Ruthless Gods

Ruthless Gods : A Novel

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The stunning sequel to instant New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints

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 their dramatic follow-up to Wicked Saints, the first book in their 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.

This edition uses deckle edges; the uneven paper edge is intentional.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 172 x 243 x 45mm | 792g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Includes one black-and-white map; 1C printed endpapers
  • 1250195691
  • 9781250195692
  • 111,752

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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

Ruthless Gods is every bit the sequel that Emily A. Duncan's chilling Wicked Saints deserves - even darker, bloodier and even more complicated...A dark, brutal and deeply thrilling sequel that will leave you wanting more. - CULTURESS

Magic and romance steeped in blood and betrayal. 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


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About Emily A. Duncan

EMILY A. DUNCAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints and Ruthless Gods. They work as a youth services librarian and received a Master's degree in library science from Kent State University, which mostly taught them how to find obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems. When not reading or writing, they enjoy playing copious amounts of video games and dungeons and dragons. They live in Ohio.
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8,793 ratings
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4 34% (2,983)
3 21% (1,846)
2 8% (662)
1 5% (444)
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