Dark Rise (Hardcover)
In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, and the Red Queen series.
Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. Then an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, who have sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns. Will is thrust into a world of magic, where he starts training for a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark.
As London is threatened and old enmities are awakened, Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.
Like V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove, Dark Rise is more than just high intrigue fantasy—it’s fast-paced, action-packed, and completely surprising. Readers will love exploring the rich setting of nineteenth-century London. This thrilling story of friendship, deception, loyalty, and betrayal is sure to find a passionate audience of readers.
About the Author
C. S. Pacat is the bestselling author of the Captive Prince trilogy and the graphic novel series Fence. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. Find her online at www.cspacat.com.
“A story rendered with devastatingly brilliant detail. Dark Rise pulls you by the hand into a dangerous, mighty world. You won’t be able to look away.”
— Chloe Gong, New York Times Bestselling Author of These Violent Delights
“Captivating storytelling at its finest. This is one YA fantasy you don’t want to miss.”
— Tashie Bhuiyan, author of Counting Down with You
“Abundant action and a profusion of plot twists fuel an adrenalized pace”
— Publishers Weekly
“Mystical, bewildering, hopeful, and terrifying. Pacat’s writing is atmospheric and full of intriguing, complex characters.”
— Kirkus Reviews