- Series: The Age of Darkness (Book 1)
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
- Publish Date: September 3, 2019
Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore’s Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy!
“A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer
“The early buzz could hardly be louder.” –Entertainment Weekly
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. With chaos on the horizon, 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? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.“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 And I Darken
“Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, 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 of Ash Princess
* “This epic fantasy novel revels in rich worldbuilding . . . A cast of fully developed, flawed, and endearing characters whose actions are genuinely unpredictable are present and accounted for in a world full of brown and queer people in this story that continually walks the fine line between darkness and hope. A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED 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
“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.” ―Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless
“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
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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.