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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
Maybe it was because this entire 500-page novel felt like nothing more than a very long introduction. So much happened, and yet… nothing actually happened?
This 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 ...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 :)
I received a copy of ...more
So I took my time with it, trying to absorb every word, phrase, and sentence. I am always curious about books that qualify their main protagonists. Like, here we have a PRINCE, a KILLER, a GAMBLER, a LEADER and a SICK girl. It’s definitely the Six of ...more
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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
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 ...more
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 ...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, ...more
It just didn't click with me. Maybe I'm in a bad reading mood or I'm just not feeling this type of story right now? I'm sure others will ...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 ...more
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 Darknessis a must read for anyone hardcore into YA ...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 ...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, senses
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 ...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 ...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).