My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fun read. Lots of characters I really came to know and love. I always love that doom or salvation prophecy trope, and the mystery it brings to a story. I liked that I didn’t know who people really were or more specifically the roles they really played until later in the story. Good build up. Kept me tuned in and interested to see what happened next.
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Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Date Published: September 3, 2019
Page Count: 496
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.