There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1) by Katy Rose Pool

There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)

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 th...

Details There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)

TitleThere Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)
Release DateSep 3rd, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness, #1)

  • jessica
    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...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
  • 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 down 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 ...
  • 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 didnt 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 LEADE...
  • Katy Pool
    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 trailerYou can find out more about the book here: and more about me on instagram and twitter-----------I have a list of content warnings for this book on my website. If you have any s...
  • Sebastien Castell
    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...
  • Julie
    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
  • Kyle
    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 POVs. 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 wouldve been more appropriate; in the end, were left with a jumb...
  • 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 actua...
  • ☼ ☄︎ Anneli✩ ☽
    There Will Come A Darkness⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Those twists! There Will Come A Darkness⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Those twists!
  • Jennie Damron
    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 ...
  • 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 Im 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 whats happening, but also maintainin...
  • Tricia Levenseller
    This was such an amazing read. So many twists that I didnt see coming! Love me some good fantasy. This was such an amazing read. So many twists that I didn’t see coming! Love me some good fantasy.
  • Aly (In Wonderland)
    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 Dar...
  • Boston
    Overall this book was good and entertaining, but nothing about it made me love it. Maybe its just my memory, but some characters felt flat and underdeveloped and werent 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 wont be reaching to reread it. Overall this book was good and entertaining, but nothing about it made me ...
  • Madison Mary
    "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 s...
  • 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.. may...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    3.5 stars (review to come)
  • Helena of Eretz ✰
    I'm giving it another go...DNF on page 56. 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.
  • The Nerd Daily
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFeliceStories 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 abou...