Today I thought I join in Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine but has since been adapted with Can’t Wait Wednesday by Teresa at Wishful Endings.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature that showcases upcoming release that we are dying to get to!
Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2)
by Emily A. Duncan
Published by: Wednesday Books
Publication date: 07 April 2020
Darkness never works alone…
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. They’re pieces on a board, 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.
Why I can’t wait to read this
Wicked Saints was one of my most anticipated and also one of my favourite reads for 2019. That ending!!! My lord, it destroyed me and so did the year long wait! I need to know what happens next.
As it’s a sequel I won’t get into the spoliery reason for why I need this books in my life pronto. But trust me when I say you should read the first book if you love grim, dark fantasy. I love Duncan’s writing style — it’s lush, lyrical and gothic.
Something Dark and Holy features a Russian inspired fantasy world with a Joan of Arc twist. Two rival countries, Kalyazin and Tranavia, who’ve been at war for centuries over magic and religion. We have two very different magic systems in this world. First off we have the Kalyazin’s clerics who pray to their gods and if the gods see fit they bestowed power to their clerics. The Tranavia’s have a much darker magic. They are blood mages. The blood mages have razors lining their pocket so they can cut themselves to unlock their spells. I’m interested to see more for both these magic systems.
I have pre-ordered the owl crate edition — which I’m sure will be just as stunning as their Wicked Saints edition — and am now impatiently waiting for it to be shipped. I think I will re-read Wicked Saints before this one arrives!
That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know which books release date you cannot wait for.
Until next time, happy reading!