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Darker By Four - a thrilling, action-packed urban YA fantasy

English · Paperback / Softback

Will be released 02.04.2024


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About the author

June CL Tan writes science fiction and fantasy inspired by her childhood in multicultural Singapore where she was raised on a diet of classic books and wuxia movies, caffeine and congee. When she is not writing, she can be found wandering the streets of New York City in search of everyday mysteries and miracles.



A girl who lost her magic. The boy who found it. And a city having one Hell of a time . . .

Rui is an Exorcist-in-training with one goal in mind - honing her magic to avenge her mother's death.

Yiran is the black sheep of an illustrious family. The world would be at his feet - had he been born with magic.

But when an accident causes Rui's power to transfer to Yiran, everything turns upside down. Without her magic, Rui has no tool for vengeance. With it, Yiran finally feels like he belongs.

As dangerous monsters overrun the city, Rui will do whatever it takes to regain her power. Even if that means making a deal with a shadowy stranger to track down a god who does not wish to be found . . .

A sparkling urban fantasy with an achingly slow burn romance at its heart, Darker By Four is the perfect book for fans of Legendborn and The Mortal Instruments, as well as anyone looking to immerse themselves in a shadowy world brimming with magic.


'If you ever wanted a book that reads like a comfort anime that also isn't afraid to skewer you with angst and explosive fight sequences, then look no further' JOAN HE

'A complete page-turner of a fantasy!' KAT CHO

'A rich and vividly drawn world of revenants, exorcists, death gods and stolen magic' VANESSA LEN

'Both ruthless and tender, this book leads you through a perilous world of death while grounding you in raw emotion' KYLIE LEE BAKER


From the author of Jade Fire Gold comes the first in a contemporary fantasy duology. Set in a world where gods and Revenants roam city streets, an Exorcist-in-training makes a deal with a trickster death god to regain the magic she lost - and save the life of the boy who cost her it.

Product details

Authors June CL Tan
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 14
Product format Paperback / Softback
Release 02.04.2024
EAN 9781399718998
ISBN 978-1-399-71899-8
No. of pages 400
Subjects Children's and young people's books

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches, YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy, Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Interest age: from c 14 years

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