Ruthless Gods | Emily A Duncan | Review

“This was going to kill her. This, right here, this beautiful boy and his monstrous power and his lies and the knowledge that nothing mattered, they would always betray each other in the end.” 




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.


This series is excellent. Just when I thought I couldn’t love it anymore, I read Ruthless Gods. Wow, this book was so good, so so atmospheric. I literally hung on Emily Duncan’s every word. I need the next book immediately and I am not happy about the fact I am going to have to wait for a while, I am not patient enough for this!

Ruthless Gods was everything I loved about Wicked Saints and more. So much more that I just did not expect. There are so many monsters, so much blood and so many disasters. What more do you want from a fantasy series? Special mention to the covers, and spines of this book – you do not fail to terrify me on a daily basis.

I absolutely loved being reunited with the characters from Wicked Saints. I loved watching them develop and dealing with the crap that this world throws at them. The romance is still very much there, very much fucked, but it is there. I liked that whilst it is apparent it, in no way, takes over the plot. I am not a fan of romance, whilst I am intrigued by the one in this book, I feel like I can ignore it if I really want to. It is in no way overpowering, which is something I look for in my favourite series.

For me, Emily Duncan has a way of writing that really captivates the reader. When I am reading this book I cannot put it down. I literally feel like I have been thrown into the book and I am one of her characters. Everything that happens I feel like is happening to me. This book is so graphic, the gore is described in so much detail, in a way that makes you feel what that character is feeling. For me that makes for a very talented writer.

What even was with that ending? WHY! I immediately need the next book which is something that isn’t going to happen for a while, considering I’m not convinced we even have a title yet. I’m not sure how I am going to be able to wait patiently to find out how this all ends. I NEED TO KNOW. GODS TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

This series is very marmite, I have mentioned it before. People seem to love or hate it, however I am a proud member of the love train for this book. I will be recommending it and I cannot wait to see what Emily has in store for us next!

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