51tKn4ZErlL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_In Darkness Reigns by Jill Williamson, we’re introduced to the Kingdom of Armania as well as Rosar Echad and his family. Unlike other monarchies, the eldest is not entitled to the throne and the princes Janek and Wilek are waiting to see who their father will declare as Heir, while Trevn couldn’t care less. While Armania experiences disaster after disaster that many believe are the result of the gods being displeased, we’re introduced to the other four realms as well, who have their own problems and gods.

All of the characters are very well-written and the story itself just pulls you into it. There’s a wide variety of characters from those who are supposed to be likable (Mielle, Trevn) to those who are completely distasteful (Janek). While the premise of this first book is kind of dark, it does leave you a glimmer of hope that things will end up okay in the later parts of the story.

Overall, I found this book to be very well-written and while I’m a relative newcomer to Jill Williamson’s books, I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait to read the rest of this story. I thought that it was a edge-of-your-seat page turner and since the only time I really had to read was while I was on the bus heading to work, I was disappointed each time I had to turn off my tablet and stop reading. I would definitely recommend this book to all of my friends and I look forward to reading more from Jill Williamson!

Disclaimer: I received an advance copy for free in exchange for an honest review.