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The stunning sequel to instant New York Times best seller 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 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. 

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

©2020 Emily A. Duncan (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Perfection!

I love these messy, flawed, terrible and heartbreaking characters and the unique gothic world they live in.

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  • Dana
  • 2020-06-16

Weird accent

The voice acting is fine EXCEPT for the weird transylvanian(???) accent they use for all the dialogue. sometimes its hard to tell what the characters are saying with the accent, it definitely pulls you out of the story. It's also pretty hard to take intense scenes seriously when it sounds like count chocula is the one performing them. super weird choice there.

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  • Victoria
  • 2021-01-08

Great story

I love this story and Emily Duncan is an amazing writer.
However, I wish I had read the books instead of listening. Tristan Morris sounds like a melodramatic Count from Sesame Street. I really had a hard time staying focused on the story when he was narrating. Both narrators made the characters sound much older than they should have and there was very little difference in the voice of each character.
Overall, the series is fantastic and I highly recommend, but you may want to read the actual book.

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  • Pinkroyale
  • 2020-11-18

Dark and Twisted Goodness

Can’t wait for the sequel! They used the same narrators as the first book which I’m not too crazy about. They sound alot older than what these young characters should sound like. Especially the male narrator, he can be overly dramatic.
Story-wise. I loved it. Maybe even more than the first book. I was dreading the end of the book when I had an hour left. I just couldn’t get enough. There were some bits that left me scratching my head but overall it was 5 stars for me.

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  • Kenyatta Gaines
  • 2020-08-03

Amazing!!

I love this book to much and the narrators are amazing! I can't wait for next one to come out!!!

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  • Bethany
  • 2020-04-29

Amazing again!

Ruthless gods continues the captivating story from wicked saints. And again I couldn't stop listening until I was already finished and hungry for more. the tangled web of the gods strings makes a wonderful story to follow and all the different perspectives make it more interesting to try and fit the pieces together. The narrators are perfect for Nadya and Sarafin. I don't really like how they decided to change the pronunciation of malachiasz in this reading but I'm guessing that was the author telling them how to say it. it's an amazing series so far and I can't wait to devour the next book hopefully I don't have to wait long.

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  • Mary Titus
  • 2020-04-25

Struggle to get through

I loved The first book but this one was a bit of a struggle to get through. Not bad just not as good as the first

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  • Hayden JL Mora
  • 2020-04-19

Excellent Story. A wonderful, new tapestry of fantasy, politics and magic

This is the well crafted second addition in what I hope will be a multi-tome series. The characters are interesting and well developed. The story further reveals a glimpse into a new world of magic, g-ds, politics and intrigue. I

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  • Catherine A Rector
  • 2020-04-15

Monstrous and Delightful; Plethora of Eyeballs.

This book hurt me and I loved it.

In fact, I often fear middle books in a three-book series. This one defeated those fears and ran over them with a horse carriage that was delivering crates of spare eyes to Malachiasz.

I found the book to be a fantastic slow-burn examination of faith— in each other, in the powers that be, in their countries— and that was something I revelled in. Nadya's journey is so very human, the way her inner wants and needs conflict, the cognitive dissonance of things that she just can't live with. As much as I loved Wicked Saints, I somehow felt closer to the cast in this book, something that feels rare in my reading experience.

And that one time I had to pause the book and walk away because the 10-minute gore description was too vivid for my poor brain to handle. Stunning.

And such amazing monster kisses. Duncan knows what I want.

I'm going to end up listening to this again, I know it. Afterall, a year is a long time to wait for more eyeballs.