The Darkness Before Them

The Darkness Before Them: Book One of the Soulfire Saga

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 09/11/2023
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The Darkness Before Them
Heists, Politics and Betrayals Aplenty!
Action packed fantasy epic full of conniving nobles, daring escapades and world altering secrets both new and ancient. Eagerly awaiting the rest of the ser... READ MORE


'The Darkness Before Them brims with magic, monsters and intrigue, and the depth of the world is wonderfully, enthrallingly complex . . . a delight' Ben GalleyALL PATHS LEAD TO VENGEANCEThese are dark times for the Kingdom of Khalad. As the magical mists of the Veil devour the land, the populace struggles beneath the rule of ruthless noble houses and their uncaring immortal king.Kat doesn't care about any of that. A talented thief, she's pursuing one big score that will settle the debt that destroyed her family. No easy feat in a realm where indentured spirits hold vigil over every vault and treasure room. However, Kat has a unique gift: she can speak to those spirits, and even command them. She'll need every advantage she can get.Kat's not a hero. She just wants to be free. To have her old life back. But as rebellion rekindles and the war for Khalad's future begins, everyone - Kat included - will have to pick a side.Set in a world of ancient myth and dangerous magic, The Darkness Before Them begins a heart-pounding adventure where a thief dares to seek vengeance - and finds herself on the path to war.'Full of action, heart, betrayal, and set in a dark, engaging world, this book continues Ward's ability to deliver doorstopper dark fantasy that you just can't put down' Grimdark MagazinePraise for Matthew Ward'Epic fantasy as it should be: big, bold and very addictive' Starburst Magazine'Magnificant and epic' Grimdark Magazine 'Hugely entertaining' John Gywnne'Incredible action scenes' Fantasy Hive Books by Matthew Ward:The Soulfire Saga The Darkness Before Them The Fire Within Them The Legacy trilogy Legacy of Ash Legacy of Steel Legacy of Light

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356518442
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 44 mm

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The Darkness Before Them
The Darkness Before Them
The Darkness Before Them is the first book in a new series by Matthew Ward. The paced of the story was slow to start as the author introduces us to the wo... READ MORE
Mark Redman
The Darkness Before Them
My very first Matthew Ward book, and it did not disappoint!!
All you need is thieves, a rebellion, sky ships and a found family to make me happy, The Darkness Before Them has all four, so naturally I'm a fan. Thou... READ MORE
Milica S.