introduced to a well-defined wor ...more
I have no idea how to start this review. It feels like this book was written with my exact reading taste in mind. The concept is EVERYTHING I ever needed in a book: a historical fantasy based in the ancient Mediterranean complete with a prophecy, morally gray characters, and multiple POVs. What more could I possibly want? When I was about halfway through, I started to think that maybe the execution wasn't so great, but then everything started coming together at once and it was beautiful ...more
My experience with There Will Come a Darkness proved to me that certain books need to be read at the right time. The first time I tried to read this book was right after I had finished The Final Empire and I couldn’t get into it. I was burnt out and had a major book hangover. I needed something light and fast paced, so I wound up setting the book aside. I returned to it when I was ready and I’m really glad that I did becaus ...more
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