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There Will Come a Darkness

(The Age of Darkness #1)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 496 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
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    Chaima ✨ شيماء
    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 book

    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.
    jessica
    Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    for those readers who love character driven novels, this is the book for you. yes, the plot has a rather important role, but its how the plot defines the characters and influences their choices that really makes this book wonderful. its always such a neat experience when you can see how several individuals are connected in a much bigger way.

    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
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    Teodora
    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.
    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    FREAKING YES!!!! I FINALLY GOT ME A 5 STAR!!! I’M NOT YELLING! YOU’RE YELLING! WOOT!!



    Mel
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    Angelica
    Let me start by saying that it took me literal WEEKS to read this novel. And yet, I surprisingly flew through it whenever I actually sat to read it.

    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
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    Emma Giordano
    Aug 11, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
    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
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    Lola
    I was so excited when I received this book because my advance copy was HUGE and HEAVY and it just felt like an important book to hold in my hands. It didn’t even have a cover design, so in addition to feeling important, it looked very mysterious.

    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
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    Vicky Who Reads
    Sep 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
    okay exciting!!! more information has come out!!! a cover is here!!!

    GIVE ME ALL THE ENSEMBLE CASTS AHHHHHH
    Katy Pool
    Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
    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 trailer

    You can find out more about the book here: http://therewillcomeadarkness.com and more about me on instagram and twitter

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    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.
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    Julie
    Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    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
    Zainab
    Sep 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
    This book isn't getting the hype I thought it would and it's frightening.
    Sebastien Castell
    May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
    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
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    Hollis
    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,
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    Kyle
    Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Actual rating: 2.5 (rounded down... and possibly subject to change?)

    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
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    Sahitya
    Since the first time I saw the gorgeous cover of this book and read the blurb, I knew I had to read it and I also had this deep conviction that I would really enjoy it a lot. And I’m feeling pretty gratified right now that my assessment was spot on and this ended up being a wonderful read.

    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
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    Tricia Levenseller
    Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This was such an amazing read. So many twists that I didn’t see coming! Love me some good fantasy.
    Madison Mary
    Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    "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
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    Aly (In Wonderland)
    Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc, arc-august
    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
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    Sh3lly
    Okay, here is another DNF (at 15%). Cool cover. I had no idea what to expect. This is one of those multiple POVs, set in a historical fantasy-like world where some people have abilities (like strength, speed, healing, seeing) and they are oppressed by the Hierophant and his followers. The people with abilities have to hide who they are or risk harm (or death).

    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
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    Cassie
    Jun 07, 2019 marked it as most-anticipated
    this sounds so fucking good and I’m here for all of it.
    Jennie Damron
    Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
    This book is a hard one for me. It was a book where when I was reading it, I enjoyed it, but could go a day or two without having to pick it up. It never called to me. That being said I had to see the story through. I liked all the characters, but didnt feel invested on them. I think part of it was there is just too much going on. I loved the plot line of Beru and Ephyra. I am a sucker for a Sister relationship and the bond that forms because of deep love. I liked Jude a lot. I identified with ...more
    Candace Robinson
    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.
    The Nerd Daily
    Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice

    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
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    Julie Zantopoulos
    Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc, read-in-2019
    3.5 stars (review to come)
    Boston
    Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
    Overall this book was good and entertaining, but nothing about it made me love it. Maybe it’s just my memory, but some characters felt flat and underdeveloped and weren’t memorable at all. The plot was unique and somewhat interesting, but even that fell a little flat in the end. Again, the book was entertaining and fun to read, but I probably won’t be reaching to reread it.
    Alexa
    Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    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).
    Amanda
    Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
    You can also read my review here:https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....

    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
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    Raquel Flockhart
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

    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

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    Nora-Kate
    Perfect for fans of:
    An Ember in the Ashes,
    Six of Crows,
    Graceling,
    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
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    Lea (drumsofautumn)
    SIX OF CROWS MEETS GRACELING

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