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The Light That Blinds Us
Such a brilliant, flavourful debut.
Andy has created such a lush world, full of stakes, life, and tension. It feels nostalgic and fresh all at once, blending the best elements of Percy Jackso... READ MORE
Bill at Solihull
The Light That Blinds Us
This book was amazing!!!! I have had the privilege of watching Andy develop this book and to say it is everything he promised and more is an understatemen... READ MORE
The Light That Blinds Us
Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with an arc of this. "And he kissed her as though he had loved her for his whole life. Which he ... READ MORE
Charlotte  Fawdington
The Light That Blinds Us
This book is the perfect bridge between 9-12 and YA fiction. I think everyone should read it though, especially adults. I'm 21 BUT i thought it was truely ... READ MORE
Patrycja Kostecka
The Light That Blinds Us
A gorgeous, action packed, urban fantasy
This was so much fun and gripped me from the first page. It’s a new YA urban fantasy about four teenagers born with elemental magic who must embark on a qu... READ MORE
Talia at Cambridge


Legendborn meets Percy Jackson in this dark and thrilling debut fantasy romance.

When consumed by shadow, even the faintest light can be blinding...

After a childhood haunted by disturbing hallucinations of the Shadow Man, Alexis Michaels’s only comfort is the blue amulet he’s had since before he can remember. Now, the visions have gone, and Alexis craves a normal life.

But when a trip to Stonehenge unites him with three other teens carrying similar gems, normality is abandoned when they are plunged into a hidden world of power-wielding Elementals, and told they are the chosen ones, destined to save the world from an eternal night. Trained by legends and guided by heroes, Alexis and his companions must venture on a perilous quest, facing tests of love, loss, and loyalty.

But a dark past plagues Alexis as they prepare to defeat an adversary more ominous than they could imagine, and a looming secret sets to corrupt the mission, their lives, and his mind.

A high-stakes, speculative romance, which masterfully weaves themes of mental health, psychosis, and found family. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Cassandra Clare from TikTok and BookTok star @andydarcytheo

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781398536753
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm

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The Light That Blinds Us
Fantasy with a quest!
I was lucky enough to have this stunning book as an Arc! I thought this new YA fantasy was such a good read! It had everything we love from YA fiction ... READ MORE
Nabeela Boodoo-Uddin
The Light That Blinds Us
Fantastically Written
This was a fantastic YA fantasy book! It was amazing! I highly recommend it, I'm not going to tell you what it is about so you'll read it! Make sure to pre... READ MORE
The Light That Blinds Us
An exciting debut!
TLTBU is a masterpiece. You can tell how much love, detail and planning has gone into this. I was up late multiple times, utterly obsessed with reading it.... READ MORE
Porsche Barrett
The Light That Blinds Us
Fantastic debut from Andy Darcy Theo
This book dives straight in to a great story with great characters. Found family, adventure, internal struggles, intertwines real life with the fantasy. M... READ MORE
Book Dragon
The Light That Blinds Us
The BEST book I have ever read!
I brought this as soon as it was released and I am currently half way through, it is amazingly put together. I want to keep reading, every spare moment I h... READ MORE
Krista Georgiou
The Light That Blinds Us
Exhilarating, intense and absolutely innovative.
Alexis Michaels’s childhood was plagued with frightening illusions of the Shadow Man. Bereft of an idyllic start in life but later adopted, his hallucinati... READ MORE
Rebecca Barrett
The Light That Blinds Us
What an experience
Such an amazing and interesting story and world Andy has created. I couldn’t resist finishing it in 2 days, loved every second of it from the world build,... READ MORE
Zeinab Bakkal
The Light That Blinds Us
Prepare to be swept away on an enchanting adventure with "The Light That Blinds Us"
This YA fantasy debut is like a breath of fresh air, blending elements of magic, friendship, and a sprinkle of romance into one spellbinding tale. Right... READ MORE
The Light That Blinds Us
I loved this book, from start to finish. The whole book had me feeling all the feels. The twists and turns in this book were nothing short of amazing. The ... READ MORE
Lori Macdonald
The Light That Blinds Us
I finished The Light That Blinds Us a few days ago and OMG, I was so pleasantly surprised and super impressed! The writing was on point — seriously immacul... READ MORE