The third and final book in Emily A. Duncan’s bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy will arrive in April of 2021. And now it has a title!
As a reader, you can always tell when you’re reading an excellent trilogy when you’re simultaneously excited to see how the story ends and loathe to leave the universe it’s created behind. Such is the case with author Emily A. Duncan’s “Something Dark and Holy” trilogy, a series of books whose first two installments have been some of the darkest and most original fantasy novels released in recent years.
But, alas, all good things must come to an end, and such is the case here. The third and final book in Duncan’s series is headed our way next spring, and we should really start preparing our emotions for it now. (Because it’s probably going to destroy us.)
The series is an incredibly dark, disturbing tale of blood magic, vengeful gods, and tortured relationships featuring characters who are simultaneously twisted, broken, and sympathetic. The first two books in the series – Wicked Saints and Ruthless Gods – have been beautiful monstrosities full of lush prose, shocking imagery, and compelling characters. What might the final one hold?
If the title is anything to go by, more of the same.
The final book in the series is called Blessed Monsters, the sort of name that encompasses everything that’s been both wonderful and weird about this series to date.
I mean, just look at this announcement. It’s gorgeous! And creepy as heck!
The end of Ruthless Gods left our three main characters – the cleric Nadya, the prince Serefin and the no longer quite human but not entirely divine Malachiasz – in desperate straits indeed, as their relationships with one another deteriorate and they wrestle with questions of fate, destiny, and free will. How this story will ever manage to conclude with all the characters we care about whole, let alone happy, is anyone’s guess. But it will surely be an incredible final ride.
Blessed Monsters hits shelves on April 6, 2021.
Are you looking forward to the conclusion of the Something Dark and Holy trilogy? Any predictions for how it will all end?