Review: Court of Nightfall by Karpov Kinrade

Title: Court of Nightfall

Author: Karpov Kinrade


Publisher's Insight:

Court of Nightfall is a thrilling and thought-provoking dystopian fantasy that blends together ancient myths, philosophical questions, and a futuristic world on the brink of destruction.

700 years after the Cataclysm, an event that nearly destroyed humanity, the Four Orders--Templar, Teutonic, Hospitaller, and Inquisition--rule all.

Scarlett Night, a color-blind girl, is a pleb, the lowest class of society, and she has never known a life without war. Driven by loss and a dream of hope, she seeks to join Castle Vianney, where she will train to become a Knight and work to change her corrupt government from within. But on her journey, she will become something else... something the world fears. And she will stop at nothing until the Orders have fallen.

This dark and exciting adventure is the first book in Karpov Kinrade's The Nightfall Chronicles.


OK, I have to preface this review with the fact that I detest dystopian fiction. Honestly hate it with a passion. Huger Games was something I just couldn't get into, and the movie was just horrible.

Let me explain. I don't personally like caste systems, and the horror that happens to the "lower class" in all dystopian fiction. It makes me want to hurl, and in most fiction the writing doesn't draw me in enough to want to continue reading the horrors of the masses.

Then came Court of Nightfall. I'm a member of the Dark Templars on Facebook. If you want to be a member too, CLICK HERE to fill out their form to be considered. And knowing the works of this author, I figured I'd give the dystopian thing a try, and they've swayed me.

Karpov Kinrade has blown me away. Granted there were still caste systems and horrible things happening to just normal everyday people, but they made me really care. The characters are written with such heart and soul that you believe that they can make a difference. You want to keep cheering them on from page to page, and chapter to chapter. And before you know it you're at the end of the book going, "WTF, I never saw that coming!"

They are able to weave webs finer than the best spider, and before you know it you're trapped and reading till the wee hours of the morning wanting to know if Scarlett is going to make a difference, if Jax is going to be there right beside her, and if the hope Scarlett holds so close to her heart is going to be enough. And each and every question is answered with a full attention to detail and a way that tugs at your heartstrings.

The authors have made dystopian fiction as readable as any beloved novel. One you'll want to come back to time and time again. Bravo, dear authors, bravo.

I received this product for free/at a discount in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own. Most books are donated to the local library for circulation, or donation to the Friends of the Library. Since this book was an e-book, it will be deleted from my Kindle.