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  • Wicked Saints
  • Emily A. Duncan
  • English
  • 22 February 2018
  • 9781250195661

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Duncan Rious 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. me savage SCREAMThat was SO GOOD Wicked Saints is the first book in an all new YA Fantasy trilogy aptly titled Something Dark and Holy This was so dark and so damn holy A debut novel Say whatY all if this is Duncan s debut she is definitely an author to watchI picked this up the day before release as I was generously provided a copy by the publisher Wednesday Books to read and review I feel like I have been blessedThe tone of this is hella Grimdark and we all know I live for that Basically in this world a Holy War has been raging for centuries between two kingdoms Kalyazin and Tranavia The narrative alternates between three perspectives Nadya Serefin and Malachiasz The world is vast and complex yet feels like nothing to learn Last week I reviewed another YA Fantasy book I won t name here but I mentioned how I felt like I needed to be taking notes as I was readingThat shook me out of the story and made it hard for me to connect With this book even though vastly complex I never felt that Whilst reading Wicked Saints I felt like I was living these events along with the characters I never felt that I didn t understand what was going on or how the world workedThis to me is a sign of a great fantasy construct well thought out and balanced Even though this story takes place in a world that is being created from scratch it s not overwhelming Nadya the main female protagonist is the most fascinating to me She was raised in a monastery in the mountains where clerics and others were able to commune with their pantheon of Gods Nadya is very special in that she is able to commune with all the Gods and can even gain magical powers from them Most interesting is the fact that the Gods literally talk to herDepending on the situation and what powers she may need she asks particular Gods for help The Gods are all developed with their own personality and they can offer up guidance a friendly chat or just be silentI love this aspect It made me think of the Disney animated movie Hercules with all the different Gods you meet so much fun It is a very uniue element I have never read anything uite like this in a YA Fantasy beforeDue to circumstances I won t get into here Nadya is forced to flee the monastery fearing for her life Once on the road she bumps into a traveling trio that includes another of our main characters Malachiasz Malachiasz is a complex character and a little difficult to explain Let s just say he was once part of a very dangerous and secretive order of powerful blood mages called the VulturesI know right Doesn t that sound creepy and ominous AFYep The Vultures are creepy masked guys and gals with the most murderous of intentions They are so scary and powerful that they are referred to as monsters by people outside the sect Malachiasz is a defector from the sect the only person known to have done so and survived He confesses this to Nadya and tells her that he is essentially on the wrong side of the law in TranaviaOur final main character is Serefin the crown Prince of Tranavia He has been leading armies for the past few years in the never ending war with Kalyazin but has recently been summoned home by his father the King Serefin is convinced his father has one goal in mind to take him out Is he just paranoid or does his father really intend to kill him It is clear the King isn t playing with a full deck and he is uite volatile whispering around with the VulturesWhen Nadya Malachiasz and their traveling companions arrive in the capital city set on stopping the war whatever the cost they come into contact with Serefin and begin to wonder exactly whose side he s onThe writing in this is so delicious Dark and gothic from the very start If you love that kind of story set in a harsh and unforgiving world you need to pick this book up It s so compelling I just know there is going to be a huge fandom for this story this world these characters and this authorI am so excited to see where Duncan is going to go with this story I just can t even imagine what ultimately is going to happen There are so many ways it could go all of them bloody and brutalThank you so much to the publisher Wednesday Books for providing me with a copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity and will definitely be buying a finished copy for my collection Snow on Snow on Snow yet feels like nothing to learn Last week I reviewed another YA Fantasy book I won t name here but I mentioned how I felt like I needed to be taking notes as I was readingThat shook me out of the story and made it hard for me to connect With this book even though vastly complex I never felt that Whilst reading Wicked Saints I felt like I was living these events along with the characters I never felt that I didn t understand what was going on or how the world workedThis to me is a sign of a great fantasy construct well thought out and balanced Even though this story takes place in a world that is being created from scratch it s not overwhelming Nadya the main female protagonist is the most fascinating to me She was raised in a monastery in the mountains where clerics and others were able to commune with their pantheon of Gods Nadya is very special in that she is able to commune with all the Gods and can even gain magical powers from them Most interesting is the fact that the Gods literally talk to herDepending on the situation and what powers she may need she asks particular Gods for help The Gods are all developed with their own personality and they can offer up guidance a friendly chat or just be silentI love this aspect It made me think of the Disney animated movie Hercules with all the different Gods Perenbomen bloeien wit you meet so much fun It is a very uniue element I have never read anything uite like this in a YA Fantasy beforeDue to circumstances I won t get into here Nadya is forced to flee the monastery fearing for her life Once on the road she bumps into a traveling trio that includes another of our main characters Malachiasz Malachiasz is a complex character and a little difficult to explain Let s just say he was once part of a very dangerous and secretive order of powerful blood mages called the VulturesI know right Doesn t that sound creepy and ominous AFYep The Vultures are creepy masked guys and gals with the most murderous of intentions They are so scary and powerful that they are referred to as monsters by people outside the sect Malachiasz is a defector from the sect the only person known to have done so and survived He confesses this to Nadya and tells her that he is essentially on the wrong side of the law in TranaviaOur final main character is Serefin the crown Prince of Tranavia He has been leading armies for the past few Skaza years in the never ending war with Kalyazin but has recently been summoned home by his father the King Serefin is convinced his father has one goal in mind to take him out Is he just paranoid or does his father really intend to kill him It is clear the King isn t playing with a full deck and he is uite volatile whispering around with the VulturesWhen Nadya Malachiasz and their traveling companions arrive in the capital city set on stopping the war whatever the cost they come into contact with Serefin and begin to wonder exactly whose side he s onThe writing in this is so delicious Dark and gothic from the very start If Envisioned Life Essays in Honor of Eva Brann you love that kind of story set in a harsh and unforgiving world Batch you need to pick this book up It s so compelling I just know there is going to be a huge fandom for this story this world these characters and this authorI am so excited to see where Duncan is going to go with this story I just can t even imagine what ultimately is going to happen There are so many ways it could go all of them bloody and brutalThank Batch you so much to the publisher Wednesday Books for providing me with a copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity and will definitely be buying a finished copy for my collection

