As the Shadow Rises (The Age of Darkness #2), by Katy Rose Pool
Publish Date: September 1, 2020
Published by: Henry Holt and Co.
Length: 480 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)
**I received this as an egalley from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.**
The Last Prophet has been found, yet he sees destruction ahead.
In this sequel to the critically-acclaimed There Will Come a Darkness, kingdoms have begun to fall to a doomsday cult, the magical Graced are being persecuted, and an ancient power threatens to break free. But with the world hurtling toward its prophesized end, Anton’s haunting vision reveals the dangerous beginnings of a plan to stop the Age of Darkness.
As Jude, Keeper of the Order of the Last Light, returns home in disgrace, his quest to aid the Prophet is complicated by his growing feelings for Anton. Meanwhile, the assassin known as the Pale Hand will stop at nothing to find her undead sister before she dies for good, even if it means letting the world burn. And in Nazirah, Hassan, the kingdom-less Prince, forms a risky pact to try to regain his throne. When the forces of light and darkness collide in the City of Mercy, old wounds are reopened, new alliances are tested, and the end of the world begins.
You know how there are those series that suffer from the “middle-book syndrome?”
Yeah, this isn’t one of those.
As the Shadow Rises continues off where There Will Come a Darkness left, and keeps the story going. It kept my attention, held me captive, unable to put it down, and was chock full of adventure and intrigue. I loved absolutely every page of it. Continue reading “Book Review | AS THE SHADOW RISES, by Katy Rose Pool”