'A masterful fantasy debut' Sebastien de Castell
THE AGE OF DARKNESS APPROACHES.
FIVE LIVES STAND IN ITS WAY.
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
'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
As the Shadow Rises is the spectacular second novel in Katy Rose Pool's Age of Darkness trilogy - a modern fantasy blockbuster packed with magic, prophecy and adventure.
Katy Rose Pool 's showstopping fantasy debut There Will Come a Darkness began an epic tale of thrilling magic, ancient prophecy and five lives who could stop the approaching Age of Darkness - or unleash it.
Now the adventure continues in As the Shadow Rises, as the forces of light and darkness collide - and the end of the world begins.
'Katy Rose Pool is a writer to watch' Sebastien De Castell
'There Will Come a Darkness is a can't-miss debut from an exciting new talent' Kiersten White
In Into the Dying Light, the jaw-dropping conclusion to the Age of Darkness trilogy, hearts will shatter, cities will fall, and a god will rise.
"Solidifies Katy Rose Pool's status as one of the best fantasy writers of the 21st century."
—Popsugar on As the Shadow Rises
Following the destruction of the City of Mercy, an ancient god has been resurrected and sealed inside Beru's body. Both are at the mercy of the Prophet Pallas, who wields the god’s powers to subjugate the Six Prophetic Cities. But every day, the god grows stronger, threatening to break free and sow untold destruction.
Meanwhile, far away from Pallas Athos, Anton learns to harness his full powers as a Prophet. Armed with the truth about how the original Prophets killed the god, Anton leads Jude, Hassan, and Ephyra on a desperate quest to the edge of the world. With time running out, the group’s tenuous alliance is beset by mounting danger, tumultuous romance, and most of all by a secret that Anton is hiding: a way to destroy the god at the price of an unbearable sacrifice. But the cost of keeping that secret might be their lives—and the lives of everyone in the Six Prophetic Cities.
The Age of Darkness trilogy is perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.