The first book in a brilliant YA fantasy trilogy from internationally acclaimed Australian author CS Pacat.
THE DARK WILL RISE. WHO WILL FALL? WHO WILL STAND?
The ancient world of magic is no more. Its heroes are dead, its halls are ruins, and its great battles between Light and Dark are forgotten. Only the Stewards remember, and they keep their centuries-long vigil, sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns.
Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. When an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, Will is ushered into a world of magic, where he must train to play a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark.
As London is threatened by the Dark King's return, the reborn heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war begin to draw battle lines. But as the young descendants of Light and Dark step into their destined roles, old allegiances, old enmities and old flames are awakened. Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the dark fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.
Dark Rise is the first book in a thrilling new YA fantasy series from bestselling Australian author CS Pacat.
'Beautiful, classical and deliciously dark.' - Jay Kristoff
CS Pacat is the internationally acclaimed author of a bestselling adult fantasy trilogy, and the comic book series Fence. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, she has since lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. She currently resides and writes in Melbourne.
Her first novel began its life as an original-fiction web serial, which attracted viral attention before being acquired by Penguin USA. The trilogy went on to become a USA Today bestseller after being published to commercial success and critical acclaim.
Young adult fiction
A & U Children
Paperback - C format
13 - 18
Young adult fiction