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There Will Come a Darkness

There Will Come a Darkness

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Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews

A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel
A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
A Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year

One of the most stunning debuts of the year. --Seventeen

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.

Praise for There Will Come a Darkness

"A can't miss debut from an exciting new talent." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer

"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

* A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy. --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

Author: Katy Rose Pool
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Published: 09/03/2019
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9781250211750
Age Range: 14-17

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 19
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512708 / There Will Come a Darkness

Award: William C. Morris YA Debut Award - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2019 pg. 175
Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2019 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 09/01/2019 pg. 130
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2019 - Book Of Special Distinction
Shelf Awareness 09/27/2019
Publishers Weekly 10/14/2019
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2020 pg. 96
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
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.

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