Publication: 5th March 2020 – Orbit
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 they disappeared, one hundred years ago.
But they left behind 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. As a dark new power begins to make war on the magically gifted, five souls are set on a collision course that will determine the fate of their world:
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 saviour or destroyer?
Lately, I have been reading many, way too many, fantasy novels and, so far, I’ve adored what I’ve read and the debut novel by Katy Rose Pool is one of them. She created a world divided by those graced with magic and those who fear them. A world on the edge of a war as a group of people tries to rid the world of those with magic and where the five protagonists try to survive.
The main characters are well-developed and all likable. Each chapter is told from one character point of view which at the beginning I found a bit confusing as each chapter switched perspective and I was still having trouble remembering names. However, as the story progresses and the author ends each chapter with some sort of cliffhanger I found myself completely engrossed in the story eager to find out what would happen next.
The story is character-driven and I found it entertaining how each character managed to impact each other lives. I loved how the author managed to keep the suspense always high and make shocking revelations when you less expect it. The story is well-crafted and the world-building is fantastic. I was surprised that this is a debut because the author’s writing style is quite addictive and impressive.
There Will Come A Darkness is an intriguing, magical, and original story from an author that I definitely plan on keep reading. What I love most about this novel is the characters that kept me glued to the pages and I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next.
A huge thank you to Orbit and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this magical novel.