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Free download Wicked Saints ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Emily A. Duncan People without destroying herselfA prince in danger must decide who to trustA boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wingsTogether they must assassinate the king and stop the warIn a centuries long war where beauty and brutality meet their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and myste. This is for everyone who shipped Alina and The Darkling WHICH MEANS THIS BOOK IS FOR ME OKAY NO TOUCHIE MINE ahemIt s like if you go into a snow dusted forest to free a beautiful maidendude from a glass casket only when you get there that person has been devoured and this glorious talon ed creature with killer hair a only way to get rid of my smirk is to kiss me mouth and eyes so dark they look like a freaking dimension is chilling on top of said casket which is now smashed to pieces on a snow strewn floor and you just stand there nodding and say Aight I m into itThat s this book Imagine you go into a snow dusted forest to free a beautiful maidendude from a glass casket only when Peeping Toms you get there that person has been devoured and this glorious talon ed creature with killer hair a only way to get rid of my smirk is to kiss me mouth and eyes so dark they look like a freaking dimension is chilling on top of said casket which is now smashed to pieces on a snow strewn floor and Mary On Roller Skates you just stand there nodding and say Aight I m into itThat s this book

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Free download Wicked Saints ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Download ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Emily A. Duncan An instant New York Times bestseller“Prepare for a snow frosted blood drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare” Roshani Chokshi New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves and The Star Touched ueenA girl who can speak to gods must save her. 455 Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf I don t know what s going on with this book but I M LOVING ITI didn t know what exactly was I expecting from this book because I was curious than expectant but it made me so happy that I picked it up read it and enjoyed it that all I can say is that from now on I m a fan Don t be a martyr We have no use for yet another saint As a Christian Orthodox I can say that this gave me the exact same vibe that I get when I enter an old Orthodox church and all the saints on the walls are staring down at me and the smell of burned incense overwhelms me I know not entirely comfortable but still an intense feelingKalyazin is the perfect picture of a pagan Russia with its old beliefs its rigid religious culture its faith beyond compare Tranavia is inspired by the Polish warrior spirit the one that doesn t fight for the likes of other beings but for its own power and good It controls its own magic the magic that exists in its bloodAs a Slavic culture lover I can say that I loved all the interesting schemes the author has pulled for constructing her world How does a human girl become something divine and feared by the gods that gave her the power she wields This is the story of Nadezhda Lapteva which my Romanian speaking ass automatically translates to Hope Milkova and I literally cannot think of her otherwise and I get the constant need to LOL when I see her name because you know in Romanian we have a word that sounds like Nadezhda and that is n dejde which roughly translates to hope and lapte means milk and I just can t Nadya s relationship with Malachiasz is one of the strangest things I ve come across in my readings I wouldn t necessarily call that a toxic relationship but the way it manifests is just strange To meNadya is the light in Malachiasz s life but Malachiasz is so darkened by his past that he fills sometimes Nadya up with his shadows They love each other until the verge of hate toeing that thin line between the two strong emotions sometimes crossing it from one side to the other He turned and grinned at her monstrous but beatific holding out his hand darkness gone She took his hand What kind of inner desires must one have to love the person you hate the most is beyond my power of comprehension but as I read on I hope I will find my answerOne cool aspect I d like to discuss is the diversity of gods brought up into the story There are so many of them and this makes the read so much interesting Let me exemplify it to you we have Marzenya the goddess of death magic and winter Her real life Slavic euivalent being Marena or Baba Yaga for the ones like me who know about her winks Zbyhneuska the goddess of health Zvonimira the goddess of light Krsnik the god of fire His Slavic euivalent being Kresnik Bozetjeh the god of wind His Slavic euivalent might be Stribog The list goes on and its point is to show you how far the whole Slavic culture is explored and presented in this book There are even several word and phrases in it that are supposedly in Kalyazi and Tranavian languages but they resemble so much the Slavic languages they took inspiration fromOr let s remember the cute term of endearment Malachiasz has for Nadya towy d imyka that sounds so pretty and I wish someone would call me that because it is that pretty and I am that needyOkay With all that being said my uestions remain would you try to read this book purely out of academic curiosity Is it still not good enough for YA Fantasy world Would Nadya s heretical journey intrigue you in order to discover its inner power Is she powerful enough to take the stars out of the sky Book inspired