• The Merciless Ones

  • The Gilded Ones, Book 2
  • By: Namina Forna
  • Narrated by: Imani Jade Powers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (299 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The hotly anticipated epic 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

©2022 Namina Forna (P)2022 Listening Library

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I'm Ready!

Daika is calling for all the smoke in book 3 and I am here for it! This book series needs to turn into a movie saga. 🎞❤

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Amazing

Loved every moment of it... Kept me wondering what was next and who was she really... ❤️

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Amazing

Loved it as much as the first one if not more! I listened too quickly and now I just want the next. I'll have to go back and listen to the first again as well as this one more slowly.

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Too invested to give up

The novel isn't very well written, however the storyline (while predictable at times) has caught my attention. despite the very many plot holes I am very curious to see what happens next with these characters

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Amazing

I hope there is a Book 3. This one had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved it.

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I did not see this coming!

Both books are amazing. I listen to them while I'm at work and fell in love with the first. couldn't wait for the second! I did not predict the direction they went with, but all in all Nomina please bless us with the 3rd installment this year

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good unexpected story direction

a little slow at start but story ended up being very intriguing. Enjoyed the book

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I have no words

For once a sequel that's actually better than the first book. Makes me excited for the third. This book is about discovering one potential and finally understanding your true potential

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Decent second book

I enjoy the story. It was a bit longer then I thought needed and overly descriptive when you want to form your feelings about it. It’s still a good listen and I am excited to see what the next book brings.

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Excellent second book in the series

Very enjoyable second book in the series. I look forward to the third and I think final book.