By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

490 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous mysterious fast-paced


Given the chance to train as a squire, kitchen servant Achan Cham hopes to pull himself out of his pitiful life and become a Kingsguard Knight. When Achan's owner learns of his training, he forces Achan to spar with the Crown Prince--more of a dea...

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adventurous 100%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
funny 25%
hopeful 25%
mysterious 25%
sad 25%
tense 25%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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