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This is book number 2 in the Something Dark and Holy series.
The stunning sequel to instant New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints
"Ruthless Gods opens the door to a world of fallen gods and eldritch horrors... Gruesome, grotesque, and so, so glorious." - Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows
Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become.
As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. Their paths are being orchestrated by someone…or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.
In her dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in her Something Dark and Holy trilogy, Emily A. Duncan paints a Gothic, icy world where shadows whisper, and no one is who they seem, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless.
"Ruthless Gods will leave fans demanding the final installment in the trilogy." - Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray
This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.
About the Author
EMILY A. DUNCAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints. She works as a youth services librarian and received a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught her how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, she enjoys playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. She lives in Ohio.
PRAISE FOR RUTHLESS GODS:
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"... if you liked Wicked Saints and you want more of everything, the sequel Ruthless Gods takes the monstrous romance to whole new... heights. Get ready." - BOOK RIOT
"Magic and romance steeped in blood and betrayal. ...fans of the first volume will be pleased to have more of the same, with higher stakes and increasingly complicated questions of power and divinity." - KIRKUS
"After the glimmers of divinity and magic in Wicked Saints, Ruthless Gods opens the door to a world of fallen gods and eldritch horrors and I am absolutely ready to step through it. Gruesome, grotesque, and so, so glorious." - Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows
"Come for the Gothic horror-fantasy, stay for the eldritch nightmares, cosmic despair, and irreverent, unforgettable characters. RUTHLESS GODS will leave fans demanding the final installment in the trilogy." - Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray
PRAISE FOR WICKED SAINTS:
**Indie Next Pick for the Spring 2019 Kids’ List**
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"If you like your young adult fantasy full of ice, blood, and angst, Wicked Saints will sweep you up in its wintery embrace." - NPR, "3 Young Adult Novels To Help You Out Of Hibernation"