I received a copy of this book for an honest review. So here it is!
“The Rise of Darkness” by Sarah Earl is a fantasy novel that will instantly take a grip on you. It has all the elements of a fantastic story: badass characters, conflict, interesting plots, fantasy creatures , everything enveloped in this world that the author created.
I found the book a bit confusing in the beginning, but everything made sense when I dived deeper into the book. The action is gripping, the story really draws you in once with the tuning of pages. The story is really interesting and the main character is very easy to get to love, with all the difficulties she is confronting during the book. I really liked the way Kess wanted more from this life than what is given to her, I liked her determination to continue even when all the odds were against her will, and I admired her for her strength.
I enjoyed the writing style of the author, even though sometimes I found the descriptions to be a bit too much. Which at parts made the story seem dull.
Overall, the story is amazing, I really enjoyed this book, but I will give it 3.5 stars because there were parts in it that weren’t really my cup of tea, but of course that is a subjective matter and it doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy them. This is only my opinion. My final verdict is that the story is really good, but the writing style could be improved. It’s unfortunate for the story to lose its spark because of the too many irrelevant details or because of the sudden changes in perspective or scenes in the flow of events. Whatsoever, these are my only complains about the book, everything else is on point. The characters, plots, world building are really well done, and I would like to congratulate the author for these aspects. I recommend this book to all fantasy lovers in search of a gripping adventure.