There Will Come a Darkness

There Will Come a Darkness : Book One of The Age of Darkness

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'A masterful fantasy debut. Katy Rose Pool is a writer to watch' Sebastien de Castell, author of Traitor's Blade

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?

'A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy' Kirkus

'Unforgettable . . . feels both utterly original and like the best of classic fantasy' Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand

'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' Sarah Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 42mm | 480g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356513718
  • 9780356513713
  • 343,402

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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 SLAYER 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 -- Sarah Holland, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of EVERLESS 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 A brilliantly woven story with compelling characters, surprising twists and a prophecy driven not by distant fate but by hard, human choices. There Will Come a Darkness was a pleasure to read and left me eager for more! -- Melissa Caruso, author of THE TETHERED MAGE 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 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 This epic fantasy novel revels in rich worldbuilding [and] deftly plays with genre expectations . . . A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy -- KIRKUS A masterful fantasy debut. Katy Rose Pool is a writer to watch -- SEBASTIEN DE CASTELL, author of TRAITOR'S BLADE
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About Katy Rose Pool

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 State Warriors and reading books that set her on fire. There Will Come a Darkness is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @KatyPool.
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2 6% (100)
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