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Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
Young adult

Wicked Saints

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by Emily A. Duncan

Quick take

A darkly gothic story of war, magic, and the thin line between good and evil.

Good to know

  • Multiple viewpoints

  • Forbidden love

  • First in series

  • Graphic violence

Why I love it

Want to know what topic gets my attention every time? Dark magic. Throw in “gothic fantasy” and, well, you have just guaranteed my interest in a book. There was simply no way around finding Emily Duncan’s debut novel, Wicked Saints, on the top of my (lengthy!) TBR.

From page one, Wicked Saints sets the stage with some powerful players. There’s a young cleric, blessed with unfathomable power. The...


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 rom...

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