Published by Macmillan on September 3rd 2019
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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? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes.
This book was so addicting that I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up way past my bedtime, which is 10:00 btw, just to finish this book.
I loved how the story is told from multiple POV. You have Jude, Hassan, Beru, Anton, and Ephyra. Each story was intriguing and I found myself loving these characters flaws and all.
You would think a book like this with so many different characters with their own chapters would be nerve wracking. Unstable. But it wasn’t. The story flowed with an ease that I didn’t feel like I didn’t know what was going on. I actually loved the uniqueness. Even the cliffhanger didn’t suck. Just enough to leave you wanting the next book but not enough that it’ll suck until it comes out next year.
When an author can write a story that you become so invested in the characters and plot that you don’t want to put down is an author you should look out for. Ms. Poole shows us that she knows how to write a great fantasy book and I’m so excited that there’s more to come.