THE AGE OF DARKNESS APPROACHES. FIVE LIVES STAND IN ITS WAY. WHO WILL STOP IT . . . OR UNLEASH IT? A show-stopping epic fantasy debut that is getting huge early buzz
'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?
'Unforgettable . . . feels both utterly original and like the best of classic fantasy' Tasha Suri, author of EMPIRE OF SAND
'A well-crafted, surprising and gripping start to a new trilogy' Kirkus
'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 masterful fantasy debut. Katy Rose Pool is a writer to watch
Early buzz could hardly be louder
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!
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
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
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
Katy Rose Pool's plot is always seven steps ahead of you. You'll want to catch up as quickly as possible - Refinery 29
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 - The Bulletin