The Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly

The Time of the Dark

Darwath #1

Barbara Hambly

263 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous medium-paced


On the wizard Ingold's world, the monstrous Dark have been mere legends for thousands of years. But now, they have emerged to ravage the land. Reissue.

Community Reviews Summary of 85 reviews


adventurous 100%
dark 80%
emotional 40%
tense 40%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
mysterious 20%
reflective 20%


medium 50%
slow 33%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 33% | N/A: 16%

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