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Monday 24 October 2022

Review: The Merciless Ones

In this riveting sequel to The Gilded Ones, the story picks up six months since Deka discovered who she really is and freed the goddess in the ancient kingdom of Otera.

War is raging across the Kingdom with an unknown dark force growing – Deka and her army must stop it before it’s too late.

Deka of Irfut Village of Bith, the Nuru is the one full blooded daughter created by the mothers to free the deathshrieks and alaki from the tyranny of the Jabu (Gilded ones).

However, the greatest threat may just be Deka herself as she holds the power to remake her world or destroy it.

In this new instalment of this epic fantasy nothing is what it seems and while Deka is tasked with saving her people. Her people now treat Deka as a monster and a traitor. In her quest to free the remaining Goddesses, she starts to see a strange symbol appear.

Unnerved, Deka begins to lose her senses and her powers disappear. No longer able to communicate with or understand the new deathshrieks – Deka is feeling lost. Then her powers begin to change and grow more powerful, stronger than ever before.

Consumed by this new power, Deka’s body transforms and starts to take on new characteristics that reflect a battle readiness.

Will Deka save her world and free the Goddesses in time?

Is Deka good or evil? You be the judge in this magical saga that will keep you guessing until the end.

Title: The Merciless Ones
Author: Namina Forna
Publisher: Usborne Publishing, $17.99
Publication Date: 20 July 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781474959582
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction