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There Will Come a Darkness: The Age of Darkness, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mature fantasy with complex characters is full of surprises.

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This promising fantasy series start features cool magical powers, an ensemble of complex, often haunted characters, and a dark prophecy that ties them all together. It will remind avid readers of Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows duology, the way it shifts perspective every chapter and the way each character searches for their own redemption in an often wicked world. The best part about There Will Come a Darkness is all the surprises. No one is who you think and nothing ever goes even remotely according to plan. Which makes it rather funny that Jude, the assigned protector of the prophet, thinks he's strayed wildly from his mission when he's really the only one who hasn't.

Newbie author Katy Rose Pool is sure to garner a large following as the series continues, given the right marketing push. Here's hoping she can keep up the momentum and surprise readers many more times through the rest of the saga.

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