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

by Katy Rose Pool

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Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling in this showstopping debut YA fantasy from Katy Rose Pool.

'A masterful fantasy debut' Sebastien de Castell

'A can't miss debut from an exciting new talent' Kiersten White


For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity - until they disappeared, one hundred years ago.

They left behind a 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 rises, 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

'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

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

  • ISBN10 035651353X
  • ISBN13 9780356513539
  • Publish Date 5 March 2020 (first published 3 September 2019)
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Orbit
  • Format Paperback (B-Format (198x129 mm))
  • Pages 528
  • Language English