Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1)
Emily A. Duncan
Natasha Soudek (narrator), Tristan Morris (narrator)
Published 2019 by Macmillan Audio
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About the Book:
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.
Right out of the gate, it took me a couple of chapters to feel like I had my feet under me – jumping in to the middle of an event, understanding the magical world and being introduced to so many characters at once, I had a hard time grasping who were the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’.
Once I was able to understand what was going on, I waited for magical world to envelope me, like a good fantasy story does. But I’m still waiting…..
– Why does an all powerful mage act almost helpless and have to lean on a love interest throughout the entire story? A male main character would not act in such a way so I am baffled!
– The magical world is referenced constantly but not really explained. It’s a glossed over version, as is the whole world building actually. Lots of vague references, bare mentions and surface level characters.
But there is something there. I think this has the makings to be a great story so I’m going on to Book 2!