A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy…
“This book destroyed me and I adored it.”- Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Publishing Date: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Thank you to NetGalley, Wednesday Books and St Martin’s Press for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
“We’re all monsters, Nadya. Some of us just hide it better than others.”
A dark and religion-oriented high fantasy…It is not what I expected…It was darker than I anticipated.
A religious good girl falling for evil bad boy sounding like a cliche but the way it was entwined in the story It didn’t feel like one.
The story was told by Nadya a Kalyazin cleric who communicates with gods and Serefin young prince and war leader of Tranavia who is responsible for all of the losses in Nadya’s life. Malachiasz is a twisted character which left you guessing who he is really.
So If I talk about the story it is different from other fantasies, It got different elements from religion, family politics, war, betrayal, love, friendship.
But the thing which was off for me was the pace of the story, It was so difficult to get into the book but once you are into then it was nice, In the starting, there was too many information to handle though with time you know each and everything but It is hard to digest too many things at once and the last sometimes pace was a bit slow.
The ending wasn’t what I expected which made me really happy 😀
Overall if you love DARK FANTASIES, then go for it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
EMILY A. DUNCAN works as a youth services librarian. She 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. Wicked Saints is her first book. She lives in Ohio.