Thank you to Henry Holt and Co. for sending me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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. (Goodreads)
The storyline of this book is extremely interesting! I really liked this idea of this lost profit. The world-building was great and the magic system in the world was explained very well!
Where the book lost me was the characters. For me having five POV characters is too much! I didn’t feel connected to a single one of them, which made me not care all that much about the outcome of the story. I understand that all of them are important in some way, but I think perhaps introducing all five of them as main characters, really meant that you were left with a bunch of supporting characters and no main character.
As I said the story as great extremely intriguing and I am very curious to know the fate of this world, but I hope in the next book we get to know the characters a little more too.
Overall Rating: 3