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
Allusions to sexual abuse of minors (not shown on page, not graphic)
M…moreNot included in the book, but the author included this on her website:
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)
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. ...more
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 :)
I received a copy of ...more
I've tried to read this twice now and I'm just so very bored, which pains me, because I love greco-roman inspired books!
This had too many POV's, too much info-dumping, not enough action, and not enough compelling characters. For those who are well-acquainted with YA and its popular tropes, I don't think that this brings anything new to the table, unfortunately. ...more
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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'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
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
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
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
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 ...more
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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
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
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