Book Review: There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

Book: There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

Published September 2019 by Henry Holt & Co|496 pages

Where I Got It: I own the hardcover

Series: The Age Of Darkness #1

Genre: YA Fantasy

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. As chaos takes hold, 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?

There Will Come A Darkness is a great book, and I’m glad I read it.  I ended up really liking it!

I was hesitant because there are 5 different narrators.  I’m not the biggest fan of multiple narrators, especially when there’s more than two or three.  I thought I would have trouble keeping track but I didn’t have that problem at all!  Everyone really stood out, and they all had their own stories and voices.  It was interesting to see all of them cross paths, and there is a part of me that’s hoping all 5 of them will end up meeting each other at the same time.  It would be interesting to see all of them come together.

I don’t know that I have a favorite character, but I really liked Beru.  I really felt for her, and I can’t imagine going through everything she went through.  I don’t blame her for wanting to be free from what happened.  We didn’t see a lot of her but I was always interested to see what was going on when she was narrating.  Of the five narrators we have in the book, hers is one I’m looking forward to seeing more of in the next book.

I really liked the setting.  It had a Mediterranean feel to it, and I really thought of ancient Greece the whole time I was reading it.  I really wanted to spend more time in this world because I really think there’s so much more to explore.  I’m really hoping we’ll get to see more of this world as the series goes on, but I’m also fine staying in the same place too.

The world is really interesting.  I really liked the history we get to see, and I’m curious to see how this prophecy unfolds and what it will bring about.  All of the characters are connected to the prophecy and I’m actually excited to see what part they play in things.  It seems like this prophecy will change things for both the characters and the world they live in.

I’m definitely excited about the next book, and I really want to know how this prophecy turns out.

4 stars.  I really liked There Will Come A Darkness, especially the setting and world.

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