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Emily A. Duncan is an American New York Times bestselling author of the young adult fantasy series Something Dark and Holy.

Born and raised in Ohio, where she currently lives, she holds a Master's degree in library science from Kent State University.

Her education has its perks, as she not only works as a youth services librarian, but is also an expert when it comes to finding obscure Slavic folklore texts through interlibrary loan systems.

Whenever she isn't reading or writing, Emily can be found playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons.

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Genres: Fantasy / SF, Young Adult

United States

Something Dark and Holy

  1. Wicked Saints (2019)
  2. Ruthless Gods (2020)
  3. Blessed Monsters (2021)

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Something Dark and Holy

Wicked Saints

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.

Author: Emily A. Duncan
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1250195678
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Ruthless Gods

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who--and what--he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. Their paths are being orchestrated by someone…or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet―those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.

Author: Emily A. Duncan
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1250195708
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Blessed Monsters

The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen.

They broke the world.

And some things can never be undone.

In Emily A. Duncan’s Blessed Monsters, they must unite once more to fight the dark chaos they've unleashed - but is it already too late?

Author: Emily A. Duncan
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1250195739
Publisher: Wednesday Books