The City of Dusk (The Dark Gods Book 1)

We rated this book:


Four heirs join forces to save their city from demonic downfall. Taesia never considered herself a good person and always enjoyed life as the chaotic middle Lastrider child until her brother developed a dangerous and risky plan that could prove costly. When the unthinkable happens, Taesia’s only choice is to turn to the other three heirs—an elementalist, a necromancer, and a soldier. Though reluctant to work together, circumstances quickly prove that their only option is each other.

The story weaves between a variety of characters, including the four heirs, who are very different people. Their differences consist of dynamics that weave between romance, friendship, and squabbling as they straddle the line between allies and competitors. A rich and beautifully crafted world propels you into a city that has gods, magic, and demons. The dialogue consists of witty retorts and world-specific jargon, which makes each character stand out with their own attitude and agenda. Tara Sim flawlessly shifts between characters, dipping into arcs that are carefully woven together to create a thrilling, dark, and beautiful tapestry.

The City of Dusk is a highly recommended treat for those that love complex characters, dark fantasy, epic worlds, witty dialogue, and enjoyable storytelling.

Reviewed By:

Author Tara Sim
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 715 pages
Publisher Orbit
Publish Date 22-Mar-2022
ISBN 9780316458894 Buy this Book
Issue June 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy