Title: There will come a darkness.
Author: Katy Rose Pool.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company.
Page count: 482.
Release day: September 3rd 2019.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 2 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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?
Unfortunately this book was not really for me..
The beginning of this book was very confusing. We read from 5 different perspectives, so it took a while before all of them were introduced, and you were able to distinguish them. Besides it also took quite a while before the story and magic were introduced. I think the introduction is almost 200 pages, so in this time there is no action, and it is very very slow.
Normally I don’t really like these slow starts, but there was something that really made me want to continue to read. While introducing the story, there were somethings implied about there pasts that made me very curious.
I think one of my main problem with this book was that there was too much happening, in such a way that all felt a bit half done.. There was the magic system, the prophecy and their pasts, and I feel like maybe that was too much to have it all properly explained.
Because there were so many characters, and so many things going on, I feel like I didn’t really care for any of them. They felt a bit too flat, and I didn’t feel like they developed a lot throughout the book. Two of the characters definitely developed, but for the others I don’t think they changed.
I really struggled with reading the last 100 pages of this book. I just had to sit down and read it all, because I felt like as soon as I would put it down I wouldn’t pick it up anymore. The thing that made me curious in the beginning of the book had disappeared, and I wasn’t caring anymore.
So I think after this review it is obvious that I won’t continue this series..