INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The epic, hotly anticipated sequel to the instant bestseller The Gilded Ones about a girl with the power to remake her world--or destroy it.
"Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore [The Gilded Ones]."--BuzzFeed
It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is... but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera--a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.
Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera... or if she might be its greatest threat.
The Merciless Ones is the second thrilling installment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.
★ This book shimmers like gold.--School Library Journal, starred review