Here’s another NetGalley review for ya! The usual spiel: I received this eARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Phew, now that that’s done, I’m writing this at the end of May and am so hyped to talk about this book.
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?
Okay this was a really good book, I’m not even joking. Each POV transition was great, the plot was fast-paced and twisted, the characters were unique and had multiple layers to them, and the entire feel of the book was suspenseful and beautiful. Also, MAGIC!! Y’all know how much I love magic.
I hate when POV changes come at awkward times or feel unnecessary, but each POV provided us with insight into different aspects of the plot and kept the fast-pace of the book. The characters were unique and had a lot going on with internal and external conflicts, so I wasn’t ever confused about who’s POV I was reading or bored with the chapter.
As soon as I thought I had an aspect of the plot figured out I was proven wrong and there was a new plot twist. I love non-predictable books and this was definitely that. Each POV chapter/character had their own conflicts that tied in with the overarching plot. There was never a dull moment in the plot and the ending left so much potential for the next book.
Part of me wants to gush about this book and dish all the juicy details but I’m going to leave this review as a vague blob of words instead- lucky you! Please, do yourself a favor and get your hands on this book. It’s mysterious and full of plot twists, has a dash of romance and some great friendships, has some really cool magic, and an overall interesting world that makes for a very immersive and atmospheric read.