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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Sara Jane
  • 2022-01-20

Read the book instead.

This audio is terrible! I loved the first one and I listened to the audible. This one though- TER RI BLE. HORRENDOUS. From a counting muppet for the male voice to the female voice changing the way she pronounces names so much you think it’s a different character I just can’t listen to this book. And it’s the same narrators as book one. How does that even happen?!?!

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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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  • 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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  • hailey brown
  • 2021-09-26

Voices were cringe

Love the story. Really unique in my opinion. But the voice acting was horrible.

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  • Aggie
  • 2021-09-20

Male narrator is awful!

Bad review due to narration only.
I’m sure the book is great, because I’ve seen other reviews that can attest to that. I’m actually considering buying a print copy because I’m very interested in finding out what’s going to happen with the story. However… I cannot get through this audiobook because of the horrendous male narrator!!! I’m from Eastern Europe and I can assure you, even I cannot understand his butchered attempts at “Dracula” accents. So disappointing. Additionally, he did not change his voice enough to distinguish between different characters. When he is narrating, it is hard to understand who is speaking and what they are saying.
I loved the first book. I wanted to loved this one. I keep going back and trying to listen to this horrible narration. But Mr. Morris made it impossible to understand and to enjoy.

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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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  • 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