Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan Book Review

Title: Wicked Saints
By: Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
ISBN: 1250195667
Pages: 385

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.


I have to say I absolutely loved this book and am so glad that it's a trilogy because I can not wait until I get to read what comes next in this story. I haven't read a good fantasy book in a while and I'm pretty impressed with this story.

From the beginning you are immediately thrown in to some action. Our main characters and the point of views we get throughout the story are between Nadya, Serefin and Malachiasz, could this possibly be a love triangle in the making? ;) 

To start off we have Nadya who is a Cleric, she can speak to all of the Gods. She also has been hiding away in monastery her entire life as she is the only hope for her people to restore faith in the Gods and to bring them back. Then there is Serefin, a blood mage prince from one of the powerful realms in the world and lastly there is Malachiasz, a blood mage from the same realm as Serefin. 

  Once word gets out of her powers her home and people are attacked, Nadya must leave the monastery and is now on the run since Serefin and his army are after her. Making sure she gets away, her people stay to try and give Nadya and her friend enough time to escape. As she makes a run for it Nadya and her friend get help from Malachiasz.

This book hit me with so many emotions and honestly, I love all three of the main characters, even Serefin. It's crazy, but if you read this story too you'll feel like I did, hate that you love him so much, but seeing what he goes through with his father changes the way you feel about him.

The details of this story are so vivid, you can actually see it as you're reading and that's one of the things I loved about this story, it's definitely a page turner. The ending of this book left me wanting more and I can't wait until the second book comes out. I recommend reading this book if you're looking for a new Fantasy series. 

For more information about Wicked Saints be sure to head to the author's website

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Wicked Saints at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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