Down Comes the Night
by Allison Saft
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Pub Date 02 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 16 Mar 2021
St. Martin's Press, Wednesday Books
"A YA fantasy classic in the making." - Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray
"Fans of Leigh Bardugo’s “Grisha Trilogy” and Marie Rutkoski’s “Winner’s Trilogy” have been waiting for this Darkling-esque romance..." - School Library Journal (Starred Review)
New York Times bestselling author Allison Saft’s Down Comes the Night is a snow-drenched romantic fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night.
He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness.
Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she's been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall, to cure his servant from a mysterious illness, she seizes her chance to redeem herself.
The mansion is crumbling, icy winds haunt the caved-in halls, and her eccentric host forbids her from leaving her room after dark. Worse, Wren’s patient isn’t a servant at all but Hal Cavendish, the infamous Reaper of Vesria and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. Hal also came to Colwick Hall for redemption, but the secrets in the estate may lead to both of their deaths.
With sinister forces at work, Wren and Hal realize they’ll have to join together if they have any hope of saving their kingdoms. But as Wren circles closer to the nefarious truth behind Hal’s illness, they realize they have no escape from the monsters within the mansion. All they have is each other, and a startling desire that could be their downfall.
Love makes monsters of us all
"Down Comes the Night is utter magic. Stunning prose, a compassionate heroine, and the heart of a true Gothic novel with darkness at all its edges. It’s everything I have ever wanted from a book. Truly spectacular and a must read for all fans of fantasy." —Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints
"Complex, carefully rendered, and utterly addictive, Down Comes the Night is a YA fantasy classic in the making. Saft seamlessly blends an utterly original magic system, multifacted main characters, and forbidden romance into a gothic narrative that will stay with you long after the last page." —Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray
"Down Comes the Night is a twisty dark ride through a gothic world that‘ll keep you up all night. Saft has crafted a deeply romantic tale with fresh magic and mystery on every page, and filled with an arresting cast. An engrossing, haunting, and beautiful addition to the YA shelf." —Isabel Ibañez, author of Woven in Moonlight
"I adored Allison Saft's complex world and engaging heroine. Wren navigates a war-torn country as a healer, wielding her compassion and wit as deftly as her magic. Atmospheric, romantic, and just a touch eerie—this is the kind of story I love to get lost in." —Emily Lloyd-Jones, author of The Bone Houses
Average rating from 671 members
I drawn to this book by the cover because it looked like a Victorian/Edwardian postcard Impressionist painting. Once I read the description of the book I knew I had to request an advanced reader. This was an enjoyable read - the dialogue was engaging from the start. The plot flowed very nicely and you truly got the sense of all of the characters trying to rebuild themselves after being taken down by through circumstances intentional or unintentional. This book is different from any other dark fantasy I've read in the past 2 years and I would encourage you to add this lovely title to your library. Thank you NetGalley and Wednesday Books for the opportunity to read this great debut author's book.
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