There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose PoolThere Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

There Will Come A Darkness

byKaty Rose Pool

Hardcover | September 3, 2019

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Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy!

"A can't miss debut from an exciting new talent." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer

"The early buzz could hardly be louder." -Entertainment Weekly

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 the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course:

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.

One 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.

Praise for There Will Come a Darkness

"Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes-messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them." -Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess

* "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

Katy Rose Pool was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in history, Katy spent a few years building websites by day and dreaming up prophecies by night. Currently, she resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she can be found eating breakfast sandwiches, rooting for the Golden ...
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Title:There Will Come A DarknessFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 3, 2019Publisher:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250211751

ISBN - 13:9781250211750

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite must read There Will Come A Darkness is the first book in what is promised to be an extraordinary fantasy series. Set in an Ancient Greece inspired environment/background with influences from the Ancient World, the world building takes a life of its own. There Will Come A Darkness is centered around five individual characters, from all walks of life, who come together to stop an ancient evil from destroying the world. This includes: Hassan, the prince of Herat whose been exiled by his tyrant usurper who is set on wiping out his people; Jude, loyal member of the Order of the Last Light and trusted guardian,; Ephyra, a loyal sister and fierce assassin fighting for what she believes in; Beru, living on borrowed time till a cure can be found; and Anton, a gambler with a gift on the run. With the feeling of a more mature and darker version of any typical YA fantasy, one can easily lose themselves in this story filled with intrigue. Appealing to both classic and epic fantasy readers, There Will Come A Darkness has carved a mark of its own and stands strongly amongst predecessors in the genre. I am absolutely on board with the newest trend in YA fantasy, the group of characters that are destined to come together to accomplish something of great importance. In There Will Come A Darkness, it's to stop the apocalypse. The cast of characters were unique and extraordinary to read about. Their storylines were fun to see play out throughout the book, since they all had a different kind of personality that lit up the pages and made it seem that much more intriguing. Every single one of these characters had a distinctive voice, that made it easy to follow each of their important storylines without any sense of confusion over whose POV I was currently on. I absolutely enjoyed reading There Will Come A Darkness from beginning to end. With a richly interwoven story, a well-developed world filled with magic, and a diverse cast of unique characters, this book promises to leave you breathlessly anticipating the next book in the series. A definite must read for anyone who enjoys reading fantasy, prophecies, and multiple characters coming together as a unit to accomplish something.
Date published: 2019-09-04

From the Author

Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy! "A can't miss debut from an exciting new talent." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of SlayerThe 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 the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world's salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: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.One 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.Praise for There Will Come a Darkness"Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes-messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them." -Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

Editorial Reviews

"There Will Come a Darkness is a can't-miss debut from an exciting new talent. I defy you not to lose yourself in this vast, luscious fantasy." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken"Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes-messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them." -Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "Pool accomplishes a masterful balance of exposition, action, and characterization . . . full of genuinely surprising and interesting twists that will have readers anxious to get to the last page. [F]ans of Bardugo's Six of Crows will notice similarities between the narrative styles. [R]omance readers will revel in the beginnings of a few steamy relationships (one straight, one queer)." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review * "This epic fantasy novel revels in rich worldbuilding . . . A cast of fully developed, flawed, and endearing characters whose actions are genuinely unpredictable are present and accounted for in a world full of brown and queer people in this story that continually walks the fine line between darkness and hope. A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED 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"Katy Rose Pool combines lovable characters, a gorgeously tangible world, and an intricate puzzle-box plot to create a story that will pull you inexorably toward the explosive end." -Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless"A beautiful woven fantasy of prophecy, intrigue and unforgettable characters. There Will Come a Darkness feels both utterly original and like the best of classic fantasy" -Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand